by Krystal Paco
Guam - Starting tomorrow, up to 1,000 Medicare-eligible residents can register to use a free online health monitoring tool to track their blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol and more.
Project manager James Roberts says it's a vital tool also to help Guam establish a diabetes registry as data derived through the program will help establish the incidence and prevalence of the disease on island.
"Medikeeper is a brand new tool that's especially tailored for Guam so people can record their daily glucose readings, their A1c readings, their blood pressure, their weight, their body mass index and also it gives them a health risk assessment to show what they might be at risk for in the future given what their lifestyle habits are today," he said.
The web-based tool is made possible through the "Be A Legacy of Good Health Program" offered by Mountain-Pacific Quality Health, the Guam Diabetes Association, and the Guam Department of Public Health. Registration starts tomorrow and rounds out Friday from 2pm to 5pm at the Guam Diabetes Association Office in the Tanaka Building in Hagatna.