Want to monitor your blood pressure and ensure you are becoming more healthy? The Lumiscope blood pressure monitor reports your systolic and diastolic pressure as well as your heart rate.
I got this for my family members to help keep track of their blood pressure as we maintained our low carb lifestyle, and we found it VERY easy to use. In fact, we leave it in our kitchen and whenever people come to visit, they pick it up and play with it, without needing any instruction manual at all. You hold it in your left hand, with your finger in the cuff. You slide the slider until it's snug. You hit the ON button and then you hit START. That's it!
It's smaller than a paperback book, and can sit out on a counter or shelf, easy to grab and use at any time. Anyone who visits your house can give it a try and see what their own values are without any effort at all.
A number of people who have visited us have tried it and it's worked for everyone. I suppose if you had a REALLY thin finger it might not fit snugly enough, but we have had a number of thin, athletic people use it without any trouble at all.
Because it's just on your finger, there's no worry about rolling up arm sleeves or dealing with clothing at all. Insert Finger. Hit Button. Easy as pie!
Highly recommended as a way to track your own blood pressure on a daily basis, to watch as it improves during your diet progress. In addition, it's a fun device to have around the house when friends and family visit. You might help someone you love realize they have crept up in their blood pressure, and take action!
UPDATE: March 2008 - I can't find this unit on Amazon any more! I have no idea why it's not listed, they have a lot of wrist cuff units but NO finger units. I found this worked very well but I wonder if people had trouble using it properly so they have stopped making it. If you know, please let me know!
Blood Pressure Information
Healthy Blood Pressure Chart
High Blood Pressure Dangers and Information
Low Blood Pressure Dangers and Information
Heart Rate and Pulse Chart
Target Heart Rate Calculator
Lisa Shea's Library of Low Carb Books