5.. 4.. 3.. 2.. 1. Finding your sugar level using a new mobile phone is as simple as counting down from 5 to 1.

We often gobble down sweets without thinking about what havoc it causes to our sugar level. This is especially serious if you are a diabetic. But if you can accurately keep track of your blood sugar level and it is within reasonable range before and after

means, you should be able to satisfy your craving for sweet food within limits. But until recently checking the sugar levels normally meant either you need go to the pathology lab, or you need to carry with you the bulky sugar checker.  All that has changed with the availability of OTTO checkr.

OTTO has launched a one-of-a-kind bar phone which can double as a device to check your glucose or blood sugar level. The phone will automatically launch the glucose meter app when you plug the test strip into its OTTO Checkr. But here are the steps you need to follow before you get to that part where you insert the strip.

Step 1: Wash your hands properly, and let them dry.

Step 2: Insert test strip into your OTTO Checkr and choose the displayed setting according to your requirement (i.e. before meal, after meal or fasting).

Step 3: Insert the new lancet into the lancing device. Adjust the dial on lancing device accordingly to the desired prick depth to in order to get the blood out of your finger tip.

Step 4: Prick your finger tip using the lancing device. (If needed, gently squeeze the finger tip to push out a drop of blood)

Step 5: The blood should properly touch the tip of the glucose test strip.

Step 6: Within 5-6 seconds, OTTO Checkr will display the reading of your blood sugar level on its sleek 2.3'' landscape curved tianma screen.

OTTO Checkr is a dual sim phone that comes with a 1500 mAh battery.  It also comes with a wireless FM to keep you updated with fresh news, a 32GB external storage card to store all your media flies (which included music files) and an external K-power amplifier. OTTO Checkr also has a built-in Facebook app and an internet browser.  

Its additional interesting feature is the pedometer. You simply set your daily target and get moving. It will keep track of your footsteps, and keep you motivated to continue moving.