This post is a follow-up of the precious one. I came across an interesting development in the world of diabetes that might be a real game changer in the near future.
We all know the stats: 1 in 19 people in the world develop diabetes. Needless to say it’s a growing problem. But how do those people actually cope with their disease?
Checking your blood glucose levels on a daily basis can become very cumbersome and even painful, which results in people checking their levels less often than they should. But having diabetes requires 24/7 monitoring as spikes in glucose level can occur at any given moment due to a number of things. People with diabetes say that monitoring their disease is “like having a part-time job!”
Google might have the solution.
They have managed to develop a prototype of a contact lens that measures the glucose levels in the fluid of your eyes. The needed sensors are so small they were able to squeeze it between two layers of a normal contact lens. This device could measure your glucose once every second and give you the feedback on an app on your phone for example.
I think this could make the day-to-day life of a diabetes patient much easier. It would give them more freedom due to the time they would save every day.