I’ve posted about this topic before. There is a great need for diabetics to have the ability to measure their blood glucose in a non-intrusive manner. In one of my former posts (Google has the answer), Google attempts a way to do this. In this post I will show you another approach towards non-instrusive blood glucose measurement possibilities.
Introducing the Diabetes Sentry.
I’ve come across an interesting blog written by a journalist and diabetic himself David Mendosa. His posts are all about his disease and he has published a number of articles and columns in all the major diabetes magazines. His latest post is about this new device called Diabetes Sentry.
The Diabetes Sentry is a wristband meant to be worn 24/7. In the era of wearable tech, this device fits in perfectly. It’s simple, easy to use and no hassle to acquire the information you need.
Unlike the conventional blood glucose measuring devices, this device measures your blood glucose indirectly. It measures the symptoms rather that the actual level of blood sugar using a drop of your blood. Their are two main symptoms following hypoglycaemia (drop in blood glucose), namely a temperature drop on the skin and an increase in perspiration. The device sounds an alarm and wakes you in your sleep when these things happen.
However, as the device measures blood glucose indirectly, there is always the possibility of false positives. It can happen that your skin temperature drops or that you perspire due to other reasons than hypoglycaemia. Especially if this should happen during the night, it can become very unpleasant. Nevertheless, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration in the United States) has approved this product and it is available on the market, may it be at a very high price. You can buy one of these devices for a staggering $495.
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You can follow David Mendosa’s blog here.
You can visit the website of Diabetes Sentry for further information here.