CNBC’s Christina Farr has reported that Apple has been quietly developing a non-invasive, sensor-based glucose monitor. The technology has apparently advanced to the trial stage.
Diabetes has become a global epidemic. Continuous monitoring, automatic insulin delivery, and the “artificial pancreas” are significant steps forward, meant to control the disease, and avoid its debilitating side effects. While some systems consist of micro-needles just below the skin, to date, none are totally non-invasive.
The ideal solution would be the use of the Apple Watch and other fitness/lifestyle trackers to control behavior to the point that the disease is avoided entirely. However, if diagnosed, a non-invasive glucose sensor would transform the daily life of diabetics.
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