FDA Approves New Ways to monitor Diabetes

FDA Approves New Ways to monitor Diabetes

Dick Tracy, move over!

A watch just approved by FDA advisors is even cooler than a wrist-phone. The Gluco Watch uses painless skin sensors to measure blood sugar every 20 minutes without a poke or a prick. An alarm sounds if the glucose is out of range.

So far, the watch has only been approved for adults. And so far, the manufacturers recommend a conventional blood test to confirm accuracy before deciding to give insulin. B

ut I expect the technology will improve quickly from here, and that children’s versions will be available soon. Relief is on the horizon for children with diabetes

Dr. Alan Greene

Dr. Greene is a practicing physician, author, national and international TEDx speaker, and global health advocate. He is a graduate of Princeton University and University of California San Francisco.

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