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Apple Watch Glucose Meter

Report: Noninvasive Apple Watch Glucose Meter Still 'Years' Away

That iThingy You're Wearing
December 27, 2017

Back in May, the rumors began spreading that Cupertino was developing a noninvasive Apple Watch glucose meter. The New York Times now says the device won’t be ready for the public for years to come.

According to the report, the technology to bring a noninvasive continuous glucose reader to the market is “still considered to be years away.”

As The New York Times explains:

The current solution used by many diabetics is also coming to the Apple Watch. Dexcom, a maker of devices measuring blood sugar levels for diabetics, said it was awaiting F.D.A. approval for a continuous glucose monitor to work directly with the Apple Watch. Continuous glucose monitors use small sensors to pierce the skin to track blood sugar levels and relay those readings through a wireless transmitter.

Last spring, CNBC noted Apple CEO Tim Cook was seen on the Apple campus test-driving a device that tracks blood sugar, which was connected to his Apple Watch. Earlier in the year, Cook had confirmed Apple was working on a continuous glucose monitor.

As a Type-2 diabetic, I can’t wait for the day when testing my blood doesn’t require a needle prick. Until then, I’ll stick with my One Drop system which works well with my iPhone and Apple Watch.

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