New Needle-Less Patch Could Help Measure Blood Sugar Levels for People with Diabetes

New Needle-Less Patch Could Help Measure Blood Sugar Levels for People with Diabetes

For decades, diabetes management has consisted of daily finger pricks to measure your blood sugar. Prior to the groundbreaking invention of the glucometer in 1968, people with diabetes used daily urine samples to get generalized estimates of their blood glucose range. The information was so delayed and so vague, it was barely helpful. Today, glucometers that provide results within five seconds are common. Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) that provides blood sugar readings directly to your smartphone every five minutes have become mainstream. But all of this technology still requires daily finger pricks as well as a weekly insertion via a...

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