The Apple iWatch and Blood Glucose Monitoring

MoeGig
By MoeGig Latest Reply 2014-06-07 22:13:34 -0500
Started 2014-06-06 07:46:00 -0500

Apple has teamed up with Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic and have hired hundreds of engineering medical specialist (a while back) to the develop the iWatch. Among many other things, it looks like it will do glucose monitoring. I have read in previous articles that they've developed the technology to check your blood glucose without blood. I am a big Apple fan and follow the company very closely…(I have a lot of stock in it). Obviously if this happens, it would be fantastic. I test now 4-5 times per day. Even if it only gives you a general indication of your blood glucose (like some of the monitors out today), it will be, IMHO, a great benefit to all of us. Check out the article I saw this morning.

http://9to5mac.com/2014/06/06/latest-iwatch-r...


7 replies

Glucerna
Glucerna 2014-06-07 22:13:34 -0500 Report

How many of you remember a time when glucometers weren't available? I believe that the first glucometer for personal use outside of the hospital was available in about 1981. Look how far we've come! ~Lynn @Glucerna

Gabby
GabbyPA 2014-06-07 08:57:14 -0500 Report

That sounds really great. An overall health monitor. Great for exercising and keeping an eye on other parts of our internal workings we cannot see without a doctor's office. Very cool indeed.

jigsaw
jigsaw 2014-06-07 06:33:50 -0500 Report

The only thought that apple had with me, aside from computers, was an increase in blood glucose. It would be terrific, if it became a way to monitor blood glucose.

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2014-06-06 13:13:29 -0500 Report

Wouldn't that be wonderful…I now test 8 times a day. As a BG monitor, wouldn't it have to get FDA approval like meters and CGM's?

MoeGig
MoeGig 2014-06-06 13:25:42 -0500 Report

Apple is very secretive. I've read that they have already had meetings with gov't officials…some of whom may well be the FDA.