Now there is something that could keep you from pricking fingers.

By WASHED OUT Latest Reply 2017-12-07 20:04:12 -0600
Started 2017-12-07 14:26:24 -0600

Of course it will still have to be approved in the U.S. but I foresee political barriers slowing the process by the companies who make and sell meters and strips.

Israeli device banishes finger-pricking for sugar levels in diabetes patients

Cnoga says it has created the first commercially available noninvasive glucose meter, using a camera and algorithms to read changes in fingers' color.

Diabetes patients know that one of the greatest challenges in managing the ailment is tracking their blood sugar, or glucose, levels. To do that the only option available today is through the use of standard glucose meters — devices that require multiple finger pricks each day, a painful process.

For years, researchers have been trying to find a noninvasive, quicker and easier way to monitor blood glucose. Even the most advanced devices in use today, like needle sensors, which can track glucose continuously, need to be inserted under the skin every one to two weeks.

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GabbyPA 2017-12-07 18:13:13 -0600 Report

I was reading about this the other day. It is very interesting and I will be curious to see how it works.

WASHED OUT 2017-12-07 20:04:12 -0600 Report

Maybe soon Gabby they said:
“We are the first company in the world that has managed to build a noninvasive glucose meter that complies with global accuracy and quality standards,” said Cnoga’s VP of global sales and marketing Steven Macwan by phone. “This is the first commercial noninvasive glucose meter.”

The device has already received regulatory certifications from the European Union, Brazil and China and the company will start the process to attain US Food and Drug Administration approval in 2018, he said.

suecsdy 2017-12-07 15:18:41 -0600 Report

It sounds really promising and exciting, but at the end cost, how many ins companies are going to get on board with this? At least for the first few years.

haoleboy 2017-12-07 15:13:15 -0600 Report

why is this suddenly new? it was developed in 2010 and was released to the market in (2012 IIRC). seems in all that time we'd have heard about it.
sells for around $1500??? I don't mind the pain that much
interesting look at the future though. the day will come when we will be doing all our labs from home.

WASHED OUT 2017-12-07 15:43:23 -0600 Report

There is always hope and always moves forward my friend. Look at how far things have come in a few years but like I said this will come with hard opposition.