What is the GlucoWatch?

By Kaiyle Latest Reply 2011-02-16 12:44:27 -0600
Started 2011-02-16 03:00:17 -0600

The GlucoWatch Biographer, a device worn like a wristwatch, monitors blood glucose levels in people with diabetes. Unlike traditional blood glucose monitors, which require pricking your finger for each reading, the GlucoWatch monitor automatically measures glucose levels through the skin for up to 12 hours after an initial fingerstick. This should not be considered a replacement, but an addition to conventional blood glucose monitoring.


What are your thoughts about utilizing this type of blood glucose monitoring? Is there anyone who is using this device, and how effective is it really?

3 replies

Kaiyle 2011-02-16 12:44:27 -0600 Report

Yes it does sound too good to be true Realsis. Over the weekend I had family over and one of them told me about a device you can use without having to prick your fingers multiple times. So I immediately went searching and found information on this Glucowatch. The watch costs around $300 and the cartridges for it costs around $4.

Thanks, Hops, for your input because obviously the watch is not as great as it appears to be. I suppose if no one on here has used it, it's a pretty good sign that it's not worth trying it.

realsis77 2011-02-16 11:59:35 -0600 Report

Wow it sounds really great dosent it? I just wonder if its accurate? No I've never tried it it sounds expensive but I wonder about that myself?? Sounds too good to be true dosent it? Id love to have the oppertunity to try something like that!

Hops 2011-02-16 07:07:19 -0600 Report

My endo says two major problems result from GlucoWatch use. It actually burns a bit and is not nearly as accurate as a CGMS which requires regular blood glucose meter tests.