Have you heard about the new blood sugar patch that maybe about to change the lives of type 1 diabetics forever? It is exciting technology in the world of new blood sugar monitors.
This will mean the end to painful finger prick blood sugar monitoring which will be a revelation, especially for young children. The technology has just been approved in the UK.
This is a big breakthrough and something I am very keen to try ASAP. As far as medical companies are concerned, diabetes is the big disease to try and cure or at least improve. The company behind this marvelous invention is FreeStyle Libre.
How the blood sugar patch works
- It works via a 35 millimeter wide patch which is stuck on the back of the upper arm or any convenient spot on the skin
- A microscopic conducting fibre penetrates the upper level of skin and reads the blood sugar levels in the deep skin cells.
- The information is read by a new blood sugar monitor by swiping the patch with a wireless digital reader in a similar way to scanning a credit card.
Imagine a world
Imagine a world where we see the end of finger prick tests!! It would allow parents of young diabetic children to monitor the blood glucose levels of their children at night while they are sleeping. I envisage that this technology will ultimately lead to digital alarms that can be triggered if diabetics’s sugar becomes too low or too high.
How much does it cost?
At this stage the new blood sugar patch would costs somewhere in the vicinity of $USD100 and each patch last for up to 2 weeks. The new blood sugar monitor would cost about the same.
I am always so pleased to read about new technology in the world of diabetes and although early days, this new blood sugar patch sounds like a real game changer.
As it stand right now the best blood sugar monitor in the world is the Accu-Chek Performa Nano. Read my review of this product here.
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