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New Dexcom continuous glucose monitor (CGM), the G6, in late 2018

Dexcom has announced that it plans to launch its new continuous glucose monitor (CGM), the G6, in late 2018.

Early data has shown the G6 to be the most accurate device the California-based tech company has released. One study involving 49 participants found the G6 collected 96 per cent of blood glucose readings within 20 mg/dl of the true glucose value.

The G6 will be one of the first products to emerge from Dexcom’s partnership with tech giant Verily (formerly Google Life Sciences).

It will feature a 10-day wear with just one fingerstick calibration per day. In comparison, Dexcom’s G4 and G5 devices both require twice-daily calibration.

Dexcom plans to submit the G6 for US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval later this year, with commercialisation the planned for the end of 2018.

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K’Watch Continuous Glucose Monitor For 2018

Shown off at CES 2017 at the start of the year, K’Watch Glucose was among about two dozen products designated a winner of the show’s Best of Innovation Award. Utilizing a revolutionary biosensor, the device works by “tasting” the skin rather than taking blood samples.

Their proprietary system is composed of biosensors that use micro-needles to probe interstitial fluid for bio-chemical analysis. While the user will feel the slight pressure of the probe pressing on their skin, they feel absolutely no pain as the sensor never reaches any nerve or blood vessel.

The technology is housed in something the company calls K’apsul. One of these is good for a month before it needs to be changed, and you can take unlimited measurements during this period. Its worth noting, glucose is not recorded automatically or continuously. A user needs to press K’Watch on the skin for a measurement to be taken.

Results are displayed on the K’Watch Glucose screen as well as synced to the accompanying app. The device can also send alerts to remind users to check their glucose level. And you get some standard fitness tracking functions as well such as steps taken, distance traveled and calories burnt.

“K’Track Glucose is the first accurate non-blood-based glucose monitor to be built directly into a wearable device,” said PKvitality in a press release.

“It combines the elegance and utility of traditional activity trackers with the life-changing information of a medical device.”

In addition to the watch, the technology also comes in the form of an armband. Dubbed K’Watch Athlete, this is a more expensive version that allows athletes to monitor the lactic acid level in real time. K’Watch Athlete also allows for continuous measurement of glucose. Users just need to decide the recording interval between each measurement.

K’Track Glucose starts at $150, K’Track Athlete at $200 and each removable K’apsul will set you back $100. Unfortunately, this is not something that you will be able to pick up in the store in a few weeks time.

If all goes well, first deliveries will start by the end of 2018, once the medical certification process is out of the way.

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sugarBEAT™ Non-invasive Glucose Monitor Update

Latest Updated F.A.Q’s For sugarBEAT™

1. How does sugarBEAT™ work?
“SugarBEAT® consists of a disposable adhesive skin-patch connected to a rechargeable transmitter, with an app displaying glucose readings. Each patch requires calibration by a single finger-stick reading, followed by a 30 minute warm-up period, after which sugarBEAT® measures the amount of glucose present at regular five minute intervals. This data is then streamed via Bluetooth to a pre-downloaded App on your smart device (phone / watch / tablet)”.
2. Who can use sugarBEAT™?
“SugarBEAT® is intended for anyone wanting to track their blood sugar levels.”
3. How long can sugarBEAT™ be worn for?
“Each patch can be worn for a maximum of 24 hours.”
4. What will sugarBEAT cost?
“SugarBEAT® will be significantly cheaper than other glucose monitors and comparable in price to glucose meters and strips.”
5. When and where will sugarBEAT® be launched?
“Provisional launch date is late 2017 for United Kingdom. This website will be updated with further details in due course.”

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The Big Diabetes Lie & 7 Steps To Health

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Blood Sugar Monitoring In 2017

The biggest frustration of blood sugar monitoring is its essential ingredient: blood. Not too long ago, patients had to manually use a lancing device to make a fairly deep cut in their fingertip. Later devices used more advanced lances that drew less blood and could be adjusted for skin thicknesses. But all of these improvements don’t change the fact that you have to make a cut in your skin.

Here are the most intriguing noninvasive glucose monitoring devices under development right now.

Glucowise

Glucowise is developed by MediWise, a company with offices in the London School of Medicine and Dentistry.

In lieu of a needle, the device collects information about blood sugar levels using high-frequency radio waves. These waves — which are in the 65 GHz range — are able to penetrate thin skin, such as the skin that is found on your earlobe or between your thumb and index finger. The waves are generated on one side of the device, pass straight through the skin, and collect information about your blood sugar on the other side. Plus, the device has integrated nano-composite films, which temporarily make the skin transparent to the radio waves. The company claims these films can ensure consistent data readings.

Glucowise

The device is still in development, and clinical trials are ongoing. Their website says that they expect to start taking pre-orders by the end of this year.

Imagine living a healthier life with GlucoWise™

We are developing a new non-invasive glucose monitor that will help you take control of your life.

(Caution: GlucoWise is still under development and not available for public testing. If you are interested please use the “Get involved” signup form on this page. Due to the overwhelming demand we are unable to respond to individual emails – we are focused on getting the device to the market quickly).

The Key Benefits

Imagine Living Pain-free

Glucowise™ is a non-invasive, 100% pain-free device that makes traditional blood sampling a thing of the past. Our unique sensor technology will allow you to monitor blood glucose levels without the need to pierce your skin.

Imagine Living Safe

Simple yet highly reliable, Glucowise™ will exceed industry standards for self-monitoring blood glucose accuracy. You will be able to sample as often as you like and wherever you like, ensuring you avoid sudden hypoglycemic events.

Imagine Living Smart

Our App and Smart Cloud technology delivers personalised advice and alerts, helping you to fully manage your condition. Intelligent analytics will use your current and historical data to calculate and forecast immediate trends in your blood glucose levels, allowing you to adjust your food or medication intake according to your activities or how you are feeling.

Imagine Living Economically

Glucowise™ will offer unlimited testing without the need for costly consumables, so you can test as often as you like without having to worry about the cost or pain.

Imagine Living Discreetly

The compact design will offer you high levels of privacy. It will take no more than 10 seconds to provide a simple, fast and highly discrete testing experience – anytime, anywhere. The data can then sent wirelessly and securely to your smartphone or tablet.

Take control

There are many situations whereby conventional testing is challenging. Often people with diabetes will unnecessarily expose themselves to dangerous levels of glucose rather than take the risk of having a sudden hypoglycemic event.

Long-term exposure to high blood sugar levels can cause serious long-term health issues. Glucowise™ minimises this problem by allowing quick, non-invasive, portable and continuous monitoring so you can regain control of your insulin dosing and glucose levels throughout the day and night.

Driving

Imagine having a sudden hypoglycemic event whilst driving. With Glucowise™ you will be able to avoid situations where you are unable to test before driving or when you are stuck in traffic jams and can not get off the road. Our portable sensor means that you will be able to safely monitor your glucose levels in almost any situation and be alerted to potential danger.

Exercise

As a person with diabetes, it is important to exercise but often the fear of rapid glucose consumption is a deterrent. Glucowise™ will allow you to enjoy exercise without the worry as you can continuously test both before and during sport. We are testing the device to ensure it works effectively in a wide range of climates, humidities and temperatures so you are free to snowboard or jog as much as you please.

Parenting

As a parent or carer it is tempting to under-dose your child or patient with insulin when they will be away from you to avoid hypoglycemia. Glucowise™ will be able to send readings back to your mobile app even when you are not present. You can be constantly aware of your child or patient’s glucose levels and can ensure appropriate actions can be taken.

Night time

One of the most dangerous times for people with diabetes is at night. Traditional testing is not convenient and can get in the way of a good night’s sleep. Glucowise™ could be set to remind you when to test both during the day and night. Being so rapid, painless and simple, you will be back in the land of dreams before you even know it.

The product

A complete solution…

Pain-free Sensor

This non-invasive, wireless device will take an accurate blood glucose reading every few seconds – as often as the user requires. It is positioned to gently squeeze the skin between the thumb and forefinger or the earlobe to measure blood glucose levels. The device then displays the reading in real-time on the screen.

Glucosense

This device by GlucoSense Diagnostics, Ltd. is also based in London, with support from NetScientific and the University of Leeds.

Rather than radio waves, Glucosense uses light to measure glucose levels. It contains silica glass with ions that emit an infrared light when stimulated by a weak laser. When the glass comes in contact with the skin, the device measures the reflected fluorescence signal, and it uses that information to calculate glucose levels. The device is still being developed and requires further clinical studies, but initial research indicates that it’s as accurate as conventional measurement methods.

According to professor Gin Jose, who developed the device, Glucosense has the potential to offer continuous monitoring. “Currently, we are piloting a bench top version in our clinical investigations, but aim to develop two types of devices for the market,” he said. “One will be a finger-touch device similar to a computer mouse. The other will be a wearable version for continuous monitoring.”

Glucotrack

Glucotrack purports to use three measuring methods to noninvasively measure glucose levels: ultrasonic, electromagnetic, and thermal. The device itself looks like a smartphone and uses an ear clip for monitoring. Patients attach the clip to their earlobe, which allegedly measures glucose levels.

The device is currently available in some European countries. However, the Israeli-based developer, Integrity Applications, is currently working with the FDA to get it approved in the United States. It was first submitted for FDA review on May 10, 2016.

Google’s Smart Contact Lens

Internet giant Google is also working on a noninvasive glucose monitoring system — but it’s using a novel method to do it. Rather than measuring blood, Google’s device is a contact lens that measures glucose levels in tears.

Google Contact Lense

The tiny device is loaded with technology that purports to continuously monitor glucose levels and transmit it using a miniature antenna. However, critics have pointed out that glucose levels in the eye fluctuate according to temperature and humidity. That might make accurate readings from eye fluid difficult, if not impossible.

The lens has undergone several research studies, but it hasn’t yet been subjected to a human clinical trial.

SugarBEAT

The SugarBEAT uses a small, disposable patch to measure glucose levels. Just 1mm thick, the patch can take a sensor measurement every five minutes from interstitial fluid from the skin. The relevant information can allegedly be communicated via Bluetooth and placed on the user’s smartphone.

Sugarbeat

It’s worth noting that the patch needs to calibrated via a finger prick reading before it can continuously measure blood sugar levels. This seems to undercut the point of noninvasive monitoring. However, the product’s website says the next version may not require blood stick measuring.

SugarBEAT is expected to launch in 2017 in some countries in the Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

Cautious Optimism

It’s best to approach the claims of novel medical devices with a healthy dose of skepticism. This is true especially since earlier promises of noninvasive glucose monitoring never materialized. Time (and rigorous experimentation) will tell if they can genuinely offer what they promise.

But it in light of the talent that’s getting behind these devices, as well as the limited number of devices that are being approved in some parts of the world, it’s also perfectly rational to be optimistic. Soon, we might soon reach an age when diabetics won’t have to prick their finger ever gain.

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