Imagine if you began using methods that have been verified and proven to work. Imagine if you had access to all of this medical research and the exact methods thousands of diabetics used to become completely healed.
- No more needles
- No more expensive and dangerous diabetes medications
- No more finger pricking or test strips
- No more trips to the doctor for disappointing test after disappointing test
- No more frustration and embarrassment
Would you use this information to help yourself, your kids, relatives, family and friends?
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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 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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A complete solution…
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Smart insulin, meaning, insulin that has the ability to circulate and release only when it encounters glucose in the bloodstream is still at least 10 years away.
One of the most challenging aspects of type 1 diabetes is giving insulin on time, in the right dose, and then dealing with the aftermath of possible too little or too much insulin. So the idea of smart insulin, which would be injected maybe once a day or week and then just automatically work according to the glucose found in the bloodstream, would be life changing.
One day smart insulin may be able to keep blood sugar levels stable without the constant need to check and then inject or dose insulin with a pump.
The BBC ran an article covering Dr. John Fossey and his team in Birmingham, United Kingdom and their work on the idea of smart insulin.
An international diabetes charity just provided funding to Fossey and team who have been relying on chemistry to make “smart insulin” possible.
They’ve created a special gel that dissolves only when in the presence of glucose. The BBC reports that the researchers intend to try to somehow combine that gel with insulin so that as blood sugar levels rise, the gel dissolves to get the insulin in their bloodstream where they would otherwise inject it.
How Would This Help Manage Blood Sugar Levels?
If this were to work as intended, blood sugar levels would be better managed by the automatic delivery of insulin instead of waiting until blood sugar is checked and insulin is given. It isn’t unusual for a person with type 1 diabetes to check blood sugar, see a 200 mg/dL for example, work out how much insulin they need, and then inject the insulin and wait a given amount of time before having that blood sugar come down to a preferred level.
With “smart insulin” a person with type 1 diabetes could perhaps inject the insulin with the gel once and then not worry about blood sugar levels and testing for the day or maybe even week. In the meantime, blood sugar levels would theoretically not need to reach 200 mg/dL because the insulin in their body would be automatically responding to elevated glucose in the bloodstream, keeping blood sugar more stable.
The BBC writes there are other research teams working on some type of smart insulin but they say that “Dr Fossey believes his gel has unique chemistry that makes it the best prospect for this sort of approach.”
Why Do They Need 10 Years?
Unfortunately, this research is in “very early stages”. The funding from the diabetes charity will last for only two years and there are still many steps to work on.
The chemistry needs to be “worked out”, then the project will go from the current chemistry lab to a biology lab, and then in a decade or so, fingers are crossed for human clinical trials.
So while we can’t get too excited, we can reserve some wonder and enthusiasm for the ways diabetes will be made easier in the decades ahead.
Novel IR Technology for Wearable, Continuous Non-Invasive Glucometer
GlucoVista Inc. (Fairfield, NJ) is an early-stage company that employs infrared technology in a novel way to non-invasively and continuously measure glucose levels in the blood, thereby replacing the conventional finger pricking method.
GlucoVistaâs R&D team, based in Israel, consists of a seasoned group of scientists and engineers with extensive and unique experience working in electro-optics and in the IR spectrum and in developing commercially viable consumer products.
Our technology employs patented and patent-pending non-invasive technologies utilizing infrared (IR) to accurately measure glucose levels in the blood. The Companyâs technology utilizes a novel electro-optical configuration to capture the signals of glucose emitted from the blood. A sophisticated algorithm then carefully calculates and displays the blood glucose level. GlucoVistaâs CGM is a wearable, continuous glucometer that communicates with smartphones and tablets. GlucoVistaâs non-invasive glucometer achieves high accuracy by employing (i) unique front-end optics including a proprietary detector sensor and (ii) a sophisticated software algorithm.
During the development of GlucoVistaâs technology, there was a breakthrough finding that may explain why many other attempts to employ IR technology for non-invasive glucose measurements have failed. GlucoVista implemented this patented finding in its product design to achieve significant results in repeatability and accuracy.
The CGM-305 is a wearable, continuous non-invasive glucometer that reports the glucose level in the blood by capturing the natural thermal infra-red radiation emitted from the glucose in the blood of a human body in specific wave-lengths. This methodology of glucose monitoring is totally passive, thereby providing true non-invasive glucose testing.
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For diabetics, keeping track of blood sugar can be a drag, with Type 1 sufferers having to monitor their levels as much as six times a day. A new device might make life significantly easier, providing a non-invasive solution for tracking glucose levels, without the need to extract blood.
Diabetes affects hundreds of millions of people across the globe, and its prevalence has been rising steadily over the decades. If not kept in check, the condition can lead to blindness, heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure, and more.
The disease is characterized by increased blood sugar levels, caused by either a lack of insulin producing beta cells in the pancreas, or an inability to properly make use of produced insulin. Keeping track of the disease can be pretty laborious, requiring the regular extraction of blood to keep track of glucose levels.
The new sensor, developed by researchers at the UK’s Cardiff University, could make life a lot easier for diabetics. Rather than requiring them to prick their skin to get a blood sample, it simply sticks to the body via adhesives, and uses microwave emissions to keep tabs of glucose levels in the blood. The data is collected by the device, and sent back to the user’s phone or computer for feedback.
Sticking a machine that emits microwaves to your arm or the side of your body might not seem like the best idea in the world, but the researchers claim that it’s entirely safe. According to the team, the levels used are around 1,000 times less than those produced by the average smartphone.
The device has already been used in clinical trials with some 50 patients, and could be available to customers in the not too distant future. The team believes that with the right investment, it could arrive on shelves in as little as five years.
Source: Cardiff University