Non Invasive Blood Glucose Meter

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Taking blood samples for glucose readings is one of the unfortunate side effects of diabetes. But what if you could receive the same results without the unpleasantness of constantly sticking your skin? Well, with non invasive blood glucose meters, the future is upon us.

This new breed of devices still have the same end result in mind, but they go about it in a totally different way. Instead of pricking fingers, these models sample blood through a wide range of ways. Before long, having to actually draw blood will be a thing of the past.

Technology is advancing the concept of testing to include injecting beams of light, in lieu of needles, into the skin. Some models use ultrasound waves to pierce skin- quickly and painlessly. Other incorporate radio waves to accomplish the same feat. Although it might sound a little bit like something thats futuristic, the truth is that the technology is either currently in use, or it soon will be.

The models that aren't on the market now are in the research and development phase and will soon give diabetics so many more painless options for drawing samples.

The great thing about these new forms of glucose meters is the convenience. They can be used virtually anywhere, and at anytime. No more bleeding or messes. No more postponing testing because of where you are. No more test strips to dispose of. Technology is bringing comfort and convenience literally right to your fingertips.

I was just part of this

I was just part of this clinical study testing a new home glucose test that doesn't require ANY BLOOD. It uses infrared light using a small device that you slip your hand into for 30 seconds. They first tested my blood, had me drink a very sweet liquid, and then every 15 minutes for 3 hours, read my glucose level using first the device, and then verifying the results with an actual blood draw. In my case, they confirmed that both the blood and the device readings were a match. I was REALLY impressed and proud to be a part of this study.

The clinic told me that they expect to have it on the market sometime in 2014. So I know from first hand experience that with this new device, there will be NO need for any blood or any breaking of the skin. And it's coming in 2014!

 
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