Non Invasive Glucose Meter

For a diabetic, one of the most annoying characteristics of the disease is having to constantly keep track of glucose levels. While a typical glucose meter is commonly used to achieve this, there are times when they can be not only inconvenient, but also rather embarrassing. To relieve this anxiety, companies have developed a non invasive glucose meter.

The difference in the two types is simple: a traditional model requires a blood sample to check levels, while a non invasive doesn't. So, how does it check glucose without testing the blood? The various models currently on the market have different ways of doing this.

Some use a beam of light which penetrates the skin in order to read glucose levels. There are others that use radio waves to extract the information from the blood. Still others use ultrasound waves. In these latest devices, the applicable waves are sent down into the skin to test the thickness of the tissue and the blood that is contained in it. Sound far fetched? While many are in the research and development stages, many are already on the market.

The benefits of using this kind of technology are enormous. From a medical standpoint, they are designed to be as accurate as the current models on the market. In some cases, they could be better. But the real benefit comes from a convenience factor.

Imagined how much better it will be to not have to draw blood if you are in a public place, or at a friend's house. Not to mention no longer having to deal with the mess of taking samples. The psychological benefits alone are well worth looking into them.

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