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Is It Possible To Measure Blood Sugar Levels Without Actually Having The Needle Penetrate The Skin?

Non-invasive blood glucose (BG) monitoring has been sort of a holy grail for decades, given the enormous demand in both numbers and the positive impact it would bring to diabetics who otherwise have to prick their fingers a half dozen times a day. Non-invasive technologies under development by companies include: measuring BG based on interstitial fluid below conjunctiva of the eye light-based BG measurement of levels in the eye an undetermined method to read BG via arterial pulse technology to determine blood glucose via interstitial fluid technology using Raman spectroscopy technology using fluorescence spectroscopy technology using mid infrared technologies using near infrared technology using bioelectromagnetic resonance photoacoustic spectroscopy These are most of the options that are under study, but there are certainly more. These types have been developed enough that companies are actually pursuing them commercially, but there remains a significant gap between what can be demonstrated in research and what is practical (including being affordable) for routine use by diabetics. It is also worth noting that many, though not all, of these technologies would require periodic (som Continue reading >>

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  1. Ritu Arora

    · Automatic coding
    · Eject button allows hygiene control for professionals
    · Accurate measurements
    · Large LCD
    · Strip Eject Button
    · Provides results in 5 seconds
    · Data transfer through USB
    · Clinically tested
    · Memory of 500 test results

  2. Veera Hegde

    I am not a pro in glucose meters. My experience is Johnson&Johnson OneTouch meters are more reliable, but the test strips are expensive - horribly expensive in some models. Accu-Chek on the other hand I’ve used briefly (model number - not sure) and found that reading varies from the standard. Still good. If you want accuracy, it should be OneTouch metres or recently launched Korean Glucometers - SD Codefree Plus Glucometer . The availability of test strips locally may be a problem with SD Codefree models. I am hoping we can get cheaper, non-invasive glucose monitoring system in India soon.

  3. Suresh Jayswal

    Both gave good results ,only difference is of 5 to 7 unit + or _ unit than lab test but in emergency it is very useful

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