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Continuous Glucose Monitoring

A A A Topic Overview As someone who has diabetes, you know that if your pancreas were working as it should, it would always know when your blood sugar was going up or down. And then it would provide just the right amount of insulin to keep your blood sugar where it needs to be. Instead, you have to do that job yourself. You prick your finger and place a bit of blood into your glucose meter. Then you give yourself insulin based on what the meter says your glucose level is (or you tell your insulin pump to do it for you). The more often you test your blood sugar during the day, the better you can see how your meals and activity are affecting your levels, and the better you can control your blood sugar. But even if you are pricking your finger 15 times a day, you can't tell what's happening to your blood sugar the rest of the time—especially overnight. A continuous glucose monitor, or CGM, can do that for you. It reports on your blood sugar at least every 5 minutes, day and night. And it sounds an alarm if it sees that your levels are headed out of range. How does a continuous glucose monitor work? A CGM has three parts. You wear one part—the sensor—against your skin. It has a t Continue reading >>

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  1. Mbaker

    The "The Epic Health App" claims via the Daily Express to monitor not only blood glucose, temperature, blood pressure to respiration rate, blood oxygen saturation, but also insulin resistance by placing a finger on the screen of a smartphone. Clinical trials at 4 UK centres are due to take place over the next few months.
    If this is not vapourware why would the proposed cost be free? This is worth billions if it is accurate and as simple as the demo below shows. What do you think?
    http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/826632/diabetes-new-app-help-measure-glucose-blood-levels
    https://epichealth.io/glucose/
    In the demo against the Accu-Chek Mobile it also did heart rate (but did not show the other features):

  2. kokhongw

    Honestly I would be surprise if it works at all.
    This seems real though. But it has a rather high startup cost and doesn't do continuous monitoring.
    http://www.eser.com.tw/

  3. barrym

    Mbaker said: ↑
    The "The Epic Health App" claims via the Daily Express to monitor not only blood glucose, temperature, blood pressure to respiration rate, blood oxygen saturation, but also insulin resistance by placing a finger on the screen of a smartphone. Clinical trials at 4 UK centres are due to take place over the next few months.
    If this is not vapourware why would the proposed cost be free? This is worth billions if it is accurate and as simple as the demo below shows. What do you think?
    http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/826632/diabetes-new-app-help-measure-glucose-blood-levels
    https://epichealth.io/glucose/
    In the demo against the Accu-Chek Mobile it also did heart rate (but did not show the other features):

    Click to expand... Wow!

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