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Needle-free Diabetes? European Medtech Inventions Which Painlessly Measure Blood Glucose!

Will the daily routine of finger pricking to monitor blood glucose levels finally come to an end for the millions worldwide living with diabetes? Diabetes mellitus is a chronic metabolic disease that affects over 422 million people worldwide. It is the major cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attack and stroke. The World Health Organization (WHO) considers it an epidemic and predicts it will become the 7th biggest cause of death worldwide by 2030. To monitor blood glucose levels, millions of diabetics have to test their blood sugar close to 10 times a day by pricking their finger with a lancet to obtain a small blood sample. But some companies in Europe are trying to find a pain-free alternative that removes the need for needles – here are three startups revolutionizing blood sugar testing. GlucoSense (London, UK) GlucoSense is a spin-out of the University of Leeds funded by NetScientific that is developing a non-invasive device based on photonics technology. Its basic component is a nano-engineered silica glass with ions that fluoresce in the infrared region when stimulated by a low power laser. When the glass is in contact with the user’s skin, the reflected fluorescen Continue reading >>

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  1. ellfa1

    Free test strips?

    UPDATE: We have an article listing contact information for free diabetes supplies!
    Hi. I'm new to diabetes and recently when I attempted to get more strips, I was denied as my insurance wouldn't cover it. Apparently they only cover what is prescribed. Since I was prescribed in the hospital, I believe I received a standard prescription which was generic to my personal needs. I am wondering if anyone knows any insider info to receive strips for free. I am a little worried as i won't be able to measure my sugar until sunday and do not have the means otherwise to obtain test strips. Any help helps!

  2. David

    Ellfa, welcome to the community! I don't know of any way to get free strips. If you live in the USA, I would call your regular doctor and get a prescription that will be covered by your insurance ASAP. Without a prescription, you won't be able to get strips. If you're outside of the US, we're outside of my expertise (and I use that word loosely when it comes to pharmaceutical laws!)

  3. ellfa1

    i tried that step and was told that they were unable to help out. I'm not sure as to where to go or what to do at this point, but i'm just going to give my base dose (as I am on a sliding scale) and hope for the best. My sugar has been OK so far, so I assume it will remain that way if I follow my diet. Thanks for you help!

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