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Innovations To Disrupt Blood Glucose Monitoring Market

Commonly Used Blood Glucose Monitoring Techniques Diabetes monitoring involves measuring and logging blood glucose levels, analyzing the information, and sharing it with care providers who provide personalized support to cope with the disease. According to Frost & Sullivan, the diabetes monitoring market is currently valued at $10.71 billion, and is forecasted to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 5.4% to reach $14.68 billion in 2022. This market consists of two major sub-segments: self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM). The finger-prick test, also called SMBG, is the most common technique used for measurement of blood glucose levels; however, it is painful and inconvenient, which could hinder regular testing and affect diabetes management. Another technique gaining wider acceptance is the CGM, in which a sensor linked to a CGM device is placed under a patient’s skin but not into the bloodstream. The sensor measures glucose levels in the interstitial fluid (ISF). Though it is less invasive than the finger-prick test, its accuracy is dependent on the equilibrium of glucose levels between ISF and blood, which accounts for a time delay Continue reading >>

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  1. Malloy

    My DH's 70 year old (sexually active) father is visiting with his new Diabetes/blood sugar testing machine..... my DH decided to test his blood sugar and used his father's needle prick testing machine.
    Should I be worried? I'm assuming that a sharing a needle is sharing a needle, yeah?
    If so, does anyone know how long std tests take to get back? We're trying to conceive baby #3!!!! GRRRRR!!!!!!!!!

  2. Velociraptor

    Well... define sexually active. Is he in a monogamous, long-term relationship? Or is he out on the prowl?

  3. Just-Mummy-And-Son

    eww he used the same needle? I thought they had different needles?

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