The Diabetes Wristwatch Is Here!
Saying that managing your diabetes can be a hassle is a tremendous understatement. Not only is it something that requires constant thought, it’s also time consuming, expensive, and sometimes even painful. But what if we said one company has created a feature on one of their popular products that could potentially make things just a bit easier?
The Apple Watch will soon offer people with diabetes a convenient way to monitor their glucose levels! Dexcom sensors will enable users to transmit their readings directly to the Watch. But how!?
Sensors, embedded beneath the skin, will be responsible for checking the user’s blood sugar levels every five minutes. It will then feed the results to a receiver that will send the information to the device. From the app, the user can both monitor their readings and share the results with whomever they’d like.
In addition to the convenience the watch affords wearers, it offers an added benefit to the parents of children with diabetes. The Apple watch will make it possible (and convenient) for parents and caregivers to monitor their kid’s blood glucose levels when they’re away. In the same vein, physicians can monitor their patients in real time. This feature could lend a lot to peace of mind, as well as patient/doctor communication.
The next goal for Dexcom developers: eliminate the receiver from the equation, allowing information to be transmitted directly from the transmitter to the Apple Watch, eliminating a piece of the bulky gear required in continuous glucose monitoring.
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