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Tue Jul 09 09:43:37 UTC 2013

WHEN will someone come up with a NON invasive CGM and/or insulin pump. The current systems are BARBARIC, especially CGM sensor insert.
Asked By: allench98  

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Type 1.5 diabetic 10 years, male. Using Omnipod for 2 years. ALWAYS fit, eat healthy, no family history......ex marathon runner.
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Expert Answers (1)
2014-01-24 19:29:13.0


Thanks for asking dLife.

Great news! There is already a non-invasive device to measure glucose levels in the blood. It may be on the market within 2 years. It uses a clip on the patient’s earlobe. After a minute, the result is displayed on the device’s Main Unit (about the size of a smartphone.) Using ultrasonic, electromagnetic and thermal technologies, the results can be downloaded from the device via USB cable. Learn more about this device.

Look out for other non-invasive devices for measuring blood glucose levels in the works. Creative people are busy designing and fine-tuning these devices. Thanks to technology, people with diabetes are better able to control their blood glucose levels.

Take care.

Answered By: Liz Quintana
Accreditations: EdD, RD, LD, CDE
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Community Answers (1)
2013-09-11 16:31:03.0

I'd recommend trying the DexCom 4 CBGM! I found Medtronics' CBGM, as you said, "barbaric". I have no complaints with my recently acquired DexCom 4. It works well with my Insulet Omni Pod pump, which is wireless and super easy to insert. Check it out with your CDE! We have what we have at this time, and until the bionic pump is on the market and goes through its evolution toward perfection, we have to work with the best tools that are available to us. Good luck :)
Answered By: czxtina

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