What are Non-invasive Glucose Monitoring Devices?
Non-invasive glucose monitoring devices are key to improving diabetes management.
22:04 21 May 2018
Diabetes mellitus continues to be one of the most serious diseases worldwide affecting approximately 422 million individuals. Glucose monitoring devices greatly help in the management of this condition. They are designed to monitor blood glucose levels on a daily basis.
Such devices can be either invasive or non-invasive. The former requires puncturing the skin, which often cause pain and trauma. The latter, on the other hand, offers a painless, more convenient solution, which experts say is the key to improving diabetes management. This helps diabetic patients lower their risk of kidney failure, heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure and blindness.
Due to the convenience they offer, the market for non-invasive glucose monitoring device is expected to expand in years to come. Due to this forecast, many companies from around the world are now making these devices. One of them is Nemaura Medical Inc, which started developing the wireless sugarBEAT in March 2008. The device has received positive results from the European clinical program, which is crucial to getting CE approval. In February 2018, a team of researchers from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology also developed a smart lens that detects glucose levels using tears of eyes.