For people with diabetes, and others with glucose issues, one of the most difficult things about managing their condition is the need to check their blood-glucose levels many times a day. Usually this involves pricking their finger, a practice that gets very old multiple times a day, day after day, year after year.
Thankfully, an Israeli company has developed a new method for testing glucose levels that doesn’t require access to the patient’s blood.
Instead of drawing blood, you clip the GlucoTrack sensor to your earlobe. A patented combination of ultrasonic, electromagnetic and thermal technologies works with a proprietary algorithm to measure physiological parameters correlated with glucose level.
Results are displayed within about a minute on a USB-connected handheld control unit, which also stores and compares previous readings. The number is announced verbally, facilitating use by elderly and vision-impaired people with diabetes or pre-diabetes.