Many of us diabetics now use CGM (Continuous Glucose Monitor) technology to track our blood sugar levels. Development of the CGM was truly a leap forward in managing diabetes. For those of you who do not know how a CGM works, the hardware is a transmitter that clicks into a sensor which is then attached to the body. Part of the sensor is a thin probe that penetrates the skin. The blood inside the probe is then read, using blue tooth technology, by a phone app. Pretty cool, huh?
Among the latest developments is a new system where the probe is much shorter, tapping into the interstitial fluid just below the skin. This is much less invasive than the typical CGM. This technology is not new but PKvitality has developed a very clever system using this technology with a smart watch. Check it out here.