Living in the “Golden era” of technology has eased the difficulty of accomplishing our daily chores in a convenient and easy way. Now, our health can also be impacted by these technological advances. As is the case for blood glucose meters. These important advances can help millions manage the “silent disease” known as diabetes. Allowing us to keep up with our blood sugar levels it in real time by simply opening an app that connects to safely placed implants; however, as with every new technology, we must be careful because a crash in this app can REALLY impact your life.
- Health care companies are creating continuous glucose monitoring apps that let you display blood sugar trends on your phone, rather than on a separate meter.
- Two continuous glucose-monitoring apps for iOS have been approved for use in the U.S., and an Android app is on the market in parts of Europe.
- The technology is a work in progress, and there are reasons to be wary: A glitch that results in a botched blood sugar reading can be really dangerous, and cost may be an issue for some people.
“Now health care companies are finding ways to merge the two technologies and display blood sugar trends on your phone, rather than on a separate meter.”