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Apple Watch will help monitor blood sugar
DexCom company together with Apple is preparing a new mobile application for Apple Watch. Any user of “smart” hours will know the level of blood sugar while using an electronic bracelet.
The application will be intended primarily for diabetics. It allows real-time blood glucose found without the need to pierce the skin.
Traditionally, to measure blood glucose, you need to regularly use a special device that pierce the finger to extract blood. However DexCom preparing applications for smart hours Apple, which will be displayed on the glucose level and plotted without punctures fingers. It is expected that the program will be ready by the time of launch Apple Watch.
Diabetes – a serious disease. On average in the world it is subject to 5 to 9 percent of the population. Apple recently seriously focused on people’s health. At WWDC 2014 was presented platform HealthKit, designed to monitor the condition of the body and its motor activity using wearable electronics.
If DexCom successfully finalize, the audience Apple Watch significantly expand due to people with diabetes. The application will run in a wireless manner by a sensor embedded in the “smart” clock. He will receive information from another sensor thickness of a human hair, which is placed under the skin of the patient.
When connecting to Apple Watch and the launch of a special application, the sensor every five minutes to read and transmit data continuously tracking information on the level of sugar. With this the user can analyze the course of the disease and better control it. In addition, thanks to the platform Apple HealthKit research results can be transferred to the attending physician.
DexCom before running the application intends to register it in the Office of FDA Food and Drug Administration. In this case, medical testing under US law program will not take place.
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