Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces. According to recent figures from the Centers for Diseases Control and prevention, Almost 29 million Americans suffer from diabetes. The centre also stated that not all of them have an idea of their situation.
Due to this companies are coming together to combat this chronic diseases by using biology, software and hardware to form high-tech devices.
The CEO of tech giant company Apple, Tim cook has developed a prototype of a device that will attach to an apple watch to track his sugar levels. If this product is official designed and made available to the market, it will be of great assistance for millions of people with diabetes or people who might be exposed to this chronic diseases. This glucose tracker will be able to monitor the blood sugar without piercing into the skin.
Tim Cook told the student at the University of Glasgow in February that he has been wearing a glucose tracker, which will aid him to understand the effect of numerous food in his blood sugar levels.
“It’s mentally anguishing to stick yourself many times a day to check your blood sugar”- Tim Cook, according to CNBC. “There is lots of hope out there that if someone has constant knowledge of what they’re eating, they can instantly know what causes the response and that they can adjust well before they become diabetic.”-Tim cook told CNBC
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