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Health Tech: Blood Sugar Test Kit for Smartphone

Diabetes patients have to test their blood sugar throughout the day, but a new device could make it more convenient and easier.

Diabetes treatment typically requires patients to measure their blood sugar levels throughout the day. For most, this means carrying a meter, a pack of test strips, and other supplies. And then they must find a convenient time and private place to use all of this to get a measurement. A company has come up with a solution that could make this process easier. They have a test kit that is self-contained, and attaches to the back of your smartphone. There are no test strips required; just press a finger on the test location to extract a drop of blood, and the results are sent to your phone via a Bluetooth connection. The process is quick, easy, and discreet, and since you’re not likely to leave your smartphone behind, you’ll always have your blood test kit with you. The end result could be better compliance with testing instructions, which can lead to more accurate readings.

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Written by Alfred Poor

Alfred Poor is an "Into Tomorrow" Contributing Correspondent, health tech speaker, writer and the founding Editor of Health Tech Insider: a website and industry newsletter that covers wearable and mobile technology for health and medical applications. With more than 2,400 articles published on the site, he has a broad perspective of where the global industry stands today and where it’s headed... Into Tomorrow.

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