Don’t Get Stuck-A Noninvasive and Semi-Invasive Overview
By: Melissa Sattley
Glucose monitors have come a long way since the hulking, brick-sized meters of the seventies. Now, new technology has created smaller and lighter monitors the size of pagers. However, people with diabetes everywhere are still feeling the pain of testing. When will painful finger pokes no longer be necessary?
Many are banking on the future “noninvasive” monitors as an answer to their prayers. In fact, so much is invested in the future of noninvasive and semi-invasive monitors that the search for a working monitor has turned into a highly secretive and competitive, billion-dollar industry.
DIABETES HEALTH checked in with some of the leading companies working on noninvasive and semi-invasive invasive technology to see what’s on the horizon.