I came across this really interestingl Diabetes Technology article. on Forbes.com. It talks about the development of a device that will read blood sugar without a finger prick! I know, really exciting, right?! The technology is really interesting, even though it is definitely a few years away from the market (pending further development and the dreaded FDA approval process), it looks really promising. For those of us sick of pricking our fingers, and even more sick of building up scar tissue, it is definitely a beacon of hope. In addition to the article, the manufacturer (Grove Instruments) has a demonstration video on their website.
If you don’t have time to read the whole thing, it boils down to this… “Grove Instruments is developing a pocket-sized device so diabetes patients can measure their glucose levels without taking their own blood… [the] product could become available for use … by 2015 or 2016.” (Taken from the aforementioned article found here on Forbes.com)
Although I’m trying not to get my hopes up (even though a statement above totally conflicts with that effort) for any advances in technology, I have to say that it would be amazing to not have to stick myself all the time — I’m so sick of it. So so so sick of it.