This week, the FDA approved the first over-the-counter glucose monitor, Dexcom’s Stelo Glucose Biosensor System, which pairs with an iPhone to help track blood sugar levels. This high-tech device, which is not for people with low blood sugar or those on insulin, is aimed at non-insulin dependent diabetics and those at risk of diabetes. It continuously measures glucose, displaying the results on a smartphone, and can be worn for up to 15 days. This innovation makes monitoring easier and more accessible, potentially improving health outcomes for many. For those who are interested, look for this to be on the shelves this summer.
The dream of an Apple Watch which can take blood sugar readings may be some time off yet, but if you want an iPhone-enabled blood glucose monitor, you will soon be able to buy one without a prescription.

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