Around 29 million people with diabetes have to poke their fingers for a blood sample daily. That’s painful!
What if you could check your glucose levels without drawing blood? There’s a groundbreaking piece of technology that’s going to do just that.
How to check glucose levels without drawing blood
This is really exciting news, and not just for diabetic patients. Everyone needs to take care of their health and monitoring glucose levels is essential.
What we’re talking about is a free health app that lets you check glucose levels without drawing blood. The app is called Epic Health and will be released sometime before the end of the year for both Android and iOS gadgets. It’s currently going through clinical trials.
The app not only gives the user the ability to accurately measure blood glucose levels, but it also measures Insulin Resistance levels. This is key in determining if you are pre-diabetic. Watch the following video for a brief demonstration.
How does it work?
The app works by placing one fingertip over your smartphone’s camera lens. A series of close-up images are taken that show data on the user’s blood flow. These images are then sent to the cloud for analysis and can provide feedback on vitals including heart rate, temperature, blood pressure to respiration rate and blood oxygen saturation.
Users will also find out how different foods affect their body. This will be a big help in setting up the perfect diet for you.
Diabetes has become an epidemic in America. According to the American Diabetes Association, over 30 million people in the U.S. had diabetes in 2015. That’s nearly 10 percent of the population.
Advances in technology, like the Epic Health app, might be able to help get this epidemic under control. We can sure hope anyway.