Will future monitoring of blood sugar levels be as simple as putting on contact lenses?
We got a glimpse into that possible future when Google announced several days ago that it is testing a new method for diabetics to monitor their blood-sugar levels by wearing a contact lens equipped with tiny chips and an antenna. Google has a prototype of what it calls a "smart contact lens" which reads a person’s glucose level every second through his or her tears. This may sound unlikely but Google wouldn’t discuss this if it didn’t have a chance of succeeding.
This would be welcome news for diabetics and their loved ones who constantly experience the inconvenience of pricking fingers and then testing drops of blood throughout the day and then doing it over and over again, day after day.
That’s today’s reality unfortunately until we reach a point where futuristic development like these contact lenses can change things. With many elderly patients in particular it’s important to have loved ones or caregivers assisting them with monitoring blood sugar levels and then making sure proper diet choices are made throughout the day.
Whitsyms also provides caregivers for people with Diabetic Neuropathy which is temporary or permanent damage to nerve tissue caused by decreased blood flow and high blood sugar levels. When treating diabetic neuropathy, the goals are to prevent the disease from getting worse and to reduce the symptoms of the disease.
Learn more here about how Whitsyms can help people manage this difficult condition.