Apple Watch will help diabetics control their glucose


If mobile devices have revolutionized the world of health and medicine, the impact that wearables will have on these sectors will be even greater. The latest news in this regard affects the expected Apple Watch, which will have an application that will allow diabetic patients can take a much more comprehensive control of blood glucose levels. It has been announced by the company DexCom, and we give you all the details below.


The DexCom company has a small sensor that makes blood glucose determinations every five minutes. The result is an almost continuous curve that shows us the sugar levels throughout the day, with its maximum peaks and its falls, as well as those measurements that are within tolerable levels. Very valuable information for patients and their doctors. This little DexCom sensor is even licensed for its use in children, from two years of age, and avoid annoying finger sticks, as the sensor lasts up to a week. Its size is also so small that it is hardly noticeable, and it is placed on the abdomen or, in the case of children, just above the buttocks.

Thanks to the app for the Apple Watch that DexCom has announced, all this information captured by the sensor will arrive wirelessly to the Apple Watch, having your blood glucose level on the screen of your watch whenever you need it. There will also be a similar application for iPhone that will receive the same information.

A very important aspect to highlight about the entry of smartphones and wearables in the medical sector is that will make available to many technologies so far very expensive and not very accessible to the general population. A perfect example is this DexCom sensor, which will no longer need the expensive device that received the information and displayed it on the screen, since it will be our iPhone or Apple Watch that takes care of it.

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  1.   Jose luis alkorta lasa said

    Being diabetic and with the intention of buying an APPLE WATCH I am interested in the DEXCOM G4PLATINUM sensor and the cost of the sensor

  2.   German martin said

    Hello, this device is already on sale and what% of error do the controls have? Thanks in advance