Diabetes kit, microneedle CGM, Imperial College London Diabetes Research, Dr Monika Reddy

KITLIVING

factors that is has in common with other

CGM solutions, such as accuracy, but

also taken into account the fact that these

currently leave something to be desired

in terms of usage. For example, we are

looking to have a reduced pain score with

this technology. As the microneedles are

only 1 mm deep, this should not cause

pain and lead instead to less inflammation

and reduced infection risk. Although only

at the early stages of research, our current

technologies do work in the clinical

research setting. We had prototypes that

were simply inserted by being pressed

into the skin with thumb pressure. We

expect to include some sort of applicator

for a commercial product, which will make

it even better to use. The forearm was the

site on the body that was used in the

feasibility trial. While that was perfectly

effective, we would want to test for use

in other areas. Ideally, if possible, anyone

could put it wherever suits you best. A

transmitter will be required so results can

be sent to a reader or compatible apps or

even insulin pumps, and our chemical and

engineering colleagues will be working

towards making the whole system as

small as possible."

As it stands, the project is at the early

phases of research, but a preliminary

study showed accuracy similar to that

of the most accurate commercially CGM

system currently available. Obviously

more research is needed, as well as

more funding and the timeframe for this

is unknown. Reddy explains, "We are

just at the very early stages, but having

said that the results so far have been very

encouraging. Next steps would involve

looking at sensor lifespan and evaluate

its use in the home setting i.e out of the

clinical research facility. We aim to make

the microneedle CGM a cost effective

solution so that more people with diabetes

can benefit from the clear benefits of

continuous glucose monitoring."

TOP: Concept imagary

of the microneedle CGM

technology being researched

at Imperial College. ABOVE:

A prototype worn on the arm.

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