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LIVING

radio frequency identity) "uses

electromagnetic energy in the form

of radio waves to non-invasively

capture molecular signatures", its

website explains. It has developed

two devices - the pocket-sized

KnowU, which requires the user to

place their palm on a small gadget,

and the UBand, a continuous

monitor worn on the wrist like a

watch. Internal tests showed an

impressive MARD of 6.7% when

compared against finger-stick

monitoring. Know Labs is enrolling

volunteers in clinical trials.

• Occuity Indigo is a small

contactless pen-sized device that

reads glucose levels through the

eye from small, Berkshire-based

medtech start-up Occuity. When

you hold the Occuity Indigo up

to your eye, a small beam of light

is directed at the eyeball and a

glucose reading is obtained thanks

to the light that is sent back to the

device. It is believed that the levels

of glucose found in the aqueous

humour in the eye are similar to

those found in blood. The device

is currently in the research and

development phase.

Non-invasive fluid

sampling

This category of glucose monitoring

has so far proven to be the least

successful, the Google contact lens

being a case in point. There are

concerns that glucose levels in tears,

sweat and saliva might not correlate

with blood glucose levels. The most

promising fluid-sampling device to

date is SugarBEAT from UK company

Nemaura Medical, which uses an

electrical current to draw out a

sample of interstitial fluid. Interstitial

fluid is the fluid measured in CGM

devices and is considered to have

a similar glucose concentration to

blood plasma.

SugarBEAT takes the form of a

skin patch attached to a transmitter,

which then sends readings to a

smartphone. With a MARD of 11.92%

to 12.4%, it has been approved for use

in Europe and the SugarBEAT device

and sensors will soon be available on

prescription in the UK to people with

Type 2 diabetes through Nemaura's

licensee MySugarWatch.

Like CGM and flash technology,

fluid sampling is not strictly

speaking non-invasive, but could be

considered minimally invasive.

A number of companies are at an

early stage with fluid sampling to

measure blood sugar, including Swiss

medtech start-up Nutrix, which aims

to measure glucose levels in saliva

using nanotechnology via its GSense

device, and US-based Graphwear

Technologies' Bios wearable that

also makes use of nanotechnology to

track glucose through sweat. But one

of the most promising developments

is from Dutch firm Novio Sense. Its

monitor measures glucose levels in

tear fluid. One study has shown it

to be close in accuracy to Abbott's

Freestyle Libre. That said, it might

not be to everyone's taste, as it's a

two-centimetre hydrogel-covered

coil containing nanosensors that sits

under the lower eyelid. It uses the

same traditional enzyme technology

as test strips but sends results to a

smartphone. There is, however, no

word yet on how soon it will come

to market.

Improving odds

It's clear that the Holy Grail of truly

non-invasive glucose testing is likely

to remain elusive for some time yet.

But minimally invasive CGM and flash

technology is improving all the time,

offering - for the moment, at least -

better diabetes management, a lower

risk of complications and freedom

from incessant finger-pricking.

Further reading:

Sagejournals.jdst

labiotech.eu

healthline.com

diatribe.org

SugarBEAT patch and watch.

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