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Is Libre old tech'

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by urbanracer, May 17, 2019.

  1. urbanracer

    urbanracer Type 1 · Moderator
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    Knikki Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    That turned up on here at some point last year and I am sure it was a kick starter and they were looking for cash.

    For the most part I think that most thought it would be highly dubious in its accuracy as it did not actually take and blood or come into contact with any fluids as such.

    Also sure that this type of tech was trailed about 10 years ago but went no where because again just not anywhere near accurate.

    Saying that it would be nice if something none invasive could be created in the future :)
     
  3. Chowie

    Chowie Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Look at it this way
    1st gen Urine strips
    2nd gen Glucose meters and blood test strips
    3rd gen CGM Libre, Enlite etc
    4th gen ???
    Apple has filed for patents and so have numerous other companies, there was a light sensing one developed in Israel a number of years, but nothing seems to have come from that one. Until Patient trials are in full swing don't pay much attention to what is coming. Still waiting on that cure and one hits the news of the tabloids every year or so, technically a cure will negate the need for an awesome CGM. My definition of cure is you receive a treatment and that is the end of it, no medication required. Some have had transplants, but that comes with another set of problems and challenges.
     
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