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non-invasive BG measurers!

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by yipster29, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. yipster29

    yipster29 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi
    I'm interested in those 'gluco watches' for better way of describing it. The non-invasive BG measuring devices you wear as a watch and need a prescription for. I appreciate if it appears low or high you still need to finger prick but sounds a great idea for during the day at work.
    Where I'm new to this and exercise most days I seem to be pricking my fingers up to 6 times a day much they're getting sore (even on minimum setting). I understand you need a prescription but before I pursue it I wondered if anyone else has one, what they think of it, did they have trouble getting it etc?
    Any info would be gratefully received!
    Thanks
     
  2. hanadr

    hanadr · Expert

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    Gluco watch ,seems to have disappeared. It's a good idea, but very expensive and I believe not too reliable. You can still read up abpout it on google
     
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    Stuboy · Well-Known Member

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    I've looked everywhere for a glucowatch or glucoband.... Im sure you can't get them anymore, they prooved to be too inaccurate and expensive.

    One day...
     
  4. cugila

    cugila · Master

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    Hi Stuboy.

    There is a device made by a Northants Company called a Hypoglycaemia Alarm. Retails at £69.95 inc P & P. Advertised on page 70 of this May 2009 Balance Magazine.
    Here is a link to the Company website : www.lowbloodsugaralarms.com

    Ken.
     
  5. yipster29

    yipster29 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanx guys.

    I've since googled and yes was taken out of production couple yrs back with sensors being sold until last year.. oh well back to the drawing board :-(

    Did see a post on another board re hypo alarm Ken mentions and checked out and that looks a good idea! Nighttime hypos are the scariest and I know I eat more before bed to avoid them so to feel a bit more comfortable not doing that would be great!

    Cath
    :D
     
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