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    re: Diabetes

    Useful and informative post yoki....

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    Re: Diabetes

    Measurement through the skin

    GlucoWatch® Biographer

    The GlucoWatch Biographer is a glucose-monitoring device The GlucoWatch® can be used by patients at home and in health care facilities, see figure 4.12. The Biographer is indicated for use for detection and assessment of episodes of hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia, facilitating both acute and long-term therapy adjustments, which may minimize these excursions. The device consists of two components: the biographer and the autosensor. The difference with other glucose measurements is that this device collects glucose through the skin instead of from the blood. A great advantage of this principle is that it lacks the need of multiple finger pricks to provide the glucose readings 1, 2. See also figure 4-13.
    Figure 4-12 GlucoWatch® 1

    Figure 4-13 GlucoWatch® principle 2.

    It can provide a glucose reading every 20 minutes for a duration of 12 hours. Via reverse iontophoresis the amount of glucose that is extracted is estimated to be 50-500 picomol. Thierney et. al. 3 showed that the measurement through the skin turns out to be more accurate that conventional measurements through the blood. The GlucoWatch® can be used at home by diabetic patients and in health care facilities. The GlucoWatch® measures the glucose level from the skin.

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