If you are a diabetic who is planning on buying a smartwatch, then you should look into what Apple has to offer, because a new Apple Watch app track diabetics’ glucose levels. The wearers of the Apple Watch will be able to use an app to monitor their daily glucose levels.
The new Apple Watch app that will track glucose levels is designed by DexCom, medical products makers. The app will display and track the glucose levels of the wearer of the smartwatch on the watch itself in the form of a graph.
The goal of this new app is to help diabetics read their blood sugar or glucose levels easily and quickly. And with the new app, it’s as easy and simple and looking at the screen of your Apple Watch.
The DexCom app measures blood sugar and glucose levels with the help of a small sensor that is placed under the skin and from there, it measures the levels every five minutes.
The application is expected to become available in April, around the same time that the Apple Watch is expected to become available for sale. No official date has yet been confirmed by Apple, but rumors are hinting at April.
The thing that makes Apple Watch special is the fact that it will function as both a smartwatch and a health and fitness tracker. The FDA used to consider software that tracked glucose level a Class III which meant that they needed the highest level of regulatory appeal but that thing has recently changed. The monitors manufactured by DexCom will continue to remain Class III devices, but the apps that just display data on mobile devices don’t need approval. They will need to be registered with the agency and will need to follow certain rules.
Diabetes is a condition that affects millions of Americans. It happens when the human body lacks the ability to convert the blood sugar it gets from food into energy. Diabetics need to constantly track their glucose levels, especially those who have Type 1 diabetics, who can run the risk of heart disease, kidney disease, stroke and other medical problems if the glucose levels rise too high or drop to low.
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