Better management of type 1 diabetes is moving towards an artificial pancreas. However, we need a better way of monitoring blood sugar continuously. A promising new technology may be the key to solving our problem: can we use a novel type of electromagnetic sensing to noninvasively measure blood glucose?
Pushing the boundaries with innovation
This technology challenges the status quo of existing measurement practices and advances innovative research in noninvasive glucose sensing. As research moves toward an artificial pancreas, there is an overwhelming need for better glucose sensing systems that make it easier to check your blood sugar. This means developing a system with:
- No lags
- Greater accuracy
- Increased sensor life
- Better ease of use
- Decreased cost and replaceable parts
Research has shown that intensive monitoring of blood glucose levels significantly reduces medical complications in people with type I diabetes. However, there remains a significant trade-off between strict glycemic control and hypoglycemic episodes. To prevent these episodes, current research seeks to create an artificial pancreas, which would allow for greater glycemic control in a safer manner. Unfortunately, one of the major barriers to development of an artificial pancreas is the lack of an appropriate glucose sensing system. Our goal is to create a blood glucose sensing system in a completely noninvasive, continuous, real-time manner.