Monday, September 8, 2008

Under-the-Skin Blood Sugar Monitor Boosts Diabetes Control

MONDAY, Sept. 8 (HealthDay News) -- A device worn under the skin that measures blood sugar 24/7 can benefit people with type 1 diabetes, a new study shows.

"Continuous glucose monitoring" consists of a disposable blood sugar sensor placed under the skin, worn for a few days and then replaced. The sensor sends data to a transmitter which, in turn, sends it to a receiver worn like a pager. The receiver displays blood glucose levels on a continuous basis.


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