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The UK looks set to be one of the first countries to benefit from a new Israeli-developed diabetes checker that removes the annoyance of having a pin prick into a finger to check glucose levels.
GlucoTrack from Ashkelon-based, Integrity Applications works by using a small sensor which clips to the ear lobe and then is able to determine the glucose level using ultra sonic technology.
The mobile-phone sized GlucoTrack has been developed for the testing of Type 1, Type 2, Pre-Diabetic, Gestational Diabetics and persons with Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT).
Up to three people can be supported by one device, by using individual ear units to attach to it.
Doing that several times a day instead of the traditional pin prick means a more comfortable daily regime to deal with the disease.
The cost of the device is likely to be around £1200 which is more expensive that traditional glucose testing devices, but Integrity Applications says that as its unit is non disposable and reusable, it works out much more cost effective in the long term.
The device can also be used for other needs including keeping track of low glucose levels in premature babies which can then alert medical staff on a ward.
While there are other devices on the market, the company claims GlucoTrack only needs to be reset less than once a month in order to keep results accurate.
For more information: www.integrity-app.com