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App to check glucose levels without drawing a drop of blood
    2017-September-5  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

The world’s first health app could monitor people’s glucose levels without breaking the skin — a development which has been described as the “holy grail” in diabetes care.

The Epic app could also help people find out if they could develop diabetes and need to make lifestyle changes to avoid it becoming a reality.

Users will be able to find out how different food types affect their body. For example, what a can of coke will do to their sugar levels or heart rate or how a plate of broccoli lowers their blood pressure.

It will also be possible to see how exercise or supplements affect vital statistics.

Users will only have to place one fingertip over the camera lens of their smartphone, the London-based firm has stated.

A series of close-up images are taken, which accurately show information about the user’s blood flow.

These are then sent to the cloud for analysis and can provide feedback on all kinds of vital information — from heart rate to temperature to blood pressure.

It can also tell people about their respiration and blood oxygen saturation.

SMBG (self-monitored blood glucose) is recommended for all people with diabetes and the clinical benefits are widely accepted.

Developers say the app will be available to download free of charge on Android smartphone devices and iOS at the end of this year.

Almost all pre-existing glucose monitoring equipment is invasive, and many companies including Apple have talked of trying to develop a non-invasive method of testing. Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs either when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces. Insulin is a hormone that regulates blood sugar.

Another development of the app means that users will be able to measure their insulin resistance levels in a completely non-invasive way, to determine if they are pre-diabetic.

To measure this, the Epic app measures the variation in user’s pulse which is related to blood glucose concentration. Words to Learn

相关词汇

【圣杯】shèngbēi holy grail an object or goal that is sought after for its great significance

【有创的】yǒuchuàng de invasive of or relating to a medical procedure in which a part of the body is entered, as by puncture or

首款无创检测血糖水平的app亮相

世界上首款皮外检测血糖水平的app诞生,这一进展在糖尿病护理中被誉为“圣杯”。

这款名为“史诗”的app可以帮助人们判断自己是否可能患糖尿病,以及是否需要改变生活方式以预防糖尿病。

用户将可以了解不同类型的食物对身体的影响,比如,一罐可乐会对血糖水平和心率造成什么影响?一盘西兰花是怎么降低血压的?

这款app还能显示锻炼或者膳食补充剂对身体关键数据的影响。

这家总部位于伦敦的公司声称,用户只需将指尖放在手机摄像头前。

摄像头会拍摄一些特写图像,用来精确地反映用户血流等信息。

然后图像被送往云端进行分析处理,并产生所有关键信息的反馈 — 包括心

率、体温、血压等。

这款app还能让用户了解自己的呼吸和血氧饱和度。

所有糖尿病患者都被推荐自己监测血

糖,其临床功效也被广泛认可。

开发者称,这款app将于今年年底登陆安卓和iOS平台,并提供免费下载。

现有的几乎所有的血糖检测设备都采用有创诊断,包括苹果公司在内的许多公司都试图开发一种无创检测手段。

糖尿病是一种慢性病,当胰腺不能分泌足够的胰岛素或者身体不能有效运用胰岛素时,人就会患上糖尿病。

胰岛素是控制血糖的荷尔蒙。

这款app的另一个先进之处在于用户可以采用完全无创的手段测量自己的胰岛素抵抗水平,从而预测是否处于糖尿病前期。

该app通过监测能反映血糖浓度的脉搏变化来测量用户的胰岛素抵抗水平。

(Chinadaily.com.cn)

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