Apart from being acting CEO at Apple, Tim Cook acts as a beta tester also. These days he is said to be testing a new device that monitors blood sugar levels. This glucose monitor is a prototype attached to Cook’s Apple Watch that can track how food consumption and exercise affects the CEO’s blood sugar levels.
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In the month of February, Cook visited University of Glasgow and told students there that he is wearing a glucose monitor on regular basis but did not declare that it was some Apple prototype.
He mentioned, “It’s mentally anguishing to stick yourself many times a day to check your blood sugar. There is lots of hope out there that if someone has constant knowledge of what they’re eating, they can instantly know what causes the response and that they can adjust well before they become diabetic.”
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Apple is keen to develop what it calls the “holy grail” in diabetes which is non-invasive, continuous glucose monitoring system. Last month, it was reported that Apple has had a team of biomedical engineers working on this very project for five years. If successful, these sensors would be able to monitor blood sugar levels without pricking the skin.
As per CNBC reports, clinical feasibility trials are under way in clinics near Cupertino and discussions with consultants are on to fulfill and clear the regulatory requirements connected.
If Apple is successful in creating this next-gen glucose monitor, it would transform the Apple Watch from a wearable accessory to a revolutionary health device. Even though the Watch can now monitor your heart rate and track your activity, it’s obvious Apple wants to add more significant health applications.