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Diabetics will tell you anything, ANYTHING that makes dealing with the chronic disease easier is a very good thing.  Glucon, a developer of glucose monitoring devices, has been granted a patent for a method of constant level monitoring using photoacoustic waves in blood vessels.  The flagship […]

Glucon_watchDiabetics will tell you anything, ANYTHING that makes dealing with the chronic disease easier is a very good thing.  Glucon, a developer of glucose monitoring devices, has been granted a patent for a method of constant level monitoring using photoacoustic waves in blood vessels.  The flagship product the company intends to launch using this new method of monitoring is a digital watch / meter that constantly checks the glucose level in the bloodstream. 

Glucon’s flagship device, the Glucose Monitoring Watch, will display a continuous reading of the patient’s real time blood glucose level, enabling the patient to take the necessary measures to treat their condition. It will do so by marrying two proven scientific tools – photonics and acoustics. Ultrasound imaging is employed to identify a blood vessel and optical spectroscopy is used to quantify the glucose concentration within the blood vessel.

"Glucon has broad protection around the application of photoacoustic techniques for the measurement of physiological variables. Our prototype is currently undergoing extensive clinical testing, which thus far has produced promising results. We are also in the midst of upgrading the current prototype to be more mobile, flexible, stylish and comfortable,” said Glucon president Ron Nagar.

(MedGadget via Globes)

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  1. Paul J Manoogian Saturday, February 19, 2005

    James,
    I know we’ve chatted about this before – briefly – but if there’s anything I can do to help with getting the word out to people at the ADA, please let me know. I’ve been feeding them with technology, locally, and it seems to work with helping those who suffer everyday.

    Since I do long-hour volunteer work for the ADA, I’d be willing to help you find people willing to give you one of those watches. We should chat.

    Great post, by the way!

    Take care!!
    -Paul

    1. how can i get a glucon watch ?

    2. I am trying to locate a GlucoWatch as well. My fiance is 45 type 1 diabetic and we NEED something like this! He crashes very frequently.

    3. How can I get my 11yr old grandson one. Really needs one.

  2. Paul, sent you an email. Thanks!

  3. Being a Type I Diabetic with very high and low blood sugars and having the insulin pump, I would give up my
    time watch for the Glucon watch in a heartbeat. Please
    let me know when the Glucon hits the market and tell me
    more about its accuracy and the purchase price and type
    of batteries and how often they need to be changed?
    Thanks

    1. I would like status and availability of the Glucon Monitoring Watch.

      I can be reached directly if need be at 603-465-7775, or 603-305-8016 (cell)

      I test 4-6 times a day, and have been insulin dependant since I was 16 and am now 63.

      As a side note,I am also working with clients who have new research and a cure for both type 1 & 2 diabetes.
      This monitoring watch would assist in validating the treatment.

      Thanks in advance for your reply.

      I can be reached directly at 603-465-7775 or 603-305-8015

      Ron Gray

      1. Is this cure something that we will hear about anytime soon, my 8 year old has had type 1 diabetes scince he was 13 months old, and illd love to know if the watches are available in australia aswell thankyou. belindaryan81@gmail.com

  4. Where can I get an glucowatch in the U.S., Canada or any other country for that matter?

  5. Unfortunately, I don’t believe the watch is in production yet. I am constantly looking for signs of its entering the market but have not found it yet. :(

  6. Jonathan daigle Monday, May 16, 2005

    I am an athlete and a type 1 diabetic, I am constantly cheking my sugars to make sure that i am at my optimal performance. This glucose watch whould be the awsers to my prayres. as soon as you find out anything i would love to hear about it.

    Jonathan Daigle, Age 15, Fredericton NB Canada

  7. lisa litchfield Sunday, June 5, 2005

    I have type 2 diabetes, chkin my sugar 4x’s a day is really getting tiring, i would really love to have one of those watches, i’ve seen the price of a few and got bummed out, i’m tired of trying to guess if it’s low or high, than i have to run and chk it w/ my meter and all, being on disability, most likely i probly won’t be getting one anytime soon..but would like any info on it..thanks Lisa

  8. My husband is a type 1 diabetic…We live in Canada and I would like to knowo how to obtain the new glucose watch..I know you can in the U.S.

  9. HELP
    HOW CAN I GET ONE OF THESE WATCHES. MY SON DROPS TO CRITICAL LOWS, HE HAS LOST THE EARLY WARNING SIGNS, AND ONE DAY I AM AFRAID THAT HE WON’T CATCH HIMSELF GOING LOW, OR THERE WILL NOT BE SOMEONE AROUND TO HELP. WE NEED THIS. PLEASE SEND ANY INFO YOU CAN PROVIDE TO
    marice_maples@yahoo.com

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