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From America OnLine:

My 10 year son has had Type 1 diabetes since the age of two. Despite a regulated diet, intensive insulin therapy, and daily blood testing (6-8 times per day), we struggle to keep him under good control. We are very concerned about the long term effects of high readings as well as the effects of daily finger pricks. We have heard that non-invasive blood glucose monitors do in fact exist and are in use. If they do, what would be necessary to obtain such a device?

Answer:

At the moment, non-invasive technology is still in the experimental stage. There are no non-invasive Blood Glucose Meters approved for use in the United States.

Though the Diasensor 1000 is allegedly approved for use in Germany and the United Kingdom, we know of no one who has actually purchased a unit.

JSH
WWQ

Original posting 18 Jan 97

  
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