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Old 12-11-2013, 04:50 PM   #1
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Non Invasive Glucometer

I have read that there are now non-invasive glucometers to do checks on blood sugar. Does anyone have information on any model of this product that gives a reliable result? Or at this point are they all still very immature products?

I am not a diabetic, but I do have a higher than normal fasting blood sugar. I want to do a more detailed analysis of how my body reacts to particular recipes, which means taking a test in 30 minutes, 60 minutes, 90 minutes, two hours, etc after the test meal. It would be such a hassle to do this with a lancet and have to wound myself 10 times in one day. So a non-invasive testing device is very appealing.
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Old 12-11-2013, 09:34 PM   #2
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oh, you get used to the finger sticks! and you wouldn't do it every day like most of us diabetics do.

the trick is to pick a spot like the SIDE of your left hand ring fingertip, that has less nerves than the front pad of the fingertip but still easy to reach and plenty of blood. if you always test there, you get a little callous which makes it hurt less. this is better than pricking different spots every time.

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oh, you get used to the finger sticks! and you wouldn't do it every day like most of us diabetics do.

the trick is to pick a spot like the SIDE of your left hand ring fingertip, that has less nerves than the front pad of the fingertip but still easy to reach and plenty of blood. if you always test there, you get a little callous which makes it hurt less. this is better than pricking different spots every time.

good luck
Good to know. I always pick a different spot thinking that was better!
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Old 12-13-2013, 04:10 PM   #4
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I use the side of my pinkie finger and it's not bad.
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Anybody know anything about the non-invasive glucometer that was mentioned?
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Old 01-08-2014, 08:59 PM   #6
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Anybody know anything about the non-invasive glucometer that was mentioned?
I just googled "non invasive glucometer" and found this.

The stick from a 30 gauge lancet for sensitive fingers is so small that it doesn't bother me.

And I also get the best blood flow with the least pain from the side of my pinkie fingertip.
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I just googled "non invasive glucometer" and found this.

The stick from a 30 gauge lancet for sensitive fingers is so small that it doesn't bother me.

And I also get the best blood flow with the least pain from the side of my pinkie fingertip.
Love the "almost pain free for most users". The lancets aren't bad if you pay attention to where you get blood the easiest with the least depth on your lancet. I barely feel it.
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Old 01-23-2014, 08:25 PM   #8
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I was actually thinking that a "non-invasive" meter wouldn't need strips, and would therefore be much cheaper to use. Probably much higher up-front cost, but then no more. Unlike the current system, where the meter is relatively cheap, and they get you on the strips.
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Old 01-23-2014, 09:43 PM   #9
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Google is developing these really cool contact lenses with sensors in them to determine your blood sugar and transmit it to your mobile device. Way cool, but still a future concept.
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