Athletes Now Can Monitor Blood Glucose [video]

Step trackers and different fitness-related wearables launched within the early twenty first century preceded many of the wearable well being units we write about on Well being Tech Insider. Nonetheless, a latest Abbott information launch has an instance of improvement in the other way: Abbott included expertise developed initially for medical use in a wearable for athletes.

Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre steady glucose monitoring expertise was developed to assist folks with diabetes monitor their blood sugar ranges to handle the illness and keep their well being. We first wrote about FreeStyle Libre in 2014, shortly after the European Union authorised Abbott’s expertise for diabetes sufferers.

Abbott’s new Libre Sense Glucose Sport Biosensor makes use of the expertise in FreeStyle Libre. Athletes can use Libre Sense to repeatedly measure their blood glucose to learn the way their blood sugar correlates with athletic efficiency. The CE-approved Libre Sense is a versatile patch an athlete wears on the higher arm for as much as two weeks. The gadget sends glucose stage knowledge to an related cell gadget with the Libre Sense app.

Abbott has given Supersapiens, an Atlanta-based sports activities expertise firm, a non-exclusive license. Supersapiens works with athletes {and professional} groups to enhance athletic efficiency with actionable evaluation based mostly on real-time knowledge: on this case, glucose ranges. Supersapiens’ aim is to assist athletes study after which discover ways to keep their optimum glucose ranges. Supersapiens will start promoting Abbott’s Libre Sense Glucose Sport Biosensor quickly in eight European nations.