Larry Ishler is an electrical engineer living in Erie, PA, whose son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in college about ten years ago. A few years later, the father had an idea for a non-invasive glucose monitor that would take readings through the skin on your ear (similar to the GlucoTrack from Integrity Applications out of Israel). For years now, he has researched, calculated, tested, and attempted to gain support for his highly accurate…Read more »
A gentleman cornered me at the Diabetes Technology Society meeting earlier this month, and said he wanted to talk non-invasive glucose monitoring. How could I resist?
He said his name was Avner Gal, from Israel. He pulled out a chunky little MP3-looking device, and plugged in a cord with a small clamp on the end. Then he hooked the clamp to his earlobe, and pressed a button. We both watched the progress bar move slowly…
Today, just a sampling of some of the interesting stuff presented at last week’s Diabetes Technology Society meeting, that will be out on the market in … um… some years from now (?):
IN-105 Oral Insulin for Type 2 diabetes – Biocon Limited, apparently India’s premier biotechnology company, has been developing oral insulin tablets for some years now. Positive research results were announced last year. And they’re not just for basal use, either. Studies confirmed…Read more »
John Smith is considered one of the country’s premiere experts on non-invasive glucose monitoring technology. He previously served as Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer of Johnson & Johnson’s LifeScan, a world market leader in blood glucose monitoring systems. John now consults for companies pursuing noninvasive glucose methods, and for investors who fund them. He is the author of The Pursuit of Noninvasive Glucose: “Hunting the Deceitful Turkey,” which is available for download here. He’s…Read more »
Did I say I was finished reviewing the fabulous submissions in this year’s DiabetesMine Design Challenge? Well I lied, sorry. There’s one more design that came very close to winning that I’d like to share today.
Remember how we said the Grand Prize winner LifeCase/LifeApp — a design concept that converts your iPhone into your glucose monitor + insulin pump controller — could easily be extended to include continuous glucose monitoring capabilities? Well, this is…