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FDA warning could lead Apple and Samsung to halt work on major smartwatch feature

February 22, 2024


The FDA yesterday made an announcement that could put the kibosh on the plans drummed up by Apple and Samsung to put a non-invasive blood glucose sensor on their smartwatches. Such a feature would allow insulin-dependent diabetics to test their blood sugar painlessly and inexpensively using these devices. Currently, to determine how much insulin they need to take before each meal, a diabetic uses a small needle called a lancet to draw blood from his/her finger. A drop of the blood is placed on an expensive non-reusable test strip which has already been inserted inside a machine called a glucometer.

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