Diabetes: This is why it is better to measure blood sugar without blood

Adelicacy! This is how the life of a diabetic can be described. Because the disease – which is still incurable today – means that blood sugar has to be checked again and again. Most of the nationwide eight million patients use the measurement on a drop of blood with test strips and a glucometer.

For some time now there have been bloodless alternatives that provide more continuity in blood sugar measurement. For patients with type 1 diabetes, continuous measurement using a skin probe is already a standard, which is also paid for by health insurance companies.

Much more common, however, is type 2 diabetes, which occurs primarily in connection with obesity and age.


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