Recent advances in noninvasive glucose monitoring

Chi Fuk So, Kup Sze Choi, Thomas K.S. Wong, Joanne W.Y. Chung

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Abstract

The race for the next generation of painless and reliable glucose monitoring for diabetes mellitus is on. As technology advances, both diagnostic techniques and equipment improve. This review describes the main technologies currently being explored for noninvasive glucose monitoring. The principle of each technology is mentioned; its advantages and limitations are then discussed. The general description and the corresponding results for each device are illustrated, as well as the current status of the device and the manufacturer; internet references for the devices are listed where appropriate. Ten technologies and eleven potential devices are included in this review. Near infrared spectroscopy has become a promising technology, among others, for blood glucose monitoring. Although some reviews have been published already, the rapid development of technologies and information makes constant updating mandatory. While advances have been made, the reliability and the calibration of noninvasive instruments could still be improved, and more studies carried out under different physiological conditions of metabolism, bodily fluid circulation, and blood components are needed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-52
Number of pages8
JournalMedical Devices: Evidence and Research
Volume5
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2012

Keywords

  • Blood glucose measurement
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Glucose monitoring
  • Noninvasive

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Biomedical Engineering

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