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From Garden City, New York, USA:

Are non-invasive monitors going to be available soon?


There are numerous groups around the country working on "laser-type" monitors but none seem to be very close to a monitor that would be feasible for patients to have. I am confident that the technology will some day be available, but I wouldn't count on a reliable, low-cost, portable system in the next 2 years. What may be just around the corner is a "minimally invasive" system where you could put a small needle into the skin and it would give you readings for several days. One thing I am sure of is that 10 years from now we will look back and laugh at the primitive systems currently in use.


Original posting 31 May 1999
Posted to Blood Tests and Insulin Injections


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