One of the newest technologies to surface in diabetic treatment is the diabetic sensor. A diabetic sensor is injected under the skin in order to transmit glucose readings to a handheld receiver or insulin pump every one to five minutes. This way you are able to know exactly what your glucose levels are at all times, and adjust your treatment plan accordingly.

According to, although there are different brands of this product, the basic features are:

Nonstop testing – The diabetic sensor sends glucose readings to the device which allows you to record glucose levels much more often than you normally could.

Data at a Glance – At a glance you can see if your glucose level is changing. All models of this device feature arrows that indicate whether your glucose levels are rising or falling.

Trend Tracker – With the press of a few buttons you can graph how you glucose levels have changed over the past few hours or even over the past day. This makes it easier to understand how your glucose levels change over periods of time.

Event Markers – The device allows you to note when you have exercised, ate, got sick, and injected insulin.

Warning bells – By using a diabetic sensor, you will be alerted if your glucose levels move very quickly in either direction.

A diabetic sensor is not right for everyone, and many insurance plans don’t cover the device. Also, some people feel the handheld device is inconvenient to carry. In conclusion, people are perfectly happy with the way they check their blood sugar levels. Therefore, it is really all a matter of personal choice.


Diabetic Sensor for iPhone


Yes, there’s even an app for that. According to, pharmaceutical giant Sanofi is launching a StarSystem diabetes management platform. The platform provides educational diabetic information through articles and allows for over-the-phone coaching from experts. In addition, a $65 attachment can be purchased which plugs into the bottom of the iPhone or iPod Touch and can analyze a diabetic’s blood samples for glucose levels. The app also allows you to track diabetic glucose levels overtime.

The website article states that, although this is not the only diabetic sensor, the iBGStar is the firstof such for mobile devices. This allows people much more accurate and personalized information. It also allows people to detect problems before serious consequences can result. Most importantly, it allows people to keep a closer eye on their glucose levels, which can eliminate many long-term complications from developing over the course of years.