Systems that allow people with diabetes to continuously monitor glucose changes over a period of several days are now available and new models with advanced features will soon follow. These systems require the insertion of a needle or a catheter into the fatty tissue under a person’s skin. But people with diabetes look forward to the introduction of a non-invasive system – one which does not penetrate their skin. As Lutz Heinemann points out in this article, the key to the successful implementation of continuous glucose monitoring in daily diabetes management lies in overcoming a series of complex but not insurmountable obstacles.
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