Friday 23 February 2024

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns against using smartwatches and rings claiming to measure blood sugar levels without piercing the skin.

US FDA Warning about Smartwatches and Rings for Blood Sugar Measurement.


US FDA Warning on smart watch and rings pretending to monitor blood sugar levels.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns against using smartwatches and rings claiming to measure blood sugar levels without piercing the skin. These devices are unapproved and potentially dangerous due to the risk of inaccurate readings.

Key points:

  • Unapproved devices: FDA has not authorized any smartwatch or ring for measuring blood sugar.
  • Inaccurate readings: Using these devices could lead to wrong medication doses and serious health consequences.
  • Alternatives: FDA-cleared blood glucose monitors are safe and reliable.
  • Future potential: Development of accurate noninvasive blood sugar measurement technology is ongoing.

Additional information:

  • The warning applies to all brands of smartwatches/rings making blood sugar claims.
  • This warning does not apply to smartwatch apps connected to FDA-approved blood sugar sensors.
  • Almost 90 percent of senior citizen across world have diabetes, requiring regular blood sugar monitoring.

Remember:

  • Do not use smartwatches/rings for blood sugar measurement.
  • Consult your doctor for accurate blood sugar monitoring methods.
  • Wait for FDA-approved noninvasive devices before relying on them.

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