Flash glucose sensing
Flash glucose sensing is a new development in glucose monitoring
It uses a sensor the size of a £2 coin and sits on the back of the arm with a probe just under the skin. By scanning or ‘flashing’ the sensor with a scanning device, you get the following:
- Your blood glucose level
- A graph of your blood glucose level for the last eight hours
- A direction arrow showing if your levels are going up or down
Getting a Flash Glucose Sensor
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