Non-invasive glucose monitoring giving parents the gift of sleep

“Dead in bed” syndrome is one of the main causes of death among young people with Type 1 diabetes. Currently, parents wake up multiple times a night to make sure their child’s blood sugar is at a normal level to avoid this – but what if there was a better way?

Professor Hung Nguyen from the University of Technology Sydney has developed a blood glucose monitor that works by measuing ECG, and sends a message to a parent’s smartphone to let them know their child’s blood sugar is low.

The non-invasive monitor has the potential to change the lives of diabetic children and their parents.

Ellen Leabeater and Josh Nicholas report.

Harriet – Type 1 Diabetic
Fiona – Harriet’s mum
Professor Hung Nguyen – Director Health Technologies, University of Technology Sydney

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