Apple Watch saves life of videographer with type 1 diabetes

CNET senior video producer and diabetic Justin Eastzer says that a combination of a continuous glucose monitor (GCM) and his Apple Watch saved his life. The CGM detected dangerously low blood sugar, and his Apple Watch woke him with an alert, just in time … I have type 1 diabetes and I wear a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) which measures my blood sugar levels. Currently, CGM relies on a separate device, but one of the most persistent of Apple Watch reports is that Apple is working on a way to integrate this functionality into the watch itself. I woke up to a dangerously low blood sugar warning on my Apple Watch. There have been numerous reports of someone’s Apple Watch saving their life in a wide range of scenarios. That was one of the scariest moments of my life, and thanks to my Apple Watch alerts, I was able to address the low blood sugar before it was too late. If my blood sugar gets dangerously low, I can pass out or into a diabetic coma. Jobs imagined the solution being integrated into a wearable device, such as the Apple Watch […] The report, citing three people familiar with the matter, explains that Apple has hired a “small team” of biomedical engineers to work on the initiative. (9to5Mac). Continue reading.

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