Tim Cook is testing an Apple Watch prototype to fight diabetes

Cesar Mills
May 19, 2017

The reputable news network behind the original report from about a month ago regarding an elite team of biomedical experts in charge of the project is back at it today, quoting an inside source as spotting CEO Tim Cook himself "test-driving a device that tracks blood sugar, which was connected to his Apple Watch".

However, the Apple Watch seems like the most likely candidate at this stage. Sadly there are no photos but the source reportedly said that the glucose monitor was physically attached to Cook's Apple Watch in some way.

Apple's interest in non-invasive glucose monitoring techniques could indeed pave the way for some breakthrough research in treating diabetes and other emerging challenges in life sciences.

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The company was far enough along to be performing feasibility trials at clinical sites in California's Bay Area, with consultants on hand to help navigate regulatory pathways, according to the CNBC report. In February, at the University of Glasgow, Cook reiterated Apple's commitment to the health space and the executive spoke about the struggles faced by people with diabetes.

According to CNBC, the Apple team is working at a non-descript office, miles from corporate headquarters.

"It's mentally anguishing to stick yourself many times a day to check your blood sugar", Cook said, according to CNBC. "There is lots of hope out there that if someone has constant knowledge of what they're eating, they can instantly know what causes the response. and that they can adjust well before they become diabetic". We already have the heart rate sensor but a non-piercing glucose sensor would have to a definite innovation from Cupertino, who may also try to integrate the same into the Apple Watch itself.

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