Apple adds One Drop blood glucose monitor to store shelves

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One Drop can predict blood glucose.
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Apple retail stores are expanding their lineup of health-related products with a blood glucose monitor that integrates with iPhone and Apple Watch.

One Drop might be the most beautifully designed blood glucose monitor we’ve ever seen. Its advanced health features though are what really set it apart from other products.

It will soon be easier for diabetics to track glucose on Apple Watch

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Want a more defined core? Your Apple Watch can help.
The Apple Watch is fast becoming a 'must have' for medical reasons.
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The CEO of Dexcom, a company which sells a distinctly Apple-looking FDA-approved blood glucose monitoring kit, has teased a collaboration with Apple.

Speaking on CNBC, Kevin Sayer discussed a partnership between the two companies that will let diabetes patients track glucose on their Apple Watch.

Apple wants to add BO detection to iPhone and Apple Watch

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Future Apple Watches might tell you when you stink.
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Future iPhones and Apple Watches could pack “smell recognition capabilities,” based on some new patent filings submitted by Apple.

The iPhone-maker has been researching ways to detect air pollution and other dangerous chemicals with tiny sensors that could be integrated into its products. In the new patents, Apple describes how it could use multiple sensors to detect things like spoiled food, body odor and maybe even blood sugar levels.

Apple Watch detects diabetes with 85% accuracy

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Apple Watch's heart rate monitor is set to get a big upgrade.
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Figuring out if you have diabetes could soon be as easy as strapping on an Apple Watch.

A new study from Cardiogram shows that by using heart rate monitors on wearables like the Apple Watch, neural networks can now detect whether the wearer shows early signs of diabetes with astonishing accuracy.

Secret Apple team working to revolutionize diabetes treatment

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Apple is upping its health ambitions.
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Apple reportedly has a secret team working on developing sensors for non-invasively and continuously monitoring blood sugar levels to help treat diabetes.

This goal is considered a “holy grail” by many researchers, due to the challenge of tracking glucose levels accurately without having to break the skin to do so. Clearly Apple’s aiming as high as ever!