I stumbled on an article titled " The Non-Invasive Glucose Monitor No One Wanted (?)" https://www.healthline.com/diabetesmine/the-non-invasive-glucose-monitor-no-one-wanted#4 back in late August 2016 (my senior year and almost cried thinking that exactly what I want .
I was even more impressed by the patent https://www.google.com/patents/US20050043603
I sent Larry Ishler a linked in Friend request which he accepted in September 2016, and I was super excited only to have no reaction to any of my messages to date.
Thus to avoid violating patent laws I can't "make", "use", or "sell" and may have to delete this blog eventually but I am currently doing my best to be working under the research exemption (given it is a medical product idea that was not actualized and marketed) .
I begin with this as a first foundation because it seems simple, beautiful, and inexpensive.
simple concept: temperature differential in the ear--> bg.
beautiful: it could resemble earbud headphones wired to a medium sized hip mounted device
inexpensive: (assumes arduino Uno kit ) needs 2 thermistors and a way to hold them in the ear
Future alternatives and upgrading options will likely come from other patents discussed within "
The Pursuit of Noninvasive Glucose: “Hunting the Deceitful Turkey”
Because it is a great compilation of great ideas.
I hope to potentially contribute to that field and yet remain unique in not striving for replacing but merely supplementing glucose data for those kids (like younger me) who will be able to see how implementing tedious endocrinologist recommendations (doing diabetes right) makes better graphs, encouraging from the beginning better health for better life, and adults like me to continue managing the chronic condition to the best of our abilities daily too.