Wednesday 31 October 2012

C8: Things just got interesting...

A couple of months ago I was able to spend an afternoon with some of the C8 Medisensors team, pawing over their new, smart  (but yet to receive CE marking) Continuous Glucose Monitor, the HG1c.  The first non-invasive CGM to reach the European market, this product has the promise of some interesting times ahead.  Will this be a leader; the first of its kind?

Well, I have just received word that CE marking has finally been achieved!  So watch this space (or their website) for details on when they will be available.

If you fancy a re-cap of all things HG1C, please check out my previous post about it and follow links to the website to know more!


  1. Ooh thanks for posting! I hadn't realised that.

  2. How is this different from insulin pump?

    1. Hi Kyle,

      This device measures glucose in the body, so it will tell you your approximate sugar levels, information you can use to keep in better control. An insulin pump cannot read blood sugar levels, only deliver insulin as you tell it to based on fingerstick measurements you do yourself. This system also reads sugar levels without the need to prick your finger.

      People are working on combining glucose monitoring with insulin pumps so that one day, hopefully, there could be one system that does both and controls your glucose levels for you.

      Hope that explains it.