The process can be cumbersome as you have to carry around a blood glucose meter, strips, alcohol swabs, needles and a lancing device.
Dr Kevin Tan, the endocrinologist at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre and President of Diabetes Singapore told The New Paper: "Pricking on sensitive finger tips is also painful. The traditional finger prick tests are quite burdensome for a person on the go or for children."
After a month of searching online for alternatives to lancets, Jane's family stumbled upon Abbott's FreeStyle Libre digital ecosystem of free mobile apps and a secure cloud-based data management system, all without pricking the finger. All is needed is a small wearable sensor on the back of the user's upper arm and a mobile phone to capture real-time glucose readings.