In a search for non-invasive technology to monitor diabetes, Apple CEO Tim Cook test drove blood sugar device on Apple Watch.

Following in Apple’s pioneering spirit, Tim Cook seeks innovation through cutting-edge medical devices.

The CEO was recently spotted on company grounds sporting his personal Apple Watch.

However, the popular device had a unique spin to it.

The watch was optimised with a prototype that tracks and monitors blood sugar levels.

As such, Cook shows proof of Apple’s goal to win against a disease that hits millions throughout the world.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook test drove blood sugar device. But why?

Medical professionals estimate that up to 415 million individuals worldwide have diabetes.

However, by 2040 that number might skyrocket to a jarring 642 million.

Furthermore, diabetes is the cause of 1.5 million deaths around the world per year. Alarmingly, the numbers continue to rise in countries of all income brackets.

Thus, research into insulin detection is vital to preventing the rise of this chronic illness.

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Apple’s efforts for stop invasive technology would also mentally help those afflicted with the disease.

Cook ponders the psychological influences of using current sensors that must prick the skin to gauge blood sugar.

“It’s mentally anguishing to stick yourself many times a day to check your blood sugar […]”

He also added that Apple’s prototype would let users check how their body’s responded to their diet.

“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. [They] can adjust well before they become diabetic.”

By playing guinea pig, Cook has been able to change what he consumes in response to his own blood sugar readings.

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