Indigo Diabetes, a spin-off of Flanders’ strategic research center for nano- and digital tech imec and Ghent University, is working on a high-tech sensor for people with diabetes. The sensor is inserted underneath the skin and connects to a small receiver that warns the patient when their sugar level is either too low or high. The receiver allows the patient to view trends and share data with others, like their GP.
“Patients with diabetes have to deal with the daily hassle of checking their sugar levels. Moreover, existing ways of monitoring glucose levels, like finger pricking and highly visible patches, are often both painful and stigmatizing. With our revolutionary CGM system, patients can have hassle-free and worry-free lives while resting assured that their glucose levels are actively and accurately monitored,” says Danaë Delbeke, founder of Indigo.