Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Mouth diabetic meter

Checks various states of tounge and mouth
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Tests glocuse, dryness, temperature and other values in mouth during hyper hypo and normal glucose levels and during rapid rising or descending glucose levels.

Possibly can tell how many carbs/calories you are eating.

To replace or at least assist with constant blood glucose monitoring.

pashute, Mar 10 2021


       not enough info here on product or how it works. I am type one diabetic and I have to know how many carbs I am eating in order to take insulin. So I don’t understand this…
xandram, Mar 10 2021

       What's the mechanism? You know levels of glucose in saliva aren't at all well correlated with blood glucose and they swing wildly whenever and after you eat?
bs0u0155, Mar 10 2021

       Could be a large heavy metal ball with long needle-sharp spikes, which would take a blood sample.
pocmloc, Mar 10 2021

       It's an artificial tooth. Probably blue.
lurch, Mar 11 2021

       Tongue! [sp]
xenzag, Mar 11 2021

       //Like a permanent fixture in the mouth, or an add- on to existing oral thermometer? Or a disposable test-strip?//   

       Yes, or perhaps something else.
AusCan531, Mar 11 2021

       Care to explain how this is going to work?   

       I test several times a day and inject insulin at least 3, sometimes 4 or 5 times a day, to manage my BGLs.   

       Oral glucose levels would have absolutely no correlation to blood serum levels if, for example, you had just eaten rice or potato or grain products.   

       This one seems like a bit of a "I don't know what I'm talking about so, fuck it, I'm gonna toss a "Hail Mary" and run."
UnaBubba, Mar 12 2021

       Ah, but do you have a tounge?
xenzag, Mar 12 2021

       I do, [xenzag]. I practise my fricative sounds with it, while I sit on my luonge at night.
UnaBubba, Mar 12 2021

       I have the same question[UB]. I wear an insulin pump and must test more than several times a day to keep my sugar in check. i’ve tried a continuous monitoring glucose system which is another thing to stick into your body, but the alarms woke me up at night and did not work well with my insomnia. I promised my doctor I would try it again and it would be great not to have to prick my finger 10 times a day. That is why I was also curious about this idea. But people who can’t answer a question about their idea Probably haven’t really thought it out well.
xandram, Mar 12 2021

       Dang, we're going to have to create a diabetics' sub- cupboard here at the bakery.   

       I'm fortunate with my diabetes (type 3c) that I can tell when I'm getting low, and need to grab a snack. My wife, who's been a T1 since the morning after sugar was invented, has no clue when she starts to drop - and for her, it's generally such a sharp drop that even with her CGM set to alarm at the earliest point (100mg/dl), by the time the first alarm goes she's already unconscious.   

       (You know you've had too many 911 calls when the dispatcher responds, "Oh, hi, [lurch]. Is it your wife again? Did she have any falls or anything? Just the hypoglycemia? OK, I'm sending your regular crew..." - and then the paramedics come in and you hear one tell another "this will be easy - just hang the IV bag, they've got a hook over the bed, she'll only need a half-ampule of D50, we'll be done in 10 minutes")   

       So... yeah. If we could find anything that correlates sufficiently to give some early warning, I'd be an early adopter. This all sounds pretty vague, though.
lurch, Mar 12 2021


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