Apple might be making an Apple Watch with glucose-monitoring abilities

An upcoming version of the Apple Watch may have the ability to monitor a person’s glucose levels.

That’s according to a report from tech website BGR.

The report, which should be treated with some caution as it only cites one source (who may or may not work for Apple) says that “Apple’s sights are now set on the epidemic of diabetes.”

The report does not make clear how Apple would monitor glucose through the Apple Watch but BGR suggests that the glucose monitoring could be done through the Apple Watch band as opposed to through the main hardware. It’s unclear whether this is sheer speculation or whether the prediction is backed up with comments from the source.

Most people with diabetes today have to take a small blood sample and run it through a device in order to determine their blood sugar levels so a non-invasive Apple Watch would no doubt be welcomed by diabetes sufferers worldwide.

Apple does not typically comment on rumours such as this one.

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