FDA warning re: Using a smartwatch as a CGM

As a patient advocate and healthcare content writer once again I’m reminded how important it is to be accurate and complete when talking about medical devices. Not every device is appropriate for every situation.

Background: The FDA warned patients against using devices that don’t pierce the skin to check their glucose levels. Their readings are unreliable. Maybe that will change as technology evolves, but this is where we’re at right now.

Read the FDA warning here: https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/safety-communications/do-not-use-smartwatches-or-smart-rings-measure-blood-glucose-levels-fda-safety-communication