A few weeks ago Apple had its March Keynote address and announced during that highly publicized and talked about event was the Apple Watch. Whether you love or hate the idea of Apple products taking over the world and being on your desk, in your pocket, and now on your wrist, there is no denying the fact that with the advent of this new technology there is the possibility for great strides to be made in many fields, especially health, wellness, and nutrition. The HealthKit that is present on every Apple Watch will allow many people to be able to monitor their health with a greater sense of ease and precision than ever before. Not only will the Apple Watch be able to help the average joe remember to get up from his desk every hour and move around a little bit, but it has the ability to help people with diabetes get an even tighter control over their blood sugar.
With the help of a new continuous glucose monitoring app by Dexcom, a person with diabetes can significantly decrease the amount of times they would have to finger stick themselves to find out what their blood sugar reading is. Having your blood sugar readings available to you at all times is an astounding technological advancement that people with this disease could never have imagined twenty years ago. This would also be an extremely helpful tool for parents of young children with diabetes who would now be one hundred percent aware of their children’s health at all times. For the millions of diabetics around the world the Apple Watch is the latest, and definitely greatest tool to aid in the management of the disease that is a part of their lives twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, three-hundred and sixty-five days a year.