In vivo glucose sensing for diabetes management: progress towards non-invasive monitoring

John Pickup, Lydia McCartney, Olaf Rolinski, David Birch

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A device for continuous in vivo monitoring of glucose concentration in people with diabetes has been a clinical and research priority for many years but now has an urgency which is probably unquestioned in diabetes care. The purpose of this article is to explain recent advances in technology that are bringing glucose sensors closer to routine use and to highlight some of the remaining problems. Important new technologies include artificial receptors for glucose, tissue fluid sampling techniques, and new approaches to non-invasive sensing, such as fluorescence lifetime measurements.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1289
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Medical Journal
Issue number7220
Publication statusPublished - 13 Nov 1999


  • vivo glucose sensing
  • diabetes management
  • non-invasive monitoring
  • diabetes

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