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18 Jan 2018 05:27 PM EST

There may be a better way of managing Type 2 diabetes, which 27 million Americans suffer from.
According to Digital Trends, a new pilot program has diabetes patients use wearable tech to monitor their blood sugar.
The Dexcom Mobile Continuous Glucose Monitoring System keep tabs on glucose levels throughout the day.
A sensor, generally worn on the abdomen, detects glucose levels immediately beneath the skin.
A companion transmitter sends this information to a smartphone.
UnitedHealthcare Medicare and Retirement CEO Brian Thompson called Type 2 diabetes an 'epidemic.'

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