Hypo risk for people with type 1 diabetes highlighted in recent poll
Images: (left) Sabih Chaudhry (fourth from left) with the Afon Technology team
(Right) How many hypos do you have in the average month? - Type 1 diabetes
A mild hypo can be treated through eating or drinking 15 to 20 grams of fast-acting carbohydrates such as glucose tablets, sweets, sugary fizzy drinks or fruit juice.
Some people with diabetes may also need to take 15 to 20 grams of slower acting carbohydrates if the next meal is not due, the charity has reported.
Scientists at the Monmouthshire-based technology firm are working to create the world's first non-invasive wearable blood glucose sensor, aiming to to transform the lives of people living with diabetes by completely removing needles from the process of monitoring blood sugar levels.
The sensor sits on the inside of your wrist and uses Bluetooth technology to send real-time information to a companion app which will display your blood glucose trends and alert you to high/low glucose levels as well as personal health trends.
Sabih added: “At Afon Technology, we believe in the transformative power of continuous glucose monitoring. Our mission is to change the lives of those with diabetes, and we are on the cusp of making needles a relic of the past in blood sugar monitoring. By detecting low sugar levels swiftly and accurately, we hope to turn the tide against hypos and offer a brighter, needle-free future for people managing diabetes.”