It has long been a dream of many diabetics to have a way to measure their blood glucose levels throughout the day without having to draw blood. While there have been some bloodless ways of doing so, it’s not particularly mainstream, which is why many have hoped that companies like Apple could create a method of measuring blood glucose levels using the Apple Watch.

Now according to a report from DigiTimes (paywall), they are claiming that Apple and some of their suppliers have apparently been trying to develop the tech for it. The report claims that these companies have been working on sensors to measure the user’s blood glucose levels without the need to draw blood by using short-wavelength infrared sensors.

It was initially rumored that an Apple Watch with the ability to noninvasively measure blood glucose levels could actually launch this year, but that rumor obviously did not pan out. Some claim that an Apple Watch with that ability is still years away from being made a reality, so maybe we shouldn’t get our hopes up just yet.

That being said, as with all health features on the Apple Watch, they aren’t necessarily made to replace professional medical equipment, so even if Apple were to release such a watch, you should still consult your doctor if you do have concerns.

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