Frequently asked questions

1. How does sugarBEAT™ work?

SugarBEAT® consists of a disposable adhesive skin-patch connected to a rechargeable transmitter, with an app displaying glucose readings.

Each patch requires calibration by a single finger-stick reading, followed by a 30-60 minute warm-up period, after which sugarBEAT® measures the amount of glucose present at regular five minute intervals. This data is then streamed via Bluetooth to a pre-downloaded App on your smart device (phone / watch / tablet).

2. Who can use sugarBEAT™?

SugarBEAT® is intended for anyone wanting to track their blood sugar levels.

3. How long can sugarBEAT™ be worn for?

Each patch can be worn for a maximum of 24 hours.

4. What will sugarBEAT cost?

SugarBEAT® will be significantly cheaper than other glucose monitors and comparable in price to glucose meters and strips.

5. When and where will sugarBEAT® be launched?

SugarBEAT® is expected to launch in 2018 in the United Kingdom, with roll out in France, Germany, Spain and Italy following shortly afterwards. This website will be updated with further details in due course.

6. Is sugarBEAT® designed to replace finger stick testing or be used as an adjunct device?

SugarBEAT® is intended to be used as an adjunct to finger stick testing.