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 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 a glucose trending device designed to help all persons with diabetes and pre-diabetics to better manage their glucose levels.

SugarBEAT® can additionally be used as an adjunctive glucose monitoring device by insulin using persons with diabetes when calibrated by a finger stick reading.

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.