Frequently asked questions

1. How does sugarBEAT™ work?

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

Each patch requires a 30 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 / 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 daily-disposable patch is designed to be worn throughout the day.

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® commenced phase 1 of commercial launch in Q3 2019 and is expected to be able to be purchased in the United Kingdom and Ireland more widely in 2020.

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.