Wearable technology is not just for humans. Quincy, a diabetic koala at the San Diego Zoo, is sporting Dexcom’s new G6 continuous glucose monitor (CGM). To make his life more "bearable" and to avoid multiple daily skin pricks to test his blood glucose levels, the Quincy's CGM sensor and transmitter send data in real time to a smart device monitored by his caretakers.
The G6 continuously measures glucose and can take measurements up to 288 times a day and can sense glucose level trends and transmit customizable alarms and alerts.
Zoo staff hope the new sensor will allow them to get more detail about the insulin-deficient koala’s glucose levels while also reducing the number of times they need to disturb him.