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Report: Apple Wants To Create A Better Way To Treat Diabetes

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Report: Apple Wants To Create A Better Way To Treat Diabetes

According to a CNBC report, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) created a secret team that is tasked with treating diabetes.

CNBC, citing "people familiar with the matter," reported that Steve Jobs himself envisioned the project prior to his death. Today, the "super secret" initiative appears to be in full motion at a nondescript office miles away from Apple's headquarters.

Apple reportedly tasked biomedical engineers to develop sensors that can monitor a person's blood sugar levels. The company is hoping to create a non-invasive sensor, a difficult task to say the least as it is challenging to accurately track glucose levels without piercing a person's skin.

Apple may be developing optical sensors, which shine a light through a person's skins to measure indications of glucose.

Apple's project reportedly dates back at least five years and was part of Jobs' vision of developing wearable devices that can monitor oxygen levels, heart rate, blood glucose levels and other important vitals.

Apple Is Making Progress

The CNBC report further noted that Apple is actually conducting feasibility trials at various clinical sites. The company reportedly also hired consultants and experts to give management a better understanding of the regulatory pathways.

Apple has also been active in poaching biomedical experts from companies like Medtronic, Vital Connect and others. Some of these experts were working as part of the secret team while others are working at Apple's office as part of the Watch time.

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