Tim Cook spotted testing Apple's glucose monitor

Apple CEO Tim Cook displays his personal Apple Watch to customers at an Apple Store

Tim Cook Uses Wearable Device to Track Blood Sugar, Hinting at Apple Interest in Such a Product

Since last we reported about the said inititiative, the research team seems to have made vast progress as feasibility trials for this sensor has already been flagged off.

"According to our source, Apple's sights are now set on the epidemic of diabetes, and the company plans to introduce a game-changing glucose monitoring feature in an upcoming Apple Watch", BGR wrote in its report.

Cook was earlier spotted wearing a similar device during his recent visit to the University of Glasgow, wherein he had explained to the students why he was wearing the medical device connected to his Apple Watch. Now according to a report from CNBC, it seems that Apple's CEO Tim Cook could already be personally testing it out himself.

"It's mentally anguishing to stick yourself many times a day to check your blood sugar", Cook said, according to CNBC.

"There is lots of hope out there that if someone has constant knowledge of what they are eating, they can instantly know what causes the response and that they can adjust well before they become diabetic", Cook said.

Apple's plans in the space could be quite far along.

Steve Jobs envisioned using wearables to monitor blood sugar and other vital signs during his tenure as Apple CEO, and the company's glucose tracker has been in development for at least five years, CNBC reported last month.

If you had trouble believing the Apple Watch is genuinely close to non-invasively monitoring its wearer's blood sugar the first and second time we heard speculation on the matter recently, maybe third time will be the charm. It could also sell it exclusively to add to the revenue stream that'll be bolstered by the demand for the same.

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