DexCom’s body sensor will measure glucose levels every five minutes and send that data to a remote handheld device within 20 feet, which will then communicate with the iPhone that will then send the data to display on the Apple Watch.
The glucose levels will display on the watch in the form of a simple graph to help diabetics easily and quickly read their glucose, or blood sugar, levels.
Diabetes affects an estimated 8-10% of the South African population, and worldwide the number of people affected by the chronic disease is increasing dramatically.
DexCom will also offer a second app that will be able to share the data with another person, such as a doctor, who may need to monitor the person’s glucose levels.
The apps are expected to be available in conjunction with the launch of the Apple Watch in April 2015, and there are no plans for it to support other smart watches as of yet.
However, according to Reuters, Apple hasn’t accepted any apps for the soon to be released smart watch yet but has provided guidelines and code to developers for creating apps for it.