As you may know, there are medical devices to track things to some certain points, like glucometers. Question is why do we strive to track such things (take glucose level for example) more accurately? (Curious: Talking specifically about this particular subject(glucometers), what's the reason to actually crave for precision?
these are a few sources I’ve been reading recently:
This article shows different approaches to measure the glucose level with different mechanisms with different level of accuracy and efficacy; using enzymatic detection, using photonics, and using carbon nanotubes.
Also this book
in chapter 2,
[Electrochemical nanosensors for blood glucose analysis]
discusses the detection of glucose using various approaches like again enzymatic detection, Nanosensors, Nano-sized materials like carbon nanotubes, gold nanowire array electrode for non-enzymatic voltammetric and amperometric glucose detection and...
And also the last one : Nanophotonics Paras N. Prasad Page 268-269 glucose detection using photonic crystal sensors
(I asked this question just out of curiosity)
"why bother improving the accuracy of glucometers?" I'm saying that, with the typical glucometer devices, we are able to measure the glucose level in the bloodstream and with some more advanced methods(or maybe alternative ways), we are trying to make the measurement more accurate. Question is why, while we are already able to measure it. I mean is there a medical condition that there is a need to measure with higher accuracy than the typical glucometers?
Pt: I don't come from a medical background,so my question may sound a little bit obscure.