The link between accurately measuring glucose levels and monitoring osmotic pressure was made in the 1970s after an incident at a regional hospital in Førde, Norway.
The son of Olav Ellingsen was admitted to the hospital with a severely swollen face and bulging eyeballs. The doctors confirmed that these symptoms came from the son’s teenage diabetes condition.
When the glucose levels became too high in his body, the cells in his body burst thus leading to these health-threatening conditions. With an injection of insulin, the symptoms disappeared. Olav Ellingsen registered a direct correlation between the osmotic pressure and glucose levels in the body and discovered that by monitoring the osmotic pressure one could read the accurate glucose levels. This discovery is the foundation of Lifecare’s solution.