David Klonoff, MD, medical director of the Diabetes Research Institute, Mills-Peninsula Medical Center in San Mateo, California, forecasted that within the next five years, people with diabetes will wear sensors that will alert them to healthy food choices when they arrive at a restaurant.

The GPS-based technology, explains Klonoff, will be preprogrammed with dietary preference information based on a sound diet that is less likely to raise their blood glucose levels and leads to slightly lower mean A1c levels and complications. Patients, of course, may still choose whatever they want off the menu, but will certainly be helpful in allowing them to choose healthy meals easily.