New adhesive measures glucose and no need for needles

New adhesive measures glucose and no need for needles

New adhesive measures glucose and no need for needles

Low cost device can further facilitate the measurement process, which is indispensable for diabetes sufferersOption newspaperOption newspaperreproductionA study published on Monday by Nature Nanotechnology features a new patch that measures glucose levels across the skin, which could make millions of diabetics needless to use needles to make periodic measurements. .The information is from EFE.The patch extracts glucose from the fluid between the epithelial cells through the hair follicles, which are individually accessible thanks to miniature sensors that use a small electric current and collect glucose into small reservoirs to measure it.Substance level readings can be taken every 10 to 15 minutes over several hours, according to the University of Bath study in the United Kingdom.Thanks to a set of sensors and reservoirs, the adhesive does not need to be calibrated with a blood sample, which makes finger piercing, which is common in the glucose measurement process, unnece...


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