Diabetes news: New skin patch will measure glucose levels without need for finger-prick


Researchers at the University of Bath said it could even be linked to a smartphone app that warns diabetics when to take action. The new device promises to replace the current and unpopular method to analyze the blood sugar levels used by millions of diabetics. Approximately 3.7 million Britons have been diagnosed and it is expected to increase to five million by the year 2025. Professor Richard Guy, of the Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, said: "A non-invasive method, that is, without a needle, to control the Blood sugar has proven to be a difficult goal to achieve. " The closest that has been achieved has required at least a single-point calibration with a classic 'finger-stick', or the implantation of a pre-calibrated sensor through a single needle insert. "The monitor developed at Bath promises a truly free calibration approach, an essential contribution in the fight to combat the increasing global incidence of diabetes." PA The patch takes advantage of skin glucose through a series of miniature sensors They use a small electric current. Glucose accumulates in small deposits where it is measured, with the ability to take readings every ten to 15 minutes for several hours. Researchers now expect it to become a low-cost portable sensor that sends regular measurements to the user's phone or smart watch. You can also configure warnings to warn the user when to act, they said. . Different types of diabetes Mon, January 1, 2018 What types of diabetes are there? From types 1 and 2 to gestational diabetes. Play slides Diabetes type 1: an autoimmune disease that prevents the body from producing insulin to regulate blood sugar levels. Dr. Adelina Ilie, from the Department of Physics, said: "The specific architecture of our matrix allows an operation without calibration and has the benefit of allowing the realization with a variety of materials in combination." We use graphene as one of the components, since it brings important advantages. Specifically, it is strong, conductive, flexible, and low-cost and environmentally friendly. "In addition, our design can be implemented using high-performance manufacturing techniques, such as screen printing, which we hope will support a disposable and widely available device." One important advantage over other test devices is that each miniature sensor in the array can operate in a small area on an individual hair follicle, "the scientists explained, explaining that this significantly reduces the variability in glucose extraction and increases the accuracy of Measurements Initially, the team tested the pig skin patch, which showed that it could accurately track glucose levels in diabetic patients.Additional tests on healthy human volunteers again showed that they could track blood sugar variations at Now they hope to improve the design allows a fun completeity during a 24-hour period of use and conducts clinical trials. In Britain, just under six percent of adults have diabetes.

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