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New device can measure glucose in sweat with the touch of a fingertip – News-Medical.Net

Many people with diabetes endure multiple, painful finger pricks each day to measure their blood glucose.

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Many people with diabetes endure multiple, painful finger pricks each day to measure their blood glucose. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Sensors have developed a device that can measure glucose in sweat with the touch of a fingertip, and then a personalized algorithm provides an accurate estimate of blood glucose levels.
According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 34 million children and adults in the U.S. have diabetes. Although self-monitoring of blood glucose is a critical part…

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