medGadget – Laser Glucometer Eliminates Pin Pricks

The researchers have developed a prototype laser-based system to allow sufferers of diabetes to check their blood sugar levels without using a needle stick to draw blood. The system works by directing a laser beam at the patient’s palm and measuring the amount of absorption and scattering when the laser interacts with dermal interstitial fluid, which is strongly correlated with blood sugar levels.

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Posted in Glucose & Insulin Medical Research