Glucose Meter for Diabetes Patients

January 15th, 2015 | by MuslimScience
Glucose Meter for Diabetes Patients

Glucose Meter for Diabetes Patients
San Diego, CA. Jan. 14, 2015

Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) have tested a temporary tattoo that both extracts and measures the level of glucose in the fluid in between skin cells. This first-ever example of the flexible, easy-to-wear device could be a promising step forward in noninvasive glucose testing for patients with diabetes.

The sensor was developed and tested by graduate student Amay Bandodkar and colleagues in Professor Joseph Wang’s laboratory at the NanoEngineering Department and the Center for Wearable Sensors at the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego. Bandodkar said this “proof-of-concept” tattoo could pave the way for the Center to explore other uses of the device, such as detecting other important metabolites in the body or delivering medicines through the skin.

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