New Ways of Testing Blood Sugar or Should We Say Body Sugar? 

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Anyone diagnosed with Type 2  Diabetes Reducer diabetes is vulnerable to depression to begin with, so being made to feel like a pincushion should not have to be a part of their care. Fortunately your blood is not the only area of your body where sugar can be detected, and researchers are now finding ways of measuring it without the painful and tiresome pinpricks...

In April 2014 the Journal of International Oral Health reported that scientists are now working on a way of accurately measuring the sugar level in your saliva. Researchers at the Nijalingappa Institute of Dental Sciences and Research and MR Medical College in Karnataka, India, included thirty diabetic volunteers in their research. It was found that sugar levels in their saliva correlated with their fasting blood sugar levels and HbA1c percentages.

The investigators concluded salivary sugar could be used as well as blood sugar to determine a diabetic's sugar levels and diabetic control.

The Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology reported on a study from the University of Maryland in Baltimore, USA, in January 2014. Investigators washed particular skin areas of a healthy volunteer and a second volunteer diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. A solution was applied to the skin of both volunteers and a fluorescent light shone onto both. Fluorescence reflecting back from the skin was measured. It was found the actual amount of fluorescence measured was determined by the amount of sugar in the skin. The amount of sugar in the skin correlated with the amount of sugar in the blood.

From this information the researchers concluded more studies are warranted to make their method of measuring sugar useful to all diabetics.

And research has been carried out to reveal sugar can be detected in tears. Now inventors Brian Otis and Babak Parviz report the creation of a contract lens capable of measuring tear sugar. The soft plastic layers of the lens contain a tiny glucose sensor and wireless computer chip that report tear sugar levels every second. The device has the potential for lighting up with LED lights when sugar levels get too high or too low.
  Monday, March 4, 2019 at 1:32:30 AM

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