Magazine article The Exceptional Parent

Pain Free Blood Glucose Monitoring Device Developed

Magazine article The Exceptional Parent

Pain Free Blood Glucose Monitoring Device Developed

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Western New England University professors Dr. Ronny Priefer and Dr. Michael Rust have developed a handheld breathalyzer that allows individuals to painlessly check their blood glucose levels. Instead of using the traditional finger-stick testing, patients blow into a breathalyzer to detect the acetone levels in their breath, which have been linked to high blood glucose. With this information, patients can determine if they need to take insulin.

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Priefer and Rust presented their research at the 2016 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Annual Meeting and Exposition to an estimated 6,500 attendees in Denver, CO this November. The AAPS conference aims to improve global health through advances in pharmaceutical sciences.

"We believe this technology will be a great improvement in the lives of people with diabetes," said Priefer. "It is a non-invasive medical device for detecting and monitoring diabetes by connecting one's acetone levels with their blood glucose. …

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