A BG Breathalyzer?
Right now, having to blow into a breathalyzer usually spells trouble. But in the future, could people with diabetes rejoice at the possibility of using a breathalyzer every day?
Western New England University medicinal chemistry professor Dr. Ronny Priefer recently announced his team has been making progress on a breathalyzer that could detect BG levels for people with diabetes. Dr. Priefer’s team developed a multilayer technology using nanometer-thick films consisting of two polymers that react with acetone in the breath. The acetone measurements can be calculated to determine BG levels.
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