Diabetes skin patch could abolish finger-prick tests.
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Would you check your blood glucose more often if you didn’t have to prick your finger? It is reported that pricking one’s finger is viewed as a burden and is a barrier to compliance. Depending on the type of diabetes and the medicine that is used, a diabetic may need to prick their finger up to 10 times a day! The good news is that the finger prick tests for monitoring may soon be a thing of the past, thanks to scientists who have developed an adhesive skin patch that measures glucose levels every 10-15 minutes. Professor Richard Guy and colleagues created a skin patch that potentially will change how glucose is monitored. Perhaps this will bring better compliance to the diabetic and thereby lead to better control and wellness.
Click on this link to read more details on this exciting invention. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321440.php?