Friday, September 28, 2007

A Gassy Alternative to Blood Glucose Testing

"Breath-analysis testing may prove to be an effective, non-invasive method for monitoring blood sugar levels in diabetes, according to a University of California, Irvine study."

This sounds like a great alternative to the whole pricking. But my concern would be the variations with each person's breath. Would food get in the way? Honestly, I would think this is a very hard to control thing, since who knows what chemicals go into our mouths when we eat, drink or kiss?

I think there would definitely be a problem with accurately monitoring one's blood glucose level. But there might be some merit in at least detecting hypers and hypos, without the need of a trained dog. This will definitely be something interesting to follow.

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