One Week Usable Device to Sense Glucose Level through Perspiration

There are already some devices available in the market that can help you deal the diabetes type 2 diseases effectively. But the irony is every time you need to change the strip or device to measure the glucose level. But now, thanks to the researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas who have put forward their recent discovery of a diabetes monitoring tool that you can easily use for a week.

Recently, a study published in the online Journal of Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical by Dr Shalini Prasad who is a known professor of bioengineering in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science and her co-worker and author has revealed the working range of this biosensor. They further explained the glucose level detection and quantification capabilities of the biosensor they exclusively designed to sense the glucose from the sweat. This biosensor also has the ability to detect cortisol and the concentration of interleukin-6 in the perspiration and help the people with diabetes or those who are at risk of developing diabetes.

“If a person has chronic stress, their cortisol level increase, and their resulting insulin resistance will gradually drive their glucose level out of the normal range. At that point, one could become pre-diabetic, which can progress to type 2 diabetes, and so on. If that happens, your body is in a state of inflammation, and this inflammatory marker, interlekin-6, will indicate that your organs are starting to be affected”, said Prasad.

The team further discussed how important the self-monitoring of blood glucose and blood sugar is to avoid all the cardiovascular diseases as well.

This diabetes detection device uses a gel known as the Room Temperature Ionic Liquid (RTIL) which can thoroughly analyse the sweat. You can wear this biosensor on your wrist as a bracelet and it will keep you updated about the ups and downs of your glucose and cortisol level helping you to take precautionary measures over time.

More of, while using this device to sense your glucose you won’t have to take the blood from your finger several times a day. This device prepared by the University of Texas at Dallas can be used for a week even if you constantly wear it around your wrist. It is capable of sensing even the minute and ambient sweat on a person’s skin according to the final report.

While talking about the benefits of this biosensor device to sense your glucose, Prasad further stated that “If you measure levels every hour on the hour for a full week that provides 168 hours ‘worth of data on your health as it changes”.

With this device, people can take care of themselves in a better and independent way that can keep them away from dangerous diseases with a large pace. More of, the price of the device is low enough to be afforded by all the underdeveloped countries as well. The University of Texas at Dallas is still searching for its commercial partners to strike the market with this awesome device to sense your glucose and you’ll be seeing it on your beside table soon.

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