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Wednesday, 14 July 2021

New way to monitor glucose: Patients don't have to suffer pain to get blood sugar checked, chip made by scientists will check saliva and tell sugar level on mobile app

New way to monitor glucose: Patients don't have to suffer pain to get blood sugar checked, chip made by scientists will check saliva and tell sugar level on mobile app
 
 
 In the future this strip can be purchased from a pharmacy store
 Scientists in Australia have created a chewing gum-shaped strip
 A total of Rs 35 crore has been received from the government for this project
 
 Patients will not have to endure needle pain to have their blood sugar checked soon.  Scientists in Australia have created a strip that will check human saliva to tell if the sugar level is high or low.  At present, blood is taken from a needle and examined in a glucose monitor.  There were new strips in the market so patients would not have to suffer pain.

 Production will begin this year
 This special strip is made by the University of Newcastle, Australia.  He has received a total of Rs 35 crore from the government for this project.  As the fund grows, more testing kits will be created.  The kit making process will begin after the clinical trial is completed.  Aims to make the strip by the year 2023.  This strip can be purchased from a pharmacy store.

 The strip will work this way

 The strip should be placed on the tongue to check for blood sugar.
 Contact with the saliva will cause a reaction on the strip.
 The strip stays connected to an app on the smartphone
 After the reaction, you will know how much the blood sugar is.
 
 The idea came from a blood sugar test in children
 “The inspiration to get this strip ready comes from my wife, who is a school teacher and monitors children’s blood sugar,” said researcher Paul Dastur.  Children run to play in the field as soon as the lunch break is over, but when some children return, their blood sugar is checked by taking a blood sample.  We wanted a way of testing that didn't hurt at all.  This new way is low-cost


 The shape of the strip is like chewing gum
 The strip is fitted with biosensors, the researcher said.  This causes a chemical reaction signal to be generated.  This chip is shaped like chewing gum and is slim.  It has a transistor in it.  It contains the enzyme glucose oxidase.  It reacts with glucose present in saliva and forms oxides on hydrogen.  It works by sending a signal and the result comes on the app.

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