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Blood glucose breathalyzer

Researchers at Western New England University have developed a breathalyzer-like device that can monitor blood glucose levels. Polymers in the breathalyzer react with acetone, which is a ketone that is produced in people with diabetes when there is a lack of insulin and fat is used by the body as fuel. The researchers will begin two controlled clinical trials later this year, and will continue into 2015. They will compare results with those from standard blood glucose meters. They will also analyze any interference from smoking, types of food, and timing of food on the breath. As reported in Diabetes Health by Allison Nimlos.

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