Nanotech Breath Sensor Detects Diabetes And Potentially Serious Complication, ETH Zurich Study
5/20/2010 9:22:52 AM
EurekAlert! -- Scientists are reporting development and successful testing of a sensor that can instantly tell whether someone has Type I diabetes. It could also be used by emergency room doctors to determine whether a patient has developed diabetic ketoacidosis, a potentially serious complication that happens when diabetics do not take enough insulin. Someday the technology may also be used by diabetics, in their own homes, to determine whether they need more insulin. A report on the sensor appears in ACS' Analytical Chemistry, a semi-monthly journal.
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