Scientists Develop Simple Home-Based Blood Pressure Measuring Device for Diabetics, University of Massachusetts - Amherst Study

Published: Mar 03, 2011

News-Medical -- Many people get stressed when they visit the doctor, leading to blood pressure readings higher than normal. It's called "White Coat Syndrome." And since two-thirds of diabetics suffer from high blood pressure, getting accurate readings is crucial to getting proper care for them. Jenna L. Marquard of the University of Massachusetts Amherst is part of a team of researchers involved in a $2-million project to develop low-cost technology that will allow diabetics to test their blood pressure at home and send those readings automatically to nurses so their medication can be adjusted as frequently as needed.

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