Chemists working to create breathalyzer to detect & monitor diabetes

By Shawn Knight
Jun 11, 2013
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  1. Breathalyzers are no longer simply used to detect the presence or amount of alcohol consumed. Scientists and researchers around the world are working on all sorts of expanded tasks for breathalyzers, from detecting the presence of cocaine and marijuana to...

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  2. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,688   +870

  3. dikbozo

    dikbozo TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 106

    As a person who has lived with a diabetic for 20+ years, let me add to the collective hurrah this glimmer has produced. You go scientists! Do you need an early adopter/beta tester?
  4. Ranger1st

    Ranger1st TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 265   +77

    How about they cure it, instead of developing costly band aids. How does this item doing anything different then a blood meter? solve the problem, they know how and there have been allot of phase II trials that have been successful that have just vanished.. pretty sickening to think of the possible reasons why cures have been squashed as soon as one is ready for clinical trials.
  5. dikbozo

    dikbozo TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 106

    A cure is the ultimate end but what this device would remove is the multiple times a day that current diabetics must stick things into their bodies to be able to obtain a blood sample to enable monitoring of the blood sugar level. Blood sugar levels fluctuate depending on what you eat, do and to some extent think and feel. Being stressed is not good. This device aside from being simple to use could easily be developed to include time of day, month, year and heart rate with potentially other activities being included. It is a single step in a much longer journey.
  6. Ranger1st

    Ranger1st TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 265   +77

    A glucose meters prick is nothing and it's simple to use.. and blood, carries allot more vital potential information then your breath does, so your argument is moot. Not to mention that type 1's on a pump have a wireless connection from their meters to the pump ( medtronic et./ al. ) sop unless this device is going to be licensed to the pump companies then this is going to be useless for them.
  7. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,688   +870

    It is more expensive and long term to develop a cure. These are temporary solutions.


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