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Monitoring Diabetes Without Pain and Blood: Biosensors Offer New Alternatives
CNDLS documents research by Georgetown College prof in a short video.
Prof. Mak Paranjape says "much thinking takes place with my students."
A daily regimen of pricked fingers and blood tests is an essential part of life for someone living with diabetes.
Monitoring blood glucose levels can be tiresome, even with today's improved monitoring devices. Drs. Mak Paranjape and John Currie, researchers in the Georgetown Advanced Electronics Laboratory (GAEL), are working to take the process to a whole new level.
For the past few years, the team has been developing and testing a new biosensor device for blood glucose monitoring. The size of a small bandaid, it is designed to be worn anywhere on the body, where the biosensor samples tiny amounts of fluids that lie just beneath the skin. The device is small and convenient, and makes measuring glucose levels pain-free and noninvasive.