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(Al Jazeera)   Scientists develop pain-free blood sugar test for diabetics using saliva, in move which is totally not just some cheap way to get people to let them put their probes in their mouths   (aljazeera.com) divider line
    More: Cool, Blood sugar, electronic materials, glucose levels, Glucose tolerance test, Diabetes mellitus, Enzyme, pain-free blood sugar testing, low-cost glucose testing  
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2021-07-13 11:03:32 AM  
Sure, but how many diabetics use saliva?
 
2021-07-13 12:07:07 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: Sure, but how many diabetics use saliva?


It really helps with any potential digestion problems. Though Indica works just as well.
 
2021-07-13 12:30:08 PM  
So clearly there were no aliens involved here.
 
2021-07-13 1:20:24 PM  
$?
 
2021-07-13 1:27:21 PM  

2wolves: $?


If you have to ask...

Or Big Pharma will buy the patent and 'refine it' for fifty years or so
 
2021-07-13 1:34:21 PM  
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Pussies.
 
2021-07-13 1:43:59 PM  
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2021-07-13 3:30:07 PM  
Nice. I don't mind the shots so much, but the finger-sticks suck.
 
2021-07-13 3:34:12 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: 2wolves: $?

If you have to ask...

Or Big Pharma will buy the patent and 'refine it' for fifty years or so


Just like the car that runs on water, right?
 
2021-07-13 3:36:14 PM  
Sadly, you'll still need monthly test strips and probably cost twice as much as the current ones.  Big Pharma still has ways to keep you in their pockets.

/it's not about a cure, it's the come backs.
 
2021-07-13 4:22:31 PM  

PirateKing: Nice. I don't mind the shots so much, but the finger-sticks suck.


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This one goes in every 2 weeks, usually can't feel it since there aren't many nerve endings there. It lags the finger sticks by 30 minutes. Looking forwards to smart watches with glucose sensing.
 
2021-07-13 5:46:56 PM  
If this works and is economical, it could save my mother-in-law's life.

She's been on metformin and insulin for years, but she never tests her glucose. She "just knows her glucose level," because she can tell from her aura, apparently.
/eyeroll

She claims that breaking her skin "violates her energetic integrity" or something like that, so she "can't" use standard glucose tests. When we eat with her, she always has the same portion of cake, ice cream ("it's just a small portion") baked potatoes, pie, bread, rice, or whatever as the rest of us... My wife and I have both tried to get her to see reason, gently at first, and then later not-so-gently, but she's not having any of it.
 
2021-07-13 6:12:44 PM  

centrifugal bumblepuppy: This one goes in every 2 weeks, usually can't feel it


Dad?
 
2021-07-13 10:54:13 PM  
This would be nice. It would certainly make it easier to test.

/Got my A1C down to 5.4!
//Glucose was low though
///slashies
 
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