Medical News Today: Diabetes skin patch could abolish finger-prick tests

Medical News Today: Diabetes skin patch could abolish finger-prick tests

Created by researchers from the University of Bath in the United Kingdom, the novel patch has proven to be a feasible noninvasive strategy for blood glucose monitoring in tests of both pig and human skin. Study co-author Prof. Richard Guy, of the Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology, and colleagues recently reported their findings in the journal Nature Nanotechnology. It is estimated that around 30.3 million people in the United States are living with diabetes, and there are around 1.5 million new cases diagnosed every year. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes, accounting for 90–95 percent of...

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