Diabetes has assumed epidemic proportions today and according to reports pre-diabetes affects more than 350 million people globally. If early interventions are not taken almost 70 per cent people with pre-diabetes go on to develop type 2 diabetes. This is easily preventable with lifestyle and dietary changes. Now according to Australian researchers diabetics will soon have a smart patch device that will help them monitor their health at a ‘molecular level’. This is being jointly developed by tech start-up Nutromics with RMIT University Griffith University and manufacturer Romar Engineering. The device will also help in the prevention of the disease.