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Latest Diabetes Research: Soon, iPhones will measure glucose levels in diabetics

Written by Agencies |Published : August 23, 2014 2:27 PM IST

glucose-buddyFed up of checking your sugar levels using the painful finger-prick test? Soon measuring sugar levels could be as easy as using an iPhone.

This breakthrough research from American Chemical Society's (ACS'), reveals a new protein that would allow diabetics to check their blood sugar from their iPhones. Sylvia Daunert, Ph.D, from University of Miami designed a protein that will make sugar level testing less painful with high precision.

She invented the 'designer protein' by changing the genetic code that senses glucose levels in the body. She further modified it by adding synthetic immuno acids to give protein better sensing capabilities and a longer life. Daunert asserted that diabetic patients always need to prick themselves several times in order to check the glucose levels but that won't be required much now after her 'designer protein' comes into use.

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Daunert said that they could not use their bio sensors that they just developed and reported and infact look at their iPhones and could check the levels of glucose in the patients.

With inputs from ANI

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