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Australian researcher develops pain-free blood sugar test for diabetics

Australian researchers hope low-cost saliva test will replace current needle-based test for diabetes sufferers.

Australian researcher develops pain-free blood sugar test for diabeticsfoto: Matt Chesin
Matilda Andersson
created at: Wed Jul 14 2021| updated at:Fri Sep 24 2021
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Australian researcher develops pain-free blood sugar test for diabetics

Australian researchers hope low-cost saliva test will replace current needle-based test for diabetes sufferers.

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Researchers in Australia have developed a cheap saliva test that can replace the current blood test and test the blood sugar in diabetics, writes Al Jazeera. A strip on the tongue should be able to measure glucose levels via the analysis of saliva.

Normally, diabetics have to stick a needle in their finger and place the blood on a test strip several times a day, to keep track of their blood sugar. Many therefore take fewer samples than they should to avoid the process.

Now a painless and inexpensive test can be available for diabetics, according to physics professor Paul Dastoor, who was responsible for developing the saliva test.

The project secured A$6.3 million ($4.7m) in funding from the Australian government to establish a facility to produce the test kits should clinical trials be passed.

Dastoor says the technology could also be transferred to COVID-19 testing and allergen, hormone and cancer testing.

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Aftonbladet

Al Jazeera



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