September 23, 2011

Diabetes researchers work on painless blood sugar testing


When it comes to managing diabetes, there have been a lot of advances. But one thing that's remained a constant- those frequent, and often painful, finger pricks to measure blood sugar levels.  Diabetics know the drill. They do it again and again- sometimes 10 times a day. Each prick tells them if their blood sugar levels are too high or too low…Dr. Jeffrey Thomas Labelle from Arizona State University knows the frustration firsthand- his dad had Type 2 diabetes… Labelle and his colleagues at the Mayo Clinic have been working on a way that could one day make blood-sugar monitoring easier for patients by using fluid from the eye.

ABC7 (Calif.), Denise Dador, 9/23/11

Tags: Endocrinology / Diabetes

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