NU professor develops new glucose monitoring system

شرح تداول الاسهم كيف ابيع الاسهم عن طريق النت بنك الرياض By Cassidy DeStefano, news editor wikihow forex trading After four years of research, a Northeastern engineering professor has launched a patented system that may allow people with diabetes to trade in standard finger-prick blood tests for a less invasive saliva-based approach. accumulation distribution index forex “Patients have to track their glucose levels five to six times every day,” Ming Wang, the professor behind the product, said. “With me, I see one blood drop and I’m already afraid.”

forex öppettider väla The system, which is the first of its kind to hit the market, has patients chew on unsweetened foam to generate saliva, which is then collected through a narrow tube and sent for immediate processing. The resulting measurement indicates the concentration of milligrams (mg) of glucose per deciliter (dL) of saliva, Wang said.

jobba hemifrån fördelar “The blood has 100 times more glucose than the saliva, and so we need to make sure our sensor has fast-response capabilities that can give back results in 30 seconds,” Wang said, naming the ideal concentration at about 1.5 mg/dL.

شراء العملات وبيعها Freshman history major Maggie Gallagher was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2007. She has used invasive technologies ever since.

forex quotes csv “When you start with Type 1, you move from syringes to pen needles to a pod or a pump, and you take about five shots a day,” she said. “Through that, you get a lot of scar tissue.”

تداول اسهم موبايلي Now, Gallagher uses a Dexcom, a continuous monitoring system that inserts a wire into highly concentrated areas of muscle tissue such as the stomach or legs to track blood sugar.

ASHFORD ENG125 ENTIRE COURSE “The insertion is very painful, but I like that I can just check the system instead of checking my blood sugar,” Gallagher said.

هل تنصح بالتجارة في الأسهم She said that while Wang’s saliva-based system sounds feasible in theory, there may be social issues that arise in practice. forex öppettider gränby centrum “I think it could be great, but I feel like if you had to chew on something then that would physically show you were different from the rest of the group,” she said. “A handheld system is something you can hide away, but chewing something is visible and hard to do discretely.”

طريقة تجارة الذهب Gallagher also expressed concern about the accuracy and hygienics of saliva testing.

تعلم تجارة الفوركس “When you check your blood sugar with a finger prick, you have to have a sterile finger to make sure that the measurement is accurate and not affected by anything you have touched,” she said. “But with saliva, that would be hard to accomplish.”

نجاح تجارة الذهب Still, interdisciplinary engineering Ph.D student Wenjun Zhang, Wang’s partner for the project, said that medical professionals are coming to rely more on saliva for tests.

شركة ماركتس للتداول “Saliva, commonly considered as the ‘mirror of the body’, is very attractive as a biomedium for clinical diagnostics,” she said in an email to The News. “There are a large number of diagnostic analytes present in saliva, enabling various diseases detection and monitoring.”

valutahandel lön Wang agreed with the potential of turning to saliva for glucose readings. خيار ثنائي لا إيداع مكافأة 2013 “Saliva research has gained some major attention either to replace or complement blood tests because it is convenient and numerically-founded,” he said. “There is an immediate future for this product.” اساسيات الفوركس Photo by Robert Smith

Correction: An earlier version of this article reported that a Dexcom is used to track blood pressure. The device measures blood sugar.


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