Breath test to check di­a­bet­ics’ sugar lev­els

The Daily Telegraph - - News -

A pain­less breath test could re­place the daily fin­ger prick check for di­a­bet­ics af­ter sci­en­tists found a chem­i­cal which rises when blood sugar is too low.

Re­searchers have known for some time that dogs can be trained to no­tice when their own­ers are about to suf­fer a hy­po­gly­caemic at­tack be­cause of lack of glu­cose. Now Cam­bridge Uni­ver­sity has man­aged to iso­late the chem­i­cal, iso­prene, which they are sniff­ing, which means it could be screened for in a breath test.

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