A team of researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems IMS, Germany, has emerged with a new technique to help tackle the problem of diabetes and hence, it’s associated heart ailments.
The researchers have developed a tiny bio-sensor, which will be taking into account the levels of glucose by monitoring the tissue fluids, those excreted by the body via tears or sweat.
Previously even such devices were engineered, although they were massive, vague and required ample power to work.
In a statement, Fraunhofer advised that patients diagnosed with Type-1 diabetes should be more careful about their levels of glucose, as their blood doesn’t comprise of enough insulin, which can cut down the excessive glucose.
Further, it was emphasized that the only way to test to glucose levels was to prick in needle and test the blood droplet on a strip, several times in a day, which is agonizing.
However, in case of bio-sensors, no such pain is to be experienced, the gadget knows what exactly it has to do. Tom Zimmermann from the institute explained: “The bio-sensor transmits the data via a wireless interface, for example to a mobile receiver. Thus, the patient can keep a steady eye on his or her glucose level”.