Well Being

A Prickless Device That Measures Blood Sugar

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prick-finger.jpgA team of Hong Kong scientists have come up with a nifty little device. A machine that can test your blood sugar without actually pricking your finger. Yee ha! A painless sugar check.

This beautiful little device is about the size of a cell phone and uses infrared beams to penetrate the skin and read the blood sugar.

Out of the many components in the blood, the beam is able to identify bits of glucose through the frequency, or wavelengths, they transmit and the amount of blood sugar present would be displayed on the instrument in 10 seconds.

It blows my mind. Now I will agree, 85% is not dead on, but I think they are headed in the right direction. How long do you think it will be before we have access to a gizmo like this?