Glucose Monitoring Market Sees Shift of Focus From Traditional Glucose Meters ...
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The Global Glucose Monitoring Market: 2015 Edition research report says some of the noteworthy trends of this industry include sedentary lifestyle, increasing prevalence of diabetes, among others. It presents an exhaustive study of the Global Glucose Monitoring market. It also encompasses detailed description of a number of factors driving the growth of the industry coupled with recent trends and challenges hindering the growth of the industry. The company profile section of the report covers detailed description of the players operating in the aforementioned industry. Complete research is available at http://www.marketreportsonline.com/398134.html .
Due to the lifestyle of the population in the present era, diabetes has been regarded as one of the fastest growing diseases in both developing and developed countries. Modern lifestyle has led to unhealthy eating habits largely contributing to obesity. Too much fat, not enough fiber and too many carbohydrates, all contribute to diabetes. Eating right thing at right time can reverse or prevent type 2 diabetes. Sedentary lifestyle is causing damage to health and bears responsibility for the growing obesity problems. Towards a diagnosis of type 2, inactivity and being overweight go hand in hand. In comparison to fat cells, muscle cells have more insulin receptors. Therefore, a person can decrease insulin resistance by exercising as physical activity can lower a person's blood sugar level by helping insulin to be more active.
Laser device detects blood glucose levels without the finger-prick
Finger-prick tests to monitor blood glucose levels can be the bane of a diabetic's life. In a move that could put an end to such tests in the future, researchers at Princeton University have developed a non-invasive way to test blood glucose levels using a laser.
Like a number of other blood glucose measuring research efforts we've seen in recent years, such as carbon nanotube "tattoos" and biochips that measure glucose in saliva , the Princeton team's method doesn't require direct analysis of a blood sample.
Instead, the new approach detects the level of blood sugar by directing a specialized laser at a person's palm and measuring the amount of absorption by the sugar molecules in the person's body. Rather than the person's blood, the laser targets dermal interstitial fluid, which has a strong correlation with blood sugar.
Instead of near-infrared light, which is used by many medical devices, the Princeton team's method uses mid-infrared light. This is because although near infrared light is not blocked by water, making it suitable for use in the human body, it interacts with a number of acids and chemicals in the skin, making it unsuitable for detecting blood sugar.