A new Glucowizzard a grain of rice sized implant may mean less pain for diabetes suffers by monitoring there blood sugar levels day and night. The Glucowizzard is injected into a patients wrist and works like conventional monitors: An enzyme reacts with glucose in the blood and frees electrons in proportion to sugar levels.
This data is then collected via photovoltaic cells flashing light pulses through the skin to a wristband worn by the patient.
The system would help patients monitor their blood glucose levels without the need to prick their skin every time. Clinical trials of the device are expected to being in two years, while the sensor could go on sale by 2017
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