microwave glucose

Diabetes patients have to prick themselves every day in order to monitor their blood sugar levels, and that can end up to be rather uncomfortable for most people, especially kids. A team of engineers at Baylor College have managed to discover a noninvasive method to measure blood glucose levels thanks to the use of non-invasive microwave technology. The main thrust of the idea is to use microwaves to determine a substance’s dielectric constant. I wonder whether the use of microwaves over a long period of time will cause the patient to develop other kinds of medical problems – after all, we were told not to stand too close to the microwave and sleep far away from our cell phones…

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