New ‘breathalyzer’ technology may allow diabetics to skip finger pricks

November 13, 2013 4:15 PM

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New ‘breathalyzer’ technology may allow diabetics to skip finger pricks

A new handheld ‘breathalyzer’ device developed by researchers at Western New England University may someday allow diabetics to monitor their blood-glucose levels in a less painful way.

Diabetes affects an estimated 26 million people in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Currently, the best way for diabetics to monitor their disease is with a blood-glucose test, which requires patients to prick their finger with a needle, often several times a d...

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