Australian scientists develop saliva-based glucose test for diabetics

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Scientists in Australia say they have developed a pain-free, low-cost way to test blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. It is all down to a non-invasive strip that checks glucose levels through a patient's saliva. Researchers say the material which detects glucose can be printed at a low cost. They are hoping this will replace the current needle-based blood test. The project has secured $4.7m from the Australian government, to produce test kits if clinical trials are successful. Paul Dastoor is a professor of physics at the University of Newcastle in Australia and led the team which created the test. He joins us by Skype from Newcastle to discuss this. - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish/ - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera/ - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #Diabetes #BloodSugarTest #AljazeeraEnglish
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