Breathe out… Kraków university pioneers new diabetes test

Researchers at Kraków’s University of Science and Technology have hit upon what they believe is a new way to help diabetics – based purely on the air we exhale.

Inspiration for the discovery that could change the lives of millions hit Artur Rydosz, a graduate at the department of Computer Science and Electronics, after living with a diabetic and experiencing his grandfather’s struggle with the disease. diabetics currently have to measure their blood sugar levels using a needle – and it was the shaking hands of Artur’s grandfather that prompted him to seek another method.

His procedure, still in development, is based on levels of acetone in the breath we exhale.


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