Experts develop light-based system to monitor blood sugar

08/30/2010 | Wall Street Journal, The

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a shopping-cart-sized device that uses near infrared light to allow patients with Type 1 diabetes to monitor their blood-glucose levels. They hope to develop a cheaper, hand-held version of the device in about five years, as well as adapt the technology to measure cholesterol, alcohol and other chemicals in the blood.

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