Diabetic attacks due to low blood sugar may be a thing of the past thanks to a new device called the sweat meter, developed by the University of Oslo and the National Hospital, which can alert diabetics that their blood sugar is too low before they pass out.
A patient who has had diabetes for several years no longer has the warning signs of low blood sugar. This can be highly dangerous as the patient is in danger of losing consciousness or even dying. There are currently no instruments that can measure a patient’s blood sugar without needing a prick with a needle.
The sweat meter will not require any pricks or blood samples. It will simply be a matter of pasting an electrode onto the skin, which will send a discreet alert to a cell phone that blood sugar is low.