Revolutionary 'blood-free' breathalyser test created for diabetics

A revolutionary new invention will allow those who have diabetes to test their sugar levels without having to draw blood.

Breath-Tech is a breathalyser test that could be an important invention, as the prevalence of diabetes around the world continues to increase sharply.

CSIR Research Scientist, Dr Bonex Mwakikunga, says it works in the same way as the breathalyser for alcohol.

It's almost the same as a breathalyser for alcohol. The only difference is the sensor does not look for alcohol, it looks for a gas called acetone. This acetone gas level can be correlated to the blood glucose.

Dr Bonex Mwakikunga, Research Scientist for Nano- Scale Physics at CSIR

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