A new diabetes test – level 1
Australian scientists make a new diabetes test. A diabetes test checks the level of blood sugar in the body. Blood sugar gives you energy.
The scientists believe that their test is very special. It looks like a strip. The test does not hurt. It checks the blood sugar from saliva.
An enzyme is inside the strip. The enzyme turns the blood sugar into a signal. A special device reads the signal. This way to test is different from any other tests.
The test does not use any electronic devices. It uses ink. It means that it is easy to make the test. People can print it. It is fast and cheap.
Difficult words: diabetes (a disease when there is too much or too little blood sugar in the body), saliva (the water in the mouth which helps people eat food), enzyme (a material in the body which makes some things happen faster).
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