A new diabetes test – level 2

20-07-2021 07:00

Australian scientists developed a new diabetes test that finds glucose in saliva. They believed that it was very exciting, and it was something that people hoped to make for a long time.

Scientists put an enzyme into a strip, and this enzyme turns glucose into a signal. A special device can read the signal, and it shows the level of glucose in the body. Scientists said that this test would change the way of making medical tests.

It is very easy and cheap to make the test because people can print it. There is no electronic device in it, and it contains only ink. The test is non-invasive, which means that it is not painful.

Difficult words: glucose (blood sugar), saliva (the water in the mouth which helps you chew and eat), enzyme (a substance which helps the body work faster).

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