Jul 27, 2014, 5:38 PM
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Iran produces new glucose sensor

Tehran, July 27, IRNA -- Isfahan University of Technology researchers have developed a new non-enzymatic good analytical performance) sensor based on copper/porous silicon nanocomposite.

Dr. Ali Asghar Ensafi, a faculty member of the university and project researcher, said the sensor displayed no interference from common interferences such as ascorbic acid, dopamine, uric acid, fructose and citric acid.

The low-cost sensor showed a good analytical performance.

Dr. Behzad Rezaei, a faculty member of the university, and Mehdi Mokhtari-Abarqoui, a PhD student of the university, were other researchers of the project.

If blood sugar levels remain too high, the body suppresses appetite over the short term. Long-term hyperglycemia causes many of long-term health problems, including heart disease, eye, kidney and nerve damage.

If blood sugar levels drop too low, a potentially fatal condition called hypoglycemia develops. Symptoms may include lethargy, impaired mental functioning; irritability; shaking, twitching, weakness in arm and leg muscles; pale complexion; sweating; paranoid or aggressive mentality and loss of consciousness.