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ASU Professor Jeff La Belle Working On Diabetes Test Without Needles

glucometer
(Photo by Sky Schaudt - KJZZ)
Diabetic patients who use a traditional glucometer like this one routinely have to check their blood sugar levels by pricking their finger each time.

Diabetic patients routinely have to check their blood sugar levels and that means pricking their finger each time.

But researchers at Arizona State University are working on different approaches — specifically, ones that do not include needles.

Jeff La Belle, a professor of biomedical engineering at ASU, has been looking at this since about 2007.

Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.