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Diabetes Technol Ther. 2012 May;14(5):398-402. doi: 10.1089/dia.2011.0262. Epub 2012 Feb 29.

Correlation between sweat glucose and blood glucose in subjects with diabetes.

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FreeLance, Inc., San Francisco, California 94114, USA.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Sweat contains glucose that can accurately reflect blood glucose. However, skin surface glucose can confound these measurements.

METHODS:

A perfusion method was used to rapidly harvest sweat from forearm sites on human subjects. The sweat samples were analyzed for glucose by high-performance liquid chromatography methods and compared with the results obtained with a blood glucose meter.

RESULTS:

The results of 23 different studies of seven individual subjects with diabetes show a strong correlation between sweat glucose and blood glucose.

CONCLUSION:

Sweat glucose, when properly harvested to prevent contamination from other sources on the skin's surface, can accurately reflect blood glucose levels.

PMID:
22376082
DOI:
10.1089/dia.2011.0262
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