A hand-held device would measure levels of the chemical acetone in someone’s breath. Acetone levels rise when blood sugar levels rise, and acetone is responsible for the sweet, fruity smell on the breath of people with diabetes who have high blood sugar levels.
What hasn’t yet been proven is whether or not blood sugar levels reliably rise and fall with acetone levels, according to the study’s lead researcher, Ronny Priefer, a professor of medicinal chemistry at Western New England University in Springfield, Mass.
I do blood sugar testing each day and this would make life so much easier and provide an almost real time testing since no pricking are necessary.
Source – http://www.newsday.com/news/health/needle-free-breathalyzer-for-daily-diabetes-testing-shows-promise-1.6430533