From South Carolina, USA:
I'm searching on the Internet for a non-invasive test for diabetes. Could not find this information. Without going to a doctor, are there any other reliable tests?
"Non-invasive" testing is a term that is used for tests that don't require puncturing the skin to get a sample for testing. Although non-invasive testing to measure something through the skin that would be about the same as blood sugar has been investigated for years, these devices still aren't available, and the practical implementation of these concepts seems a few years off in the future.
Actually, the measurement of urine sugar is non-invasive. Although it's a crude estimation of the blood sugar level, it might occasionally have some value in testing: see several hints about testing blood and urine sugar to look for diabetes in a previous question.
Original posting 1 Sep 96
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:08:52
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