The Glucose Sensor

Cases of diabetes are increasing rapidly throughout the world; the disease now affects over 366 million people worldwide. The discovery of the glucose electrode by Oxford University’s Allen Hill and his co-workers in 1982 was a breakthrough that has changed the lives of millions of diabetes sufferers. The sensor, which monitors the amount of sugar in a tiny blood sample – accurately, discreetly, and conveniently – allows diabetics to manage their condition easily and free from anxiety.

Over 27 billion of these sensor-testing strips have been sold across the world, testament to its importance in helping to manage this increasingly common condition.


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