Pricking a finger multiple times a day to monitor their blood glucose levels often proves overwhelming for patients with diabetes. Many simply won’t follow their physician’s recommendation to test so frequently, making it harder to manage their condition.
“It’s a lot of stress,” said Dae-Hyeong Kim, PhD, an associate professor in the School of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Seoul National University in Korea. “Many patients don’t want to do it every day so they will do it once a week or once a month, and that will aggravate their diabetes.”
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