“Smartwatch to Measure Blood Glucose from Sweat” – A Chula Innovation for Healthcare

No more worries for diabetics with weak muscles. The Metallurgy and Materials Science Research Institute, Chulalongkorn University will soon launch a cutting-edge, health innovation – a wristwatch that can check blood sugar levels from sweat in real-time. It’s accurate, not painful, less expensive, and can replace imported equipment. It is expected to be available on the market soon.

Read more

Low-calorie Sweeteners Have Less Effect on Weight, Blood Sugar than Sugar Does

New research suggests that low-calorie sweeteners cause only modest changes in blood sugar, insulin levels, insulin sensitivity and weight gain, as compared to those induced by sugar. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology—Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology.

Read more