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Title: Non-invasive blood glucose monitoring
Author: Eagles, O. D.
Awarding Body: University College of Swansea
Current Institution: Swansea University
Date of Award: 1995
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This Thesis covers the investigation into the feasibility of monitoring blood glucose non-invasively. The work carried out involved the development of an in-vitro instrument through a series of four stages, each stage of development being an improvement on the previous one. Using these instruments it was shown that by using an appropriate wavelength, glucose could be detected down to 156 mg/dL repeatedly in distilled water, saline and a non-opaque blood analogue. It was also demonstrated that this wavelength could be used to detect the difference between blood samples with different glucose levels. The instruments were also used to demonstrate that a appropriate wavelength could be used as a reference wavelength. In addition to the in-vitro instrument, a basic in-vivo instrument was developed so that physiological data could be taken from either a person's ear or little finger non-invasively. It was clearly demonstrated that the instrument could detect a physiological change in a person whilst the person carried out a 75 g oral glucose to tolerance test.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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