Detecting Diabetes

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Your support is making way for incredible progress

June 26, 2019

We are excited to share an update about the new device which could replace pin prick testing for people living with type 1 diabetes.


Thanks to your incredible support, clinical trials will soon commence for the new non-invasive diabetes monitoring device


Leading a multidisciplinary group of health and engineering experts from the University of Sydney and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Faculty of Engineering researcher Professor Xiaoke Yi believes the device will lead to a more accurate detection of ketoacidosis, a life-threatening medical emergency that occurs when the body does not produce enough insulin and in turn, lead to a more effective management of the disease.


“The breath ketone analyser will be a less invasive and far more accurate way for people with diabetes to monitor their health, by measuring blood ketone levels in the breath,” said Professor Xiaoke Yi from the School of Electrical and Information Engineering.


“The process will be as simple as roadside breath testing – just by measuring the concentration of acetone in a patient’s breath, blood ketone levels can be calculated. “The device has been calibrated to a high sensitivity and is based on an innovative sensing technique that is not affected by alcohol or other gasses,” she explained.


The device will also have the potential to monitor and assist several other diseases such as liver disease, epilepsy, and Alzheimer’s Disease.


If you would like to continue your support for the device, please consider making a donation before the end of June so that your donation is tax deductible for this financial year. 

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will help us with costs associated with materials used in the clinical trials


Product development

will help us to halve the size of the breath bag



will help us to develop a smaller, more efficient breath sensor



will help us to design the enclosure and interfaces of the small factor breath analyser



will help us to integrate all devices into the pocket-size breath analyser


Clinical Trials

will help us to pay the costs for a clinical study to test the performance of the pocket size breath analyser


Technological Advancement

will help us to develop wireless connections of the pocket size breath analyser so that users could check their health conditions via smart devices such as smart phone and smart watch at anytime and anywhere

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