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Challenges in the development of amperometric glucose biosensors

Abd. Aziz, Azila and Jusoh, Norhana and Wong, Fui Ling (2006) Challenges in the development of amperometric glucose biosensors. In: Special Topics In Bioprocess Engineering Volume I. Penerbit UTM, Johor , 43 - 60. ISBN 978-983-52-0600-9

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Abstract

Diabetes is a disease in which the body loses the ability to regulate the level of glucose in blood. In a person without diabetes, the body is able to regulate the amount of glucose in blood between 3.5 to 6.5 mM with the help of the hormone insulin. In diabetes, the auto-regulation of glucose fails and the blood glucose level of a diabetic sufferer may vary between 1 to 30 mM. This can lead to hyperglycemia (too much glucose) or hypoglycemia (too little glucose). Hyperglycemia can result in long term damage to organs and hypoglycemia can result in coma or death due to too little glucose reaching the brain.

Item Type:Book Section
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Divisions:Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering (Formerly known)
ID Code:25638
Deposited By: Liza Porijo
Deposited On:23 May 2012 07:34
Last Modified:24 May 2012 01:26

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