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Blood sugar test for Rs 2, in 10 seconds

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Kounteya Sinha
, The Times Of India.

NEW DELHI: India is all set to unveil a path-breaking test for diabetes that will save both money and blood.

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is almost ready with a new digital finger-pricking blood sugar machine that will not require repeated use of testing strips. Significantly, it will cost less than Rs 2 per blood sample and require 1,000 times lesser blood than what glucose meters use now. Even better, it will take only 10 seconds to know your blood glucose count.

Being developed by professor of biological sciences at BITS-Pilani, Dr Suman Kapur, the test will undergo final evaluation by July 15 and is expected to be ready for mass production by December.

This low-cost rapid test will be a boon for India which plans to test five crore people for diabetes by the end of this year. India plans to screen all adult males above 30 years of age and pregnant women of all age groups for diabetes and hypertension in 100 districts across 21 states.

I am sorry for the Caste Conscious folks I do not know his caste. But He is a PIO.
Lot of my close relatives, friends are pre-diabetic, but would simply ignore. In India,a random sugar or BP of 150 are normal, lol!

We need to control the measures of junk (salt, sugar, carb ) eating, rather than measuring the sugars/BP often. Though monitoring our lavishness is a good start, It would be a better measure, if the sweet or fast foods shops are reduced to one per town!

BTW, kapoor is a kshatriya, Wow! when did kshatriyas get to the field of research and forgot the cause of the problems?. Now, I know, why our brahmins are in the Army, and lost our India to the terrorists ;)
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India which is fast acquiring the tag of diabetic capital of the world what with 11% of the population suffering from diabetes (Diabetic and Pre Diabetic)..

Diabetes should be detected early and life style changes (in terms of diet, excercising, stress alleviation & stopping junk food) are to be brought about.This would almost solve 90% of the diabetes cases who suffer from Type 2 Diabetes....The remaining is Type 1 which is hereditary & those with a family history are more prone to it

Also most of the diabetes medicines are more corrective rather than preventive...You end up increasing the intake of oral medicines & insulin injections

This cheap method of diabetes detection would go a long way in controlling the onslaught of diabetes..Hope the kit is launched quickly without getting entangled in maze of bureaucracy
For the benefit of prasadji.
Someone has meticulously prepared a list.
If suman kapoor works in bits, pilani, is he an indian or PIO?

Most of Bollywood actors is punjabi and mainly from one caste

Khatri/Arora Caste
  • Raj Kapoor
  • Shammi Kapoor
  • Shashi Kapoor
  • Randhir Kapoor
  • Rishi Kapoor
  • Karisma Kapoor
  • Kareena Kapoor
  • Ranbir Kapoor
  • Surinder Kapoor
  • Shekhar Kapoor
  • Boney Kapoor
  • Anil Kapoor
  • Sanjay Kapoor
  • Sonam Kapoor
  • Jeetendra (Ravi Kapoor)
  • Tusshar Kapoor
  • Ekta Kapoor
  • The Malhotras
  • Premnath Malhotra
  • Bina Rai Malhotra
  • Rajindernath Malhotra
  • Prem Krishen Malhotras
  • Balraj Sahni
  • Bhisham Sahni
  • Parikshit Sahni
  • Chetan Anand
  • Dev Anand
  • Vijay Anand
  • Baldev Raj Chopra
  • Yash Chopra
  • Ravi Chopra
  • Aditya Chopra
  • Uday Chopra
  • Prem Chopra
  • Rajendra Kumar
  • Kumar Gaurav
  • Madan Puri
  • Amrish Puri
  • Rajesh Khanna
  • Twinkle Khanna
  • Rinke Khanna
  • Vinod Khanna
  • Akshaye Khanna
  • Rahul Khanna
  • Hrithik Roshan.
  • Rakesh Roshan
  • Rajesh Roshan
  • Hrithik Roshan
  • Kabir Bedi
  • Pooja Bedi
  • Protima Bedi
  • Pankaj Kapur
  • Shahid Kapoor
  • Suresh Oberoi
  • Vivek Oberoi
  • Paintal
  • Gufi Paintal
  • Hiten Paintal
  • Malaika Arora Khan
  • Amrita Arora
  • Om Puri
  • Akshay Kumar Bhatia
  • Aditya Pancholi
  • Arjun Rampal
  • Armaan Kohli
  • Bhumika Chawla
  • Celina Jaitley
  • Lara Dutta
  • Deepak Parashar
  • David Dhawan
  • Deepti Naval
  • Deepa Sahi
  • Divya Dutta
  • Gul Panag
  • Govinda
  • Gulshan Grover
  • Gracy Singh
  • I. S. Johar
  • Juhi Chawla
  • Kunal Kapoor
  • Kamini Kaushal
  • Kanwaljit Singh
  • Kulbhushan Kharbanda
  • Kirron Kher
  • Karan Johar
  • Lara Dutta
  • Manoj Kumar
  • Mukesh Khanna
  • Mandira Bedi
  • Monica Bedi
  • Mona Singh
  • Neha Dhupia
  • Nargis
  • Neetu Singh
  • Navin Nischol
  • Om Puri
  • Om Prakash
  • Prem Chopra
  • Pran
  • Parmeet Sethi
  • Pooja Batra
  • Pooja Bedi
  • Priyanka Chopra
  • Ruby Bhatia
  • Ranjeet
  • Raveena Tandon
  • Raageshwari
  • Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
  • Rajat Kapoor
  • Rajit Kapur
  • Samir Soni
  • Simone Singh
  • Vinod Mehra
  • Shiny Ahuja
  • Shakti Kapoor
  • Sonu Walia
  • Sonu Sood
  • Upasana Singh
  • Geeta Bali
  • Yogeeta Bali
  • Sudesh Beri
  • Ranveer Singh
  • Mukesh
  • Labh Janjua
  • Shailendra Singh
  • Kundan Lal Saigal
  • Mahendra Kapoor
  • Surinder Kaur
  • Sukhvinder Singh
  • Sonu Nigam
  • Bhupinder Singh
  • Poornima
  • Himani Kapoor
  • Neha Bhasin
  • Yash Chopra
  • Subhash Ghai
  • David Dhawan
  • Loveleen Tandan
  • Karan Johar
  • Harry Baweja
  • Vidhu Vinod Chopra
  • B. R. Chopra
  • Kunal Kohli
  • Gulzar
  • Deepa Mehta
  • Gurinder Chadha
  • Namrata Singh Gujral
  • Meera Syal
  • Sanjeev Bhaskar
  • Parminder Nagra
  • Saira Mohan
  • Purva Bedi
  • Waris Ahluwalia
  • Archie Panjabi
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