NBG (Non-invasive Blood Glucose Measurement)
Technology behind NBG Invention
Figure 2 Brain converts a high percentage of the glucose in the blood producing heatThe main function of the brain’s hypothalamus is
, or maintaining the body's statusquo. Factors such as blood pressure, body temperature, fluid and electrolyte balance, and bodyweight are held to a precise value called the set-point. Although this set-point can migrate over time, from day to day it is remarkably fixed. To achieve this task, the hypothalamus must receiveinputs about the state of the body, and must be able to initiate compensatory changes if anythingdrifts out of whack. Indirectly or directly the hypothalamus can control every endocrine gland inthe body, and alter blood pressure and blood flow (through vasopressin and vasoconstriction), body temperature, metabolism (through TSH), and adrenaline levels (through ACTH). I foundonly three people in 1 million have a rate of blood glucose change greater than 5mg/dl per minute). NBG measures the temperature difference four times per minute and then can displaythis rate of change in chart or tabular form. For a fee this data can also be sent via the Internet toLWI & Associates, Inc. for review and transmission of “Desktop” (computer) alerts to telldiabetics and others (parents of young diabetics for example) that a test is required. Prototypes of the final product configuration are being built now.
Figures 3-6 show how the ear temperatureincreases (more red in the pictures) as more heat comes to the ear from the blood leaving the brain.LWI & Associates, Inc. 26 April, 20102