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  1. Optical Glucose Sensor Yonathan Essaw

  2. Outline • Explain Diabetes • Treatment • Problem • Optical Glucose Sensors • Fluorescence (luminescence) • Boronic Acid • Reaction Mechanism • Conclusion and future research

  3. What is Diabetes? • Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects the body's ability to produce or respond to insulin, the hormone that allows glucose to enter the body's cells and be stored or used for energy. • Many diabetics require insulin injections, and all must carefully monitor and manage their blood glucose levels.

  4. Type 1 diabetes Juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes first diagnosed in children, teenagers, or young adults. the beta cells of the pancreas no longer make insulin because the body's immune system has attacked and destroyed them Type 2 diabetes Adult-onset diabetes or noninsulin-dependent diabetes usually begins with insulin resistance, a condition in which fat, muscle, and liver cells do not use insulin properly Being overweight and inactive increases the chances of developing type 2 diabetes. Type of Diabities •

  5. Type 1 diabetes Treatment for type 1 diabetes includes taking insulin shots or using an insulin pump, making wise food choices, being physically active, taking aspirin daily (for some), and controlling blood pressure and cholesterol. Type 2 diabetes Treatment for type 2 diabetes includes using diabetes medicines, making wise food choices, being physically active, taking aspirin daily, and controlling blood pressure and cholesterol. Treatment

  6. Problem • For millions of diabetics, this means drawing blood several times a day, usually from finger pricks. But glucose levels can fluctuate widely throughout the day, making it difficult to know when to do the blood tests for optimal control of glucose levels. • A device, such as the optical glucose sensor, that can provide continuous monitoring of blood sugar would sharply reduce the risk of long term complications, which includes blindness, hearth attack, and kidney failures.

  7. Optical Glucose Sensor • A Glucose sensor is designed to automatically measure interstitial sugar every few minutes, without any user intervention.

  8. Main Idea • The Idea is that as the intensity of fluorescence varies, information is transmitted through radio waves by an implanted device equipped with both light source and a photodetector. • Then the waves would be received by another device worn outside the body, and information regarding the individual’s glucose level would trigger an alarm.

  9. Optical Glucose Sensor • Glucose sensor uses a hydrogel—a polymer similar to contact lenses, that is permeable to glucose. • A Fluorescent chemical compound is contained within a hydogel polymer for stabilization inside the body. • The Hydrogel has multiple functionalities as a enzyme reservoir and a skin sensor, and maintaining osmotic gradient for glucose extraction form the skin.

  10. Optical Glucose Sensor • The hydrogel polymer can be placed under the skin or in a major blood vessel. Along with th fluorescent dye, the sensor contains a molecule, called a “quencher.” • Quencher acts as a kind of switch for the dye. In the absence of glucose, the quencher binds to the dye and prevents fluorescence. When glucose is present, the light shines brighter.*%2C%23'J%20%20%20%0A

  11. Fluorescenceluminescence • (luminescence) A molecule absorbs a high-energy photon, and re-emits it as a lower-energy (longer-wavelength) photon. The energy difference between the absorbed and emitted photons ends up as molecular vibrations (heat).

  12. Fluorescence& Sensors • Fluorescence is a very sensitive technique, it is possible to detect single molecules. Fluorescent sensors for saccharides have been developed based on the interaction between a boronic acid and a diol. • Fluorescent sensors based on the Lewis acid-base interaction between a boronic acid and fluoride ions have been devised.

  13. Color changes • The picture shows the visible color change observed on the addition of D-glucose to a solution of a boronic acid azo dye molecule

  14. Boronic acid • Boronic acid is a chemical compound that binds to sugar. “We decided to go with a light source (fluorescence), because light is very sensitive. There are instruments that can measure one single photon,” Singaram a researcher at UCSC said.

  15. Boronic Acid • Laboratories around the country have been experimenting on Boronic acid-based, optical glucose sensor using fluorescence as a detection method. • The use of the boronic acids as chelator groups for monosacharides has attracted increasing attention for the development of alternative approach in glucose monitoring .*%2C%23'J%20%20%20%0A

  16. Typically Used Systems 9-[[N-Methyl-N-(o-boronobenzyl)amino]methyl]anthracene 9,10-Bis[ [N-methyl-N-(o- boronobenzyl)amino]methyl] anthracene file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/libstu.SJCC_STU.001/Local%20Settings/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.IE5/8HST656D/275,7,Slide 7

  17. Basic Mechanism

  18. Reaction Mechanism file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/libstu.SJCC_STU.001/Local%20Settings/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.IE5/8HST656D/275,7,Slide 7

  19. Reaction Mechanism

  20. Mechanism file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/libstu.SJCC_STU.001/Local%20Settings/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.IE5/8HST656D/275,7,Slide 7

  21. 9,10-Bis[ [N-methyl-N-(o- boronobenzyl)amino]methyl]anthracene

  22. Conclusion • It is extremely important for humans to find ways of treatment for diabetes. • An Instrument such as the Optical Glucose Sensors will make great impact on the fight against diabetes. • Boronic acids based fluorescence sugar sensors can be designed selectively for glucose.

  23. Current research is directed towards the synthesis of thin film polymers that contain the sensing components for longer term stability. Further Research

  24. Bibliography • • • • •'boronic%20acid%20sensors%20Diabetes‘ • • • • • file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/libstu.SJCC_STU.001/Local%20Settings/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/Content.IE5/8HST656D/269,23,Slide 23

  25. Yehaaaaaa……am done Thank You