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Alabama’s AerBetic demonstrates diabetes device at top consumer tech event

An Alabama company is developing an innovative device to help diabetics better manage their blood sugar, and it is being shown this week at the world’s largest consumer technology event.

Birmingham-based AerBetic Inc.’s non-invasive, wearable diabetes alert system will be demonstrated at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, which showcases more than 4,500 manufacturers, developers and suppliers of consumer technology hardware, content, delivery systems and more. CES 2019, which begins today and runs through Friday, is expected to draw more than 180,000 attendees.

The device contains nano-sensors that detect gases, given off through breath or skin, that are symptomatic of high or low blood sugar. It will pair with smartphone apps, aiding the ability to push alerts to patients and caregivers.

AerBetic CEO and entrepreneur Arnar Thors said the device was inspired by his family pet, a yellow lab that came from a place that also trains alert animals.

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