This dog hangs his head in shame as he’s just realised he had no idea who invented the first portable blood glucose monitor until he read his obituary today.
This much better informed dog now knows that Sheffield-born electronics engineer Stanley Clark invented said device in his spare time whilst living in Australia, motivated by his 5 year old diabetic daughter who was having to regularly attend hospital to have her sugar levels tested.
Yet more proof that parents of the pancreatically challenged are an amazing force to be reckoned with. Thank you very much Stanley Clark. Great job.
The full story is well worth a read – take a look here http://www.smh.com.au/national/obituaries/inventor-eased-diabetes-burden-20110710-1h8tl.html