Earwax Glucose


Observed Associations when Glycated Haemoglobin (HbA1c ) and Earwax Glucose were Correlated with the Mean Glycaemia Over a Month

The mean glycaemia over a month was calculated as the mean between a baseline fasting and follow-up postprandial sample.

Earwax and HbA1c samples were taken one month after a baseline earwax cleaning procedure and two hours after the intake of a standardised meal.

In Herane-Vives, Andrés et al. (2020). A Novel Earwax Method to Measure Acute and Chronic Glucose Levels. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.35622.88642


  • More Accurate: Earwax was 59% more predictable than Glycated Haemoglobin (HbA1c ) in reflecting chronic glycaemia over a month (graphs above).
  • More Comfortable: As opposed to blood samples, no clinician will take your samples.
  • Hassle Free: No punctures.
  • Get your required sample size more easily. Earwax glucose is a reliable method for anaemic patients.
  • More economical than continuous glucose monitoring devices.