Researchers testing eye fluid for new way to measure blood sugar levels

Posted on September 9th, 2011 by

About 25-million americans are living with diabetes.  Doctors expect that number to triple over the next 20 years.  People with diabetes must constantly check their blood sugar through painful finger pricks… Doctor Jeffrey Thomas Labelle knows the frustration firsthand.  His dad had type-two diabetes… So Dr. Labelle and his colleagues at the Mayo Clinic have been working on a way that could one day make blood sugar monitoring easier for patients -- by using fluid from the eye.  “It's really amazing.  

KY3 (Mo.), 9/9/11

Tags: Endocrinology / Diabetes

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