December 1, 2011

Implants, tattoos, and tears could measure blood sugar without pain


My fingers hate diabetes. Several times a day they get poked with a sharp, needle-like lancet. The drops of blood they give up tell me how my blood sugar roller coaster is doing. That’s really important information I need to determine whether to eat, exercise, or give myself some insulin… Lead researcher Jeffrey T. LaBelle and his colleagues have teamed up with the Mayo Clinic to develop and test tear glucose monitoring technology. University of Michigan researchers are also working on ways to detect glucose in tears.

Harvard Health, by P.J. Skerrett, 11/28/11

Tags: Endocrinology / Diabetes

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