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

November 28, 2011
  • By Patrick J. Skerrett, Former Executive Editor, Harvard Health

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Patrick J. Skerrett, Former Executive Editor, Harvard Health

Pat Skerrett is the editor of STAT's First Opinion and host of the First Opinion podcast. He is the former editor of the Harvard Health blog and former Executive Editor of Harvard Health Publishing. Before that, he was editor of … See Full Bio
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John Dirry
February 5, 2012

i think this is a wonderful idea. not only for peoples with diabetes, but for all dieters who want to keep their blood sugar levels in balance.

Maria D
January 26, 2012

It’s in reality a nice and helpful piece of info. I am happy that you simply shared this helpful info with us. Please keep us informed like this. Thanks for sharing.

Nathan Woodbury
January 13, 2012

I appreciated and interested with this article because it helps diabetic clients to be aware of these things. Thus helping him determine his/ her blood sugar level.

January 11, 2012

Without question a watch that would show my bloodsugar level at any time, or even on demand by pressing a button, would be the most important discovery for diabetics since insulin.

Not sure I agree that it needs to be super precise either. Even if it has a fault tolerance of as much as +-5, it wouldn’t be usless in my opinion.

Heather Smith
January 3, 2012

Good post, Any new methods must be at least as precise and reliable as measuring glucose in a drop of blood, if not, it is a waste of time and money.

Hendy Tribal
December 26, 2011

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December 13, 2011

I am ready and willing to do any of those trials! Just let me know when. Jenn from AZ

Garrt Lord
December 11, 2011

Just wanted to know is there any natural remadies for diabetes.

Diabetes Care

December 9, 2011

My grandmother suffered from diabetes – How I wish breakthroughs like these could have come sooner, would have made a big difference in her life she really hated testing. She probably would have jumped at the tattoo test method.

Leslie Wincapaw
December 2, 2011

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Dr.Subhash Dabir
December 1, 2011

Other ways to detect the blood sugar is welcomed,but finding blood sugar from tears is not worth.

November 29, 2011

A glucose-sensing tattoo, it sounds cool. I hope it can be released for public soon.
A glucose-sensing tattoo might work for both giving beauty look and being healthy too. Please correct me if I got wrong understanding.

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