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Will high-tech skin put an end to needle sticks for diabetes?

from NBC News

Painful and inconvenient, needle sticks are part of daily life for many people with diabetes. Wouldn’t it be great if there were some high-tech wearable that could monitor blood glucose levels continuously and noninvasively — that is, without the need to pierce the skin? We’re not there yet, but we’re getting closer. The FDA just approved a subcutaneous implant that delivers glucose readings wirelessly to a wand-like reader — but the implant must be replaced every 10 days. And researchers at MIT are doing very preliminary research on tattoos that change appearance to indicate changing glucose levels. more


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