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Glucose Monitoring Device on Contact Lens
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An_246600 posted:
Hi,

I found out the article about the new technology Invented by University of Washington to monitor glucose by contact lens (Soft Lens).
It is non-invasive (no blood) and wireless gluecose monitoring tool by tear fluid. (http://ducknetweb.blogspot.kr/2012/01/contact-lenses-monitoring-blood-sugar.html ).
Do you think it is available to replace the finger-pricking blood monitoring tool?

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davedsel57 responded:
I don't know if I would trust any information on a website entitled "The Medical Quack". Does not sound legitimate to me.

If it were, there are a very few people who would actually use this glucose testing method, IMHO. One would have to both need to wear and be able to tolerate contact lenses.
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mhall6252 responded:
I don't think it is available yet, but there is real research ongoing to use a contact lens to monitor glucose.

http://www.gizmag.com/microsoft-electronic-diabetic-contact-lens/20987/

I've been wearing contacts for 44 years, so I'd be a good candidate for such a contraption!!!
Michelle
Diabetic since 5/2001
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DiabeteMedical replied to davedsel57's response:
Thanks, it was registered on the journal IEEE (IEEE JOURNAL OF SOLID-STATE CIRCUITS, VOL. 47, NO. 1, JANUARY 2012).

So I can say it can be trusted.
 
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hootyowl2 responded:
I would not be able to tolerate any object in my eyes, not even for bloodless testing. I have had 3 eye surgeries already. Contact lens can cause eye injuries, so no thanks on that one. I have also had an eye injury with a detached fluid thing in there. It was not quite a detached retina, but almost. I prefer to stab my fingers, thank you.

Hooty


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