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Color-Changing Contact Lenses Help Diabetics Monitor Glucose Levels
Posted By Yuka Yoneda On December 22, 2009 @ 1:20 pm In Design,Design for Health | 1 Comment
Contact lenses have long been a godsend for people who want to ditch their glasses, and now a new, color-changing type of lens  could make life a thousand times easier for diabetics. Up until recently, most diabetics have no choice but to rely on e-waste-generating, finger-pricking meters to get accurate readings of their blood-glucose levels. However a biochemical engineer at the University of Western Ontario has developed moodring-like contact lenses that turn different colors to indicate changes in glucose levels . The new lenses stand to make the once painful daily ritual as simple as opening your eyes.
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