Gallery: New Nanoparticle Tattoos Can Monitor Glucose Levels in Diabeti...


For some people, staying healthy could require getting some ink. Researchers at MIT recently created a new type of tattoo designed for folks living with diabetes. Once injected, the nanoparticle ink can consistently measure glucose levels in the bloodstream, alerting patients if their blood sugar levels fall outside the normal range.

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  1. creina barclay January 18, 2014 at 9:39 am

    this is a wonderful idea, more information please, where I can get the tattoo & the price please.

  2. Fudd022009 April 18, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Where do you have to go to get that type of tattoo done.

  3. nbelinda October 22, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    When and where is this being done? I am very interested!

  4. Inspiring Green Technol... September 13, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    […] have forever had to deal with the uncomfortable, but unavoidable need to monitor their own glucose levels by drawing blood. Lucky for them, the Glucowizzard may have eliminated much of the discomfort […]

  5. wgill June 8, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    how do you get this and how much does it cost

  6. anomis June 6, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    thank god I’m sick of pricking my fingers. does it work with type 1?

  7. ee June 2, 2010 at 10:22 am

    hehe !

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