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I digress. Somehow it gives me hope and comfort to know theres scientists and researchers working not only on a cure, but on better management tools for my son to use in his lifetime. Pricking your childs finger and making them bleed sucks. Especially when your strip errors, or you hit a calloused spot and cant get any blood and have to re-do. The early days that would make me cry. Pricking my sleeping baby was... awful. The kid couldnt even catch a break in his sleep. Sad. Whats even sadder is now Ive done thousands neither He nor I flinch anymore.
GROVE Instruments. It uses near infared glucose detection. What is it, and What does it mean?
No blood collection
Fits in pockets
Takes 20 seconds to measure real time blood glucose
See in the picture shes testing her earlobe? Also you can test the fingers according to their site.
Incase you havent heard, theres also special tattoo ink by Draper Laboratories (nano ink particles) that changes colour according to blood glucose. This is from TechCrunch.com website -
If the molecules mostly latch onto glucose, the ink appears yellow. If glucose levels are low, the molecule latches onto the glucose mimic, turning the ink purple. A healthy level of glucose has a “funny orangey,” color, according to Clark. The sampling process repeats itself every few milliseconds.
Theres also people working on using the fluid in the eyes to measure glucose. Apparently it worked in rabbits. Heres how the LOL cats do it.
Hope you all get some much needed rest. Have a great weekend everyone!