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[IP] Re: CONTACT LEN'S BG METER



AT CIBA Vision, a contact lens manufacturer, have developed a disposable
lens
that detects levels of blood sugar, or glucose, in tears.;To get a
reading, the patient shines ordinary light on the eyes
using a small hand-held device that also records the glucose level in the
tears,
researchers said. The light interacts with fluorescent molecules in the
lens
that bind to glucose. The higher the glucose, the greater the
fluorescence.A pilot study presented here Monday
at the annual meeting of the American Diabetes Association found that the
system
was almost as accurate as the standard finger-prick test that diabetics
are
advised to perform several times a day to ensure that their blood sugar
is in
good control.. We got very good correlation
between blood glucose and the fluorescence reading in the contact

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