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In a message dated 7/7/2002 9:26:31 PM Mountain Daylight Time, 
email @ redacted writes:

> 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, <snip> .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

Any ideas as to when these will be available to the general public????

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