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[IPp] I Just Wanna Cry...

if this could be a new way to test BG's!!!
Rachel ::)
Shedding Tears May Help Diabetics Watch Sugar
Tue Sep 16, 6:17 PM ET
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 DELHI (Reuters Health) - Diabetics (news - web sites) have sugar in their tears
and the amount present is a good predictor of blood sugar levels, new research

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 Dr. P. R. Chatterjee and colleagues, from the Regional Institute of
Ophthalmology in Kolkata, India, studied the link between tear and blood levels
of sugar in 200 people attending their clinic. Tear sugar levels were estimated
with a special test strip--the Dextrostix--that was placed near the lower

 Tear sugar levels were strongly linked to blood levels, the researchers report
in the Journal of Association of Physicians of India. The Dextrostix test was
useful in identifying people with normal blood sugar levels and people with
increased levels.

 The amount of sugar in "tears changes proportionately with the blood level,"
the authors explain. "The method is very cheap and hence may have a role in
community screening programs of diabetes with very little expense," they add.

SOURCE: Journal of Association of Physicians of India, August 2003

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