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When I saw this headline, I thought that a new technology that does away with finger sticking was becoming available. The new technology uses a small flourescent tattoo that contains nanoparticles that flouresce differently depending on blood glucose levels. The researchers are using a detector attached to an iPhone to measure the flourescence, and convert it into a glucose measurement. This isn't continuous glucose monitoring (CGM), but it would be an order of magnitude less expensive. It would allow for much more frequent glucose testing, without the pain of finger sticking, and without the ongoing cost of test strips.

For more information, check out this post: "http://www.diabetesmine.com/2011/08/the-tiny-tattoo-that-cou...

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