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Do you have diabetes? Contact lenses will soon measure glucose levels

Written by Diane Archer

In five years time, people with diabetes will no longer need to prick themselves to measure their blood-sugar level.  Their contact lenses will do it for them, while also correcting their vision.

New technology from Google implants a minuscule sensor in contact lenses to measure people’s glucose level from their tears and an equally small antenna to relay the information.

Almost 30 million Americans have diabetes.  Novartis is partnering with Google to market this “smart lens” technology.  To learn more, click here.

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