Glucose in Tears

About 20 years in the past, shortly after I used to be identified with sort 2 diabetes, I learn an article that described measuring blood glucose (BG) ranges in tears. I believed that was great, as it might keep away from what standard press articles wish to name “painful finger pricks” however which are literally not-very-painful however annoying checks one has to do a number of instances a day if one desires good management.

So I discussed the article to an endocrinologist who was in cost of a scientific research I used to be in. She laughed and stated so many novel methods of measuring BG had been proposed, however none of them had ever made it to the market. “I’ll be interested when it becomes commercially available,” she stated.

Well now, 20 years later, an organization primarily based in The Netherlands has proposed measuring BG ranges in tears. This model entails placing a tiny sensor below the decrease eyelid. The sensor measures BG ranges repeatedly and broadcasts them to a smartphone.

The firm has printed the outcomes of research in six sufferers and says the gadget is correct, with no hostile occasions reported. They are planning a research in 24 individuals with sort 1 diabetes.

Well, it does sound good, however I will be when it turns into commercially out there.