Temporary Tattoo Can Tell Diabetics their Glucose Levels

(Jacobs School of Engineering / UC San Diego)
(Jacobs School of Engineering / UC San Diego)


(—Scientists from the University of California, San Diego have developed an easy-to-wear, temporary tattoo that can accurately measure glucose levels in the skin, allowing diabetics to monitor their levels without a finger prick test.

At the moment, diabetics check their glucose levels by pricking their finger and analyzing their blood several times a day. The tattoo would allow them to monitor their levels continuously and painlessly.

It was invented by Amay Bandodkar – a graduate student at the Nano Engineering Department and the Center for Wearable Sensors at the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California in San Diego – and her colleagues.




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