Lack of Sugar May Have Diabetics Seeing Colors in More Than One Way - The UpStream

Lack of Sugar May Have Diabetics Seeing Colors in More Than One Way

posted Saturday Dec 26, 2009 by Nicholas DiMeo

Lack of Sugar May Have Diabetics Seeing Colors in More Than One Way

I guess it's time for us to move on from insulting the blind, to the next leg of the disabled - diabetics. You may not be able to eat sugar, but you will soon be able to have color changing contacts. Pretty exciting, huh?

You're probably wondering what the correlation between the two are. Glucose monitoring contacts aren't necessarily a new idea, but this could be a breakthrough. After receiving over $200,000 for research in this area, those at the University of Western Ontario, may finally be able to make these a reality.

The contacts will change color, like a mood ring, based on the level of glucose in tears. They are crafted with "extremely small" nanoparticles embedded in the hydrogel lenses, which allow this reaction to occur, giving diabetics the power to monitor their blood sugar levels in a much more convenient way. Even better, researchers believe that this technology may be effective for more than just glucose monitoring. Diabetic people will be thrilled to watch you eat sugar through their color changing contacts. I think I'd rather be blind.

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