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Sugar-Sensitive Tattoos Could Make Life Easier For Diabetics 5

Posted by timothy
from the why-come-you-don't-have-a-tattoo? dept.
mbstone writes "Aside from ending painful daily fingerpricking for millions, the invention of the color-changing blood sugar tattoo should also reduce the vast amount spent on glucose test strips ($1/test). Next, I want to see artistic diabetic tattoos that morph according to the wearer's blood sugar."
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Sugar-Sensitive Tattoos Could Make Life Easier For Diabetics

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  • Tattoo removal? (Score:2, Insightful)

    by tacarat (696339) on Thursday November 19, 2009 @01:19AM (#30153462) Journal
    Will they work on a way for getting that out of the system before deploying the beads? Long term effects on the area? I've read stuff like that is what holds up blacklight tattoos. When you figure the inks will be in the body just about forever, allergy and rejection considerations are important. Immune suppressants would make this technology a bit less attractive.

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