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Sugar-Sensitive Tattoos Could Make Life Easier For Diabetics

timothy posted more than 4 years ago | from the why-come-you-don't-have-a-tattoo? dept.

Biotech 5

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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A sugar-o Meter? (1)

ShadowXOmega (808299) | more than 4 years ago | (#30150326)

1) splenda
2) sugar spoon
3) kid halloween bag
4) twinky
5) holy sht! the ants are getting on me!
6) ok, my now is tasteless.

How about an "easy" meter.... (2, Interesting)

jackchance (947926) | more than 4 years ago | (#30152348)

.....a tramp stamp that reports blood alcohol level?

http://www.lazyeights.net/Avion/Motivator/tramp_stamp.jpg [lazyeights.net]

Re:How about an "easy" meter.... (1)

EkriirkE (1075937) | more than 4 years ago | (#30165562)

Just the fact that it is there at all should be good enough

Re:How about an "easy" meter.... (2, Funny)

Monkeedude1212 (1560403) | more than 4 years ago | (#30165598)

You just need to design an algorithm.

If the stamp is visible -
If the Day of the week is Friday, Saturday, or Sunday -
If the Time is after 6 PM -
Easy.

Tattoo removal? (2, Insightful)

tacarat (696339) | more than 4 years ago | (#30153462)

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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