Tight control of blood glucose levels is essential for long term health in patients with diabetes. Well controlled diabetes is associated with less ocular complications and sight loss. For most people this involves having to prick themselves several times a day to check blood glucose. However, glucose levels in your tears may allow diabetic patients to monitor their sugar levels using intelligent contact lenses in the not too distance future. Great news for needle phobes and also better feedback and tighter control of diabetes.
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