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Smart diabetic contact lens made by Google

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Recode.net reports on new contact lens made by Google specifically for diabetics to measure their blood sugar (glucose) level by testing the contact lens wearer’s tears.

If this contact lens made by Google ever becomes available for the general public who have diabetes it would mean no more finger sticks, the new lens would measure a diabetics blood sugar level by testing the contact lens wearer’s tears.

Google estimates approximately five years before the product would be available to consumers.

Scientists have been trying for years to develop other ways for diabetics to test their blood glucose levels and this particular product has been researched for the past several years.

The (CDC) Centers for Disease Control has a National Diabetes Fact Sheet for 2011 that states: Diabetes affects 25.8 million people and out of that number 18.8 million people were diagnosed and 7.0 million people were undiagnosed.

It is believed that this number has been growing over the past few years with many more people being undiagnosed but having this terrible debilitating disease.

Check out this video: Google’s Contact Lens Prototype

For more information on Diabetes you can visit the American Diabetes Association or call 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383)

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