If you’ve got diabetes, regular blood glucose (sugar) testing is a fact of life. And getting your all-important glucose level has become easier. Today’s glucose meters are more sensitive, and require less blood — which likely equates with less pain. That advance has been a big one for people with diabetes. But will the “ouch” ever go away?
Researchers are hard at work — developing special contact lenses, fluorescent “tattoos,” infrared devices, and smart sensors to decipher your glucose levels — with them being “ouchless” as their goal. In some cases, no blood testing is required — maybe one prick at the most. Continue reading