Rub-on Tattoo Device for Diabetics to Take Pain Out of Blood Sugar Test

January 17, 2015 8:00 AM

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(Photo : Jacobs School of Engineering/UC San Diego) A rub-on tattoo-like flexible ultra-thin sensor could help people with diabetes monitor their blood sugar levels without drawing blood.

Millions of diabetics around the world can look forward to a painless finger prick-free sensor for blood sugar after scientists at the University of California in San Diego unveiled a device that works without a needle.

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