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Color-changing Tattoo Ink Indicates When Your Health Is At Risk

Color-Changing Tattoo Ink Indicates When Your Health Is At Risk DermalAbyss is a project that explores the possibilities of human skin as an interface and interactive display . MIT Media Lab researcher Katia Vega has been delving into this innovative field for seven years now, having created technological beauty products such as conductive makeup and smart fake eyelashes . This time, Vega's quirky invention involvestattoo ink, whichreacts to the changes in the chemistry of human bodies and could be a groundbreaking solution to monitoring our health. With the help ofHarvard Medical School, Vega and her team have replaced regular tattoo ink with biosensors, whose colors change in response to variations in the tissue fluid. This new ink measures your PH, sodium and glucose levels and reflects the variations by changing its color. For diabetes patients, who need to pierce their skin constantly throughout the day to check their glucose levels, this technology could be life-changing : "With d-abyss, we can replace the painful procedure with a tattoo, of which the color from pink to purple based on the glucose levels. Thus, the user could monitor the color changes and the need of insulin Continue reading >>

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  1. vikingirl

    Hi Folks....need to know if you think an AIC result of 9.1% is disasterously high.
    I get my latest test results next Monday and I'm really nervous about them, particularly the A1C. My last one was 9.1%, the one before was 8.7% and the first one was around 14%.
    I was comparing my results one to the next but now I'm looking at the number itself, trying to determine just how out of control it is. Diagnosed Type1 Jan 05.
    Your thoughts much appreciated.
    - Vikingirl

  2. midlife05

    Get a insulin pump, easy way to get in the 7's
    bc

  3. GreenWing

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by vikingirl
    Your thoughts much appreciated.
    - Vikingirl Well...Let's put it this way...There are some pretty dang serious complications that can result with consistent BG levels that high...
    Everyone needs to have a goal of at least less than 7.0...Less than that is even better...

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Traditional tattoo ink is replaced with different biosensors that can change color according to changes in body chemistry, like changes in blood sugar or sodium. The ink, a collaboration between MIT and Harvard University, is undergoing preliminary tests and still awaits human trials. READ MORE: http://mashable.com/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/mashable/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/mashable INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/mashable/

Color-changing Tattoo Ink Could Monitor Medical Conditions

Color-changing Tattoo Ink Could Monitor Medical Conditions A screenshot from a video explaining how the biosensitive ink works. Photo: Harvard Medical School In a proof-of-concept project, researchers from Harvard and MIT showed that smart tattoo ink can monitor an individuals health by changing colors to indicate dehydration in athletes, or high blood sugar levels in diabetics, for example. The study included a collaboration between MIT researchers Katia Vega, Xin Liu, Viirj Kan and Nick Barry, and Harvard Medical researchers Ali Yetisen and Nan Jiang. The biosensitive ink project, referred to as Dermal Abyss, demonstrates how the bodys surface could potentially act as an interactive display to better monitor health conditions. Traditional ink was replaced with color-changing biosensors: The pH sensor changed between purple and pink, and the glucose sensor between blue and brown, according to the researchers. A sodium and second pH sensor fluoresced at a higher intensity under UV light. The change in color is a response to the chemistry of the bodys interstitial fluid. For example, with the glucose sensor, the ink changes from green to brown as glucose concentration increases. Th Continue reading >>

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  1. medlam

    Missed Lantus dose

    Question....I normally take 20 units of Lantus around 9pm nightly. Just realized i forgot my dosage last night. It is 11am where I am now. Do i take a dose now and then my 9pm dose to get back on schedule. Or simply wait until my 9pm dose and skip the missed dose? Thanks in advance!

  2. John.in.France

    Sorry, no straight answer.
    Rule 1: As a general rule with medication, if you miss a dose, leave it missed and take the next one on schedule.
    What is your blood glucose now? Unless it's doing something stupid, I'd suggest rule 1 applies since if you take another lot, you could be heading for a hypo when you take your next dose.
    If your blood glucose is exceptionally high, seek advice from an expert as to how to adjust for the missing lot.
    Perhaps other Lantus users have met this issue and can advise how they handled it.

  3. TonyB

    What is your blood glucose level at the moment? And is lantus your only diabetes medication?

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Does a New Tattoo Ink Allow People With Diabetes to Monitor Their Blood Sugar Levels? A viral meme describes a promising research project at MIT and Harvard, but so far it has only been tested on the skin of a dead pig. A new tattoo ink changes color depending on a person's glucose levels, meaning people with diabetes can use it to check their blood sugar levels. Source : http://www.snopes.com/diabetes-tattoo/

Ink Me Up: Color-changing Tattoo That Can Monitor Blood Sugar And Sodium Levels

Ink Me Up: Color-Changing Tattoo That Can Monitor Blood Sugar and Sodium Levels Researchers from Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a new color-changing tattoo ink that responds to changes in the body, such as blood sugar and sodium levels. The tattoo uses a liquid withbiosensor instead ofa traditional ink, scientist hope that technology likethis will become revolutionary inhow doctors and medical professionals monitor health. The project is called DermalAbyss ,and it is collaboration betweenMIT researchers Katia Vega, Xin Liu, Viirj Kan, Nick Barry and Harvard Medical School researchers Ali Yetisen and Nan Jiang. The team have developed three different inks which all change color inresponse tochanges ininterstitial fluid. Interstitial fluid makes up16 percent ofthe human body weight. Of the three inks used, the most interesting is the one that measures glucose levels. The sensor changes color fromblue tobrown asa person's sugar level rises. Using tattoos asbiosensors totrack our health: @Dezeen onDermalAbyss from @medialab & @harvardmed pic.twitter.com/KoyvzGP7He MIT Media Lab (@medialab) June 5, 2017 Sources believe that having Continue reading >>

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  1. kellen0176

    I previously posted about hypoglycemia after being told that symptoms I have been dealing with were due to post-prandial (after eating) hypoglycemia. Since then I have had no luck at the symptoms subsiding and they continue to go uncontrolled. I recently had an A1C test that came back in the pre-diabetic range (5.7%). In all my previous fasting blood tests, my blood glucose levels have hovered around the high end of "normal."
    DoD Instruction 6130.03 states "(2) Current or history of pre-diabetes mellitus defined as fasting plasma glucose 110- 125 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) and glycosylated hemoglobin greater than 5.7 percent"
    and
    the Army's AR 40-501 simply states, "b. Current or history of diabetes mellitus (250) does not meet the standard."
    If my A1C level is 5.7% (I know this is the low end of the pre-diabetic range) is that DQ as well? I know that obviously the Army standards apply to me, but do the ones in the DoD pamphlet also apply to me? If it's only Army, does pre-diabetes not meet the standard since it's not full blown diabetes?
    Thanks for all the help.

  2. Usnavy2019

    The standard says greater than 5.7 %. You said you are at 5.7%. You are technically within standards. I think the Army just simplified the standards where in reality they consider pre-diabetes to be above 5.8%. I would talk to your command and see what they have to say about it. They would probably know more about Army Medical Standards than you or me.

  3. kellen0176

    Thanks, USnavy2019. The numbers confused me because the pre-diabetic range is 5.7-6.4%, so I didn't really understand why DoD says 5.8% and above. I've spoken with my PMS and he said he has no idea. I graduate in December, but they won't submit my package for a medical determination because the doctor who did the tests wrote that I'm pre-diabetic and just to increase cardio exercise, go on a low-carb diet, and re-test in a year. Well, I don't exactly have a year to just wait around since I graduate in three months. Yes, I have loved my experiences with the military, but it's not the end of the world if I can't be in anymore. I just need an answer and I can't seem to get one from anyone in my CoC.

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