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This Color-changing Tattoo Ink Can Help People Stay Healthy

People often get tattoos to express their individuality, or to commemorate a significant moment in their lives. But soon tattoos could be used to help monitor our health, too. MIT and Harvard Medical School are developing a tattoo ink called DermalAbyss , which helps track blood sugar and sodium by changing colors when those levels fluctuate. On the MIT website it states that DermalAbyss uses biotechnology to replace traditional tattoo inks with biosensors that change colors based on variations in interstitial fluid in the body. "The pH sensor changes between purple and pink, the glucose sensor shifts between blue and brown; the sodium and a second pH sensor fluoresce at a higher intensity under UV light," it says in their research report. The report points out that this technology could change the lives of people with diabetes by doing away with the traditional insulin monitoring system of pricking the skin. If people with diabetes had tattoos made from the color-changing ink, they would be able to check their insulin levels simply by looking at the color of their ink. The DermalAbyss is still in its research stage and, as of yet, there are no plans to turn it into a product or t Continue reading >>

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  1. diclofenick

    I think I may have diabetes caused from the high doses of prednisone I have previously been taking for lupus. Does anyone know what type of diabetes this would cause? and once someone has diabetes is this for life, or can it go again? I have to go for further testing on tuesday, a previous blood test last week showed high glucose levels. I also have been having severe thirst and blurred vision. I have stopped the pred for now and wondered if this could mean reversal of the high glucose. Sorry for all the questions, I just have no idea on any of this and the searches I've made haven't really given me any answers. Thanks x x

  2. tangerine bear

    Hi Lion,
    Welcome to the diabetes forum ! I don't know if prednisone can cause diabetes or not but my symptoms were extreme thirst, frequent urination, sudden weight loss, and blurry vision. You mentioned having 2 of those symptoms, so I think it would be good to have yourself tested. High sugar levels is what causes the symptoms, but if it's caused by medicine, maybe it will go away... you should ask your doctor. I have a family history of diabetes and previous hypoglycemia, so mine is here to stay, I'm sure. Maybe your symptoms will subside after the medicine gets out of your system... I hope so. Either way, maybe you can try the low carb diet that many on here are on... that has helped me tremendously! I eat mainly proteins and vegetables, with no WHITE veggies, like potatoes.... no rice, no regular pasta, only whole grain or whole wheat bread with low or no sugar added. There are lots of diabetes-friendly foods available at the stores, so it makes it easier. You just have to get used to reading labels. I'm sure you could look on the internet to see if high glucose levels is a side effect of prednisone... Let us know what happens and stay with us!
    Bear

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  3. AMM

    Any type of a steriod drug can induce diabetes. Did your doctor advise you to stop the pred or did you decide to do it on your own? You should continue to take it if the doctor has not advised you to stop. Once you know what is going on you will be able to make a better decision with the help of your doctor. You will most likely find that you are a type 2 diabetic.
    What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Shouldn't I be invincible by now?

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Simply click below:http://goo.gl/SL8ZyC National Diabetes Awareness Month Color - What Color Is Diabetes Awareness Ribbons - What Color Ribbon Is Used For Diabetes Awareness If you believe that you are susceptible to diabetes, the 1st factor that you need to know is to comprehend what is the ailment all about. Specialists say that diabetic issues is a long-term ailment, which build amid individuals who have the incapability to utilize the glucose in their foods to be employed as power. The illness develops when the accrued glucose stays in the persons bloodstream for a long time. Over a period of time, this volume of glucose, can deliver likely harm to the persons other organs this kind of as the eyes, kidneys, coronary heart, and even the nerves themselves. Soon after possessing sufficient understanding about it and how the ailment develops, the following stage is to know what sort of diabetic issues that are known and acknowledged by professionals and physicians. Right now, there are a few significant kinds of diabetic issues including Type 1 diabetic issues, Type 2 diabetes, and Gestational diabetic issues. Knowing what they are and what sets every single one particular apart fr

Color-changing Tattoos Aim To Monitor Blood Sugar, Other Health Stats

Color-changing tattoos aim to monitor blood sugar, other health stats For many people with diabetes, keeping tabs on blood sugar every day is expensive, time-consuming and invasive, but researchers at MIT and Harvard are exploring a creative new approach that could one day help make things easier: biosensing tattoos. The scientists have developed special tattoo ink that contains chemicals that can sense blood sugar levels, pH, and sodium. When blood sugar goes up, for example, the glucose sensing ink changes from blue to brown. When a person's salt levels increase, the sodium sensing ink becomes a more vibrant green under UV light. When alkaline levels shifts, a pH sensor changes from purple to pink. The DermalAbyss ink still in what scientists call the "proof-of-concept" stage alters its hues in response to changes in the fluids inside a person's body, MIT Media Lab researcher Xin Liu told CBS News. It literally becomes an interactive display. "People with diabetes email us and say, 'I want to try it out,'" Liu said. For someone with diabetes who has to prick their finger multiple times a day to test their blood sugar level, or who wears pricey blood glucose monitoring equipment Continue reading >>

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  1. wiggyann

    Back in 2006 my husband's physician added a water pill
    hydrochlorothiazide to his blood pressure medication
    (lisinopril) and about four months later, his blood sugar tested high. His doctor sent him to have a two hour glucose tolerence test which turned out okay. The next year when he had a blood test, his blood sugar tested
    high again and this year it was in the diabetes range
    so the doctor told my husband that he had diabetes
    and said it could be controlled with diet at this point.
    Later I happened to read online that hydrochlorathiazide
    raises blood sugar levels and can actually cause diabetes.
    Would appreciate any input. Thank you

    Wiggyann

  2. Lanie G

    Welcome wiggyann, yes, it's well-known that hydrocholorthiazide will cause high blood sugar. Maybe there's another med he can take in place of it. I would speak to his doctor. Controlling diabetes by diet and exercise would mean he should cut way down on carbs but since it's possible that the only reason his blood sugar is high is because of the drug, I'd see if it can be changed. Good luck.
    Lanie

  3. Marburg

    Wow. I didn't know lisinopril can cause high blood sugar. Going to have to ask my doctor about it. I've been taking lisinopril for years and now that I look back on it, my onset of diabetes appears to coincide with when I started taking lisinopril.

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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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    Ooo, that's why my OB acted odd when I showed her my levels! I didn't know that! We are actually deciding if we are going to induce this week, they think I have preeclampsia starting to develop (I'm actually doing a 12 hr urine collection tonight) but my dr did say that bc of the diabetes alone I would not be allowed to go overdue not even by a day....so atm I have no idea.. I didn't mean to scare you about the placenta maybe not working as well! My doctor only told me to come in if my numbers are suddenly a lot lower that I'd become hypoglycemic after meals with insulin. Mine have been lower, but not dangerously low. Maybe the hormones are just leveling out so our bodies can manage the sugars better.
    I really hope you don't have pre-eclampsia!! Good luck!! My doctors don't want me to go overdue as well, they are talking about inducing at 38 weeks. I should know more on Thursday!! xx you didn't scare me hun...when i had an ultrasound this past friday the tech said that she could see some calcifications on my placenta due to it aging, and my OB said she didn't like seeing my numbers as low as they have been getting this late in the game, but now it makes sense..I just hadn't put 2 and 2 together....oh and now I'm just waiting on the results from the urine collection, said I could get them maybe today but probably tomorrow.
    Can I ask you how low your numbers are?? I'm just worried because the last few days I noticed that my post lunch readings are much lower than they used to be. For example, today, my number before eating lunch was 5.3 and after lunch 5.6. That's with 10 units on fast acting insulin. I'm just used to having numbers arounds 7-7.5 after lunch. have your been constantly low with each meal and how long has it been going on for?? Thanks xx
    Ok, you measure your levels differently...I used to run around 110 fasting and close to 200 2 hours after meals, and here lately i'm lucky if i see 120 at all in the day time, like today...i haven't been higher than 87

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    Ok, you measure your levels differently...I used to run around 110 fasting and close to 200 2 hours after meals, and here lately i'm lucky if i see 120 at all in the day time, like today...i haven't been higher than 87 If it helps anybody to see how other people's blood glucose is measuring up, here's an online converter
    http://webnet77.com/cgi-bin/helpers/conversions.pl
    I know I get confused by anything other than mmol/l which is how we do it in the UK but maybe we can get a better understanding of others' measurements...
    Oh and I'm glad this thread was started, I'll watch out for changes in my blood glucose levels round about week 36 as a result - although I'm diet controlled.

  3. sophd

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    Ooo, that's why my OB acted odd when I showed her my levels! I didn't know that! We are actually deciding if we are going to induce this week, they think I have preeclampsia starting to develop (I'm actually doing a 12 hr urine collection tonight) but my dr did say that bc of the diabetes alone I would not be allowed to go overdue not even by a day....so atm I have no idea.. I didn't mean to scare you about the placenta maybe not working as well! My doctor only told me to come in if my numbers are suddenly a lot lower that I'd become hypoglycemic after meals with insulin. Mine have been lower, but not dangerously low. Maybe the hormones are just leveling out so our bodies can manage the sugars better.
    I really hope you don't have pre-eclampsia!! Good luck!! My doctors don't want me to go overdue as well, they are talking about inducing at 38 weeks. I should know more on Thursday!! xx you didn't scare me hun...when i had an ultrasound this past friday the tech said that she could see some calcifications on my placenta due to it aging, and my OB said she didn't like seeing my numbers as low as they have been getting this late in the game, but now it makes sense..I just hadn't put 2 and 2 together....oh and now I'm just waiting on the results from the urine collection, said I could get them maybe today but probably tomorrow.
    Can I ask you how low your numbers are?? I'm just worried because the last few days I noticed that my post lunch readings are much lower than they used to be. For example, today, my number before eating lunch was 5.3 and after lunch 5.6. That's with 10 units on fast acting insulin. I'm just used to having numbers arounds 7-7.5 after lunch. have your been constantly low with each meal and how long has it been going on for?? Thanks xx
    Ok, you measure your levels differently...I used to run around 110 fasting and close to 200 2 hours after meals, and here lately i'm lucky if i see 120 at all in the day time, like today...i haven't been higher than 87
    Yeah I think measuring in mmol/l is used more in Canada and mg in the US. Wow your usual numbers are high compared to mine! I never got anything around 200 since controlling it with diet and insulin. The highest I get is about 153. I can see for you it's a big drop being 87 or under all day...I think they should just induce you this week since your placenta is also showing signs of aging. I get a scan every week and so far mine has been looking okay. xx

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