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The Glucose-monitoring Tattoo

Its a modern medical twist on an ancient art. Scientists at Draper Laboratory, in Cambridge, MA, are developing a nanosensor that could be injected into the skin, much like tattoo dye, to monitor an individuals blood-sugar level. As the glucose level increases, the tattoo would fluoresce under an infrared light, telling a diabetic whether or not she needs an insulin shot following a meal. The researchers have already tested a sodium-sensing version of the device in mice, and will soon begin animal tests of the glucose-specific sensor. Sensing sodium: This cell glows red because it has been injected with nanosensors that fluoresce in the presence of sodium. The most reliable way to measure blood sugar is by pricking the finger for a tiny blood sample and using enzyme-laden test strips to detect glucose. In an attempt to free diabetics from this time-consuming and expensive regime, a number of novel glucose-sensing technologies are under development, from implanted devices that continually monitor blood sugar and dispense insulin, to noninvasive sensors that detect glucose through the skin via infrared light. Heather Clark and her colleagues are developing something designed to oper Continue reading >>

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  1. dolby

    Ketones in Urine Not Dangerous for Type 2 Diabetics?

    I've been having ketones in my urine. Last few times, they were just traces. But it seems that most recently, there were some significant ketones. I'm T2 diabetic and I don't take insulin. My BG is very well controlled now: my fasting BG is usually below 95. I rarely go over 120 after meals.
    I suppose ketones are from my continuing ketosis. I've been losing weight rapidly for the last 2 months. My low carb diet is entirely responsible for my 30+ pound loss. I become full real quickly on protein and fat rich meals. I'm no longer constantly hungry since I'm not touching bread, pasta or rice. I have to say, I no longer have a very big appetite. Sometimes I just don't fee l like eating.
    In such a case, should one still be worried that ketones are found in urine? I realize that it is another story for those with T1 diabetes. But If your blood sugar levels are normal, should elevated ketones be a cause for concern?

  2. hannahtan

    I suspect the ketones comes from your low carb diet... if your bg is good... it shouldn't be a big problem... but do monitor the ketone levels... too much and its not good too

  3. MarkM

    Originally Posted by dolby
    ... I've been losing weight rapidly for the last 2 months. My low carb diet is entirely responsible for my 30+ pound loss. ... In such a case, should one still be worried that ketones are found in urine? ... The short answer is "no". Dietary ketosis is a normal and healthy state to be in. It is only an issue if there is inadequate insulin for the body to function properly, and that is accompanied by very high blood glucose.

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Tattoo Ink Monitors Blood Glucose Levels

Cambridge, Massachusetts Draper Laboratory has developed a special tattoo ink that changes colors based on a persons blood sugar levels. As CrunchGears resident diabetic and as someone who lives right down the street from Draper, Id say that Im quite interested in something like this. Now I just need to think up an awesome tattoo design. The ink was first developed to keep tabs on heart health and electrolyte levels in athletes but after the process proved to be too complicated, Draper scientist Heather Clark turned to using the ink to detect glucose levels instead. According to Discovery News : The nano ink particles are tiny, squishy spheres about 120 nanometers across. Inside the sphere are three parts: the glucose detecting molecule, a color-changing dye, and another molecule that mimics glucose. When the particles are dissolved in water they look like food coloring, says Clark. The three parts continuously move around the inside the hydrophobic orb. When they approach the surface, the glucose detecting molecule either grabs a molecule of glucose or the mimicking molecule. If the molecules mostly latch onto glucose, the ink appears yellow. If glucose levels are low, the molecu Continue reading >>

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    The week before I found out that I was pregnant my family doctor did a glucose test and called and told me I had diabetes. I thought that was odd so that weekend I took a pregnancy test and it was positive. So, when I went in she tried to put me on a diabetic pill and I said no, give me a pregnancy test first. I never started on pills. Anyway, I am pregnant, went to my baby doc. and she had me do 2 week of self blood testing and I was normal. Then week 3 she did the 3 month blood test.(AIC) That test said I was 5.4 which is fine.That was at 8 weeks. On Monday of this week (21 weeks) I took that nasty drink glucose test. They just called me and said it was slightly high I have to take the 3 hour test. I have still been testing my sugar in the mornings and the readings are around 80-68. I am just confussed as to why when I take that nasty drink I have such high #'s. And after I eat normally they are fine. Can anyone help me out here with an idea or explination. Thanks!

  2. JamieD1978

    I had the one hour test at 26 weeks. My doctor said my number came back a little higher than normal so I went back in at 28 weeks for the 3 hour glucose test. I failed one blood draw out of three and categorized as borderline. This is how it was explained to me. Your blood is taken after fasting. This number should be low; mine was 76. Then, you drink the glucose solution, wait one hour, they draw again. This number should be higher; I think mine was in the 150's. At the third blood draw one hour later it should drop a little. The last blood draw at hour three should drop considerably. Mine did not. This is the test I failed and the reason my doctor is treating me for gestational diabetes. I've changed my diet a little and so far all of my blood tests have been normal. I was given a monitor and have to check my blood 4 times a day. I would ask your doctor exactly what your numbers were and why they are treating you as a diabetic. Don't be afraid to ask questions!!!! Good luck!

  3. darbymroberts

    I am a "borderline" or "pre-diabetic" pre-pregnancy so they did the glucose test early (at 20 weeks.) I failed the test (by 1 pt) but they had me stick to a diabetic diet and monitor 4 times daily. This worked out well for a few weeks before my glucose got too high and I needed medication. My doctor explained that as the placenta grows, there are more hormones that cause you to be insulin resistant. This is why the glucose test is not usually given until week 28 - because that is when it usually becomes a problem. If you are diagnosed, you should probably talk with a diabetic education specialist. (My doc. ordered this.) I have also found the book "The sugar solution" very helpful and motivational. For those of you that are overweight or borderline diabetic this is a great time to get "used" to eating the right foods that don't raise your sugar. It will help you to stay healthy even after the baby is born and possibly keep you from getting full blown diabetes later on. Good Luck

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Bio-sensing Tattoo Ink To Monitors Glucose And Ph Levels

AARP Membership: Join or Renew for Just$16a Year The project is the result of a collaboration between MIT researchers Katia Vega, Xin Liu, Viirj Kan and Nick Barry and Harvard Medical School researchers Ali Yetisen and Nan Jiang. While there are no current plans to develop DermalAbyss as a product or pursue clinical trials, they hope that the positive response from the media and the public will inspire drug companies and other research industries to push forward with the work they began. The purpose of the work is to light the imagination of biotechnologists and stimulate public support for such efforts, Vega says. Such a tattoo could be particularly useful for patients who have to continuously monitor medical issues such as diabetes. Currently, diabetics typically monitor glucose levels by piercing the skin, sometimes as often as 10 times per day.With DermalAbyss, the researchersforeseea time when the painful procedure is replaced with a tattoo thatchanges color based on insulin need. In addition to glucose, the team explored a sodium biosensor tattoo that could signal changes in hydration levels , and one for pH levels, which measure the balance of acid and alkaline in your body Continue reading >>

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  1. DaveManCan

    Ok my profile says type 1 but I am type 2. Every time I try and change it in my profile I get an error.
    I just started Metformin. Wow... I can not believe how sick I get. I am not talking stomach, diahrea, nausea, etc. I am talking death's door sick. I feel horrible inside like something is seriously wrong. Like the chemistry in my body just got dramatically altered.
    Anyone else have a similar experience?
    Thank you,

  2. hlzpiano

    Metformin is known to cause gastric distress. I am of the firm belief that you shouldn't have to take any medication that makes you that sick especially when there are effective alternatives. I would personally stop taking the Metformin. Ask your doctor to prescribe a small dose of a sulfonylurea drug such as glyburide, glipizide, or glimepiride. These are cheap and effective drugs for lowering your blood sugar. Another alternative might be to watch your carb intake and test, test, test. Testing is important to see if these alternative measures get you the blood sugar control that you need.

  3. t1wayne

    As Helene noted, there are many T2 oral meds that can help with BG control; but they ALL have some side effect(s). Your first step should be to talk to the doc about how severe your GI issues are with the met. Here's a quick rundown on the alternative meds Helene alluded to, by class:
    Biguanides - this is the met, and some other brands. They've been around the longest, are considered the safest, and the primary side effect is GI distress. They don't start working right away - it takes a few weeks. They work by inhibiting stored glucose release by the liver, and help with insulin sensitivity a bit.
    Sulfonylureas (id'd by Helene) - these are the next most common oral T2 med; they stimulate the pancreatic beta cells to produce more insulin for longer periods of time, and they begin working immediately. Side effects include hypoglycemia, weight gain, nausea and skin rash. Because they push the pancreatic beta cells to produce more insulin, they hasten the progression to pancreatic beta cell decline.
    Meglitinides (Prandin, Starlix) - these also stimulate the release of more insulin for longer periods of time, and begin working quickly. Side effects include hypoglycemia, weight gain, nausea, back pain and headache. And they can hasten pancreatic beta cell impairment.
    Dipeptidy Peptidase - 4 (DPP-4) inhibitors (Onglyza, Januvia, Tradjenta) - These also stimulate the release of more insuln for longer, like the sulfonylureas and meglitinides, but they also inhibit the release of stored glucose from the liver, like biguanides. Side effects include upper respiratory tract infection, sore throat, headache, and inflammation of the pancreas.
    Thiazolidinediones (avandia, actos) - sort of the reversal of biguanides, these improve sensitivity to insulin and inhibit the release of stored glucose from the liver (the functional emphasis is reversed). Side effects include heart problems, stroke and liver disease.
    Alpha-glucosidase inhibitors (precose, glyset) - these work by slowing the digestion of some starches and sugars (giving your pancreas time to react to meals, and slowing the pace at which your BG spikes). Side effects are reminiscent of biguanides - stomach pain, gas and diarrhea.
    ALL of these oral meds are based on the presumption that you are controlling your carb intake and getting regular exercise; so Helene's reference to that deserves some more stress. With respect to testing... the point is to test with purpose. Keep a log of everything you eat (including grams of carbs) as well as your meter readings immediately before, plus one and two hours after meals. this will give you an idea of how quickly/slowly your system is responding to the meals you are eating, and from that, you can modify your meals to get better control of your BG.
    Good luck!

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