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The FT is reporting that Google and Novartis are going to market a new type of contact lens that can detect glucose levels in people with diabetes.

The lens uses a sensors that can detect glucose levels in eye fluid and send the results of a smartphone carries by the user. They are also developing an 'auto-focusing' lens that can help people who have difficult shifting from near to long-distance vision.

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  • This is very interesting if they choose to integrate the glucose sensor with an insulin pump for type 1 diabetics. This might allow a diabetic who is normally difficult to control to have a system that automatically injects the correct dose of insulin, rather than multiple finger sticks followed by multiple injections of insulin
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