The device being developed at Oregon State University can inform the wearer if their blood sugar is beginning to run low

Those who suffer from diabetes must watch their diet vigilantly to ensure they keep their blood sugar levels stable. Gregory Herman, a chemical, biological, and environmental engineering professor from Oregon State University, wanted to make monitoring a body's sugar levels as simple as possible. Herman and his research team have begun work on a prototype contact lens that can detect the symptoms of low blood sugar and notify the wearer. The contact lenses ideally work the best for those who suffer from type 1 diabetes.

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