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A person with type I and II diabetes is required to regulate and monitor the levels of glucose in their blood; this process can be painful because it requires the person to get pricked by a lancet multiple times a day. Therefore, the development of a non-invasive and pain free technique can be beneficial for patients with diabetes. We made tear and blood glucose measurements to verify the correlation between them. We used commercially available glucometers and tested other home-built alternatives glucometers with varying sensitivities and limits-of-detection in an attempt to measure tear glucose as a replacement for blood glucose measurements.
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Gonzalez, Ayda Ninoska, "Measuring Glucose Levels in Tears as an Alternative to Blood Glucose levels" (2016). Senior Projects Spring 2016. 262.