'Eye Candy for Diabetics' may eliminate using needles for the millions of adults with diabetes. The University of Akron with Dr. Jun Hu has created contact lens that may eliminate using needles to testing blood sugar levels for individuals with diabetes.
These contacts change color using a sugar sensing chemical to alert individuals when their blood sugar levels are low. Individuals will not notice any difference between the color-changing pair and their regular contacts. The University of Akron has created a software so individuals can read their sugar concentration with their camera on their smartphone by simply taking a picture of their eye. This entire method is much simpler because it only requires a smart phone and these contacts. This potentially ground breaking solution may be a huge step towards improving the lives of those individuals living with diabetes.