Would you get a tattoo showing your level of blood sugar?

A cool new invention by Harvard and MIT researchers is a tattoo showing levels of blood glucose by changing colors.

Sounds like science fiction? Arguably – but here’s how it works:

The inks interact with the body’s interstitial fluid, which transfers nutrients into cells and carries waste out of them. The fluid works closely with blood plasma, meaning it acts as a decent indicator of the chemical concentrations in the blood at a given time.

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  1. John
    Simple: no!

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