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Google - no, Alphabet - is working on diabetes-sensing bandages

Google - no, Alphabet - is working on diabetes-sensing bandages
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If you still prick your finger every day to test your blood sugar, the idea of a little sticker that's constantly monitoring your blood sounds pretty good. Imagine tracking your blood sugar on your smartphone in real time! That's what Google - we mean Alphabet - is working on now.

We've warned you about smartphone apps that purport to suggest insulin doses for you, but this is legit. Google's Life Sciences division (which still uses the Google name although it's now under the Alphabet umbrella) partnered with DexCom, which manufactures glucose monitoring systems. They're working on a small, low-cost, wearable sensor that would monitor your blood sugar and shoot its information to the cloud, where Google software would analyze it.

Last year, Google announced a partnership with another company to develop smart contact lenses that could monitor glucose levels, and now the company's focus seems to have intensified. "This collaboration is another step towards expanding monitoring options and making it easier for people with diabetes to proactively manage their health," Life Sciences boss Andrew Conrad said in a statement.

Tell us what you think of this latest potential innovation in the comments below. Another moon shot for Google? And check back to our Happening Now page often for all the latest tech news.

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