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Re: Color changing tattoo to monitor helath

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My first reaction was, "NO!"  Then I thought about it.  With the probable change to seniors health insurance availablity, I think daily monitoring would be a safety measure, useful when trips to the doctor for minor concerns would be unavailable. So, yes.  I would do it.

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I like the idea. In addition to self-monitoring, first responders would know what's going on right away. The downside for me would be the inevitability of my husband glimpsing my off-color tatt and saying, "No cake for you."

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Reminds me of the mood ring I wore in the 70s. I am not aversed to tattoos and would consider it if I had a condition that required frequent monitoring. Fortunately I do not. If this worked for blood sugar moitoring I think my friends that carry around test kits would go for the tattoo.

 

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Sure, I would get one.  I don't care if it is noticed by other people or employers.  

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Re: Color changing tattoo to monitor helath

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No,I don't need this to monitor my health.Sounds like some intrusive govt nonsense,like Democrats would favor.

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Re: Color changing tattoo to monitor helath

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AARPTeri wrote:

Would you consider getting a tattoo that would monitor your health?  MIT researchers have come up with new technology that monitors dehydration, blood sugar and more.

 

 


I have seen several articles on this subject and yes I would have one.. but others might wonder if an employer would notice etc.. ie too much info.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/color-changing-tattoos-aim-to-monitor-blood-sugar-other-health-stats/

 

 

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This sounds like something out of a Star Trek episode. The rapid innovation in biotechnology science is promising.

They don’t use tattoo ink instead they use a special biosensing ink that changes color due to the fluid in your tissues. This is a great article.

 

http://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2017/color-changing-tattoos-health-monitoring-...

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Re: Color changing tattoo to monitor helath

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From what I've just seen, this isn't a tiny, unobtrusive Medical Tattoo, that would always be covered with clothing. I'd like to know what kind of "chemicals" they use in the tatto, and what side effects they might have!

 

I already have a tattoo/implant marking spots where the my breast cancer showed up, and then to align the machine when I got radiation treatment.

 

I'd skip any other medical markings & invasive treatments, if at all possible.


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Color changing tattoo to monitor helath

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Would you consider getting a tattoo that would monitor your health?  MIT researchers have come up with new technology that monitors dehydration, blood sugar and more.

 

 

AARPTeri
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