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Title: Blood Glucose Meters

Blood Glucose Meters
  • Mihir Subash

Glucose Testing
  • Glucose Testing is a important and vital part of
    a diabetics daily health care.
  • Without testing, a diabetic can become sick
    because their glucose levels are not where they
    need to be.
  • Glucose testing is done by using a glucose
    testing meter, which uses a glucose testing strip.
  • Glucose Testing Meter

Steps for Testing Glucose
  • To test for glucose one must drop a sample of
    blood by placing on the strip.
  • This is done by poking the skin with a needle
    called a lancet.
  • The lancet pricks the finger which allows the
    sample of blood to flow right onto the glucose
  • Once the blood sample has made it on to the
    glucose strip, a device called a glucose meter is
    used to measure the glucose in the blood. In each
    test strip, there is a chemical called glucose
  • This glucose oxidase reacts with the glucose in
    the blood sample and is created into a acid
    called gluconic acid.
  • This current is then able to read and determine
    how much glucose is in the sample of blood on the
    testing strip. The number is then relayed on the
    screen of the glucose testing meter.

Blood Glucose Meters
  • Examples
  • A glucose meter is used to determine the
    approximate concentration of glucose in the
  • The glucose meter is a key element in monitoring
    diabetes can help test if the blood sugar is too
    high or low.
  • Glucose meters are small and are handheld, they
    can fit in the palm of a hand.
  • Glucose meters cost anywhere from 20 to the most
    advanced meters costing 500.

One Touch Verio Glucose Meter System
  • The One Touch Verio glucose meter is practical,
    reliable, and affordable.
  • This glucose meter provides instant notifications
    of high and low blood sugar trends, unsurpassed
    accuracy, and requires a very small blood sample
  • The Verio glucose meter is one of the more recent
    and efficient meters that have came out in the
    past couple years.
  • Specialized Glucose Meter

Invasive Glucometer (Current)
  • Present day best way blood sugar level
  • The reason is accuracy
  • Problems
  • Can be painful
  • Messy
  • Costly
  • Average number of tests a day is 1.6, compared to
    the recommend 4 times a day

Non-Invasive Glucometer (Future)
  • How it works
  • Finger or Earlobe goes into the slot
  • Uses near-infrared light to measure real-time
    blood glucose levels
  • Takes 20 seconds or less
  • What Separates This Device From
  • Other Non-Invasive Devices?
  • Optical Bridge
  • Measurements are taken directly from the blood
    not from interstitial fluid

  • Glucose meters are mostly accurate but biomedical
    engineers are constantly finding new problems
    with them which they are using to help to make
    the next glucose meter more innovative and
  • The future for Glucose Meters is providing a
    device with precise accuracy, easy to use,
    affordable, and new software to detect any
    problems a diabetic may be having.
  • Groves Future Device
  • Passed International Standard for the last 2
  • Expected to be released during 2013 summer
  • Faster, cleaner, and pain free compared to
    invasive devises
  • Small and battery operated

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