Publication Type:

Conference Paper

Source:

IEEE Region 10 Annual International Conference, Proceedings/TENCON, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., Volume 2015-January (2015)

ISBN:

9781479940752

URL:

http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84940485985&partnerID=40&md5=faad61e0de2f0fd5802a5d6cf82c8ff3

Keywords:

Amperometry, Blood, Blood glucose level, Developing countries, diabetic patient, Glucometer, Glucose, High specificity, Home environment, Medical problems, Potentiostats, Test strips, Testing, Voltage regulators

Abstract:

Normal blood glucose levels are tightly regulated in the human body, in the range of 70-150 mg/dL. With the increasing awareness that uncontrolled diabetes plays a significant role in the onset and progress of other diseases, severely diabetic patients are being advised to closely monitor their haemoglucose levels, as often as four times every day. This is done in a home environment, by means of a glucometer and enzyme-coated test strips, having high specificity for glucose. The test strips are expensive and specific to the glucometer of a particular manufacturer, which implies that a patient is tied to one glucometer, making it economically unviable, especially in a developing country like India. Efforts are being made to develop a portable glucometer, which would accommodate, if not all, most of the commercial glucose test strips, available in the market today. As a first step, three of the most widely used test strips have been characterised and a circuit has been designed to obtain their current responses. This paper describes the simulation of the circuit and discusses the results obtained. © 2014 IEEE.

Notes:

cited By 0; Conference of 2014 IEEE Region 10 Conference, TENCON 2014 ; Conference Date: 22 October 2014 Through 25 October 2014; Conference Code:112841

Cite this Research Publication

A. E. Anoop, N. Mohan, M., and Guruvayurappan, K., “Simulation of a multi-strip blood glucometer”, in IEEE Region 10 Annual International Conference, Proceedings/TENCON, 2015, vol. 2015-January.