Method and system for providing an integrated analyte sensor insertion device and data processing unit

  • US 10,362,972 B2
  • Filed: 10/17/2017
  • Issued: 07/30/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/10/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method, comprising:

  • piercing a body of a subject with a sharp distal end of an introducer, the introducer having a portion disposed within a housing;

    positioning a first portion of an analyte sensor in the body of the subject, wherein the first portion of the analyte sensor is at least partially disposed within the introducer prior to positioning the first portion of the analyte sensor, and wherein the analyte sensor includes a second portion coupled in electrical contact with a data processing unit disposed within the housing prior to positioning the first portion of the analyte sensor; and

    removing the introducer from the housing after positioning the first portion of the analyte sensor such that the first portion of the analyte sensor remains positioned in the body of the subject.

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