Patient-operated glucose monitor and diabetes management system

  • US 4,731,726 A
  • Filed: 05/19/1986
  • Issued: 03/15/1988
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/19/1986
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method of monitoring a patient having diabetes mellitus with the use of a blood glucose measuring device and a thereto linked monitor apparatus capable of receiving and storing data, and of using the data to generate insulin dosage recommendations, comprising:

  • (a) inputting initial physician-supplied data into the monitor apparatus;

    (b) supplying patient blood specimens at periodic times to the measuring device;

    (c) utilizing the measuring device to obtain blood glucose values from the specimens, and to effect automatic input into the monitor apparatus of glucose data representative of the glucose values;

    (d) utilizing the monitor apparatus to prompt and receive patient input into the monitor apparatus at periodic regular times of patient data relating to diet, exercise, emotional stress, and symptoms of hypoglycemia and other illness actually experienced by the patient during a preceding time period;

    (e) storing in the monitor apparatus the inputted physician, glucose and patient data;

    (f) utilizing the monitor apparatus to at times evaluate the data stored therein and to generate recommendations, based upon the evaluation, relative to patient insulin dosage.

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