Analyte monitoring devices and methods therefor

  • US 8,226,891 B2
  • Filed: 03/31/2006
  • Issued: 07/24/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/31/2006
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. An apparatus including a glucose meter, comprising:

  • a housing having a display unit disposed thereon;

    a data storage unit disposed within the housing, the data storage unit storing meal event information;

    a strip port coupled to the housing and configured to receive a test strip therein; and

    a controller unit coupled to the housing, the controller configured to process one or more signals associated with data received from the test strip, and to provide an output to the display unit based on the processed one or more signals, after providing the output based on the processed one or more signals, the controller further configured to generate and output to the display unit a query to a user as to whether to determine an insulin bolus dosage and, when a user selection to determine an insulin bolus dosage is detected, entering a bolus dosage determination mode, and when a user selection to not determine an insulin bolus dosage is detected, storing the processed one or more signals;

    wherein when the bolus dosage determination mode is entered, the controller unit is further configured to output to the display unit a list of programmed bolus dosage determination options, and in response to a user selection of one of the programmed bolus dosage determination options from the list of programmed bolus dosage determination options, executing the selected one of the programmed bolus dosage determination options; and

    wherein when the test strip is received within a predetermined time period of a meal event, a carbohydrate bolus determination mode is automatically selected.

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