Analyte monitoring system and methods

  • US 8,461,985 B2
  • Filed: 05/08/2008
  • Issued: 06/11/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/08/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method, comprising:

  • initiating data transmission from a data communication unit in response to a command received from a remotely located receiver unit, wherein the data communication unit is in signal communication with an analyte sensor configured for transcutaneous positioning to monitor an analyte level, and further, wherein operatively coupling the analyte sensor to the data communication unit and transcutaneously positioning the analyte sensor in fluid contact with interstitial fluid under a skin layer transitions the data communication unit from a low power state to an active state;

    detecting the data transmission, wherein the detected data transmission corresponds to at least one of a response data transmission initiated in response to the command received from the receiver unit when the receiver unit is placed within a predetermined distance from the data communication unit, and a periodic data transmission from the data communication unit to the remotely located receiver unit that occurs at a predetermined time interval;

    incrementing a count associated with the detected data transmission; and

    storing the count in a memory of the data communication unit.

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