Health management devices and methods

  • US 8,597,188 B2
  • Filed: 06/20/2008
  • Issued: 12/03/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/21/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An analyte monitoring device, comprising:

  • a data collection module for receiving and storing analyte data over a predetermined time period;

    a user interface unit coupled to the data collection module for providing one or more indication related to the analyte data;

    a control unit coupled to the data collection module and the user interface unit, and configured to control, at least in part an operation of the data collection module and the user interface unit; and

    a communication module coupled to the control unit for communicating one or more signals associated with the analyte data to a remote location;

    wherein the user interface unit is configured to operate in a prospective analysis mode including substantially real time output of an analyte level received by the data collection module, and a retrospective analysis mode including limited output of information during the predetermined time period;

    wherein the communication module is configured to communicate with the remote location after the analyte data is received and stored in the data collection module over the predetermined time period; and

    wherein the data collection module is operatively coupled to a transcutaneously positioned analyte sensor in fluid contact with an interstitial fluid under a skin layer, the analyte sensor generating signals corresponding to a monitored analyte level over the predetermined time period, wherein when the user interface unit is operating in the retrospective analysis mode, the user interface unit is configured to not display any information related to the received analyte data during the predetermined time period.

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