Keeping a highly accurate idea of patient’s blood glucose levels is an integral part of successful diabetes management. While, the regulatory agencies are driving for increased accuracy and improved test strip chemistries, advances in self-administered blood glucose meters (BGM) are revolutionizing the lives of people living with diabetes. The ability to collect, log, and track personal data, coupled with meters that are smaller, easier-to-use and have standardized communications capabilities, means that diabetics receive improved and more personalized treatment. The simple blood glucose meters demand power-efficient processing, highly integrated chips, sensor interfacing with microcontroller cores powerful enough to handle user interfaces and full-speed communications within a power budget that meets the demanding battery lifetime.
TI can help add the following features to BGM designs: