Computerized assessment of self-monitored blood glucose results using a Glucometer® reflectance photometer with memory and microcomputer

P. Zimmet, M. Gerstman, L. R. Raper, M. Cohen, C. Crosbie, V. Kuykendall, D. Michaels, K. Hartmann

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A microcomputer software package to receive, analyse, and present blood glucose/time information has been developed. Data input is accomplished automatically via interface to Glucometer® reflectance photometer instruments which have been specially modified to retain glucose/time results by addition of a clock and electronic memory. This new development in self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) has a number of advantages. It allows the rapid and meaningful analysis of large quantities of patient generated data to assess short- and long-term trends in BG patterns, and eliminates the tedium and possible errors of manual graphing. Patients were most interested in the positive feedback provided. The system has considerable potential in patient diabetes education and management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-63
Number of pages9
JournalDiabetes Research and Clinical Practice
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes


  • Computerization
  • Memory
  • Reflectance photometer
  • Self blood glucose monitoring

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