After being diagnosed with type 1 Diabetes in 2015, I began a quest to design and build a glucose meter superior to others with regard to the power and flexibility of its software.
After shuffling through several meters with less computational power than a watch, my doctor gave me the most advanced and only American made glucometer. Its selling feature was that it could divide the number of carbohydrates you put in by a number you set in the settings to "calculate" your insulin dosage.
Although their product's feature is lame, and the meter has countless design flaws I won't get into here, the manufacturers were on to the right idea.
My goal for this project is to create a small, handheld meter that can do the following:
- Accurately test concentration of glucose in a sample
- Be easy to use
- Record data of bG, insulin, carbs, and other nutritional information
- Format, export, and display data in a useful way
And future goals include more ambitious things:
- Calculate effects of fat and protein in the food on the individual
- Calculate a close prediction of bG at any time based on conditions
The GitHub repository for the glucometer can be found here.