A Real Time GSM Based Embedded System for Blood Glucose Level Monitoring and Messaging
Diabetes mellitus is a common and precarious chronic disease, which affects cellular metabolism and energy production. There condition is divided into types I and I1; the most common form is I1 diabetes, which is an adult-onset disease. Blood glucose testing is crucial to diabetes control and it is effective in reducing the risk of complications and improving life quality. Unfortunately, both elderly patients and their caregivers find it difficult to monitor glucose levels long term. This study developed an integrated system for organizing and combing home glucose measurement, data transformation, and information integration. The developed system prompts diabetics to measure their blood glucose regularly at home, and provides remote caregiver with complete patient information for diagnosis and tracking. This aids in the improvement in diabetes control, thereby increasing the social activities and life quality of diabetics.