Despite widely variable intervals between meals or the occasional consumption of meals with a substantial carbohydrate load, human blood glucose levels tend to remain within the normal range. However, shortly after eating, the blood glucose level may rise, in non-diabetics, temporarily up to 7.8 mmol/L (140 mg/dL) or a bit more. The sensor works with internal batteries.
Connecting the sensor
This sensor does not use any cable. This sensor sends the data wirelessly to MySignals board. Place a test strip in the machine when the machine is ready. Watch the indicator for placing the blood on the strip.
Clean the end of your index finger with rubbing alcohol before pricking it with a sterile needle or lancet.
NOTE: The needles or lancets are not provided..
Pierce your finger tip on the soft, fleshy pad and obtain a drop of blood. The type of drop of blood is determined by the type of strip you are using
Place the drop of blood on or at the side of the strip.
The glucometer will take a few moments to calculate the blood sugar reading and shows the value on the screen and send it wirelessly to MySignals.
The glucometer will store the value in the memory.
In order to extract the data from the glucometer to the Arduino, connect the cable as show in the picture.
You should view in the glucometer screen the message “P-C”, that indicates the correct connection.
The maximum recommended number of measures stored in the glucometer is 5. Please delete all the measures after it using the glucometer button(press it several times and then use the M button).
Note: You can turn off the device holding the M button during 3 seconds.
In order to use the date and time in each measure it is necessary to set correctly this parameters in the device.
Set time information after insert new batteries. Use the button allocated in the batteries backpack in order to initialize the configuration of these parameters.