29 Jun '16, 5am

Hackaday Prize Entry: A Universal Glucose Meter

A friend of mine diabetic had pretty much controlled her diabetes type 2 with a proper low-carbs diet. She used to inject insulin and pop glucophage pills. Yet, she kept monitoring herself. One day, her blood glucose shot up dramatically. She injected insulin and felt really bad. She kept monitoring her blood sugar level, and they came not down to normal. She was tempted to inject again, but owing to her long experience, and how bad she felt, she decided not to. Instead, she drove to the emergency. They took her blood sugar there, and she was at 3.5mmol, i.e. at the threshold of diabetic coma due to too low blood sugar. She had brought her glucometer, and the did side by side tests. The glucometer took a fancy of showing a 17+ mmol positive offset. Had she followed the machine, and re-injected, she would have died from insulin-induced hypoglycemia. I don’t know how stringe...

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