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Build a Glucose Meter

Hello I am trying to build a glucose meter but have no idea where to start. I will use an arduino mega 1280. Does anyone know where I can find instructions to build a glucose meter ? So far I have been able to get a very high level idea from : http://www.eetimes.com/design/test-and-measurement/4204495/Blood-Glucose-Meter-Design. Any information, even if its just information on how to achieve a particular module from the design listed above will greatly be appreciated ! Thanks !

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Diabetes glucose meter used with android?

Is there any way to connect my blood glucose meter (accu chek aviva nano) with my android device? My glucose meter already supports connecting wirelessly with a device called accu-chek smart pix(http://www.accu-chek.co.uk/gb/products/datadevices/smartpix.html) wich transfers data from device to pc.

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Biosensor?

I want to make a biosensor of for glucose measurement. The aim is to develop a method for blood glucose measurement by measuring the impedance of glucose solution of various concentration. Suggest how can I measure impedance of a glucose solution and study variation of impedance with the concetration

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I have glucose tabs (for diabetics), which I think are much more pure than sugar, would this help my plants grow better?

I am trying to grow citrus seedlings and have been finding mixed reports about the affects of sugar water (instead of just using regular water). I was wondering if glucose tabs, being more pure than sugar, would help my citrus plants grow.

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How to convert starch into glucose? Trying to make sweet rice- or oat-milk.? Answered

Hi! I am trying to make rice milk or oat milk , and I need to know how I can convert the starches in those grains into glucose to make the result  taste sweet... I don´t want to add any sugar...

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Cell phone radiation boosts brain cell activity in brand new study

Brain cells are impacted by cell phone radiation in accordance with a recent study. The study detected an increase in the metabolism of brain cells. Brain cells were affected in the part of the brain near the antenna of the mobile phone. Brain cells are definitely impacted by cell phone use, according to the research, however further research is needed to discover out if that's a bad thing. Source of article - Cell phone radiation increases brain cell activity in new study by MoneyBlogNewz. Cellular phone brain cell research first done The first research undertaken to examining how electromagnetic radiation from cell phones impacts brain cells was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association on Tues. The research focused on how cellular phone use affects normal brain cell function, known as glucose metabolism. The rate of glucose metabolism in brain cells was increased more than researchers were hoping with cell phone exposure. When it comes to brain activity, the way it's done is with cells creating energy. This is done with glucose. The way brain cells work is that it is produced as necessary. The glucose is produce whenever it is needed by the brain. It's unknown if it's bad or not, however it was found in the study that glucose metabolism amounts are increased artificially with a mobile phone. Further research needs to be done though. How mobile phones affect the brain With all the phone calls going on, cell phone radiation has concerned medical experts. They have worried about what it's doing. The outcomes of previous tests have been inconclusive. A connection with brain cancer was found in famous cellular phone radiation studies. The proof that brain cancer was actually brought on by mobile phones in cell phone users was not there though. There are other things scientists have tried to ling cell phone radiation to. Such things as cancer or dementia due to brain cell mutation are examples. The effect of cell phones on children's brains has been a particular concern because children have thinner skulls, the radiation penetrates deeper and their brain cells metabolize glucose faster. Try to choose speakerphone In a statement responding to the cellular phone brain cell research, the Wireless Association said scientific evidence proves that cell phones, used within limits established by the Federal Communications Commission, don't pose a public health risk. The way cellular phone radiation affects the brain is nevertheless unknown really. Until more research is done, experts suggest Bluetooth earpieces and speakerphone should be used as often as possible. Information from CNN cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/02/22/cell.phone.brain.activity/ Web MD webmd.com/brain/news/20110222/cell-phones-affect-brain-but-does-it-matter?page=2 Wall Street Journal online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704071304576160652541652440.html

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I need to repeat radio frequency in the 402MHz range.

I need to repeat radio frequency in the 402MHz range.  How do you build a RF repeater? I need to extend the range of a CGM (Continuous Glucose Monitor). It uses the MICS protocol.  Can you adapt an existing device?

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How do the Blood Pressure Meter on Indiegogo work? Answered

Hello, Today I was surfing a little on the Indiegogo website and found two projects that claim to measure blood pressure. I did see electronic blood pressure meter, but they always had a mechanical moving part. The projects on Indiegogo are as small as a watch and it looks like they don't have any mechanical moving parts. So I was wondering how this meters work and if someone has any documentation? Are thees project legit? Thanks https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/h2-the-first-wearable-blood-pressure-monitor https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/infrav-no-blood-glucose-vital-signs-monitor-watch

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2009 DiabetesMine Design Challenge

Design contests are great and all... but design contests for a good cause are even better! Let me introduce the 2009 DiabetesMine Design Challenge, a contest for improving the life of people with diabetes through innovation. It appears that there is even a special judging category for those of you budding inventors under 18.If the prospect of doing something to greatly benefit others isn't a large enough reward in itself, keep in mind that there will be a number of other awesome prizes. Foremost, you can win thousands of dollars in cash for the development of your great idea. You can also win the chance for a consulting session with the world-renowned design firm IDEO and admission to the Health 2.0 conference.So, go put your thinking caps on and start regulating some glucose.Full contest details can be seen here.

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A new digital gadget for you hacksters?

The freebie blood glucose monitors that the big pharma co's give away? I think they can afford to give them away because they rake in so much money by selling the refill strips, which work only with the unit they are designed for. I haven't come across any Instructables using these.I have 3 or 4, lol. They have:lcd screena small speaker (usually)memory that counts various stastics (# of tests, results, date, time, etc)sometimes an led or a backlightsometimes a pc connector (!!) so it can upload dataI'm not very knowledgeable about electronics, other than the most basic stuff, so I didn't know exactly what to look for in the two I took apart.Here's a couple that are available (copy and paste the url, so it doesn't send a referrer url from here) :www.onetouchgold.com/simplestart/www.breezeupgrade.com/order.aspIf the OneTouchGold site allows a choice, it's the "Ultra2" model that has a data port.No, you don't need an Rx, they're not prescription. Anybody can get one....just walk into walmart and take one to the checkout. But Free is better ;-)I can post some pics of the boards of ones I took apart, if anybody's interested.

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Create awareness of a particular diet choice...

What would make the world a better place...depends how you define world, and your benchmark for what distinguishes better place.  This contest suggests things that would improve home, neighborhood, society, and planet.  I have an idea that would improve all of the above! Health: Personal back story:  Growing up I drank a lot of pop.  It was not uncommon to polish of a 12 pack of soda in a day or two, and this would happen regularly.  For the last fifteen years I've consumed at least 2-4 liters of cola per week, if you average it out (probably closer to ten).  Thats a conservative 2000 litres of cola.  At ~120 grams of sugar per Liter, that works out to a whopping 240 KILOGRAMS of sugar.  Now, were my parents terrible?  I don't think so - the knowledge wasnt out there that us kids were being fed a high sugar highly addictive substance that really messed with our bodies.   I can personally account that I had a terrible sleep schedule growing up, and I can directly attribute it to sugar/caffeine.  Unlike many friends I know I managed to stay skinny and somewhat 'in shape' through hyperactivity.  The artificial insomnia destroyed my school scores - as I spent a lot of time very tired in class, not paying attention - and was even suggested to go on medications to 'fix' how 'weird' I acted.  Most all of my child teeth and adult teeth are full of fillings where I had cavities - and I can't have cold food touch my teeth because I have almost no enamel left.  Consider now the direct economic cost of this:  At an average of a dollar per liter - multiply by the number of 'addicted' heavy user kids out there, and you have yourself a staggering amount.  I'm not alone.  I know lots of friends with similar stories - some less fortunate with serious health problems like diabetes and bariatric problems.  Economy: The high fructose corn syrup industry has halfway destroyed the cane sugar market in many third world countries.  Soda machines all over, often in schools, rape the pocketbooks of young persons for a product they don't need.  Pretend for a moment you are a drug dealer gang boss.  Now imagine you can put a legal salesman in most every school, "free".  I don't need to explain the rest of the story. Society:  Soft drinks are not 'evil' - they are an enjoyable vice that when taken in reasonable quantity aren't that harmful.  Therein lies the problem - they are marketed as the be-all and end-all to be happy, thirst quenched, and popular.  Couple this with the fact that they contain high levels of two of the most addictive legal substances out there:  Caffeine and glucose.  Our nervous systems don't stand a chance. Environment:  Frankly you'd be surprised how much carbon dioxide comes from the soda industry - that fizz goes somewhere after you *kssshk* open the can.  High fructose corn syrup is bad not just for your body but for the environment.  Some areas are very good at recycling, but still others are brutally abysmal at their three R's.  Many COUNTRIES in fact don't recycle at all.  That's a LOT of plastic and aluminum ending up in the environment, to be there long after we are gone. My proposal:  What I want to see is awareness campaigns of the health risks of being a heavy user - in conjunction with warning labels similar to what the tobacco industry has on their products.  I want to see their huge profits going into the community (like in this contest - more of it!).  Make companies accountable for their products. photo courtesy freefoto.com

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