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Monitors, Physiologic, Glucose, Personal, Noninvasive

Definition : Physiologic self-monitoring (i.e., personal) monitors designed for continuous or near continuous measurement and display of a patient's glucose level using external sensors. These monitors consist of a small main electronic unit that is worn by the patient (typically around the wrist) that includes electronic circuits, an LCD display, and attached noninvasive glucose sensors. The sensors typically measure using electro-osmotic (iontophoresis) or laser-based procedures to extract the interstitial fluid; the fluid is then absorbed by a small pad placed on the skin and the value is determined using an electrochemical technique. Personal glucose monitors are intended to improve the patient's self-management; they may also record glucose level variations in diabetic patients that can be downloaded to a personal computer, permitting better therapy planning by identifying patterns in the fluctuation of glucose level (i.e., glucose profile).

Entry Terms : "Glucose Monitors, Noninvasive" , "Glucose Personal Noninvasive Monitors" , "Monitors, Personal, Glucose, Noninvasive"

UMDC code : 20186

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