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Touch Pad for Meal Selection and Insulin Dosing

Touch Pad for Meal Selection and Insulin Dosing

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Entry from Elizabeth Ochoa
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Published by: Amy Tenderich on Jun 17, 2008
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Annual DiabetesMine™ Design ChallengeEntry: Elizabeth Ochoa
Touch Pad for Meal Selection and Easy Insulin Dosing
In order to help prevent the onset of diabetic related disease, includingretinopathy and neuropathy, patients need to actively monitor their blood sugarand correctly dose insulin base on their current blood glucose level, personalinsulin to carbohydrate ratio and the nutritional data of the foods they intend onconsuming. This can be a real challenge for younger patients, the elderly andanyone who has a problem remembering to bring myriad devices along every time they step out for a lunch with friends. In order to help people with theannoyance of carrying multiple devices, an all in one system would be key.Introducing the Touch Pad for Meal Selection and Easy Insulin Dosing!The teal portion of the tablet would have a booklet insert which would containmultiple pages of pictures of unprocessed foods. Fruits, vegetables as well ascommonly consumed processed foods, such as a slice of whole wheat bread. Thelast page of the booklet would look like an oversized number pad. This wouldallow for numerical information input.Use would be simple and easy!
Annual DiabetesMine™ Design ChallengeEntry: Elizabeth Ochoa
The patient would dose with their normal device.2.The patient would turn on the touch pad using the yellow  button.
The patient would type in their blood glucose level using the last page of the booklet.4.To accept press the green button, to cancel the red button.
The patient would then select foods from the booklet using the teal stylus.(this would work similar to how children’s LeadPad Learning books work.)6.After each food is selected the patient accepts with the green button.7.The patient can enter nutritional info of processed foods using the numberpad on the last page.8.The patient would then use the number pad to enter there carbohydrate toinsulin dosing ratio for that meal time.9.The screen would then display the correct dose for them.The book itself would math the touch of the stylus to the nutritionalinformation of the selected food and would total all data for the meal. Thisallows the patient to relax and not have to memorize or carry along another books of nutritional data.The gray screen would provide visual text prompts for the next step, as well asoptional voice prompts for patients who may have a difficult time reading thescreen due to poor sight.The entire book would not only store all of the nutritional information of thefoods they consume but also the time and date of each dosing as well as their blood glucose level at the time. This would allow for easier management andthe ability to monitor more easily.The book would also have a place to hold your lancet (orange), extra teststrips, and blood glucose monitor (dark blue).

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