Blood sampling for self-monitoring of blood glucose is difficult for the elderly with low dexterity. We developed and tested the utility of an automatic puncturing and sampling (APS) system as a part of an automatic SMBG device, but success rates of securing sufficient blood volume was low (61.9%). Thus, the squeezing condition was changed to increase its success rate. The aim of this study is to investigate the impact to the amount of bleeding by making changes to the squeezing condition. In our previous experiment, blood sampling was performed simultaneously with squeezing, whereas the present study tested blood sampling after squeezing. This method increased the success rate (75%) among eight subjects who had a low success rate (25%) in the previous experiment using the APS system.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Internal Medicine
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
- Biomedical Engineering