Hi all, I know this has some overlap with other discussions on this group.
I’ve been trying for some time to get manufacturers to think about data standards for diabetes data. I wrote a paper (PDF) about this almost two years ago. Please read it because you’ll get some idea of how I’m thinking.
I also started a Diabetes Data wiki where I had hoped people might help with this work. Now I have a suggestion for how you can help in this work.
Last night I added a page about the Cozmo 1800 insulin pump. It gives instructions about how to export data from the Cozmo software and a little information about the data form. It also contains a pointer to an example XML file.
In the next few days I plan to add pages for OneTouch software, Wavesense software and Dexcom software. These are devices and software that I have access to.
Would anyone like to volunteer for other devices? Specifically Insulin Pumps (Animas and Minimed), CGMS (Minimed and Freestyle Navigator) and glucose meters (pick a brand).
For each device give the model number you’re using, the software and directions on how to either export the data, or where the data is stored and how to get to it, and an example of the data file. I will load this information on the Wiki and give full attribution to you. If you feel uncomfortable about putting your data online give it to me and I’ll tweak the values to make it less problematic.
My plan is to propose a data format standard for the following types of information.
- Blood glucose measurement
- Insulin doses (basal and bolus)
- Ketone measurement
I’ll put this on the wiki and look for comments and feedback. If you can think of other things worth tracking let me know. I appreciate all feedback.