Reading a Freestyle Blood Glucose Meter with MATLAB

Here’s some MATLAB code that will read data from a Freestyle blood glucose meter that is attached to your computer via serial cable. (Be sure to replace the “smart” quotes with appropriate single quotes. And the “…”, too. Sorry.)

% Jeff Mather - 3 October 2001
% Connect to meter.
s = serial('com1', 'baudrate', 19200, ...
           'FlowControl', 'Software');

% Initiate communication.
fprintf(s, 'mem');
fprintf(s, 'log250');

% Read diagnostics.
fgetl(s);   % First line is empty.
meter_ID     = fgetl(s);
software_ver = fgetl(s);
current_time = fgetl(s);
num_readings = str2num(fgetl(s));

for p = 1:num_readings

    reading = fgetl(s);

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