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Blood glucose meter has gone a long way since it was first manufactured. The easier way to test using these tools is through accu-chek which is a brand of testing device that is manufactured by Roche Diagnostics. This will take the worry out of taking care of diabetes.
What does it consist of? The kit that looks like a cell phone consists of an electronic monitor. This measures the blood glucose through strips. It also has a lancet device that drives a needle through the outermost layer of the skin in the finger to obtain a tiny amount of blood pressed onto the strip in the electronic monitor.
Roche Diagnostics claims this prevents re-sticking that is painful. This company also declares that 90% of the diabetics find this lancet device to be the least painful. As you can see, since the first time the test is done is right, there is no unnecessary waste of strips




Due to the less retesting, one feels more confidence in the result. The test strip fills quickly with just a tiny drop of blood. This is done correctly on the first try by 97% of testers. There are integrity checks to spot and prevent invalid results.
This least painful lancing makes use of a technology that reduces the aching motion from side to side. In addition it also comes with a drum of six lancets that are preloaded. One does not have to handle the individual lancets. It also comes with nonslip rubber grips and six test sites on the body to choose.
What is in it for you? Here are the benefits made possible by the accu-check:
  • The design is easy to hold with rubber grips.
  • The result is as quick as five seconds.
  • The size is small.
  • There are four reminders to test which you can customize.
  • It uses a 3-volt lithium coin cell battery that is easily available.
  • The battery life is for 1000 tests.
  • You can download a 500-value memory that could average the 7, 14 and 30-day readings.
  • It is 3.7" x 2" x .9" in size; 2.1 oz including the battery.
  • It is well-suited with the data management tools of Accu-Chek.
  • It is accepted by most healthcare plans that could be a saving to you.
This blood sugar monitoring system is fairly new in town. A leader in checking blood glucose levels, Roche Diagnostics has this kit that will cut the steps in half. It is designed to look like a mobile phone with all the tools needed in one device. I wish I were selling this because just writing about it makes me want to make a purchase. Hmm, perhaps someday.
The Accu-Chek Compact Plus is the only one of its kind with three solutions in one gadget. It has a lancing contraption that detaches, a test strip drum having 17 test strips and a meter which can display the test results brightly. Just push a button once and the strip comes up ready to use.
This makes it easier to do the test as it cuts the steps in half. It does away with the handling of the strips and is more hygienic with the simple and quick method. The user does not have to be concerned about accurate testing as the gadget self-codes. It takes only five seconds to test and the result is easy to read and it glows in the dark.
Another good point of this new monitoring system is that it needs only one hand to operate and is practically pain-free. It is available in diabetes clinics, pharmacies or from Roche itself. They will replace the present model as they run out in stores. Patient support will be provided through an Accu-Chek Customer Care Line for 365 days a year. This is indeed a good blood glucose meter.
Please visit these sites for more diabetes help:
Blood Sugar Monitor
Blood Glucose
Brief Biography: Dr. Guzman worked for the Atlantic Health Corporation and was consultant to St. Joseph's Hospital, Sussex Mental Health Clinic, and St. Stephen Mental Health Clinic for many years. He was Director of Forensic Psychiatry at Centracare for ten years and published numerous articles in the Journal of the American College of Forensic Psychiatry and other medical magazines.
Copyright © July 30, 2009 Roger Guzman, M.D. (Blood Glucose Meter, Know the Easier Way to Test) All Rights Reserved. You may copy and publish this article as long as the text, the author's name, the active links and this notice remain the same.

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