Roche Diabetes Care
Coming soon: a blood glucose meter the size of a credit card that can be used quickly and discretely on the go without any coding. Does it sound too good to be true? It shouldn't. The Accu-Chek Nano by Roche Diabetes Care has just been approved by the FDA and should hit the market in early 2012.
Accu-Chek blood glucose meters
The Accu-Chek brand name has long been associated with innovative diabetes-care devices. Roche founded its Accu-Chek diabetes supplies line more than 35 years ago and has since provided patients and medical professionals with blood glucose meters, insulin delivery systems, lancing devices, data management systems and education programs.
Though some patients might be eagerly awaiting the coming Nano, there are four Accu-Chek blood glucose meters available today: the Accu-Chek Aviva, the Accu-Chek Compact Plus, the Accu-Chek Advantage and the Accu-Chek Active.
The Aviva model is compatible with alternate site testing and requires a 0.6 microliter blood sample. The Compact Plus model comes pre-loaded with a drum of 16 test strips. Unlike the Aviva, the Compact Plus doesn't require coding. The Accu-Chek Advantage uses curved strips to make testing more comfortable. Additionally, this meter can store up to 480 readings. The Active model is compatible with alternate site testing and is very simple to use -- it only has two buttons.
Most of the Accu-Chek meters come with a lancing device : the MultiClix or SoftClix pens. Each has 11 depth settings. The MultiClix accommodates a drum of lancets for six pricks, while the SoftClix requires a new to be loaded lancet for each use.
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Other Roche diabetes supplies
Other products from Roche Diabetes Care include the Accu-Chek Spirit Insulin Pump, Accu-Chek 360 Diabetes Management Software and the Smart Pix reader device.