Accu-Chek Aviva Glucose Meter
Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases which causes high blood sugar, because either body does not produce enough insulin or cells do not respond to the produced insulin. Except in very specific situations, diabetes is chronic disease and cannot be cured. Patient’s education and understanding is very important because complications can be avoided or less severe among people who manage their blood sugar level. Management includes diet, physical activity and exercise and appropriate use of medicaments. Smoking, high level of cholesterol, high blood pressure and alcohol may accelerate the deleterious effects of diabetes.
For a person that has diabetes, regular blood glucose testing is necessary and very important. Accu-Chek Aviva Glucose Meter is made as simple and convenient as possible. It is for “in vitro” (outside the body) use, designed and approved for testing fresh capillary whole blood samples (blood from fingertips or forearm, for example). It is not a diagnostic device, Accu-Chek Aviva Glucose Meter is a device that helps people to manage their diabetes every day.
Benefits of using Accu-Chek Aviva Glucose Meter are numerous. It requires small blood samples (0.6 µL), the results appear fast (in 5 seconds) and to prevent unreliable results, there are 198 integrity checks. In addition, this Glucose Meter can memorize 500 test results. The device downloads the results to computer and calculates and presents 7, 14 and 30 days test result averaging. It has a wide-mouth strip that pulls in the blood drop quickly like a magnet. The most of the testers (97%) successfully filled the strip on the very first try, so painful and unpleasant retesting is likely to be avoided.
The whole Accu-Chek Aviva System by Roche includes, besides the Accu-Chek Aviva Glucose Meter, ten test stips (for the reliable results they need to be Accu-Chek Aviva Test Strips), owner’s booklet, MultiClix Lancing device with the cap, User’s manual (in English and Spanish), self-testing diary and carrying case.