Accu Chek Active glucometer review

Accu Chek is one of the most reputable brand in glucometers and health devices. Accuracy and quality control is most important in glucose and sugar monitoring devices. The Accu Chek active glucometer is small in size, easy to use, quick to produce results, quite accurate and overall a trusted brand in Glucometer manufacturers. The accu check active makes measuring blood glucose level or blood sugar level as easy and simple as possible.

Features

Accu Chek Active Glucometer review

Accu Chek Active Glucometer review

Price

The price of a glucose monitoring process consists of one time investment on the actual device and recurring cost on the lancets (piercing device) and the test strips. You have to use accuchek test strips only.

The Accu chek device is priced at around Rs. 1200 to Rs. 1500 depending on the sale that day. It currently comes with 10 lancets and 10 test strips free.

Price of glucometer Rs 1300
Price of test strips 50 test strips – Rs. 755
. 100 test strips – Rs. 1230


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Coding

The device reuires coding. Everytime a new pack of test strips are bought, the pack comes with a code. A code is a sim card like device which has to be inserted into the glucometer. The code contains information on how to read and use the test strips. This configuration step has to be performed everytime a new pack of blood test strips are purchased. This has some advantages and disadvantages. The advantages are that the company can ensure quality control because you will only be able to use genuine products. The information in the code contains user helpful information such as expiry dates. The disadvantage is that you can now only use Accu Chek test strips.

Expiry date

The device stores expiry date of the test strips and shows a warning when the test strips have expired. This is a great feature that prevents accidental usage of old strips.

Size

Accu Chek Active is a small device. Its small enough to be carried along with you on your travels. When you go to attend somebody’s wedding, this device can be easily packed into your suitcase and it wont take up much space.

Its dimensions are : 97.8 x 46.8 x 19.1mm

pre and post meal

The Accu Chek device allows you to mark pre and post meal and allows you to easily track the reading shown on the screen. The averages of the past 7, 14, 30 days are stored in the device and can be retrieved for easy comparision. This allows you to keep an eye on your readings and assess the improvements or the need for change in your medication.

Memory and USB data transfer

The device comes with a memory of 350 readings. This is a good amount of memory and is extremely useful when looking at historical readings. It also allows data transfer using a micro usb and this data can be transferred to your computer. Computer savvy and technical users might be able to use this data to plot trend and historical charts for quick and easy tracking. There is no bluetooth data transfer available in this model.

Time taken

The device takes approximately 5 seconds with just a tiny drop of blood ( 1 – 2 micro liter). This is pretty fast and is the average time taken currently among industy standard glucometers. Time taken is not a really important factor as a few seconds is generally acceptable and hardly noticeable.

For more information on Accu Chek Active glucometer, check the Accu Chek India website.

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