Accu-Chek is a very simple glucose testing machine to use. By applying a tiny amount of blood on the Accu-Chek Aviva Plus glucose strip, the machine delivers a reading in 5 seconds. The one great feature of the Accu Chek Aviva Plus is that the test strips are large, so that handling is easy. The Aviva Plus glucose meter is very light and can easily fit into the pocket. It is a great glucose machine for people who travel or those who wish to have privacy when checking their blood glucose levels.
Once a tiny amount of blood is placed on the glucose test strip, the strip is inserted into the device and within 5 seconds the test results are visible on the LCD screen. The Aviva Plus also has a reminder system so that you do not forget to measure your blood sugar levels. The Aviva Plus meter runs on a battery that gives you nearly 1,000 readings or it will last about 12 months with 3 tests per day.
The other novel feature of Accu-Chek Aviva plus is the advanced Fastclix lancing device. This lancing system for pricking the finger is reported to be much less painful than the conventional way of obtaining blood. The Fastclix lancet can be easily changed to prevent accidental pricking. The 6 lancet-packet can even be disposed in the regular household waste.
Repeatedly ranked as one of our customer’s favorite glucose meters, Aviva Plus has the ability to store 500 results and can even average the glucose results. The Aviva Plus is a simple, practical machine. It can be used by diabetics of all ages. The reliability and accuracy of Aviva Plus has been tested and compared to the blood glucose measurements in medical laboratories. Studies show that the glucose levels measured by Accu-Chek Aviva Plus are within 10% of the levels measured by the medical labs.
Accu-Chek Aviva Plus test strips are typically sold at retail stores in 50 count and 100 count packages. Discounts are available for bundle packages. If you are just starting to use Accu-Chek Aviva Plus glucose monitoring system for the first time you might want to contact the manufacturer for detailed instructions. They usually offer a free Accu-Chek Aviva Plus glucose meter to first-time users.
Lastly, there are similar monitoring systems manufactured by Accu-Chek and they all work in a similar fashion. The choice, in the end, is strictly personal.