ACCU-CHEK Compact Plus Meter and Test Strips DISCONTINUED!
Roche, the manufacture of ACCU-Chek brands, has recently announced that they will no longer be distributing ACCU-CHEK Compact Plus blood glucose meter, test strips and related accessories. The discontinuation of ACCU-CHEK Compact Plus blood glucose monitoring system was announced in 2018. Since then prices have been on the rise due to the tremendous shortage in the market.
ACCU-CHEK COMPACT PLUS DISCONTINUED, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
This means the ACCU-Chek Compact Plus meter and test strips will no longer be available to users. This is obviously sad news for long-term users of Compact who have been replying upon great advantages of this convenient monitor specially the drum feature which simply eliminates handling of the individual test strips.
WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Given the manufacturer has decided to stop the distribution of ACCU-CHEK Compact Plus, you can expect a tremendous shortage in the market. This often results in a significant increase in the price. Stock up as many boxes of Compact Plus strips as you can. Otherwise, consider switching to a new blood glucose monitoring system.
IS THERE AN ALTERNATIVE?
With ACCU-CHEK Compact Plus discontinued some users may seek out an alternative test strip for their meter. Unfortunately, there is no alternative or generic test strips that can be used with the Compact Plus blood glucose meter. You will need to switch to a new blood glucose monitoring system.
Before choosing a new blood glucose monitoring system you need to decide whether you wish to continue using one of Roche’s meters or switch to a different brand. Decide from one of the two options below.
- Roche meters: This includes ACCU-CHEK Nano, ACCU-CHEK Aviva Plus or Connect
- Other brands. Choose from a list of glucose meters or glucose meter kits.
Choosing the right glucose monitoring system is never an easy task. There are many different brands of glucose monitors available in the marketing each one presenting a variety of features. In general, there is no such a thing as good or bad blood glucose monitor. The choice is dependent on a number of factors including accuracy, user-friendliness, size, time, cost, and software. To learn more see how to select a glucose monitoring system. Lastly, to make an informed decision we recommend visiting each product page and looking into the actual product reviews submitted by verified buyers.