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.


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.


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.


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.

Final words

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.

Disclaimer. The content, information, and links on this page are intended for informational and educational purposes only, and does NOT constitute any medical professional advice.


  1. Wayne Daniel says:

    I have used the Accu-chek compact for many years. There has never been a better or more convenient test unit. The Accu-chek Guide, Roche’s substitute is no different nor better than all the other meters on the market. Roche’s clever marketing tries to make the Guide appear to be something new and improved, but it’s still a pig in lipstick. Shame on you Roche!

  2. Clint Bell says:

    I want you guys to explain why you are discontinuing a Great glucose monitor and don’t say it’s because they are too expensive to Make because we spend enough money with you guys that you should be looking out for us not your damn bottom line

    • DiabeticOutlet says:

      I am sorry about your frustration. We are not sure why the manufacturer discontinued this product. You may contact them directly for an explanation.

  3. Clint Bell says:

    I am very disappointed that they are discontinuing the Accu Chek compact plus metre I love it it’s so small and accurate I hope another company will pick up the same idea and continue it on us as diabetic spend a lot of money on our Illness. They should make it easy for us

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