accu-chek guide me blood glucose meter

Roche Diabetes Care, Inc. (RDCI), the manufacturer of Accu-Chek blood glucose monitors and testing supplies, has just announced they will be discontinuing the Accu-Chek Aviva Plus meter at the start of 2021 and the Aviva Plus test strips at the end of 2022. Roche will continue to supply Accu-Chek Aviva Plus test strips for the next several years to grandfather the existing users. RDCI announced that the Accu-Chek Guide Me Retail Kit will replace the Aviva Plus Retail Kit.

ACCU-CHEK Guide Me to Replace Aviva Plus

Accu-Chek Guide Me Blood Glucose Monitoring System is an easy-to-handle, simple and accurate glucose meter, and is the newest blood glucose monitoring system from the AccuChek brand.

The Accu-Chek Guide consists of the Accu-Chek Guide meter and Accu-Chek Guide test strips. The system is intended to quantitatively measure glucose in fresh capillary whole blood from the fingertip, palm, and upper arm as an aid in monitoring the effectiveness of glucose control.

Accu-Chek Guide me meter features spill-resistant SmartPack® vial, which allows you to place a small drop of blood anywhere along the end of Accu-Chek Guide strips to obtain accurate readings. If you download the free mySugr app from the app store and make an account, this app automatically logs readings to your phone. This helps not only your healthcare providers to manage your diabetes, but it gives you peace of mind knowing your readings are being accurately recorded. 


Spill-resistant vial and simple to take just one strip

97% of patients agreed the meter was easy to use. With a fumble-free SmartPack vial, a strip that lets you place a small drop of blood anywhere along the end, and an app that automatically logs results to your phone, it’s a surprisingly simple way to manage your diabetes.

Simple to use the entire end of the test strip

The Guide test strips are smaller in size in comparison to the Aviva strips. The test strips also have a bigger tip to draw a blood sample, therefore minimizing errors and creating a more accurate reading.

Automatic logging of results to your smartphone

Accu-Chek Guide meter connects to the mySugr App for rich insight and simple analysis. This information can be shared with your healthcare providers so you can keep your readings more accurately within your target range. 

Accurate results

You will have more confidence in the accuracy of your blood sugar results with a small (0.6 microliter) sample size of blood required with every reading.

Home glucose testing can be a lot easier with the Accu-Chek Guide Me Blood Glucose Monitoring System. According to the manufacturer, in a study performed by Diabetes Science Technology, it was discovered that 97% of patients agreed the meter was easier to use, 88% of patients agreed it was easier to remove a strip compared to standard round vial, and. 93% of patients found it easier and faster to correctly place a small amount of blood on the end of the strip. 

This is a viable, trusted, and proven-to-work glucose monitoring system if you are ready to move on from your old Accu-Chek Aviva Plus System.

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  1. Krista Burtis says:

    Hello! I have an Accu-Chek Avivia Plus and it stopped working. I put 2 new batteries in & still doesn’t turn on. It’s been like this for awhile now. I not able to work due to vertigo. Not able to get help as well. That is why I haven’t replaced it. Don’t have any money. I was wondering if you or another company that would replace it for free?
    Thank you for your time & God bless you.
    Have a wonderful day!
    Krista Burtis

  2. Timothy A. Stone Carol A. Stone says:

    I can not understand why you would eliminate a great product like accu check Aviva and replace it with crap like the guide and guide me. They error out all the time and do not give an accurate reading and we would not recommend them.
    My husband and I will be trying to find new meters that are not guide or guide me.

  3. BECKY WEYANT says:

    i need this same accu chek aviva meter as i have 200 plus strips here please tell me where i can find this meter do not want a replaceing meter unless is uses this same strip accu aviva plus strips

    • Jay R. says:

      Unfortunately, they are completely phasing out the Aviva Plus meter and test strips, and any remaining inventory you’ll find could be quite pricey as it’s literally the last of it! I also needed more Aviva Plus test strips, but saw that even Amazon no longer carried them and Rite Aid had them for over $100!!! So, I started researching the difference between the new Guide and Guide Me meters and the Guide seems to be an overkill unless you’re going to frequently use it in the dark as the real advantage to all that fancy lighting is nighttime use or use in a dark room. BOTH of the new meters have Bluetooth, which is cool as it will automatically sync your sticks to your phone and track them for you! Again, BOTH of them sync wirelessly! The only downside that I can see is that the Guide-series test strips themselves are MUCH smaller than the Aviva Plus test strips, so for those of us with crappy motor coordination it will take a bit more patience. The upside is smaller strips means less blood is necessary to do the exact same job! I think ultimately you’ll end up saving by switching to the basic Guide Me model since they’re relatively inexpensive, especially when compared to what Aviva Plus inventory is sporadically left over. That means changing now or when those Aviva Plus test strips are used-up is inevitable! I think I’m going to get the basic Guide Me meter online as I don’t need all the fancy lighting features for double the price! Fortunately, I’m dysautonomic (well, not really “fortunately” as it kinda sucks, but you know what I mean), so I only check my glucose when I really have to as dysautonomia could cause a wide-array of weird issues, hence I don’t even panic when my pulse recently dropped on 39! My pulse runs low, but the older I get, the lower it could run at times. And, speaking of not panicking, my body makes almost no Cortisol anymore, so that may explain why I never worry! LOL! Anyways, best of luck to you!

  4. Michael Henderson says:

    I’m not sure what happened I’ve got to arrivas leaders and I need a guide meter I really do cuz it the pharmacy gave me four boxes of strips and I can’t test my sugar you looking forward to hearing from somebody and thank you and God bless.

  5. Kathleen Erstad says:

    I have an accu-chek meter & I replaced the batteries but it still does not work where do I sent it back in so it can be fixed

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