Accu-Chek Compact Plus Glucose Meter Review
It seems like every time you turn around there’s a new product being advertised to make testing blood glucose levels easier and more comfortable. So what’s a diabetic to do? Check out all the reviews and consult your physician before switching meters if you choose to do so. There is something new from the makers of Roche you should know about and it’s called the Accu-Chek Compact Plus Glucose Meter.
It’s good to know exactly what you’ll be getting before purchasing a new product. The Accu-Chek Compact Plus meter kit comes complete with test strips that can be loaded 17 at a time, an extremely bright back light and no coding. It has the option to test at different sites including fingers, palm, upper arm, forearm, thigh and calf. There are also 11 lancet settings that can be personalized to different skin types. Test strips are loaded into what is called the Accu-Chek Compact Test Strips drum cartridge. Test strips can be purchased 51 at a time for an average of $26.
There are a few downsides that have been reported by various testers. One thing some users didn’t take to was the size of the test meter which is larger compared to others on the market. Another disadvantage to the Accu-Chek Compact Plus Meter is its lack of programming options compared to those of other meters on the market.
Some users raved about the ease of use of this product. All it takes is three clicks and your number appears in about five seconds. Though some thought the size of the meter was too big, others saw it as a convenient way to carry everything needed for testing around in one kit. The strips, codes and lancets are all included in the meter keeping it organized with everything handy in one place. Also, testing is much more comfortable when done with the Accu Chek Plus Meter. Users alike loved the fact that there is less pain involved and really liked having the option of alternating test sites.
Once the meter is turned on, users can see their previous blood glucose readings. Even the date and time are visible and easier to see on the large display. This feature is great for people with poor eye sight because it means no more squinting in order to read the numbers. Another great feature is the drum that holds 17 test strips meaning no more dropping them all over the place anymore. The batteries in the Accu-Chek meter are replaceable and last a long time even when testing is done multiple times per day.
The meter has an extensive memory holding up to 100 tests at a time. Also, the meter has a built in feature which lets its users average the last 7 days worth of readings. The meter can be plugged into a computer with the right software and cable so the readings can be downloaded directly onto the computer.
Currently On Sale $5.99 – Accu-Chek Compact Plus Meter Kit
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