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Colour-coded blood test results

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 | 2 Comments
The new One Touch Select Plus is the new meter from Lifescan features a neat 3-colour ‘Range Indicator’ that shows your test result to be blue, green or red indicating if you are low, in range or high. You can personalize these read more »

Do you qualify for a FREE Accu-Chek Mobile blood glucose meter?

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 | 15 Comments
Roche’s Accu-Chek Mobile blood test meter is all-in-one, featuring a lancing device that’s attached to the side (but can be detached if needed) as well as using a cassette test ribbon instead of fiddly test strips. So no lancets, no test strips, read more »

Speaking blood test meter from GlucoRx

Thursday, December 18th, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Gluco Nexus Voice is a speaking blood glucose machine featuring a large screen and spoken test results. It has a memory capacity of 450 readings. The meter displays a clock and calendar when in standby mode.The meter retails at around £10. read more »

Mini blood test meter from GlucoRx

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 | 0 Comments
The new sleek and slim Nexus Mini from the GlucoRX range of meters does not require coding, needs only a 0.5µL spot of blood to test from and takes 5 seconds to count down. Strip ejection avoids blood contact. On board, as well read more »

Freestyle Optium Neo

Monday, March 24th, 2014 | 4 Comments
The FreeStyle Optium Neo Blood Glucose and Ketone Monitoring System simplifies blood testing while including features that can improve overall diabetes management, such as blood glucose trend indicators and an insulin dosing guide. It uses Abbott’s TrueMeasure technology, designed to minimise errors read more »

Making the link with the Contour Next Link USB blood glucose meter

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 | 0 Comments
Following on from the success of Bayer’s Contour Next USB meter, and enlarging on the company’s existing relationship with pump supplier Medtronic, the Contour Next Link USB is designed to work alongside a Medtronic pump by beaming blood test results directly into read more »

Dario blood test meter

Monday, October 7th, 2013 | 0 Comments
From a joint US-Israeli venture, the Dario is a very modern blood testing device. It works with an app for your mobile phone while the meter can slip into your back pocket. The Dario uses an ultra-thin lancet for comfortable blood sampling. read more »

December issue: We’re no Angels

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012 | 0 Comments
We preach that while we might indulge a little bit, the main message for getting through Christmas without horrendous blood sugars, it’s business as usual when it comes to eating sensibly. We also take a little look at last-minute stocking fillers. Making read more »

Insulinx meter — new availability

Friday, November 16th, 2012 | 0 Comments
When originally launched, you could only get a Freestyle Insulinx meter directly from your diabetes nurse, as it needs to be programmed around your own personal treatment programme, for which an access code was required to put this information in. The meters read more »

Sky high and loving it — weekend flying event with diabetes

Monday, October 22nd, 2012 | 0 Comments
Diabetic pilot Douglas Cairns Describing his life before diabetes, Douglas Cairns says, “I was always sporty and from my early teens I had an ambition to fly jets in the RAF.” So much for any young boys dream, but Douglas was born and read more »