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Self-monitoring Of Blood Glucose: An Essential Weapon In Managing Diabetes

Self-monitoring Of Blood Glucose: An Essential Weapon In Managing Diabetes

The number of diabetes cases continues to soar, with the latest data showing that an estimated 30.3 million Americans have the disease. More than 7.2 million of those individuals are unaware that they have diabetes, while countless others are at risk for the disease.1 Having a reliable and easy-to-use blood glucose meter is an indispensable and powerful tool that all patients with diabetes can use throughout the day to keep track of blood glucose patterns and daily targets, prevent or detect episodes of hyperglycemia or hypoglycemia, and monitor their glycemic response to certain foods, medications, physical activity, and therapy changes.2 Results from a plethora of clinical studies have validated the critical nature of maintaining tight glycemic control to effectively manage diabetes, as well as reduce or prevent the various health-related complications associated with poorly controlled diabetes. Results from a recent study show that continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) may benefit adults with type 2 diabetes who use multiple daily insulin injections, and the patients in the study showed improved glycemic control.3 CGM is approved for use by adults and children via a prescription and is typically used in patients who have type 1 diabetes but can also be used in those who have type 2 diabetes. Patients should discuss this issue with their primary health care provider to determine whether they are suited for CGM.3 Routine self-monitoring of blood glucose remains the most effective tool to monitor and provide critical information to manage diabetes (Table 1). Selecting a blood glucose meter may be an overwhelming task for many patients with diabetes, especially those who have recently received a diagnosis. Pharmacists are in a pivotal position to guide patients in the prop Continue reading >>

What Do I Do If My Glucometer (diabetes Meter) Reads

What Do I Do If My Glucometer (diabetes Meter) Reads "hi"?

What do I do if my glucometer (diabetes meter) reads "HI"? Wash hands try again when she reads the table always calls you will always be high dr. If you anotyher meter to check that one, but if not, call your doctor or go to the Emergency Room Re-test, and if she still reads high, you should call your doctor. The meter is normally read-only Hi, if your blood sugar is 500 + range, which is dangerous. If you are a bit sleepy or confused, call 911 with your doctor, you should reduce your blood sugar in the blood, insulin is the best choice for your normal blood, exercise and healthy diet also recommend doing. say "hi" back! jk, jk. Seriously. Wash your hands, so double-check. a check on a finger and another on the other (safer). if it still says "Hello", so there are at least 500 (or 600, depending on the meter). Take lots of insulin and eat only foods without carbohydrates (meat, cheese, eggs. These things) for the next few hours. Exercise lowers blood sugar, but not much. I would not recommend it, and I'm sure the doctor does not want, but alcohol (mainly wine and beer in carbohydrates) is lower as well (this is a moment of desperation and desperate measures are required) if you did any of the above and he is going down in all of 1-2 hours to get a doctor (and do not say he had alcohol lol). I hope you will take care of it. Continue reading >>

Best Cheap Blood Glucose Meters

Best Cheap Blood Glucose Meters

Cheap blood glucose meters are still accurate and consistent It may be tempting to judge a blood glucose meter solely by its initial cost. But given that someone testing their glucose levels four times a day can blow through more than 100 test strips in a month, a glucose meter's true cost is best measured by how much you spend on test strips over time. In fact, some major manufacturers give away their meters for free because they recoup their losses on sales of test strips. Still, the meters with the lowest yearly operating cost also tend to cost very little themselves. Take our best-reviewed cheap glucose meter, the Bayer Contour Next (Est. $15). It's one of the few truly inexpensive meters that not only makes it into clinical trials but also excels: In a study published in 2014 in the Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, researchers found that the Bayer Contour Next outperformed a professional glucose monitor designed for point-of-care testing. This small, inexpensive glucose meter also receives Excellent scores for accuracy from a leading consumer research organization, alongside Very Good scores for repeatability and convenience. User reviews on the Bayer Contour Next tend to be very short and to the point; at this price, users just want a blood glucose meter that does its job. But they also love not having to code the meter when they open a new vial of test strips, being able to collect blood from almost any angle, and having the option to add more blood to the test strip if there wasn't enough the first time. The Bayer Contour Next requires a 0.6 microliter blood sample and allows you to use your palm as an alternate testing site. Other popular features -- and unusual finds on a glucose meter in this price range -- include the ability to add notes to store Continue reading >>

2016 Blood Glucose Meter Comparisons

2016 Blood Glucose Meter Comparisons

Choose Your Blood Glucose Meter Wisely! These days, there is lots of emphasis on accuracy, particularly when it comes to continuous glucose monitors (and their ability to match blood glucose values) and insulin pumps (and their ability to deliver doses with extreme precision). But let’s not forget about that trusty, dusty blood glucose meter that has been a staple of diabetes management. Why is meter accuracy so important? For those who take rapid-acting insulin to cover meals and “correct” out-of-range blood sugar readings, accurate readings are necessary for determining the right dose. Inaccurate readings can lead to over- or under-dosing, which can produce dangerously high or low blood sugar results. An inaccurate meter can also cause a person to treat hypoglycemia inappropriately (if the meter reads too low) or miss the need for treatment (if the meter reads too high). And finally, with so many people using CGM systems, proper calibration is a must. The more accurate the fingerstick readings, the better the CGM will perform. Of course, no meter will provide accurate results if the user fails to use proper technique. That means: Making sure the finger (or other test area) is clean Using the test strips prior to their expiration date Keep the strips sealed in their bottle to prevent exposure to light and humidity Applying enough blood to fill the test strip completely. Never exposing the strips to extreme hot or cold temperatures. Coding the meter (if required) Our team believes that meters should be within 10% of lab values to be considered accurate. One of the more important things you can do to ensure accurate results is to choose the right meter. Blood glucose meters vary widely in terms of accuracy. Accuracy is determined by comparing measurements obtained Continue reading >>

Relion Premier Voice Blood Glucose Monitoring System

Relion Premier Voice Blood Glucose Monitoring System

ReliOn Premier VOICE Blood Glucose Monitoring System Average rating:4.6087out of5stars, based on46reviews46 reviewsratings This button opens a dialog that displays additional images for this product with the option to zoom in or out. Avoid unexpected repair costs with a $0 deductibleCare Plan Avoid costly repairs and protect your purchase from unexpected breakdowns above and beyond the manufacturers warranty. Simply add a $0 deductible Care Plan. Learn more ReliOn Premier English/Spanish Speaking Blood Glucose Monitor ReliOn Premier VOICE Control Solution (Espaol) ReliOn Premier VOICE System Setup (Espaol) ReliOn Premier VOICE Control Solution Test Video Carousel Page 2 of 6 click here to move to this page Carousel Page 3 of 6 click here to move to this page Carousel Page 4 of 6 click here to move to this page Carousel Page 5 of 6 click here to move to this page Carousel Page 6 of 6 click here to move to this page Get specific details about this product from customers who own it. Continue reading >>

Relion Glucose Meter Reviews

Relion Glucose Meter Reviews

ReliOn glucose meters are offered exclusively at WalMart and Sam’s Club. ReliOn is owned by WalMart and does not manufacture its three glucose monitors. WalMart has decided to offer the meters as a super low cost option for its customers. I would concur with this. A sample of customers found that they could do without the frills, but liked the inexpensiveness of the ReliOn meters, particularly the low cost test strips. RELION ULTIMA, CONFIRM AND MICRO GLUCOSE METERS ReliOn Ultima: The Ultima is the original meter offered by the company. The meter only costs about $9 dollars. A 0.6 micro liter sample is required and results take approximately 5 seconds. Abbot manufacturers the Ultima for WalMart and provides customer service for the meter. It offers modified alternative testing on the finger and forearm. You do have to code the device each time you open a new box of test strips. The Ultima does offer some advanced features like 450 test results storage and 7, 14, and 30 day averages. However, more expensive products tend to offer more options. Users of this product tout its value compared with other choices. In particular, users liked the low cost per test strip. As our guide on choosing a glucose monitor points out, many glucose meters are free, but the test strip costs will add up quickly. As of writing this review, 100 strips were about $36 dollars. With the Ultima, you get a no frills reliable choice with very low ongoing costs. ReliOn Micro: As seen in the chart below, the Micro is fairly new to the market and offers some nice features for such a small meter. The cost to run the Micro is a little more than the Ultima. Fifty test strips run about $20. ARKAY manufactures this meter and provides customer service support for purchasers. Relion Confirm: This is the new Continue reading >>

Relion Prime User Instruction Manual

Relion Prime User Instruction Manual

CAUTION: Before using any product to test your blood sugar (blood glucose), read all instructions and practice the test. Do all quality control checks as directed and consult with a diabetes healthcare professional. These recommendations apply to all blood glucose monitoring systems and are supported by the American Association of Diabetes Educators, the American Diabetes Association, the U.S. Always consult your diabetes healthcare professional before making any changes. All of the information needed to use the ReliOn® Prime System is included in this manual. Please read it thoroughly before using the system. If you have any questions, call Customer Service at 800.631.0076 (24 hours a day, 7 days a... Intended Use The ReliOn® Prime Blood Glucose Monitoring System is intended for the quantitative measurement of glucose in fresh capillary whole blood samples drawn from the fingertips or palm. Testing is done outside the body ( In Vitro Diagnostic Use). It is indicated for use at home (over the counter [OTC]) by persons with diabetes, or in clinical settings by healthcare professionals, as an aid to monitor the effectiveness of diabetes control. Important Information • Test results below 70 mg/dL indicate low blood glucose (hypoglycemia) • Test results above 240 mg/dL indicate high blood glucose (hyperglycemia) • If results are below 70 mg/dL or above 240 mg/dL, repeat the test • If results continue to measure below 70 mg/dL or above 240 mg/dL consult your diabetes healthcare professional immediately • If symptoms are not consistent with test results AND all the instructions have been followed carefully, contact your diabetes healthcare professional • Before testing, always make sure both the meter and test strips are at operating temperature... THE ReliOn® Continue reading >>

Relion Prime Calibration

Relion Prime Calibration

Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please,join our community todayto contribute and support the site. This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies. So from personal experience and general reputation, the Relion Prime (WalMart) blood glucose monitor reads high. Does anyone here use the calibration standards provided, and if so do you adjust your daily readings accordingly? I was questioning if it was reading lower than labs as my 30 day average on my Accu Chek didn't match my latest A1C. It read 5-10 points higher than the Accu Chek and still couldn't replicate A1C 5.7 numbers eating extra carbs. My only thing with the Relion is it is so quirky so as to make it about half as cost saving as if it was consistent. I have found differences as much as 20 points from sample size, which finger I use, if my finger is clean or not, and my favorite; if my finger touches the strip rather than just to the blood droplet. I tested my relion against the one in my doctor's office. I showed 82 and they showed 76 - a distinction without a difference. About a year into testing I bought a second relion. Tested it (same drop of blood) against the first. Same non-significant kind of difference. When the battery on the old one started to fail I did get inconsistent and unrealistic results for a few tests. Then the battery departed and I picked up using the new one. So, no. I have not calibrated using the test solution. If I am testing high, then the test results are consistent, show trends, and show unexpected spikes when I am unwell. Good enough for my purposes. Come to think of it, I have not had an A1c in about a year. Hmmm. Gonna be hard to get one now. We moved and my new doctor decided since my FBG was 89 I cannot be diabetic. Strange attitude. Oh well, m Continue reading >>

Helping Patients With Diabetes And Visual Or Manual Impairment (part 1)

Helping Patients With Diabetes And Visual Or Manual Impairment (part 1)

Helping patients with diabetes and visual or manual impairment (part 1) Approximately 26 million people in the United States have diabetes.1 Diabetes management can be extremely challenging when patients with diabetes also have major disabilities. Two common disabilities associated with diabetes are loss of vision and loss of dexterity. Diabetes itself is the leading cause of severe vision loss or blindness among adults.1 The disease can also cause significant nerve damage, which can lead to loss of somatic sensation in both hands and feet. These physical disabilities can make it extremely challenging for patients to monitor blood glucose and administer insulin. However, a variety of assistive devices and strategies are available to aid these patients. Knowledge of these devices and strategies will enable pharmacists to make appropriate recommendations and help patients gain control over these barriers to diabetes management. Part 1 of this 2-part article discusses adaptive strategies for patient self-monitoring of blood glucose. There have been significant technologic advancements in the development of blood glucose meters for patients with partial or full loss of vision. Glucose meters with large, backlit display screens and numbers make results easier to read for patients with mild vision loss. These include the EasyMax Light, EasyGluco Plus, Fora G90, FreeStyle Lite, OneTouch Ultra2, OneTouch UltraSmart, Precision Xtra, ReliOn Ultima, Rightest GM550, and the various WaveSense meters.2 Glucose meters with test-strip port lights allow the patient to have a better view of the blood sample during testing. The FreeStyle Lite has both a backlight and a test-strip port light. For patients with moderate to severe vision loss, the ideal blood glucose meter would have audio Continue reading >>

Are Blood Glucose Meters Accurate? New Data On 18 Meters

Are Blood Glucose Meters Accurate? New Data On 18 Meters

Results from the Diabetes Technology Society’s Blood Glucose Meter Surveillance Program identifies only six out of 18 meters that passed. Did yours make the cut? The Diabetes Technology Society (DTS) recently revealed long-awaited results from its Blood Glucose Monitor System (BGMS) Surveillance Program. The rigorous study tested the accuracy of 18 popular blood glucose meters (BGM) used in the US. These FDA-cleared meters were purchased through retail outlets and tested rigorously at three study sites in over 1,000 people (including 840 people with diabetes). The results were troubling: only six out of the 18 devices met the DTS passing standard for meter accuracy – within 15% or 15 mg/dl of the laboratory value in over 95% of trials. The devices that passed were: Contour Next from Ascensia (formerly Bayer) – 100% Accu-Chek Aviva Plus from Roche – 98% Walmart ReliOn Confirm (Micro) from Arkray – 97% CVS Advanced from Agamatrix – 97% FreeStyle Lite from Abbott – 96% Accu-Chek SmartView from Roche – 95% The devices that failed were: Walmart ReliOn Prime from Arkray – 92% OneTouch Verio from LifeScan – 92% OneTouch Ultra 2 from LifeScan – 90% Walmart ReliOn Ultima from Abbott – 89% Embrace from Omnis Health – 88% True Result from HDI/Nipro (Trividia) – 88% True Track from HDI/Nipro (Trividia) – 81% Solus V2 from BioSense Medical – 76% Advocate Redi-Code+ from Diabetic Supply of Suncoast – 76% Gmate Smart from Philosys – 71% Get the full data and all the accuracy information here. While all of these meters received FDA clearance at some point, this study shows that not all are equivalent in terms of accuracy. The FDA looks at company-reported trials when it reviews new meters; this study took an independent look, purchasing the meters di Continue reading >>

Top 10 Popular Blood Glucose Meters Put To The Test

Top 10 Popular Blood Glucose Meters Put To The Test

With countless blood glucose meters on the market, how do you know which one to choose? Do you choose the most expensive one; it must work the best if it costs the most, right? Or are you a techie looking for a Bluetooth meter that syncs to your smartphone? Perhaps, you’re concerned with the cost and you’re looking for the most affordable meter. Top 10 Glucose Meters We’ve taken the time to test the ten most popular blood glucose meters. Take a look to find the meter that’s the best fit for you. Winner and our favorite meter is One Touch Ultra 2. OneTouch Ultra 2 Accu-Chek Aviva Connect Walmart ReliON Confirm OneTouch Verio Abbott FreeStyle Lite Walgreens True2Go Contour Next EZ Livongo Health In Touch Meter Nova Max Plus Sanofi iBGStar Our Pick After a careful review of the top glucose meters on the market, our #1 recommendation is the One Touch Ultra 2. It’s simply one of the best in terms of functionality and price. Click here to learn more. (Helpful Tip: Although you can get one from your local pharmacy, you’ll find it cheaper on Amazon. Click here to get yours.) Accu-Chek Aviva Connect The Accu-Chek Aviva Connect gets its name from the Bluetooth connection that syncs to the user’s smartphone. The Connect utilizes an app to keep track of both short-term and long-term readings on a person’s smartphone. The user can also view their trends via bar graphs and maps on the app. The Accu-Chek Aviva Connect will cost you $29.99 and $1.75 for a single test strip. One con to this meter is that the test strips are one of the highest priced strips on the market. However, they are readily available in almost all drug stores and pharmacies. Accu-Chek also offers a supplemental program called Preferred Savings which can reduce most test-strip co-pays to $15-$45. Ot Continue reading >>

How Accurate Are Blood Glucose Meters?

How Accurate Are Blood Glucose Meters?

If you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, then you know how important it is to check your blood sugar, whether that’s with a CGM (continuous glucose meter) or the manual BGM (blood glucose meter). And when you are on one end of the spectrum, or just not convinced by your CGM number, you test with a blood glucose meter, right? But what if your BGM were inaccurate as well? Just how accurate is the quintessential diabetes management tool? An independent study by the Diabetes Technology Society of 18 popular FDA-approved blood glucose monitoring systems released last month found that only six tested meters recorded BGLs as consistently and dependably as laboratory tests. The six highest-functioning monitors reported results within 15 percent of laboratory tests taken for comparison 95 percent of the time. The other 12 meters were only on the mark between 71 and 92 percent of the time. While the deviation on the meters was sometimes minor, minor mistakes can eventually lead to big complications. The study used BGMs bought in retail locations and tested 1,035 people in three different laboratory locations. It was conducted by a team of researchers led by David C. Klonoff, MD, of the Diabetes Research Institute at San Mateo, Calif.-based Mills-Peninsula Medical Center and funded by Abbott Laboratories. The study was not isolated to people with T1D. Among those who participated in testing the BGMs, 370 people had T1D, while the others had T2D, pre-diabetes, or did not have diabetes at all. The meters tested were developed by Bayer, Roche, Arkray, Agametrix, Abbott, LifeScan, Prodigy, Omnis Health, HDI/Nipro, BioSense Medical, Diabetic Supply of Suncoast and Philsys, and they represented 90 percent of the meters available on the market from 2013 to 2015. The six meters that were Continue reading >>

1810-00 Relion Micro Manual

1810-00 Relion Micro Manual

Blood Glucose Testing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35Alternate Site Testing (AST). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46Recalling Results - Entering Memory Mode .......................60Product Specications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71Warnings, Precautions & Limitations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 Continue reading >>

Relion Prime Blood Glucose Meter Monitoring System Kit, Glucometer Monitor New | Ebay

Relion Prime Blood Glucose Meter Monitoring System Kit, Glucometer Monitor New | Ebay

(amount confirmed at checkout) To be provided at checkout  help icon for delivery - opens a layer This amount includes applicable customs duties, taxes, brokerage and other fees. This amount is subject to change until you make payment. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Programme terms and conditions- opens in a new window or tab This amount includes applicable customs duties, taxes, brokerage and other fees. This amount is subject to change until you make payment. If you reside in an EU member state besides UK, import VAT on this purchase is not recoverable. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Programme terms and conditions- opens in a new window or tab By Sat. 24 Mar. Estimated via eBay FAST & FREE  help icon for estimated delivery date - opens a layer Items showing "eBay FAST & FREE" have an estimated delivery time of 3 working days or less. Delivery times may vary, especially during peak periods. Learn More[newWindowTxt] Continue reading >>

Relion Ultima Glucometer Review

Relion Ultima Glucometer Review

Few months back I bought this glucometer from Walmart. I already have Relion blood pressure machine which is good enough so chose to go with this brand. Next day when I used this machine I realised that the machine is defective as it was giving absolutely absurd results. I went to Walmart to return this,but they refused to return as it wasn’t in their return policy…I thought I was cheated…They asked me to contact customer service of this brand…I was very upset…But next day I talked to Customer service of Relion and she asked me several questions regarding usage of product to check if I was using the product properly and then finally apologised for the defective product and assured me to provide another Relion glucometer with test strips totally free…She also promised to provide me control solutions to ... check the efficacy of the new glucometer …I got the new glucometer in 2 days with all accessories like strips,lancets,control solution etc. I was very happy with their customer service. I checked the blood glucose with this glucometer and it was accurate. This glucometer has four main advantages unlike other ones- 1. It requires only 0. 6 microliter blood sample(less blood so less pain) 2. Very Economical(just $9 is instrument and $9 is 20 test strips). I understand that some times there may me some defective machines by chance but their such polite and wonderful customer service won my heart. The machine which I got later was wonderful with very good accuracy…I am happy that I chose this poduct. I would recommend this Relion glucometer to everyone. A great brand with excellent customer support… I am from Bangladesh. My relative sent me it from USA. The measuring strips are not available here. How can i get them?? Continue reading >>

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