Roche introduces new Accu-Chek Mobile glucose monitoring device

Roche Diagnostics Canada, a trailblazer in the healthcare field, is proud to introduce Accu-Chek® Mobile, the first strip-free blood glucose monitoring device available on the market. The state-of-the-art Accu-Chek® Mobile system eliminates the need to handle used lancets and test strips. Specially developed for people living with diabetes, the device yields accurate, reliable blood glucose readings within five seconds, making it a particularly practical solution for users of rapid-acting insulin.

For the 3 million Canadians with diabetes, and especially the 10% who have type 1 diabetes, the new Accu-Chek® Mobile glucose monitoring device provides, at long last, a quick, simple way of checking blood glucose levels. '' For people who live with diabetes, there are many daily steps involved in managing their disease, says Lori Berard, RN CDE Nurse Manager at the University of Manitoba's Diabetes Research Center. For someone who has not had diabetes touch their lives, it may appear as though a blood glucose checking is a rather simplistic task, but it is rather complex. Lightweight and portable, the device features a unique test cassette pre-loaded with a continuous testing tape and a lancet drum. It also boasts a simplified three-step testing process, compared with the average 11 steps required with single strip devices. Accu-Chek® Mobile allows users to perform up to 50 tests before replacing the cassette. The fast, convenient device provides readings within five seconds, with only a minimal blood sample, thanks to the improved Accu-Chek FastClix lancet system.  "This type of system will make monitoring blood glucose easier, and much more efficient," states Berard.

Accu-Chek® Mobile can also store up to 500 readings as well as averages over 7, 14 and 30 days, enabling users to consult their testing history and thus allow them to better manage their blood glucose levels over time. Moreover, data from the device can be uploaded to Excel or Accu-Chek® software for tracking purposes.

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