Accu-Chek Mobile, new blood glucose meter
Just received a new meter from Accu-Chek, the ‘Mobile‘.
It’s a clever and thoughtful design, I like the way they’ve incorporated the pricker into the side of the device. It is a little bigger than I’d like though: I use the Nano at the moment (2 of them, one at home and one at work) so I’ll see whether this is really practical to take everywhere with me.
The biggest innovation here is the use of a cassette to give 50 tests without needing to change, so the need for a separate tub of test strips is removed. Therefore, everything you need is in the one tidy case. They even send one of two free carry-cases for it if you register your device – nice incentive!
I use a manbag (I know, metrosexual) so maybe it’ll work for me. I can see how blokes wouldn’t want to carry yet another device around though.
The thought that’s gone into the PC connection seems good too. You can set it to either fire up the special software or a web service. I’ll try the web service when I have enough results, as I use a couple of separate laptops regularly, like most folks who have desk jobs, I guess.
What do you think?
I received mine free, via an email offer from the Accu-Chek folks so see if it’s still available if you fancy trying one out. Don’t forget, you may need to change your repeat prescription for the new test cartridges and pricker lancets. Tell ’em Phill sent you! 🙂