Accu Chek Aviva Blood Gluocose Meter Mg/dl

£39.95

What will it help you with?

Blood glucose and blood sugar are interchangeable terms, and both are crucial to the health of the body; especially for people with diabetes.

Blood sugar levels are literally the amount of glucose in the blood, sometimes called the serum glucose level. Usually, this amount is expressed as millimoles per litre (mmol/l) and stay stable amongst people without diabetes at around 4-8mmol/L.

Spikes in blood sugar will occur following meals, and levels will usually be at their lowest in the early mornings. When it comes to people with diabetes, blood sugar fluctuates more widely.

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Who is it for?

Roche, brand owner of Accu Chek, have discontinued the Aviva meter in UK so this meter doesn’t have the ability to switch to an mmol/l reading. If you have liked size and reliability of the Aviva in the past this meter shows a mg/dl reading. Although user manual comes in German it can be downloaded in English here

What does it Do?

Understanding blood glucose level ranges can be a key part of diabetes self-management.

This page states 'normal' blood sugar ranges and blood sugar ranges for adults and children with type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and blood sugar ranges to determine people with diabetes.

If a person with diabetes has a meter, test strips and is testing, it's important to know what the blood glucose level means.

Recommended blood glucose levels have a degree of interpretation for every individual and you should discuss this with your healthcare team.

For the majority of healthy individuals, normal blood sugar levels are as follows:

Between 4.0 to 5.4 mmol/L (72 to 99 mg/dL) when fasting [361]

Up to 7.8 mmol/L (140 mg/dL) 2 hours after eating

For people with diabetes, blood sugar level targets are as follows:

Before meals: 4 to 7 mmol/L for people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes

After meals: under 9 mmol/L for people with type 1 diabetes and under 8.5mmol/L for people with type 2 diabetes

Why should I use this?

A sleek design with a large, easy-to-read display and easy to handle test strips, the Accu-Chek Aviva meter offers a comfortable, discreet choice for blood glucose testing.

There is no initial set-up required and as the meter does not require coding, it is ready to use straight out of the box. The user can set up to 4 automatic reminders for different times throughout the day, to help remember when to test and an additional small battery in the meter keeps the time and memory for up to 72 hours when the main battery is removed or out of power.