The memory capacity for results is 500 tests which gives the option of analysing your average levels over a wider period – this is good because if like me you test at least eight times a day this facility gives you two months tests at a glance. There is optional (on purchasing Accu-Chek software) Data-Management via infra-red which gives you the capacity to add meter results to your computer and see graphs etc of your blood sugar levels: you simply point your meter at the infra-red device which plugs into your computer and sits on your desk (it looks similar to a small web cam) and your meter “speaks” to your computer…brilliant technology!
The meter also has an alternative site testing option which means if you are experiencing sore fingers you can test on other parts of the body, however, that said – the Multiclix finger pricker is so good it is pretty unlikely you will experience pain using this meter! The finger pricker needles are very fine and if you get your setting right for your skin depth it should be painless. If it isn’t painless are you pricking the side of your finger? There are less nerve endings at the sides of your fingers than on the pads of your finger. If you still get pain you have the alternative site option to try.
The Multiclix finger pricker is a genius piece of equipment – you don’t have individual lancets – it has little drums that contain six at a time and after each test you simply twist the end of the finger pricker and it moves onto the next lancet. This ensures that, not only is your lancet new, it is sharp and the test less painful. It also reduces risk of infection as you are not reusing the lancet (it is tempting to do so yet simply unnecessary because it isn’t difficult to twist the end after a test and it is easy to carry a couple of extra drums in the meter case) Used drums when removed from the finger pricker show a red line so it is easy to see an old one at a glance and what's more, you can simply discard used drums in normal household waste as they are sealed units - no need to put it in a sharps bin! They have literally thought of everything!
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