NOTHING BEATS A
Blood glucose monitoring is still a
multiple daily event for most of us.
Here are some tools from some of the
bigger players Abbott and Roche, as well
as newcomer Trividia, plus news from
Ascencia on a pilot study for Type 2s to
use to improve control. We're lucky to
have such choices! By Sue Marshall (Part 3)
FreeStyle Optium Neo blood glucose and ketone monitoring system from Abbott not
only tests your blood glucose but gives you the chance to log your insulin doses too. It
even has a dose guide to help you to make a link between glucose results and insulin
doses. It can tell you if you need to act on your blood glucose result. Quick and accurate,
it has a clear screen (with helpfully large-digit display) with no glare, and the system is
icon-driven. The meter pack includes a yellow USB cable to download results into its
free FreeStyle Auto-Assist Neo Software. There are accompanying demo videos on the
Abbott website on topics like 'Low and high blood glucose results or patterns', and
'Mealtime insulin dose adjustments'.
Abbott's FreeStyle Optium Neo, right, series of icons (below)
and the FreeStyle Auto Assist Neo Software (centre below).