Having been launched at the end of
last year, Menarini's GlucoMen Areo
replaced the company's earlier GM meter.
The LX Plus is retained in the portfolio,
which also tests for ketones. The Areo
can store up to 730 blood test results
in its memory, meeting current DVLA
requirements. It can do several averages
- 1 day, 7, 14, 30, 60 and 90 and has a
backlit screen for easy reading in all light
conditions including night-time. It comes
with a lancing device, lancets and diary.
Control solutions and additional lancets
are available on request, free of charge.
There's an in-house helpline available
M-F 8.30-5.30pm; there's also Facebook
support too. The GlucoMen Areo also has
The iHealth Gluco is a connected
glucometer that measures glucose levels
in the blood and then displays them on
your smartphone and iPad to assess and
maybe amend your treatment in order to
gain greater control. iHealth manufactures
and distributes innovative, clinically
validated products for connected health.
Products made by the company have
been designed so they automatically sync
with smartphones or tablets so that the
users can view their vital health information
at any time. The iHealth Gluco is
connected to the iHealth GlucoSmart App
which displays and records the results so
that you can better manage your diabetes
by viewing and assessing your results.
The app automatically keeps a history
of all your blood glucose measurements,
puts them in colourful graphs, and allows
you the possibility to share your progress
with your healthcare professional. The
strips, which are compatible with both
the iHealth Gluco and iHealth Align blood
glucose meters, will be available in the UK
for the first time from 1st October.
For more informaiion on the apps that
accompany these blood test meters,
as well as on other apps, see our App
Update feature on p. 16.