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Faults in some BG meters

Recently Roche Diabetes Care (Accu-Chek) and the TGA issued a “product defect correction” notice for two Accu-Chek BG meters. The guts of the notice says: Accu-Chek Guide blood glucose meters with serial numbers lower than 92911000001 and Accu-Chek Performa blood glucose meters with serial numbers between 68920000000 and 68925525056 may: Display E-9 Errors (indicating that …

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BG graph scales

Our glucose data (whether it’s BG samples or CGM data) can be displayed in many ways. We can see a simple graph, a “spaghetti graph”, a percentile (AGP) graph, etc. These are all useful in different ways, but all I’m going to talk about here is the vertical scale on these graphs. Many of us …

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Targets and Goals

What is your goal for managing your BG levels? Many people think of the range 3.9-10 mmol/L as their “goal” for their blood glucose. It’s a commonly-referenced range. Of course, that’s being quite specific in terms of a goal. For most of us a better high-level goal is probably something like “live a full and happy life”. …

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Accu-Chek Guide Me meter

Another “new” BG meter, but just to be clear, this meter is not in Australia yet. It is not yet approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and thus commercially this can’t even be mentioned in Australia by the manufacturer. It is already supported by the Accu-Chek Connect phone app. If it does eventually get …

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Contour Next BG meters

We’re still seeing a lot of confusion in the market about what a “Contour Next” meter can do. To save myself from repetition I’m putting this information down in one clear place. There are currently four BG meters in Australia that use Contour Next strips. They all have different features! Contour Next Small. Uses two …

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