The Accu-Chek Aviva Blood Glucose Meter is the first meter/lancet/test strip combo to receive an "Ease of Use" award from the Arthritis Foundation. The test strip is wider than normal, which makes it easier for users to place the proper amount of blood on the strip. The meter uses the Multiclix lancing devise and it is the only device that uses a preloaded lancet drum with six lancets. The Aviva glucose meter uses Accu-Chek Aviva Test Strips and Accu-Chek Aviva Plus Test Strips. The Accu-Chek 360 Diabetes Management Software is available for users. The cost is approximately $35 and includes the necessary data cable. This meter has a 5 second test time. Accu-Chek meters are manufactured in the U.S.A.
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Accu-Chek Aviva Meter Reviews
Pros: This meter has been pretty decent in that it gives you averages of your overall blood sugar such as 7, 14, 30, and 90 day averages as does most meters. It also allows you to log before and after meal notations to help you.
Cons: While this meter is good I would like to have more options with it such as trending blood sugars. This meter is the only meter that the VA seems to offer. They need to allow for other meters to be used by patients. I would like to also have a meter that would allow you to log carbs, insulin, etc. A personal log book if you will.
Overall: My overall experience with this glucose monitor has been pretty decent.By
Pros: I have found this an excellent choice of meter and it has been tested both in US and Europe as the most accurate meter available (in the United States) two years ago (I posted the study from ADA when it was published, don't have the URL to it at the moment)
Cons: As with all electronic devices, if you are choosing an insulin pump that "talks" to a meter, you are stuck with the one's your pump will "talk" to. Not all software will download this meter and it needs a specialty cable which one has to purchase in order to download it anywhere!
Overall: Fantastic meter Has survived a few years of my loving care (read abuse)By
Pros: I have used thee Accu-Chek Aviva for approximately ten years, on my second one now only due to the fact that my dog got hold of my old one. I love the ease of using the meter and the lancet that comes with it is great.
Cons: Price of test strips has gotten out of control. Because they are so high priced now my insurance company will no longer pay for them and says that I have to get another meter that meets their approval in order for them to pay.
Overall: I am not looking forward to using another meter. I have used different brands before that belonged to friends and I don't think their quality is nearly as high as the Accu-Chek.By
Pros: Accurate readings
Cons: Expensive strips
Overall: When my strips reached $75.00 I got one that is just as good and strips are cheaperBy
Pros: I love this meter. I you read the instructions and follow them you can't go wrong, And if you still have a problem you can call them and they will help you. I have used accu-chek for quite some time(over 10yrs). Now evidently my insurance(medical facility) has decided to go with another brand and I am very unhappy with this cheap monitor. I hope I can figure out a way to go back to the accu-chek aviva.
Cons: I think the strips are alittle pricey.
Overall: I love the aviva accu-chek. Using the cheaper brand of a competitor is disappointing after using the accu-chek.By