Glucose Meters and Lancing Devices

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Please note:

  • COST: See Cost Coverage Information on the Topics Catalogue page for compassionate or cost savings resources per brand. 
  • Click here for Genteel Lancing Device info
  • Blood glucose meters are listed by brand below and include links to user manuals and websites.The mention of products on this page is not an endorsement.
  • Please ask patients to carefully investigate shipping costs and return policies when ordering online, and to check for strip expiration dates after receiving products regardless of where purchased. Patients report varied experiences with online ordering (good and bad).
  •  Diasend accepts uploads of most glucose meters and CGM.

Related:


ABBOTT

ASCENSIA (previously Bayer)  

  • View all Ascensia meters : Contour Next One, Contour Next EZ (and the Contour Next Link, pairs with Medtronic Insulin Pump)

  • Contour Diabetes App - How to send reports to healthcare providers.pdf
  • Instructions: Setting up app, checking glucose, reviewing results
  • App:"Contour Diabetes App" on iOS, Android store.
  • Download desktop GlucoFacts software and manual
  • Contact South Calgary and Lethbridge  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Contact North Calgary and Medicine Hat This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  • See Cost Coverage Information on the Topics Catalogue page for compassionate or cost savings resources per brand. 

GE

  • GE 200 meter: Company website for Canada 

  • A reduction in the price of GE strips (about $9.60 off retail) is available by using the Innovicares program when purchasing at the pharmacy. The pharmacies below can arrange this.

  • GE is available at Walmart, Safeway, Sobeys, London Drugs, Shoppers Drug Mart North Hill Shopping Centre & Rexall pharmacies and at the following independent outlets: Richmond Sq Pharmacy, Marshall Drugs, Sage Plus Pharmacy, Medicine Shoppe 4th St. SW, Cambrian Pharmacy., Calgary Drug Mart #13-10 Richard Way SW, Simon's Valley IDA. And close satellite communities, Two Pharmacy Cochrane, Shoppers Drug Mart Okotoks.

  • Calgary Rep: Gary Pidruchny This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  • See Cost Coverage Information on the Topics Catalogue page for compassionate or cost savings resources per brand. 

Genteel Lancing Device

  • The Genteel device advertises lancing without pain by controlling the depth of penetration and combining it with a vacuum. 
  • Visit Genteel Website
  • Rep: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

LIFESCAN 

  • All Lifescan meters can be viewed at their OneTouch website.  

  • There are instructional videos available for One Touch Verio Flex and One Touch Verio Reflect. The video for the One Touch Delica Lancing Device is here
  • App: OneTouch Reveal in iOS, Android. Visit the app set up video.  

  • Insulin Mentor (Bolus Calculator).

    Note 1:  
    The food library in the app presents carbohydrate content that includes fibre. Fibre is not subtracted and the grams of fibre are not visible. 

    Note 2: 
    Here is how the App calculates the dose if there is insulin on board (IOB):
     - If no BG is entered, the insulin dose for carb is not reduced
    - If BG is entered, IOB is subtracted from the total dose of insulin
      (insulin for carb + correction insulin)

    Insulin Mentor Setup Steps:

    • Open Reveal App
    • Click “More” in top right hand corner
    • Click “My settings”
    • Turn on “Insulin Mentor” and enter your individual provider code
    • Proceed to enter the settings for the patient
    • You can allow them access to adjust settings (or not)
    • If needed, download pdf Setup of Insulin Mentor , see complete setup instructions and support docs.
  • Senior Territory Manager - Southern Alberta: Bill Robson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  • Calgary Katherine Lawson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

MEDI+SURE

  • Medisure Company Website and 

    Medisure - User manual 

  • Rep: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

ORACLE

ROCHE - App with Accu-Chek Connect

  • View all Roche Accu-Chek meters here.  All product training videos and user manuals here.

  • Meters include: Accu-Chek Guide (Accu-Chek Aviva meters are slowly being phased out by end of 2020; Accu-Chek Nano and Connect are no longer actively promoted. The company will continue to support them, but is in the process of phasing them out.)

  • The App “MySugr” was purchased by Roche and is compatible with the Accu-Chek Guide, connecting via Bluetooth. Once the Accu-chek Guide is paired with the app and data is downloaded (see instructions along with sample logbook here), the app will upgrade to a free "Pro" version to permit emailing of logbook data. Data might include insulin dose, g carb and food pictures if entered by the patient at the time.
  • National Sales Support contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • National assistance number 1-800-363-7949 
  • See Cost Coverage Information on the Topics Catalogue page for compassionate or cost savings resources per brand. 

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