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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
  • See Abbott below for blood ketone meters
  • 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.

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ABBOTT

  • Abbott markets blood glucose meters and an interstitial glucose monitor. View their website. 

    • Freestyle Precision Neo BG and Ketone meter is no longer available (unless the pharmacy has old stock)

    • Freestyle Libre Reader and Libre 2 Reader: Both these reader can measure blood glucose and blood ketones (separate strips for each). 
    • Freestyle Libre Original Reader can only read the original Libre sensors (plus glucose and ketones with appropriate strips)
    • Fresstyle Libre 2 Reader can only read Libre 2 sensors (plus gluocose and ketones with appropriate strips)  
    • Patients with IPTP who have coverage issues for Libre Reader as a keonte meter are to contact Blue Cross 1-800-661-6995 or have the pharmacy confirm with the Alberta Blue Cross pharmacy provider support team. For Psuedo DIN and PIN numbers for pharmacy, see here under sensor page.
    • For more on glucose sensors in general,  visit our CGM page. Also, note Abbott has Getting Started and Abbott Getting More online sessions. Getting Started participants can ask for a free sensor and free meter. They must make the request when signing up. 
    • See Cost Coverage Information on the Topics Catalogue page for compassionate or cost savings resources per brand. 
  • Calgary Reps:
    • Scott Buzahora (NW/SW Calgary -FMC, DCC, Chronic Kidney Disease Clinic; CFPCN & CWCP) Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    • Tracey Fedorchuk (NE/SE Calgary -PLC DEC/DIP, ECHC, SHC, Mosaic PCN, CRPCN Strathmore) Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    • Erick Gasca (SW Calgary -CWCPCN, RockyView Hospital, SCHC, CRPCN) Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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
  • See Cost Coverage Information on the Topics Catalogue page for compassionate or cost savings resources per brand. 
  • Calgary Reps:
    • Eimar Boyko (South Calgary and Lethbridge):  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Yori Handley (North Calgary and Medicine Hat): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.
  • Calgary Rep:
    • Todd Zielke This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for RRDTC
    • Katherine Lawson: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 403-831-5129.

MEDI+SURE

  • Medisure Company Website and 

    Medisure - User manual 

  • Rep: Rob Cortis
    Phone: (855) 634-7873 ext. 122 or Cell 519-766-8248
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NovaMax Meter

  • Measures both blood glucose and blood ketones. Separate strips are required for each. 
  • May be available to order in at pharmacies. Strips are available online in Canada at DiabetesExpress.ca. The meter can also be ordered on-line on the NovaMax website.

ORACLE

ROCHE 

  • Only the Accu-Chek Guide is currently available.  (Accu-Chek Aviva, Nano and Connect are no longer available.) All product training videos and user manuals are here.
  • 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.
  • Link to healthcare professional resources (quick start guides, MySugr info).
  • National assistance number 1-800-363-7949 
  • See Cost Coverage Information on the Topics Catalogue page for compassionate or cost savings resources per brand. 
  • National Sales Support contact: Marylen Youssef: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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