Glucose Meters and Lancing Devices

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Please note:

  • 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).
  • COST: Most test strips cost about 70 to 89 cents a piece. However, significantly less expensive test strips are available with the GE meter (click on the meter name for more info). Dispensing fees differ between pharmacies. Patients paying out of pocket may wish to call pharmacies (including online pharmacies) to investigate their fees (and shipping costs if online).
  •  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)

  • 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. 

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. 

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.
  • 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

SANOFI