£19.89 – £23.87
The Wellion Leonardo Meter is a very simple and easy to use meter. The Leonardo meter has the ability to test both your ketones and glucose levels. A perfect cost effective way to manage your health at home.
What do I get in this pack?
You will get everything you need to start measuring your Ketone and Glucose levels:
Within the manual it suggests carrying out a control solution test before using the meter. This is not essential but Control solution can be purchased separately.
Ketone Solution click here.
Glucose Solution click here.
Diabetics do not have to pay VAT on products related to their condition but unfortunately most pharmacies and retailers will require you to pay the full price including VAT and will leave you to fill out a long form to claim the VAT back. But if you buy from us, all you need to do is to confirm you are a diabetic from the drop-down menu and you will be charged the price excluding VAT. You must select an option from the drop-down menu to get the correct price.
*Please note that if you select “Yes I have diabetes” then you MUST provide us with your home address. This is because you are making a legal declaration which we will supply to HMRC so they need your home address details. If you want the goods delivered to an alternate address such as your work or to a storage facility and you select the non-VAT option, then you will need to send us a message with your home address before we can ship the goods. *
Why do I need to test for Ketones and Glucose?
The presence of high levels of ketones in the bloodstream is a common complication of diabetes, which if left untreated can lead to ketoacidosis.
Ketones build up when there is insufficient insulin to help fuel the body’s cells, so high levels of ketones are therefore more common in people with type 1 diabetes or people with advanced type 2 diabetes.
This meter allows you to accurately measure both your blood glucose and ketones levels at home.
How good is this meter?
The meter is manufactured in Austria and is highly accurate and exceeds the ISO: 15197:2003 requirements. It comes in a sleek design with a large backlit display and a host of other features including:
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a common life-long health condition where the amount of glucose in your blood is too high because the body cannot use it properly. This is because your pancreas does not produce any insulin, or not enough, to help glucose enter your body’s cells – or the insulin that is produced does not work properly (known as insulin resistance). There are 2.8 million people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK and an estimated 850,000 people who have the condition but do not know it.
More than three-quarters of people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes mellitus. This used to be known as non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) or maturity-onset diabetes mellitus. In type 2 diabetes, not enough insulin is produced or the insulin that is made by the body does not work properly. It tends to affect people as they get older and usually appears after the age of 40, but increasingly is seen in younger, overweight people. Depending on its severity, type 2 diabetes may be managed through diet and physical activity alone, oral medications or insulin injections, though a combination of these therapies are ideal for most cases.
The remainder have type 1 diabetes mellitus, which used to be known as insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. In type 1 diabetes, the body is unable to produce any insulin. It usually starts in childhood or young adulthood and is treated with diet control and insulin injections.
What are ketones?
Ketones are an acid remaining when the body burns its own fat.
The liver converts fatty acids into ketones which are then released into the bloodstream for use as energy.
It is normal to have a low level of ketones as ketones will be produced whenever body fat is burned.
In people that are insulin dependent, such as people with type 1 diabetes, however, high levels of ketones in the blood can result from taking too little insulin and this can lead to a particularly dangerous condition known as ketoacidosis.
To download and read a copy of the product manual please click here
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