£49.99 – £59.99
This meter provides a way to check and monitor the personal cardiovascular risk using just one easy-to-use and carry system. This is a new unique meter equipped with 2 technologies: Amperometric with glucose electrodes strips and Reflectometric with cholesterol and triglycerides strips. The meter gives results in about 30 seconds. Very easy to use, auto switch on by strip insertion, the meter has a large, easy to read display (characters about 1.5 cm height).
How Does The Meter Work?
This meter provides a way to check and monitor the personal cardiovascular risk using just one easy-to-use and carry system. This is a new unique meter equipped with 2 technologies: Amperometric with glucose electrodes strips and Reflectometric with cholesterol and triglycerides strips. The meter gives results in about 30 seconds. Very easy to use, auto switch on by strip insertion, the meter has a large, easy to read display (characters about 1.5 cm height). The system is very clean and hygienic because it has the strip ejector switch to avoid contact with the used strips. It has a memory capacity of 500 measurements with date and time.
What is Cholesterol?
Cholesterol is a fatty substance known as a lipid and is vital for the normal functioning of the body. It’s mainly made by the liver, but can also be found in some foods.
Having an excessively high level of lipids in your blood (hyperlipidemia) can have an effect on your health.
High cholesterol itself doesn’t usually cause any symptoms, but it increases your risk of serious health conditions.
Cholesterol is carried in your blood by proteins. When the two combine, they’re called lipoproteins.
The two main types of lipoprotein are:
The amount of cholesterol in the blood – both HDL and LDL – can be measured with a blood test.
The recommended cholesterol levels in the blood vary between those with a higher or lower risk of developing arterial disease.
What are Triglycerides?
Triglycerides are a form of dietary fat found in meats, dairy produce and cooking oils. The liver also makes triglycerides.
Whether they come from the digestion of foods or from the liver, triglycerides are used for one of two purposes. They may be taken up by cells and tissues and used for energy. Alternatively they may be stored as fat.
After eating a meal the blood is rich in triglycerides. It usually takes a few hours for triglyceride levels to return to normal.
Some people have more difficulty in clearing triglycerides from the blood following a fatty meal.
Raised triglycerides often go hand in hand with low HDL levels. The higher the triglyceride level the lower the HDL level. Why is this? The explanation is complex, but put simply; as the main triglyceride carrying particles give up their
triglycerides they also transfer cholesterol to HDL. When triglycerides are cleared from the blood less quickly, less cholesterol is transferred to HDL particles meaning HDL cholesterol levels remain low. This is why it is important to have a full lipid profile (total cholesterol, triglycerides and HDL cholesterol), know and understand your numbers.
Measuring range: 0.6 – 33.3 mmol/L glucose; 3.3 – 10.2 mmol/L cholesterol; 0.56 – 5.6 mmol/L triglycerides
Power source 3.2V lithium button cell, type CR2032, approx. 1000 measurements
Optionally it is possible to connect the reader to a PC, downloading and managing the results
Dimensions: 97 mm x 49 mm x 20.5 mm
Weight 65 g (incl. battery)
CONTENT: Digital meter, 10 Glucose strips, 5 cholesterol strips, 5 triglycerides strips, lancing pen with 25 sterile lancets, carry case and instructions.
Why do you need to know if I am diabetic?
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*
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