January 1, 2009
Accu-chek is offering a free Aviva meter with 60 strips and the really nice Multi-click lancet device at this page:
I don't know how long the offer will be around, so if you are interested, you probably should go for it now.
If you have been wondering about whether you are diabetic, this is a great way to find out. I had an Aviva when the meter was brand new and it was not a good experience, but that was several years ago, and I took up the offer myself to check out how good the meter is now.
So far it is testing very close to my two Ultra 2s, which was not the case with the first Aviva I owned.
The company is making a big deal about offering "skins" for the meter. Obviously no one asked people with diabetes what they'd like to see improved with the meters. Like, say, accuracy. Or not failing if you test too quickly after turning the meter on. Or the ever escalating cost of strips.
Oh, well. I now have cheerful flowers on the front my new meter to console me for the ever rising price I pay for the testing that keeps me on track, even with great insurance (which is also ever-rising in price).
The Multi-click lancet is my favorite. It is much less painful than any other I have ever used. I find I can use one lancet needle for several months without any need to change it, so the pack of lancet drums I bought for my earlier device three years ago is likely to last me for the rest of my life. Don't twist the bottom of the lancet device or it will advance to a new lancet and you will not be able to reuse the old one.