The Latest Technology in Blood Glucose Self-Monitoring

Simple changes can make a big difference in diabetes management.

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According to the Canadian Diabetes Association, there are 11 million Canadians living with diabetes or prediabetes. If you’re one of these Canadians, or if a loved one lives with the disease, you know that it can pose several challenges to day-to-day living.

Self-monitoring of blood sugar levels is one such aspect of diabetes care that can leave you feeling frustrated and discouraged. Raise a hand if you’ve ever spilled your test strips all over the floor or been in such a hurry that you missed a strip’s application area. Trying to be discreet usually exacerbates problems—how many times have you struggled to test your blood sugar when it was just too dark to see?

There’s no way to avoid it—checking your blood glucose levels is a key part of diabetes management. So to help with these challenges, Accu-Chek® has just launched its latest technology in Canada for blood glucose self-monitoring: the Simply Smart Accu-Chek Guide system and its unique spill-resistant SmartPackTM vial. With its advanced technology, its innovative pocket-friendly SmartPackTM and a new strip design featuring the widest application area on the market1, this new system is specially designed to reduce the hassle of everyday blood glucose testing—whether you’re on your way to work, enjoying yourself outdoors or spending time with your family.

The Accu-Chek Guide system includes various simple changes that will transform the way you self-monitor your blood glucose. Three stand-out features of this innovative technology include:

Smarter than gravity, the new SmartPackTM vial is designed to hold test strips tightly in place, even upside down. It also makes it easier to remove only one strip at a time.

This new strip design features the widest dosing area on the market. This makes it easier and faster to dose a small amount of blood. And recent studies show that 93% of patients find Accu-Chek Guide strips easier and faster to dose.

The Strip Port Light of the Accu-Chek Guide avoids ending up in a situation where the test strips must be inserted in the dark or in a low light. Another practical feature is the strip ejector, which keeps things quick, easy and hygienic.

These improvements to the Accu-Chek Guide system will help you simplify the most frequent tasks needed to manage your diabetes. They may seem small, but these smart changes will make a big difference in your daily routine. See for yourself—go to to find out how you can get a FREE Accu-Chek Guide meter.

Quebecois YouTuberPhoto: Roche

Mila Taillefer, popular Youtuber in Quebec living with diabetes, measures her blood sugar with the Accu-Chek Guide system.

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