Since our Divabetic community members already love the ACCU-CHEK FastClix lancing device because it’s so easy to use and less painful so much, we decided to check to the new Roche ACCU-CHEK Aviva Expert which claims you can enjoy a meal without worrying about the math!
Roche’s ACCU-CHEK® Aviva Expert system is the first and only blood glucose meter system with a built-in insulin calculator to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
This device represents a significant advancement in blood glucose meter technology for people with diabetes who take multiple daily insulin injections. The meter’s integrated bolus calculator provides easy-to-use and reliable dose recommendationsbased on automated calculations, eliminating the need for manual dosing calculations.
HOW IT WORKS: The ACCU-CHEK Aviva Expert meter calculates an insulin dose and/or carbohydrate intake based on user-entered data. The ACCU-CHEK Bolus Advisor, as a component of the ACCU-CHEK Aviva Expert meter provides insulin dose recommendations in response to blood glucose, health events, and carbohydrate input. The ACCU-CHEK Bolus Advisor provides insulin adjustment guidelines within the scope of a pre-planned treatment program from a healthcare professional. Before patient use, a healthcare professional must prescribe the ACCU-CHEK Aviva Expert system and provide the patient-specific target blood glucose, insulin-to-carbohydrate ratio, and insulin sensitivity parameters to be programmed into the ACCU-CHEK Bolus Advisor.
A survey of ACCU-CHEK Aviva Expert users found that 79% reported increased confidence with insulin dose calculation, and 52% reported a reduced fear of hypoglycemia.
“The availability of the ACCU-CHEK Aviva Expert system marks an important, game-changing milestone in diabetes self-management by making the process of calculating insulin dosage easier and less susceptible to error,” said Dr. Bruce W. Bode, a clinical associate professor with Atlanta Diabetes Associates in Atlanta, GA. “One of the biggest barriers to optimal self-management is the ability to calculate bolus doses. My hope is that the device will become the standard of care for patients on multiple daily insulin injection therapy due to the simplicity of the built-in bolus calculator.”
The ACCU-CHEK Aviva Expert provides peace of mind for many people with type 1 diabetes. They to feel confident that theyinjected the correct dose of insulin due to the ease of using the bolus calculator vs. making the calculations himself
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