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Accu-Chek Aviva Expert glucometer [ MDI ]

The Aviva Expert glucometer brings confidence and control for people on multiple daily insulin injections (MDI). It uses a lot of technology from Accu-Chek's insulin pumps.

Model Features
Accu-Chek Aviva Expert meter 
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  • Color screen. 
  • Bolus calculator and advisor.
  • Track results with full colour graphs on the display.
  • 3 simple steps to optimal diabetes control. 
  • 5 seconds results. 
  • 1000 test results memory with time, date.
  • One-time coding. 
  • No cleaning required.
  • Download data to PC via a USB cable.
  • Ease-Of-Use Commendation from the Arthritis Foundation®.

Accu-Chek Aviva Expert Glucometer Overview

  • Built-in bolus advisor for easy bolus calculation in seconds.
  • 3 simple steps towards optimal diabetes control.
  • Programmable alarms and reminders.
  • Electronic diary automatically stores your BG values, boluses and carbs.
  • Track results and patterns with full colour graphs in the palm of your hand.
  • Includes the virtually pain-free Accu-Chek Multi-Clix lancing device.

The glucometer is suitable for people using Multiple Daily Injection (MDI) therapy and a long acting insulin analogue.

The basic idea behind the meter is that you can test your BG, input the amount of carbs you are about to eat and the glucometer will then suggest a bolus based on the parameters you have set for the time of day (target range, insulin sensitivity, insulin:carbohydrate ratio, duration, level of activity etc).

The glucometer is compatible with the 360° software package which is not free, but you don't have to buy-in to a whole expensive suite of data-management tools and infrared gizmo. A simple USB port/cable and CSV file export would be enough. Also it's compatible with Accu-Chek Smart Pix software and Diasend.
There are a bunch of charts, graphs and tables available which do give you a good overview of your recent control. My particular favourite is the 'Target' pie chart which instantly shows you the proportion of results high, in-range, below-range and hypo. Even this though could do with a tweak. The Expert allows to set a range and a hyper and hypo warning level. This means that you can grade your results to identify low level ups and downs as different from more serious hypers/hypos. Inexplicably though the 'Target' charts do not differentiate between high and hyper.

Accu-Chek Aviva Expert glucometer summary
Dimensions 94 x 55 x 25 mm
Weight 103 g (with batteries)
Battery 1,5V Alcaline (3) AAA
Life: 500 tests (approx.)
Roche offers free replacement batteries on request after registering.
Test strips

Accu-Chek Aviva test strips

Manual Download Accu-Chek Aviva Expert  manual
Accessories

Accu-Chek Multiclix Finger Pricker
Carry case
Accu-Chek Control solutions
Record books
USB cable (buy separately)

Medicare coverage YES, Part B
Available for Free? YES. In Australia you can get free Accu-Chek Aviva Expert meter via Health Care Professional.
Synonyms Accu-Chek Aviva Expert Blood Glucose Meter System

 Pluses

Bolus advisor system. Full color graphs. Useful for diabetic on multiple daily insulin injections.

 Minuses

Quite big, heavy, clunky.
Big e
nough blood sample.

Accu-Chek Aviva Expert glucometer review