HemoCue Monitor for Home Use- Clinical Accuracy at Home
Thousands of hospitals and clinics in the United States use the HemoCue 201 to check their patients’ blood glucose levels. Researchers like those at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also use them as the standard for judging other meters. Now HemoCue of Sweden is coming out with a patient monitor called the HemoCue Monitor which will be just as accurate as their professional model that costs 750 dollars, and not need strips, but will use a glass pipette called a Cuvette, which draw up about 4 microliters of blood for the monitor. The company has applied for 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The competition for meter accuracy is about to heat up. Who should use this monitor?
While not everyone will appreciate the Monitor’s accuracy, it’s important for these five target groups and situations:
1. When you might be going low
2. When you need to know just how much insulin to take, especially if you are a pumper or a child
3. If you are pregnant, because of special concerns about the fetus
4. If your diabetes is not well controlled
5. If you are someone who is very interested in controlling your diabetes by downloading your data and checking the effects of your meals and exercise
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