A: Every person who needs to monitor his/her blood glucose has individual preferences. That is why there are many options in the market. GLUCOCARD Vital features include Auto Coding, AST, 7 second test time, and 0.5 µL sample size.
A: There is no need to physcially code the GLUCOCARD Vital. Coding is accomplished simply by inserting a test strip into the meter - and the meter takes care of the rest!
A: A 0.5 µL sample is required.
A: The meter requires one 3V CR2032 battery. Generally, the battery should last approximately 2,000 tests at 4 tests per day.
A: No meter settings or stored test results will be altered unless you:
A: Test strips have a 24-month shelf-life expiration and are good for up to 3-months after opening. Remember to write the date you opened the test strip bottle in the space provided.
A: The GLUCOCARD Vital may yeild false results for those undergoing oxygen therapies. (The chemistry of the Vital test strip is Glucose Oxidase.) If you are undergoing oxygen therapies, the GLUCOCARD X-METER system may be a better option for you.
A: No, maltose and/or icodextrin do not affect the GLUCOCARD Vital system.
A: No, the GLUCOCARD Vital is programmed to display only mg/dL in the US.
A: GLUCOCARD Vital is plasma referenced.
A: Clean the outside of the meter with a damp cloth only. Dirt, dust, blood, control solution, or water entering the meter could cause damage.
A: The meter kit contains a 28 gauge general purpose lancet.