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Sidekick®

Home Diagnostics Sidekick®

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Manufacturer Home Diagnostics
Brand N/A
Product Name Sidekick®
Sample Size (µL) 1
Test Sites 2 sites- fingertips or forearm
Meter Size (dimensions) 1.7 x 1.5 x 2.5 inches
Test Time (seconds) 5
Coding Required? No: no coding required

ADDITIONAL CRITERIA:
Altitude (up to) N/A
Auto Shut Off N/A
Averaging (days) N/A
Battery built in
Blood Type fresh capillary whole blood
Control Solution Shelf-life 3 months after opening or expiration date
Download Capacities no
Hematocrit Range 30-55%
Humidity Range 10-90%
Memory (# of tests) 99
Memory Can Be Cleared no
Methodology biosensor
Phone Number 1-800-803-6049
Reference plasma
Short Fill Detection yes
Show Date and Time no
Strip Ejection no
Strip Expected Life 120 days after opening or expiration date
System Operating Conditions 34 - 86°F
Test Range (mg/dL) 20 - 600
Test Strips Used* built in
Tests Per Battery 0
Warranty N/A
Website homediagnostics.com
Weight 1.6 ounces
 
ADDITIONAL DETAILS:
Vial of 50 test strips with blood glucose monitor built into top of vial. No coding required. All the basic features of traditional monitor including fingertip or forearm testing. 1-microliter sample size, and test results in less than 10 seconds. Discard vial when empty (or upon expiration date).

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Tuesday, Dec 08 2009 02:07 EST by Diabetic_Iz_Me My Rating:
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The sidekick is great for traveling, a backup meter or if you do not want to carry the traditional meter with you while you enjoy an evening out. The issues I have with the Sidekick is most insurance companies do not cover it, the cap can be a little hard to take off and the screen is a little hard to read. I love the concept of it all but I am not completely sold on the Sidekick yet.

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