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Assure®  4

Assure® 4

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Sample Size (µL) 1.5
Test Sites 1 site- fingertips
Meter Size (dimensions) 3.9 x 2.3 x 1 inches
Test Time (seconds) 10
Coding Required? Yes: code chip
To calibrate, insert the code chip and the monitor is ready. Inserting a test strip turns monitor on. Apply sample and obtain plasma-referenced result in 10 seconds. Guide–Me-Curve test strip provides easy handling and requires a small 1.5-microliter sample size. Easy access 50-test memory.

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Thursday, May 28 2009 10:06 EST by My Rating:
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This meter comes with a a five year warrenty, which is quite long. I don't like the fact that it does not do averaging because looking for trends in testing sugar levels is the whole point of testing blood. Also, I don't like that the memory cannot be cleared. This may be a good introductory product, for someone newly diagnosed with diabetes, but it's not -- in my opinion -- designed for the long term.

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