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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

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
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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