Drug Class: Medical equipements
Treats: Checks the level of blood glucose
Ascensia Autodisc is a small, portable device that used to monitor blood glucose. Ascensia Autodisc comes with a meter and a lancing system, all placed in a carrying bag. Note that the test strip and the solutions used to control blood glucose are bought separately.
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Ascensia Autodisc Uses
Ascensia Autodisc designed to work by measuring the amount of glucose in a blood sample. It does this by using an electric current generated by the test strip. The glucose contained in the blood sample mixes with the special chemicals in the test strip. Once the blood comes into contact with the solution, a small electric current is generated.
The resultant readings are plasma calibrated and are used by caregivers and patients to compare the meter’s results and laboratory tests. Apart from measuring the electric current, the meter also computes the level of glucose displays the results and keeps them in the Ascensia Autodiscc memory. Ascensia Autodisc used for;
Ascensia Autodisc Dosage
The dosage of control solution in Ascensia Autodisc depends on the levels of blood glucose in blood. The amount of the solution is determined by its strength and the body's ability to handle the effects of the solution.
In case you have been using other devices to measure your blood glucose levels prior to using Ascensia Autodisc, you may notice that there is a slight difference in the readings. To ensure that you get accurate results, make sure that you only use the control solution your doctor has recommended. Note that the control solution works in conjunction with the meter strip to give you accurate results.
Ascensia Autodisc Side Effects
Ascensia Autodisc does not have any side effects because it is neither used on or in your body. However, collecting blood for glucose testing purposes usually involves pricking your skin with a needle. This may cause some pain momentarily. Be sure to contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any concerns in regards to the use of Ascensia Autodisc to monitor the sugar levels in your blood.
Ascensia Autodisc can be used on the finger or forearm. Note that the Ascensia Autodisc can show different results depending on the area it is being used, primarily because the levels of blood glucose are changing constantly.
Ascensia Autodisc Interactions
Some diseases and conditions may interact with Ascensia Autodisc. It is, therefore, important that you discuss with your doctor about all the possible medical conditions that may interact with Ascensia Autodisc before using it.
Ensure that you observe the highest possible sanitary measures to avoid contaminating the Ascensia Autodisc with other liquids, water or food. Also clean your hands with water and soap before using Contour Blood Glucose. After you have used the Ascensia Autodisc ensure that it is safely stored and out of children’s reach. Be sure to test the strips in subsequent uses to make sure they are working and also to increase the accuracy of blood glucose test.