Trio contains a side loaded, disposable smart cartridge that snaps into the meter. The cartridge provides a week's supply of glucose test chips that can produce a lancet, collect the blood sample and analyze the sample all without ever touching or the sharps. This eliminates the need to handle both the lancets and the glucose strips. The glucose test strips are disposed of when all of the chips in a cartridge have been used. The test disposable test chips would also be more cost effective than typical glucose test strips.
In addition to ease of use, this meter has better accuracy and reliability than most meters currently on the market. Recently the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has petitioned for tighter limits on the allowable rate of error for blood glucose meters. Currently the allowable rate is plus or minus 20%. Pepex Biomedical, maker of the Trio, believes their product will set a new standard for accuracy and reliability when it becomes available.
If and when this meter becomes available, would you replace your current meter with the Pepex Trio for the new technology's accuracy and convenience benefits? Post your comments below.
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