The Mendor Discreet blood glucose meter is one of the first blood glucose meters to offer an-in-one meter which contains the test strips and lancing device, preventing these from being needed to carry separately.
This functionality makes blood glucose testing whilst out and about easier.
All the way from Finland
The Mendor Discreet is an interesting little meter which originated in Finland from a group of people whose expertise cover industrial desig, IT, business and information technologies, technical physics and industrial economics – and one of the team also has Type 1 diabetes.
Calling themselves Mendor, ‘the new diabetes movement’, together they focused in the idea of making daily blood glucose measurement easier with a new type of discreet, integrated and portable meter.
The team worked on the idea with local diabetics and diabetes professionals and created the meter and its web-based software.
Mendor Discreet in black or white
The end result is this neat little meter which comes in either black or white.
The metercounts down in 5 seconds and uses one 3V lithium battery (CR2032), which should last for 1000 tests. It can hold 250 blood test results and integrates data download via a USB data-cable.
The test strips come in cassettes of 25 which slip into the base of the meter. The meter provides a running countdown of how many test strips you have left so you can stay prepared.
Users of the meter have experienced difficulties that have led to wasting test strips when first using the meter.
Once you get used to the meter, you can minimise the number of times this happens.
On the left side of the meter is the lancing device. The built in lancet is handy for use when travelling, however, one disadvantage is that it is relatively fiddly to replace the lancets.
All-in-one and Mendor Balance
It means that this is literally all-in-one – finger pricking, sensor, result. Mendor Balance is the name of the web-based software application.
It is another tool to help you take control of your diabetes by helping you determine possible problem areas in your diabetes treatment.
- Blood sample size: 0.5 microlitres
- Time for result: 5 seconds
- Memory: 250 results
- Averages: 14 days
- Battery: 3V lithium battery
- Battery life: 1,000 tests (without the backlight)
- Measurement range: 1.1 to 33.3 mmol/L
- Haematocrit range: 20~60%
- Operating temperature: 10-40 °C (50-104 °F)
- Operating relative humidity: 10-90%
- Haematocrit range: 20-60%
- Storage temperature: 8-30 °C (46-86 °F)
- Storage relative humidity: 10-70%
- Test strip cartridge storage temperature: 8-30 °C (46-86 °F)