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The Accu Chek Aviva Plus blood glucose meter makes testing of your blood sugar quickly and easy. It’s requires no set-up before use, you can use it anytime and anywhere without any extra efforts.

Each meter uses Accu Chek Aviva test strips and an Accu Chek lancing device. The advice and an alerts is here to  remind you to test before and after meals, giving you valuable information to support therapy decisions for a healthy active life.

AccuChek Aviva Plus review

The ACCU CHEK Aviva Plus Blood Glucose Meter is the most accurate and least painful device to check the blood sugar level for users. The amazing fascinating aspect of the Aviva Plus is that this is first meter/lancet/test strip combo to receive an “Ease of Use” award from the Arthritis Foundation. Other individual meters, etc., have received this award, but not for the entire package of items you will need to test your blood.

The Aviva Plus used to be the Aviva. According to a telephone call with Roche customer service, The meter has remained the same(although they put the new name on it), but the meter now uses Aviva Plus Test Strips rather than the old Aviva test strips. The entire system is now referred to as the Aviva Plus System. However, you will note from the picture that they still bill the meter as the “Aviva”.

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Accu Chek Aviva Plus Test Strips

Accu Chek Aviva Plus Test Strips

The Aviva glucose meter uses Accu Chek Aviva Plus Test Strips. The Plus test strips were recently introduced to give more accurate results when elevated maltose levels are present. Often elevated maltose levels (which can skew results) are present when someone is undergoing dialysis or other therapies. Pricing for these test strips varies per retailer, so make sure you shop around.

Accu Chek Aviva Plus Features

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  • Large LCD Display which is easy-to-read.
  • Used with easy-to-handle Accu Chek Aviva test strips
  • An Accu Chek lancing device can be purchased separately
  • Tiny blood sample: only 0.6µL of blood required
  • Fast results in 5 seconds.
  • No coding needed, it is easy to use without any coding, making the testing process quicker and easier.
  • No set-up required separate set-up requires. It’s ready to use right out of the box.
  • Set up to 4 pre- or post-meal alerts, so you never forget to test
  • Automatically turning on option is available, it gives you alert when you insert a test strip
  • Energy saver, it turns off the meter automatically when you got finished with testing.
  • Time and memory saver, it saves up to 72 hours if the battery is removed


What we like

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  • Accuracy: The Aviva Plus glucose meter gives the best accuracy. There are several features holding its credit. The test strip used in this meter is wider than normal test strips, which makes it easier to use for the users, user can place the proper amount of blood on the strip. On Getting this Another aspect which is responsible for its accuracy is that this meter performs almost 200 separate accuracy checks.
  • Lancing Device: The lancing device of this testing equipment get a lot more attention on usually basis. The meter uses the Multiclix lancing device and it is the only device that uses six preloaded lancet drum. So there is no need to change out the lancet for each test. Further, the Multiclix is billed as the least painful lancet device on the market.
  • Alternative Site Testing: The Aviva Plus give you options to test on the finger, palm, forearm, upper arm, thigh and calf.
  • Ease of Use: The Aviva Plus is the only meter, lancet and test strip solution that ALL received the Arthritis Foundation’s Ease of Use Commendation.


What We Dont Like

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  • It is a bit large and is not conducive for discrete testing.
  • Screen resolution is of meter is very poor due to its Black and white screen


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About Tim Mathew

Tim Mathew is an Endocrinologist specialized in general endocrinology, diabetes, and lipid metabolism. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in a science-related discipline and completed a medical school program in New York. Once Tim Mathew quoted that Endocrinology is both a challenging and rewarding medical specialty, so he wants to specialize in it. To know more about Tim Mathew kindly go through our about page.

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