Calibrating blood glucose monitors

When a person has diabetes, blood glucose levels cannot be controlled effectively by the body and often move beyond the recommended limits until treated. This is due to the pancreas not producing sufficient insulin. Prolonged periods of high blood glucose can cause a number of problems, potentially resulting in issues with the cardiovascular system such as heart diseases, hypertension or even heart failure. For these reasons, diabetic people need to monitor their blood glucose levels carefully, and one way of doing so is to use a blood glucose monitor.

People with type 1 diabetes need to measure their blood glucose levels several times daily, before meals, whilst people with type 2 diabetes may need to monitor their levels less, sometimes just once or twice a week. Due to this need to constantly monitor blood glucose levels, the blood glucose monitor is a very important piece of equipment.

Most monitors operate quite simply, monitoring blood before giving a reading of the glucose levels. Most patients are given a means of pricking their finger to draw blood, which is placed on a strip before it is read. The importance of monitoring these levels means that the monitor must be working optimally and must be calibrated to make it as accurate as it possibly can be. Calibration ensures that the monitor is as accurate as possible and that any margin for error is removed swiftly, giving the user peace of mind.

We offer professional medical equipment testing and calibration for all of our customers and their blood glucose monitors. With just one visit, we can ensure that your monitor is as accurate as it possibly can be, providing you with professional certification that designates the monitor as being safe and tested. The state of the art equipment used by our engineers allows for quick, easy and comprehensive testing, providing you and your patients with peace of mind and ensuring that all medical equipment testing results are as accurate as possible.