Combining glucose meter and cholesterol meter makes sense and saves time.
The AP-Duo is the newest offering from experienced medical device firm Major Biosystem Corp. (Major Bio), based in Taiwan. The device is a combination of Major Bio’s existing AP-1020 glucometer and a cholesterol meter to provide an effective and fast self-monitoring tool for those with diabetes and other chronic metabolic diseases. The AP-Duo’s easy-to-use set up allows users to quickly monitor the levels of glucose and cholesterol in their blood outside a clinical setting. Measuring time takes only 26 seconds. According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) periodic inspection of blood sugar levels, blood pressure and lipids helps prevent complications associated with chronic metabolic diseases.
The cholesterol meter is amazingly light (approx 10 g) and clips directly into the AP-1020. The AP-Duo has a large in-built memory (up to 960 test results) to provide users and doctors with a clear test history, which can be important for managing chronic conditions. Major Bio is currently developing a system to connect its devices to smartphones, so far it has a built an iOS platform, but will wait until it has a system for all major smartphone platforms before it releases it to market. The AP-Duo which was launched last week at 2014 MEDICA, comes with a lifetime warranty and retails for approximately USD $38 or €30.