Blood Glucose Meter, Accu-Chek bG Model 750

Blood Glucose Meter, Accu-Chek bG Model 750

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A glucose meter (or glucometer) determines the amount of glucose in a sample of blood. An inscription on the front of this example reads “Accu-Chek bG / Blood Glucose Monitor.”
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Object Name
blood glucose monitor
Other Terms
blood glucose monitor; Medicine
date made
Boehringer Mannheim Diagnostics, Inc.
place made
United States: Indiana, Indianapolis
Physical Description
plastic; metal; paper; electronics (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
overall, booklet: 3/8 in x 8 in x 4 in;.9525 cm x 20.32 cm x 10.16 cm
overall: 18 cm x 9.6 cm x 3.7 cm; 7 3/32 in x 3 25/32 in x 1 15/32 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Boehringer Mannheim Diagnostics, Inc. through Edward J. Goebel, Director of Marketing
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My daughter was only two when she was diagnosed in 1985 with Type I Juvenile Diabetes. This meter, along with prayers, research, and an amazing team of doctors and superior healthcare has led to her being a strong, healthy mother of two and a business owner. I’m forever grateful to the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes in Colorado and Dr. Luther Travis in Texas for the life they gave her.
I was fortunate to have been able to acquire this very unit in early 1985. After living with juvenile diabetes for more than twelve poorly managed years, I was finally able to properly monitor glucose levels and adjust insulin doses. I will soon reach the mark of 50 healthy years with JD. That meter and the others I used after it made my survival possible.

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