AlphaTRAK 2 Blood Glucose Monitoring System Kit (1016420)
AlphaTRAK 2 Blood Glucose Monitoring System Kit is a complete diabetes management kit for pets that comes with a hand-held AlphaTRAK 2 Meter, 25 Test Strips, Control Solution, Lancing Device and 30 Lancets, User's Guide, Diabetes Diary, a Carrying Case, and an Instructional Video. Makes taking care of dogs and cats with diabetes easy.
- Replaces the original AlphaTRAK Blood Glucose Monitoring Kit
- Designed specifically for companion animal use
- Fast and accurate results in seconds with only a tiny blood sample
- Measures glucose (sugar) in whole blood
- Manufacturer information and usage
Easy To Use
Came with great detailed instructions. Easy to use and requires a small blood sample. Full kit was a good value.
My cat is diabetic. Rather than spend hundreds of dollars each time we needed to check her glucose we decided to purchase this monitor. Just using this monitor several times paid for itself. This specific monitor was recommended by our vet. The monitor is very simple to use and requires so little blood. I would certainly recommend this to anyone wanting to do home testing.
Excellent Product - A must for your Diabetic Pet.
I highly recommend this to people with diabetic pets. It was not until I got this product in my own home that I was able to find the correct dose of insulin to maintain my Pug's diabetes. Going back and forth to the vet was not only costly, ($$) but was not correctly identifying her BS levels. Now that I have it here at home, we have her on a good maintenance dose, and I only have to test her a couple times a week to make sure everything's going okay. But also having it here makes it nice if I am worried that her BS is up or down for some reason. No more guess work, which is much better for you and especially for your pet. Its easy to use, however I caution you in the beginning you may be frustrated at finding the best testing spot. I was a nervous wreck, until I mastered testing her at the base of the tail. I suggest warming the area first (apprx 90 sec) I use a heating pad, then pinch up the skin and stick. I use a straight needle which I get from my vet, as I did not have much luck with the lancets. The tail seems to be the least painful for her (she does not seem to even feel it.. honestly!) and once warmed you get a good flow of blood there. Be patient with yourself at first. But I definitely feel this product in home is a MUST for proper control of your diabetic pet. Good Luck.
This has everything you need (except insulin) to track and treat your pet for diabetes. The video was helpful in getting started. The hardest part was learning how to extract enough blood with the lancet to enable the meter to measure blood glucose. My vet showed me an alternative way to lance the inside of the ear and not be afraid to press my finger on the back side of the ear against the head of the lancet. She also instructed me to use the longest setting on the cap. It was very helpful to massage the ear to warm it up and get the blood flowing before pricking. I "wasted" several test strips before getting the hang of it. This was a necessary process to go through to be able to determine the proper amount of blood for a successful test. In order to conserve test strips, I wait to turn the meter on until I know I have an adequate blood sample. For whatever reason, I was unable to load the lancet using the instructions in the box and video. The lancet provided looked a little different from the instructions. I manually place the needle in the lancet and press down on the plastic ridge in the middle until I hear an audible "click". Learning how to use the system seems overwhelming at first, but it's worthwhile especially when you see your pet responding to treatment.