The new Accu-Chek Aviva Nano launched by Roche Diagnostics is designed to motivate patients to self-manage their diabetes. The slick, eye-catching design makes it the ultimate diabetes gadget to show off, plus new tools make it easier than ever to manage glucose levels with reminders and meal markers. The tracking of glucose levels enables healthcare professionals to decide on the best treatment for their patient, based on the Accu-Chek Aviva Nano's readings. Frequent and structured self-monitoring and the recording of blood glucose levels form the basis of a doctor's treatment decisions. Encouraging patients to take this responsibility is key to correct treatment. The system which is similar in look and size to a small MP3 player is supported by an ultra sleek and informative website providing patients with a virtual experience of the device. The new meter design has been introduced to help remove the anxiety of testing in public and technical advances have been added to support the monitoring process in any situation. Overall, the new system makes structured blood glucose monitoring easier and part of an advanced lifestyle choice. The new Accu-Chek Aviva Nano blood glucose monitor reminds the user of the importance of before-and-after meal testing with meal markers indicating when measurements need to be taken. These important readings help track the longer-term patterns in the user's daily testing and provide accurate calculations to guide both patient and doctor. The Accu-Chek Aviva Nano is also designed to eliminate worry over incorrect test results which can be caused by a variety of factors for example damaged test strips. The new system automatically carries out safety checks in each measurement reducing the number of potential error sources. The benefits of the new Accu-Chek Aviva Nano include: • Small, sleek design with operating buttons on top of the meter • Large, brilliant and easy-to-read backlit display • Pre and post-meal markers and average calculation • 4 customizable test reminders • Small blood sample - only 0.6 µl • Alternate site testing (other than fingertips) • Measurement time - 5 seconds • 7, 14, 30 and 90 days test averages • 500 value memory • Infrared data transfer