Diabetes mellitus, or just diabetes, is a chronic metabolic disorder that is indicated by a high blood glucose level. This is caused by a total lack of insulin or due to the impaired action (relative lack) of insulin. Insulin operates like a key that unlocks the cells so that they can absorb sugar. The sugar is then converted in the cells into energy for the body.

GLUCOCARD™ blood glucose meters

GLUCOCARD™ blood glucose meters are manufactured by the Japanese company Arkray that already has acquired more than 50 years' experience in the field of diabetes diagnostics. GLUCOCARD™ is the lead brand for blood glucose meters and test strips from Arkray, one of the five largest manufacturers of blood glucose meters in the world.


  • GLUCOCARD™ blood glucose meters combine state-of-the-art technology with attractive design. The units are light and easy to use, and require a blood volume of just 0.3 µl to produce a reading.
  • The GLUCOCARD X-mini plus operates with X-SENSOR test strips. If a test strip is inserted into the blood glucose meter, the unit automatically comes on and performs self-calibration.
  • When the tip of the special X-SENSOR test strip comes into contact with blood, it quickly collects the volume of blood needed and the result is available in 5 seconds.