Accu-Chek Active is a blood glucose measuring device built for diabetes patients. It is a medium sized device with an accu check active test strips canister. It has an excellent lancing device, termed as the FastClix and it comes with a well built and hard case. The Accu check glucometer also features an alarm clock for forgetful users and backlight so that it remains illuminated in the dark. So depending on your needs you can select a blood glucose meter to check your glucose levels.