Products

Diabetes Management Products

High quality, easy to use, delivery to your door: SPIRIT products are the best choice for people managing diabetes.

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Products

SPIRIT Meter

The First Canadian Health SPIRIT meter is an easy, no-coding meter, which calculates and displays the averages of total test results, pre- and post- meal test results from the last 1 and 14 days. Ideal if you need to test frequently or require alarms to remind you to test at meal times.

SPIRIT Test Strips

Use with the First Canadian Health SPIRIT meters. These strips do not require coding, speeding up and simplifying the testing process. Easy and accurate testing – no coding required. Very small sample of blood (0.5 micro-liters of blood). Rapid test result in less than 5 seconds. Long shelf life (2-year expiry from manufacture date).

Lancets

First Canadian Health lancets are designed to minimize pain. Being a 33-gauge lancet means they are finer than a 28 or 30 gauge, and therefore, less painful. First Canadian Health 33 gauge lancets may be used with other lancing devices.

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Testimonial

On September 12, 2017, BON (Brokenhead Ojibway Nation) Pharmacy held a diabetes clinic. BON Pharmacy is owned by the Brokenhead Ojibway First Nation and is located in Scanterbury, M.B. (approx. 45 min north of Winnipeg). The clinic was organized and operated by nurse Sandy Koropas (RN CDE), nurse Amelia Rigby (RN CDE), and pharmacist Lance Breland (B.Sc.Phm). Other key members of this clinic team were Lisa Laroque and Trinisha Wood who assisted in the preparation and workflow of the clinic. In total, 15 patients attended the clinic, to which 11 patients were given Spirit meters and supplies.
Lance Breland, manager of BON pharmacy, said “We had a good turn out for this clinic. We would like to host another clinic in the near future.”
Diabetes is a complex disease state that needs to be managed carefully. Therefore, early detection is paramount to gaining control over future complications. One patient who attended the clinic had an elevated glucose reading of 25.3 mmol/L. The patient was given lifestyle counselling and returned the next week with lower readings. This patient is being monitored and she is continuing to improve her
glucose readings.
Another patient attended the clinic because his spouse was concerned he may be at risk of developing diabetes. This patient did not have elevated glucose readings, but appreciated the fact that this service is provided in his community.
In another example, a patient had been non-compliant with taking her oral diabetes medication for the last two years. The clinic was an opportunity to remind this patient that it is important to take the medications as directed. She was restarted on her medication and is now being monitored.
This clinic was a launching point to raise awareness of diabetes in BON community. One month after this clinic, the pharmacy has been filling refills of Spirit test strips for community members. This is a positive sign that blood sugars are being monitored in a community that struggles with the debilitating disease – Diabetes.
— Brokenhead Ojibway Nation Pharmacy, Diabetes Clinic Summary