Finally, you can get a home testing gizmo to check your cholesterol, triglycerides, and other “bad” things your doctor will lecture you about.
There have been DIY diabetes testing machines for some time but if you want or need to monitor something like your blood cholesterol, you had to go to the hospital and get a full-blown blood test. That’s a pain in the butt and expensive.
Now, with the CardioCheck self-tester, you can buy a relatively cheap $99 unit and testing “strips” that are about $5 each so you can monitor your own blood chemistry levels. There are testing strips for Total Cholesterol, HDL, Ketones, Triglycerides, and Glucose.
Crunchgear has a little write-up/review of the tester and it sounds as though he actually compared the results with a doctor’s visit, so check it out if you’re interested.