EPS Bio Technology EasyPlus mini User`s manual

EasyPlus mini
Self-Monitoring Blood Glucose System
User’s Manual
Please read this User’s Manual thoroughly
before using your blood glucose meter.
Dear EasyPlus mini SMBG System Owner,
Thank you for using the EasyPlus mini Self-Monitoring Blood Glucose (SMBG) System. We designed this
system to be dependable, easy-to-use, compact, and lightweight and portable to help you monitor your blood
glucose on a regular basis.
Please read this manual thoroughly before you begin testing. This manual provides you and your diabetes
care team with important information and step-by-step direction to use the EasyPlus mini Self-Monitoring
Blood Glucose System. To start testing quickly, you can also refer to the Quick Reference Guide.
Thanks again for choosing the EasyPlus mini SMBG.
Intended Use
The EasyPlus mini Self Monitoring Blood Glucose Test System is intended for in vitro diagnostic use
(outside of body). It is indicated to be used by professional healthcare personnel or diabetics at home to
measure the glucose concentration for aiding diabetes management. The glucose concentration is measured
with quantitative capillary whole blood from the fingertip, palm and forearm by using EasyPlus mini Self
Monitoring Blood Glucose Test System. This device is not intended for testing neonate blood samples.
Standard Accessories
Your new EasyPlus mini Blood Glucose meter and accessories work together to measure the amount of
glucose in your blood. The system includes:
• Wallet
• User’s Manual
• Self-Test Log Book
• Warranty Card
• EasyPlus mini Blood Glucose Meter
• Test Strip Instructions
• Lancing device
Optional Accessories
• EasyPlus mini Glucose Normal Control Solution
• EasyPlus mini Blood Glucose
Test Strips (10 pcs)
• Check Strip
• Code Card
• Quick Reference Guide
• 2 Alkaline Batteries 1.5V (AAA)
• Lancets (10 pcs)
Why is it so important to test blood glucose regularly?
Testing your blood glucose regularly can make a big difference in how you manage your diabetes every day.
We’ve made this SMBG system as simple as possible to help you use it regularly. Your meter is easy to use,
and you can adjust the lancing device for your comfort.
Do you need Help?
If you have questions or need assistance, please call the Customer Care Service toll-free at 1-866-203-2761.
You can also visit www.epsbio.com.tw for diabetes management tools and product demonstrations.
Please complete your warranty card and mail it, so you receive the best customer service possible and news
about product update.
Note:
Although the EasyPlus mini SMBG System is easy to use, you may need to consult with your
healthcare professional (this may be your doctor, pharmacist or diabetes nurse educator) for
instructions on how to use the system. Only the correct use of the system will ensure accurate
results.
Important Information About Your New Meter
EasyPlus mini blood glucose meter is designed and approved for testing fresh capillary whole blood
samples from your fingertip. The meter is for in vitro diagnostic use ONLY(for testing outside the body). It
should not be used to diagnose diabetes.
EasyPlus mini blood glucose meter can only be used with EasyPlus mini Blood Glucose Test Strips.
Other test strips will give inaccurate results.
Testing is not valid for neonatal blood specimens.
Do not disassemble the meter as this may cause damage to the components resulting in incorrect
readings. Disassembling the meter will also void the warranty.
Always keep the meter clean and store it in a safe place. Protect the meter from direct sunlight to ensure
a longer lifespan.
You should not store the meter and test strips in a car, bathroom, or refrigerator.
Keep the meter, test strips and lancing device away from children and pets.
You should not test critically ill patients with home-use blood glucose meters.
Incorrect results may occur when performing the test. If you believe you are not feeling well, please
contact your healthcare professional.
Remove batteries if the meter will not be used for one month or more.
Warning for potential biohazard: Healthcare professionals using this system on multiple patients should
be aware that all products or objects that come in contact with human blood, even after cleaning, should
be handled as if capable of transmitting a viral disease.
Consult with your healthcare professional before testing on your palm or forearm.
Do not touch the strips with wet hands.
Do not use expired strips (the expiration date is shown on the bottle.)
Do not bend, cut or twist the strips.
Altitude up to 6562 feet above sea level has no effect on readings.
Health-Related Information
If you are experiencing dehydration, frequent urination, low blood pressure, shock or hyperosmolar
hyperglycemic nonketotic coma (HHNK), you may get a test result that is lower than what your blood
glucose really is. If you think you are dehydrated, call your doctor right away.
If you have followed the steps in the user’s manual, but still have symptoms that don’t seem to match
your test results, or if you have questions, please talk to your doctor.
Please read your test strip instruction carefully for additional health-related information.
Warning for potential biohazard:
Healthcare professionals using this system on multiple patients should handle all products or
objects in contact with human blood carefully to avoid transmitting viral disease, even after
cleaning.
Table of Content
Chapter 1: Understanding Your Meter ….......................................................................................................10
The EasyPlus mini Blood Glucose Meter …...............................................................................................10
Setting The Time And Date ........................................................................................................................12
Checking Your System …...........................................................................................................................14
Coding Your Meter .....................................................................................................................................15
Using EasyPlus mini Blood Glucose Test Strips ........................................................................................16
Chapter 2: Control Solution Test ...................................................................................................................17
Why Run A Control Solution Test ............................................................................................................17
About The Control Solutions ......................................................................................................................18
Running A Control Solution Test ................................................................................................................19
Understanding Control Test Results …......................................................................................................22
Chapter 3: Testing Your Blood Glucose .......................................................................................................24
Using The Lancing Device .........................................................................................................................24
Inserting A Lancet into the Lancing Device ................................................................................................25
Running A Blood Glucose Test With Blood From Your Fingertip ..............................................................28
Alternative Site Testing ……...…………………………………………………………………………………….31
Running A Blood Glucose Test With Blood From Your Palm ..............................................................33
Running A Blood Glucose Test With Blood From Your Forearm ...............................................................35
Discarding Used Lancets ….......................................................................................................................36
Expected Values ….............................................................................................................................37
Unusual Test Results …………………………….......................................…………………………………...37
Symptoms Of High Or Low Blood Glucose …................. ..........................................................................38
Comparing Your Meter Result To Lab Results ….....................................................................................39
Chapter 4: Meter Memory, Setup …...............................................................................................................40
Memory, Storing Test Results …................................................................................................................40
Viewing & Deleting Test Results …............................................................................................................41
Setting The Alarm …...................................................................................................................................42
Chapter 5: Maintenance And Troubleshooting ….........................................................................................45
Installing Batteries …..................................................................................................................................45
Cleaning Your Meter ……...........................................................................................................................46
Maintenance And Testing ..........................................................................................................................47
Cleaning Your Lancing Device …...............................................................................................................47
Screen Messages And Troubleshooting …................................................................................................48
Chapter 6: Technical Information …..............................................................................................................52
Specifications ….........................................................................................................................................52
Limitations….......................................... ....................................................................................................53
Device Information ….................................................................................................................................55
Warranty ....................................................................................................................................................56
Chapter 1: Understanding Your Meter
The EasyPlus mini Blood Glucose Meter
The Overview of
the Display
Meaning
A Year, month and date Show the moment of year, month and date.
B Time
Show the moment of time.
Show your test result.
C Test result
The testing unit of blood glucose in USA is
D Glucose unit
mg/dL.
Application of blood or You can test your level of blood glucose.
E
Control Solution
F Error code
The meter system is in fault.
G Code number
The number on the code card and vial.
The meter will memory automatically all of test
H Test records
results.
The meter prepares to transfer your data of
I Transfer data to PC
blood glucose into the computer.
Insert the test strips to start testing blood
J Insert test strip
glucose.
The thermometer icon appears, when the
K Thermometer
temperature is too high or too low.
When the battery symbol appears, prepare
L Batteries status
other batteries for installation.
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The Overview of the Meter:
A. Manufacturer information
B. Smart Jog Wheel
C. Serial number
D. Display
E. Anti-Slippery Pad
F. Battery cover
G. Strip slot
The Overview of the Jog Wheel
The Overview of the Test Strip:
A. Blood collection area
B. Reaction area
C. Holding area
D. Strip insert direction
E. Electrode
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Setting The Time and Date—First Time Use
Setting the current time and date in your meter is important if you use the meter memory or if you want to
download your results to a computer.
1. Press the wheel inwards until
turning the meter on.
Press the wheel inwards and
release to enter setting mode.
2. The last 2-digits of the year
flash at the top left corner of
the display. Push the wheel
up or down to adjust the year.
3. Press inwards to confirm the
setting. Push the wheel up
or down to adjust the month.
Push and hold the wheel to
scroll the number faster.
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4. Press inwards and release
the wheel to set the month.
The date will then flash.
Repeat step 3 to set the date.
5. Press inwards and release
the wheel to set the date.
The colon will then flash.
Push the wheel up or down to
adjust AM / PM (12-hour
clock) or 24-hour clock.
6. Repeat step 3 and 4 to set the
hour and minute.
The flashing field is the one you
are currently setting.
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Checking Your System
A new check strip is included with your meter.
1. Make sure your check strip is
inserted. The meter will turn
on automatically.
2. The screen displays "OK".
Note:
3. Remove the check strip and
the meter will turn off
automatically.
Store the check strip in a safe
place.
When the display shows “FAL”, re-insert the check strip. If FAL
appears again, please call our Toll-Free number 1-866-203-2761.
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Coding Your Meter
A new Code Card is inside each new box of test strips. Code your meter every time you open a new box of
test strips.
1. The display will show "no
CODE" the first time
batteries are installed.
2. Insert the code card into the
slot.
The screen displays "OK".
3. The code number will be
shown on the display.
Make sure the code number
on the display matches the
code number on the test strip
bottle.
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Using EasyPlus mini Blood Glucose Test Strip
Use only with EasyPlus mini Blood Glucose Meter.
Code your meter and run a control test every time you open a new box of test strips (See Chapter 2
"Control Solution Testing.")
Keep the test strips in their original bottle.
Close the bottle tightly right away, after you take a test strip out. This keeps the test strips dry.
Use the test strip within three minutes after taking it out of the bottle.
The strip is for single use only. Do not reuse it.
Record the date you open the test strip bottle. Be sure to check the expiration date on the test strip bottle.
The test strip is good for three months from the date the bottle is opened or until the expiration date on
the bottle, whichever comes first.
Store the test strip bottle and your meter in a cool dry place.
Store the test strips between 35.6°F ~86°F (2°C ~30°C). Do not freeze.
Do not apply blood or control solution to the test strip before you insert it into the meter.
Do not touch the test strip with wet hands. Do not bend, cut, or twist the test strips.
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Chapter 2: Control Solution Testing
Why Run A Control Solution Test
Running a control test lets you know that your meter and test strips are working properly to give reliable
results. You should run a control test when:
You use the EasyPlus mini Blood Glucose Meter for the first time.
You open a new bottle of test strips.
You think the meter or test strips may be working incorrectly.
You drop the meter.
You have repeated a test and the test results are still lower or higher than expected.
You are practicing the test procedure.
Note:
Professional users are instructed to follow federal, state, and local guidelines.
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About The Control Solution
Use only with EasyPlus mini test strips.
Write the date you opened the bottle on the bottle label. The control solution is good for three months
from the date the bottle is opened or until the expiration date on the bottle, whichever comes first.
Do not uses control solution that is past the expiration date.
The control solution can stain clothing. If you spill it, wash your clothes with soap and water.
Close the bottle tightly after every use.
Left over control solution should not be added back into the control bottle.
Store the bottle of control solution at room temperature, between 35.6°F ~86°F (2°C~30°C). Do not
freeze.
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Running A Control Solution Test
You need the meter, a test strip, and control solution
1. Put a test strip into the meter in the direction of
the arrow. The meter turns on.
Make sure the code number on the display
matches the code number on the test strip
bottle.
2. If you can’t see the code number, take the test
strip out and reinsert it into the meter.
After the display shows the code number, you
will see the screen shown above.
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3. Place the meter on a flat surface, like a table.
4. Remove the control solution bottle cap and
wipe the tip of the bottle with a tissue.
5. Squeeze the bottle until a tiny drop forms at
the tip of the bottle.
Touch the drop to the blood collection area at
the end of the test strip.
Do not put Control Solution on top of the
test strip.
When you hear the beeper, you have enough
control solution in the test strip.
The meter starts to count down from 5
seconds and will show the results.
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6. A result appears on the display.
Don’t remove the test strip yet.
Check if the reading falls within the range
printed on the test strip bottle.
7. Remove the test strip and throw it away after
you have compared the reading to the range
printed on the test strip bottle.
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Understanding Control Test Results
The label on your test strip bottle shows the acceptable ranges for the Control Solution. The result you get
should be inside this range. Make sure you compare the result to the correct level of control.
Level
Acceptable Control Ranges
Target Values
Normal Control
96~144 mg/dL
120 mg/dL
High Control
280~420 mg/dL
350 mg/dL
When the control result is inside the range on the test strip bottle, your test strips and your meter is working
properly.
If your control result is not inside the acceptable range (printed on your test strip bottle), here are some things
you can do to solve the problem:
Note:
Control Solution values will be included in the memory and averages. Refer to the section
“Viewing & Deleting Test Results” to delete the control solution values before averaging your test
results.
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Troubleshooting Checks
Action
Was the test strip exposed to open air for a long
period of time?
Repeat the control test with properly stored strips.
Was the test strip bottle capped tightly?
This will humidify strips inside. Replace the test
strips.
Did the code number on the meter display match
the code number on the test strip?
If they do not match, insert the correct code card in
the meter and try again.
Was the meter functioning well?
You can use the check strip to verify the meter’s
functions.
Is the control solution expired or contaminated?
Replace with new control solution to check the
performance of SMBG system.
Were test strips and control solutions stored in
cool, dry places?
Repeat the control test with properly stored strips
or control solutions.
Did you follow the testing steps properly?
Read Chapter 2 "Control Solution Testing" and test
again. If you still have problems, call Consumer
Services Toll-Free: 1-866-203-2761
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Chapter 3: Testing Your Blood Glucose
Using The Lancing Device
The best depth setting is the lowest number that draws enough blood for a test. Try different settings to
find the one that’s right for you.
Please do not share your lancing device with anyone. And always use a new, sterile lancet. Lancets are for
one time use only.
Note:
Used test strips and lancets are considered bio-hazardous waste in accordance with U.S. local
regulations and should be handled as if capable of transmitting infection. The users may discuss
methods for disposing used test strips and lancets with their doctor.
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Inserting A Lancet Into The Lancing Device
You must first load the lancet into the lancing device to get it ready for use.
1. Take the cap off.
2. Insert the lancet into the lancing device firmly
then twist off the protective cover.
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3. Recap the front cap.
4. Select the desired penetration depth.
Note:
Select 1-3 for soft or thin skin, 4-5 for average, and 6-8 for thick or calloused skin.
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5. Pull on the sliding barrel of the lancing device until it clicks and then release.
Now the lancing device is ready.
Do not prick your finger until your meter and strip are prepared.
6. Set the lancing device aside until later in the test.
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Running A Blood Glucose Test With Blood From Your Fingertip
1. Wash your hands with soap
and warm water.
Rinse and dry thoroughly.
2. Put a test strip into the meter
in the direction of the arrow.
The meter turns on.
Make sure the code number
on the display matches the
code number on the test
strip bottle.
3. If you miss seeing the code
number, take the test strip
out and reinsert it into the
meter.
After the display shows the
code number, you will see
the screen shown above.
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4. Swab the blood collection area on your finger
with an alcohol swab.
Please wait at least 5 seconds until the intended
area is dry and clean before sampling the blood.
6. Place the lancing device against the pad of
your finger.
Press the trigger button to activate the
lancing device.
5. When the blood drop flashes on the display,
obtain a drop of blood from your fingertip.
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7. Gently squeeze your finger to assist the flow
of blood. This helps you get a blood drop.
Touch the drop to the tip of the transparent
window of the test strip.
Do not put blood on top of the strip.
Be sure to get enough blood on the strip’s
reaction zone.
Otherwise, an inaccurate reading may result.
8. The meter will beep when enough blood has
entered the strip’s reaction zone.
The result will appear on the display after 5
seconds.
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Alternative Site Testing (AST)
Understanding Alternative Site Testing
What is AST?
Besides the fingertip, you can test the palm and
forearm.
What is the advantage of AST?
You have the option of testing other places on
your body besides the fingertip.
Alternative site results may differ from the fingertip when glucose levels are changing rapidly (e.g. after a meal,
taking insulin, or during or after exercise). Please read the following information before you test other places.
What to do:
Palm and Forearm test:
In a pre-meal or fasting state (More than
two hours since the last meal)
Two hours or more after taking insulin
Two hours or more after exercise
Fingertip test only:
If sick
If blood glucose is low
After exercising
Two hours or less after eating
When basal insulin is most active
After injecting rapid-acting insulin (two
hours or less)
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What NOT to do:
If the blood glucose test result does not match how you feel, do a fingertip test to confirm
the result again.
Do NOT change your treatment just because of a result.
If you often do not notice when your blood glucose is low, do a fingertip test.
Caution:
Talk with your healthcare professional before you test palm or forearm.
Do NOT ignore symptoms of high or low blood glucose.
Fingertip samples are able to show the rapid change of glucose faster than palm or forearm
samples.
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Running A Blood Glucose Test With Blood From Your Palm
Note:
The gray cap is for
fingertip testing only.
The clear cap is for
palm or forearm
testing only.
1. This pictures shows areas
where alternative site testing
is allowed.
2. Massage the puncture area
of palm for a few seconds.
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3. Press and hold the device
with one clear adjustable
tip against the palm.
4. Press the trigger button to
activate the lancing device.
5. Hold the device against
palm and increase
pressure until the blood
sample size is sufficient
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Running A Blood Glucose Test With Blood From Your Forearm
1. Massage the puncture area
of forearm for a few
seconds.
2. Press and hold the device
with one clear adjustable
tip against the forearm.
3. Press the trigger button to
activate the lancing device. Hold
the device against forearm and
increase pressure until the blood
sample size is sufficient
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Discarding Used Lancets
1. Unscrew and remove the adjustable cap.
Without touching the used lancet, stick the
lancet tip into its protective cover.
Grip the lancet carrier firmly and pull the lancet
safely out.
2. Discard the used disposable lancet into a
container for sharp or biohazard material.
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Expected Values*
The EasyPlus mini Blood Glucose test strips are whole-blood referenced and calibrated for easier comparison
to lab results. The normal fasting blood glucose range for an adult without diabetes is 70~110 mg/dL. Two
hours after meals, the blood glucose range for an adult without diabetes is less than 140 mg/dL. For people
with diabetes: please consult your doctor for the blood glucose range appropriate for you.
Unusual Test Results
If your test result doesn’t match the way you feel, please follow these steps:
1. Run a control test, Chapter 2, "Control Solution Testing."
2. Repeat a blood glucose test, Chapter 3, "Testing Your Blood glucose."
3. If your test results still don’t reflect the way you feel, call your doctor immediately.
Note:
1. Extremely high humidity may affect the test results. A relative humidity greater than 90% may
cause inaccurate results.
2. Hematocrit below 30% may cause higher results. Hematocrit above 55% may cause lower
results.
3. Some studies have shown that electromagnetic fields may affect results. Do not test near an
operating microwave oven.
*
American Diabetes Associations: Standards of Medical Care for Patients with Diabetes Mellitus, Diabetes
Care, 25(2002), p.S37.
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Symptoms Of High Or Low Blood Glucose
Being aware of the symptoms of high or low blood glucose can help you understand your test results and
decide what to do if they seem unusual. Here are the most common symptoms:
Greater than 240 mg/dL
Below 60 mg/dL
What It Means:
The test result is higher than reference range.
(70~110mg/dL)
What It Means:
The test result is lower than reference range.
(70~110mg/dL)
Symptoms:
fatigue, increased appetite or thirst, frequent
urination, blurred vision, headache, general
aching, or vomiting.
Symptoms:
sweating, trembling, blurred vision, rapid
heartbeat, tingling, or numbness around mouth
or fingertips.
What to Do:
If you are experiencing any of these
symptoms, test your blood glucose.
If the result displayed is greater than 240
mg/dL and you have symptoms of high
blood glucose, contact your healthcare
professional instantly.
If the result does not match how you feel,
follow the steps under "Unusual Test
Results."
What to Do:
If you are experiencing any of these
symptoms, test your blood glucose.
If the result displayed is below 60 mg/dL
and you have symptoms of low blood
glucose, contact your healthcare
professional instantly.
If the result does not match how you feel,
follow the steps under "Unusual Test
Results."
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Comparing Your Meter Result To A Lab Result
A common question is how the blood glucose results on your meter compare to the lab results. Your blood
glucose can change quickly, especially after eating, taking medication, or exercising. If you test yourself in the
morning, then go to the doctor’s office for a blood glucose test. The results will probably not match, even if you
are fasting. This is typically not a problem with your meter, it just means that time has elapsed and your blood
glucose has changed.
If you want to compare your meter result to the lab result, you must be fasting. Bring your meter to the
doctor’s office, and test yourself by fingertip within five minutes of having blood drawn from your arm by a
healthcare professional. Keep in mind that the lab could use different technology than EasyPlus mini blood
glucose meter, and that blood glucose meters for self testing generally read somewhat lower or higher than
the lab result.
For accuracy and precision data and for important information on limitations, see the instructions that come
with your test strips.
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Chapter 4: Meter Memory, Setup
Memory, Storing Test Results
Your meter stores a maximum of 480 test results with the time and date of the test. You can review them at
any time. When the memory is full, the oldest result is dropped as the newest is added, so it is very important
to have the correct time and date set in the meter.
Note:
1. Do not change your therapy based on one individual result in memory.
2. The memory is not lost when you replace the battery. You do need to check that the time and
date are still correct. See the section "Setting the time and date" in Chapter 1.
3. Once 480 results are in memory, adding a new result causes the oldest one to be deleted.
4. Control Solution values will be included in the memory and averages. Refer to the section
“Viewing & Deleting Test Results” to delete the control solution values before averaging your
test results.
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Viewing & Deleting Test Results
1. Press inwards and hold the
wheel until turning the meter
on.
2. Push the wheel up or down to
view the previous results in
order from the latest to the
earliest.
3. To delete a test result, Press
inwards and hold the wheel for
more than 3 seconds. The
display will show "dEL".
4. Continue pressing the wheel
without releasing, the currently
viewed result will be erased.
5. Press inwards and release
to review the average
results.
6. Push the wheel up or down
to view averages for 7, 14,
30 or 90 days.
7. Press inwards to close the
memory mode.
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Setting The Alarm
The meter can set up to 4 alarms, allowing you to control your test times according to your requirements.
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1. Press inwards and hold the
wheel until turning the meter on.
2. Press inwards twice and the
display will show above.
4. Push the wheel up or down to
3. Push the wheel down to
choose “On” and press inwards to
choose alarms 1-4. Press
confirm the setting. The colon will
inwards to confirm the setting.
then flash. Push the wheel up or
down to adjust the time. (AM / PM,
24-hour clock) Press inwards to
confirm the setting.
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5. If the time is set at 12:00
AM, push up or down twelve
times to set at "12". Press
inwards to confirm.
6. The minute flashes.
Push the wheel up or down to
adjust the minutes, and press
inwards to confirm the setting.
7. If you don’t want to turn on
the alarm at all, turn every
alarm "OFF" at the upper
left corner of the display.
Press inwards to confirm the
setting.
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8. You can then set up other
alarms fitting as wanted.
Please repeat the step 1 to 7,
and finally press inwards to
confirm the setting.
9. If you turn the alarm OFF,
press inwards to confirm the
setting and then enter the
next setting mode.
Note:
10. If you don’t want to turn
any alarms On, make sure
all are set to OFF at the
upper left corner and then
press inwards to enter the
setting mode of testing
your blood glucose.
1. The alarm setting is still working, when the meter turns off.
2. Press the wheel inwards to stop the alarm.
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Chapter 5: Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Installing Batteries
The meter uses two alkaline 1.5V (AAA) batteries. Batteries will normally last for over
2000 tests. Other types of 1.5V (AAA) batteries are also acceptable, yet the capacity of
test times may differ. Install the batteries when you first use the meter or replace with
new batteries when the "LP" message and the low battery symbol appear on the
display.
The display will show "no CODE" the first time batteries are installed. Please code your
meter correctly.
Low battery symbol
Note:
1. The meter won’t delete earlier records after you replace batteries.
2. You should reset the time and date again after you replace the batteries.
3. 1.5V (AAA) x 2 batteries are available in shops. You may take the old batteries with you for
replacement.
4. Remove batteries when you will not be using the meter for one month or more.
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Cleaning Your Meter
Caring for your EasyPlus mini SMBG system does not require special cleaning. Please keep the meter free of
dirt, dust, bloodstain, and water stains. Follow these guidelines carefully to help you get the best performance
possible:
Do:
Do Not:
Make sure the meter is turned off.
Get any moisture in the test strip slot.
Gently wipe the meter’s surface with a soft
cloth slightly dampened.
Spray any cleaning solution directly onto
the meter.
Put the meter under water or liquid.
Pour liquid into the meter.
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Maintenance And Testing
Your meter needs little or no maintenance with normal use. It automatically
tests its own systems every time you turn it on and lets you know if something is
wrong. (See "Screen Messages" and what to do about them.)
To make sure the display is working properly, turn off the meter. Press and hold the
Jog Wheel to see the complete display. All the indicators should be clear and look
exactly like the picture to the left. If not, call the Customer Care Service Center
toll-free: 1-866-203-2761.
Cleaning Your Lancing Device
To clean the lancing device, wipe it with a soft cloth dampened with water and mild detergent.
DO NOT place the entire device under water.
To disinfect the cap after cleaning, place it in 70%~75% rubbing alcohol for 10 minutes at least once a
week. Allow the cap to air-dry after disinfecting.
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Screen Messages And Troubleshooting
Never make treatment decisions based on an error message. If you have any concerns, call our Customer
Service Toll-Free: 1-866-203-2761
Code transmission failure
Action: Re-insert the code card. If
"FAL" appears consistently,
please call Customer Service
toll-free 1-866-203-2761.
Humidified / Used strips
Action: Replace with a new
strip.
Low power
Action: Replace with new
batteries.
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System fault
Action: Replace the batteries first. If 001
ERROR appears again, please call Customer
Service toll-free 1-866-203-2761.
System fault
Action: Replace the batteries first. If 005
appears again, please call Customer Service
toll-free 1-866-203-2761.
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The "Ht" and thermometer icon appears.
Temperature is too high, outside the required
range of 50°F ~104°F (10°C ~40°C). This alerts
users that an incorrect result may occur if the
test continues.
Action: Relocate the meter to a location with
temperature between 50°F ~104°F (10°C
~40°C).
The "Lt" and thermometer icon appears.
Temperature is too low, outside the required
range of 50°F ~104°F (10°C ~40°C). This
alerts users that an incorrect result may
occur if the test continues.
Action: Relocate the meter to a location with
temperature between 50°F ~104°F (10°C
~40°C).
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Test result is higher than
600 mg/dL.
Action: Test again. If the result
is still the same, please
contact your healthcare
professional.
The test result is lower than
20 mg/dL.
Action: Test again. If the result
is still the same, please
contact your healthcare
professional.
First time installing of
batteries and the meter
has not yet been coded.
Action: Code your meter.
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Chapter 6: Technical Information
Specifications
Brand name
EasyPlus mini Blood Glucose Meter
Range
20~600 mg/dL
Response time
5 seconds
Memory sets
480 test results
Operating condition
Temp.
50°F ~104°F (10°C ~40°C)
Relative Humidity
R.H. ≦ 90%
Blood sample
≥ 0.6 μL
Fresh blood from fingertip, palm or forearm
Hematocrit (Hct)
30~55%
Power
2 Alkaline 1.5V (AAA)
Battery life
Over 2000 tests
Display dimension
2.0 x 1.3 (inches)
Device dimension H × W × D
3.5 x 2.1 x 0.9 (inches)
Weight
2.05 oz. w/o batteries
Principles
Electrochemical biosensor technology
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Limitation
The test strips are used for fresh capillary whole blood samples.
1. DO NOT use neonate blood sample.
2. Extreme humidity may affect the results. A relative humidity greater than 90﹪may cause incorrect results.
3. The system should be used at a temperatures between 50℉ and 104℉ (10℃ and 40℃). Outside this
range, the system may get incorrect results.
4. DO NOT reuse the test strips. The test strips are for single use only.
5. Hematocrit: The hematocrits between 30% and 55% will not significantly affect the results. Hematocrit
below 30% may cause higher results. Hematocrit above 55% may cause lower results. If you do not know
your hematocrit level, please consult with your healthcare professional.
6. Altitude up to 6562 feet above sea level has no effect on readings.
Healthcare Professionals – Please note these additional Limitations
7. Patients undergoing oxygen therapy may have inaccurate results.
8. If the patient has the following conditions, the result may fails:
♦ Severe dehydration
♦ Severe hypotension (low blood pressure)
♦ Shock
♦ A state of hypoglycemic-hyperosmolar state (with or without ketosis)
9. Lipemic samples: Cholesterol level up to 500 mg/dL and triglycerides up to 3,000 mg/dL do not affect the
results. Grossly lipemic patient samples have not been tested and are not recommended for testing with
EasyPlus mini Glucose Meter.
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10. Critically ill patients should not be tested with home-use blood glucose meters.
11. Interfering Substances depend on the concentration. The below substances may affect the test results.
♦
♦
♦
♦
♦
♦
♦
Acetaminophen
Gentisic Acid
Levodopa
Dopamine
Methyldopa
Uric Acid
Ascorbic Acid
≧
≧
≧
≧
≧
>
>
15 mg/dL
8 mg/dL
10 mg/dL
13 mg/dL
2.5 mg/dL
14 mg/dL
3 mg/dL
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Device Information
EasyPlus mini SMBG System,
EasyPlus mini Blood Glucose Test Strips,
EasyPlus mini Blood Glucose Meter.
Manufacturer:
EPS BIO TECHNOLOGY CORP.
2F, No.49-2, Lane 2, Guang-Fu Rd., Sec. 2, Hsinchu City, Taiwan 300
TEL:+886-3-5752522
FAX:+886-3-5752552
E-mail:info@epsbio.com.tw
Website:http://www.epsbio.com.tw
Lancing Device
Meets the requirements of MDD 93/42/EEC
Manufacturer:
STAT MEDICAL DEVICES INC.
1835 N.E. 146th Street, North Miami, FL33181, USA
TEL:(001) 305-945-0011
FAX:(001) 305-949-7370
E-mail:stat@statdevices.com
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Lancet
Meets the requirements of MDD 93/42/EEC
Manufacturer:
SAE HAN MEDICAL CORP.
# 700-113 PUB GOT-DONG, IL SAN-GU, GOYANG-CITY, KYUNGGI-DO, KOREA
TEL:82-31-923-4330
FAX:82-31-923-4331
E-mail:saehan@saehanmed.com
Additional Supplies
EasyPlus mini Glucose Normal Control Solution
Warranty
EPS warrants the original purchaser for a period of 5 years from the date of purchase. This means during the
warranty period if your Self-Monitoring Blood Glucose System does not work for any reason (other than
obvious abuse), EPS will replace it with a new system or an equivalent product free of charge.
P/N. 718012900 Rev.A01-070607
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