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Welcome
You have chosen the microdot® Blood Glucose
Monitoring System. microdot® is very easy to use
and is designed to help you manage your blood
sugar level and control your diabetes.
This manual contains important information about
the microdot® System. Please read it carefully
before you start using the microdot® System.
The microdot® System has many features to help
you manage your blood sugar level including;
„
Tiny blood sample requirement
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Quick response
„
Beeper
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Insulin data entry
„
Averaging and trend analysis
„
Ability to mark results
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Strip eject button
Table of Contents
Page
Getting Started ................................................................1
microdot® Blood Glucose Meter ................................2
microdot® Meter Display ................................................3
microdot® Test Strip .........................................................4
Before Testing .................................................................6
Check the Display
...........................................................6
Code the Meter..................................................................6
Performing a Control Solution Test
How to do a control solution test
........................8
..........................10
Comparing control solution results
......................12
Testing Your Blood.....................................................13
Preparing the Lancing Device
Getting a drop of blood
................................13
..............................................15
Performing Test Procedure
......................................16
Marking Result ................................................................19
Entering Insulin Data
..................................................19
Removing Test Strip .....................................................21
Special Messages .........................................................22
Using Meter Memory .................................................23
Enter the Memory Mode ............................................23
Recall Test Results .......................................................24
Stored Insulin Data .........................................25
14-Day Average ..............................................25
Downloading Results to a Computer..........27
Setting the Meter ..........................................29
Setting the Time, Date, Year,
Beeper and Alarms .........................................29
Selecting Insulin data, Average,
Event and Alarm .............................................38
Caring for Your Meter ...................................41
Changing the battery ......................................42
Display Messages and Problem Solving....43
Message, What it means, Action
Problem Solving .............................................51
Specifications ...............................................52
Guarantee......................................................53
Lancing Device and Sterile Lancets ...........53
Packing Symbols..........................................54
Getting Started
®
The microdot Blood Glucose Monitoring System
®
consists of three main products: the microdot Blood
®
®
Glucose Meter, microdot test Strips, and microdot
Normal Control Solution. These products have been
designed to work together to give accurate blood glucose
®
test results. Use only microdot Test Strips and
®
microdot Control Solutions with the microdot® Blood
Glucose Meter.
Your system includes:
„
microdot® Meter with battery installed
„
microdot® Test Strips
„
microdot® Normal Control Solution
„
Lancing Device and Lancets
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Compact Carrying Case
„
User Manual
„
User Instruction Sheet
„
Quick Reference Guide
„
Warranty Registration Card
„
Logbook
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®
microdot
Blood Glucose Meter
Meter Front
DISPLAY
Symbols, messages
and test results as
shown here
DATA PORT
Used to download
test results to a
computer
C BUTTON
Used to set meter
function and to
review test results
in memory
M BUTTON
Used to enter
memory mode
EJECT BUTTON
To discard used
strip after use
TEST PORT
Insert microdot
test strip here
Meter Back
Battery Door
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microdot® Meter Display
MEMORY SYMBOL
For test results stored
in Memory
TEST RESULT AREA
CODE
Appears with code number
for test strips in current use
14-day
average
INSULIN SYMBOL
Appears with Insulin data
UNIT
Appears with Insulin data
FLASHING DROP
Tells you when to
apply sample
AVERAGE TREND
ARROWS
BEEPER SYMBOL
Preset to ON
ALARM SYMBOL
THERMOMETER
Indicates temperature
out of range
UNITS OF
MEASUREMENT
HOUR
MONTH
DAY
MINUTES
DAY
MONTH
Initial Screen Display
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BATTERY
SYMBOL
Indicates how battery
microdot® Test Strips
The microdot® system is designed to measure glucose in
capillary whole blood. You must apply the blood by
holding it against the top edge of the test zone you will see
on the test strip. Do not attempt to smear or put the blood
on the strip. Simply let the blood be drawn into the test
zone until it is full.
TOP EDGE
Apply blood here
TEST ZONE
This channel should
fill with blood
CONTACT BARS
This is the end that should
go into the meter
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Important Information about the
Test Strip
„ Keep the test strips in their original container
in a cool, dry place between 10° and 30°C
(50° and 86°F). Keep away from direct
sunlight and heat. Do not refrigerate.
„ Check the expiration date on the vial. If the
expiration date is passed do not use the
strips.
„ When you take a Test Strip from the vial, close
the cap immediately. Use the strip
immediately.
„ Do not use the Test Strips 3 months after the
„ vial is first opened. Write the discard date on
the vial label after first opening.
„ Do not bend, cut or change the Test Strip.
„ Always check that the code number on the
meter matches the code number on the vial
of strips you are using.
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Before Testing
Check the Display.
When a strip is inserted into the meter, the
meter performs a system check. You will see
all the display segments appear for 2
seconds. When the system check is
completed, the strip code number (example
82) will appear.
The code number on the display has to match with the code
number on the vial of test strips! If the code number displayed
on the meter does not match the number printed on the vial, the
test results may be inaccurate.
STEP 1
Enter the Code Mode.
Insert a test strip to turn on the meter. All the
segments of the display will appear. Next the
code number will be displayed until a sample
is applied or the meter is turned off.
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STEP 2
Match the Code Numbers.
Do they
match?
Compare the code number
on the display with the code
number shown on the vial
label. If the code number on the meter display
matches the code number on the vial, you may begin
testing.
STEP 3
Code the Meter.
If no number appears or the code
number does not match the code on
your vial, change the code number
by pressing and holding the C button
on the meter until CODE starts to
flash. You can increase or decrease
the number by pressing the M or C
button until the displayed number matches the number
on the test strip vial. The code will be accepted if no
button is pressed and the strip is not removed for 3
seconds.
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Performing a Control Solution Test
Practice with control solution before you test your
blood with the microdot® System for the first time.
When you can do three tests in a row correctly with
the control solution you are ready to test with your
own blood.
Using Control Solutions properly is important for accurate
testing.
You should test with control solutions:
„
When you first use your microdot® meter. When
you can do three tests in a row correctly, you will be
able to use the meter successfully.
„
When you begin using a new vial of
strips.
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When your test results are not
consistent with your symptoms, or
when you think your results are not
accurate.
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If the meter is dropped.
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Important Information about the Control
Solution
„ Use only microdot® Control Solution.
„ Check the expiration date on the control
solution vial. Do not use if expired.
„ Control solution, meter, and test strips
should come to room temperature 20° to
25°C (68° to 77°F) before testing.
„ Shake the vial, discard the first drop of
microdot® Control Solution, and wipe off the
dispenser tip to ensure a good sample and
an accurate result.
„ Use only for three months after first opening.
Record the discard date (opening date plus
three months) on the control solution vial.
Discard after three months.
„ Store the control solution tightly closed at
temperatures below 30°C (86°F). Do not
refrigerate.
„ Caution: The control solution range printed
on the test strip vial is for microdot® Control
Solution only. It is used to test meter and test
strip performance.
„ It is not a recommended range for your
blood glucose level.
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How to do a control solution test
STEP 1
Insert Test Strip.
Insert a test strip into the microdot®
meter. Be sure the black contact bars
go in first and that the “test zone” is
facing you. Push the strip in firmly. Be
sure it can go no further. The meter
turns on automatically.
The code number ( example 82) will
appear on the display.
If the code number does not match
the code number on the vial label,
code the meter following the
instructions in step 3 on page 7
STEP 2
Apply Control Solution.
Be sure the control solution is at
room temperature. Shake bottle
vigorously. Remove cap; invert bottle
and squeeze out one drop of control
solution. Place a drop on your finger
just as if it were a drop of blood. Be
sure to wash your hands before
doing this
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OR you can leave a drop hanging at
the tip. When the drop of blood
symbol flashes, hold the drop close
to the edge of the test strip and allow
the sample to wick automatically into
the test zone. When the test zone is
full, the meter will beep (if enabled)
and then count down in seconds 10,
9, 8…2, 1 on the display.
STEP 3
Read Result
After 10 seconds, the meter will beep
again (if enabled) and display the
test result. Compare the result with
the ranges of expected results
shown on the test strip vial.
STEP 4
Mark Result
The result can be marked as Control
Solution-Result “C” by pressing the
C Button 2 times. Pressing the C
Button a third time will remove the
marking. Marked control solution
tests will not be included in your
14-day average.
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Comparing Control Solution Results
You should get results within the expected range printed
on the test strip vial. If this is not so, repeat the test.
If the results are out of the range printed on the control
solution vial, check the following:
„ Was the vial at room temperature?
„ Did you shake the vial vigorously before using?
„ Did you discard the first drop of control solution and
wipe the dispenser tip clean?
„ Was the meter coded properly?
„ Has the control solution or test strip expired?
„ Is the meter malfunctioning?
Caution
If you continue to get control solution test results that
are not in the expected range printed on the test strip
vial, the system may not be working properly. DO
NOT USE the system to test your blood.
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Testing Your Blood
Preparing the Lancing Device
STEP 1
Unscrew and remove the
adjustable tip of the lancing
device.
STEP 2
Insert a new disposable lancet
firmly into the lancet holder.
STEP 3
Twist off and remove the
protective disk from the lancet.
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STEP 4
Replace the adjustable tip.
Choose the penetration depth
until the setting number
matches the arrow. Settings
are based on skin type: 1-2 for
soft skin, 3 for average skin, 4-5
for thick or callused skin.
STEP 5
Hold the adjustable tip in one
hand and pull the top of the
sleeve with the other hand.
The device will be armed when
a click is felt as the ends are
pulled apart.
STEP 6
Release the top of the sleeve.
The lancing device is ready for
use.
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Getting a drop of blood
STEP 1
Wash your hands in warm, soapy
water. Dry thoroughly.
STEP 2
Hold your hand down at your side for a
short time (15 seconds is
good.)
STEP 3
Lance a puncture site on your finger.
Use the lancing device provided to get
a drop of blood.
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STEP 4
Squeeze gently until you get a
rounded drop of blood. Be careful
not to squeeze the finger too hard.
Performing Test Procedure
STEP 1
Insert Test Strip.
Take a test strip from the vial and put
it into the meter. Be sure you do this
with the black contact bars facing
the meter and the “test zone” facing
you. Put the vial cap back on right
away. Push the strip in firmly until it
stops.
You will see the meter turn on
automatically. All segments will
appear on the display and after 2
seconds, the code number will
appear.
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Check that the code number on the
screen and the code number printed
on the vial are the same. If they are
not the same, code the meter,
following instructions on page 7.
After the code number appears, the
drop of blood symbol will appear and
begin to flash. It is now time to apply
the blood sample.
STEP 2
Apply Sample.
Obtain a rounded drop of blood by
using the adjustable lancet on your
finger. The blood sample must be at
least 0.6microliter (600 nanoliters)
in volume to get an accurate test
result. Touch and hold the blood drop
to the TOP EDGE of the test strip
until blood has completely filled the
“test zone”.
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Do not smear or attempt to
scrape blood into the strip.
Once, the test zone of the strip is full,
the meter will beep (if enabled) and
the 10 seconds count down will start.
If the “test zone” does not fill up, stop
the test and retest with a new strip. If
you continue to have trouble, call
Customer Service for assistance.
STEP 3
Accurate Results in Just 10
Seconds.
Your blood glucose result will appear
in just a few seconds. Blood glucose
results are automatically stored in
the meter memory. You should also
store them in your logbook. Turn the
meter off by removing the test strip.
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STEP 4
Optional: Marking Result
( to enable go to page 39)
The Result can be marked as an
Event “E” (i.e. after meal) by
pressing the C button once. Pressing
the C button three times will remove the marking.
A marked result will not be included in your 14-day
average.
The trend down arrow is displayed if the drop in the
glucose result is more than 30mgl/dL per hour Beware if
you take insulin.
STEP 5
Optional: Entering Insulin Data
( to enable go to page 38)
If this option is already enabled, you
can input you insulin data while your
test result is on display by pressing
the M button. If the meter is off, to
enter your insulin data, turn the meter
on by pressing and holding the M
button until the insulin input display appears.
By pressing the C button, a Pen-identification number (i.e
P2) can be selected. This number shall help to
differentiate between different insulin types used (i. e. P1:
fast acting, P2: slow acting)
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The instrument can handle up to 4
different insulin types. Press the M
Button once the correct Penidentification number is selected.
Set the correct number of Units by
pressing the C button accordingly.
Press the M button once the correct
amount of units is displayed, the
flashing will stop. The insulin data
can be marked as an Event by
pressing the C button once. To
accept marking, press the M button,
to remove marking, press the C
button
You may want to mark a data to indicate the you entered
the information at a different time than you actually
injected or you may want to indicate that the value
entered was different than what you normally take at that
time.
Press the M button, the meter will
display “End” and switch off. The
instrument can store Units from 1 to
99 A setting of 0 units will not be
stored.
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STEP 6
Removing Test Strip
You can now eject the strip into a safe
disposal bin by pressing on the
handy eject button at the bottom of
the meter. To eject the strip hold the
meter vertically above the disposal
container with the strip pointing into
the safe disposal bin and push the
eject button.
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Special Messages
The Meter displays results between
1.1 and 29.2mmol/L (20 to
525mg/dL).
If your test result is lower than
1.1mmol/L (20mg/dL), “Lo” will appear on the meter
display.
This indicates hypoglycemia (low blood glucose).
You should contact your doctor immediately and /or
treat hypoglycemia as recommended by your
healthcare professional.
Note: Lo and Hi readings may be caused by other
factors. See Important Information on pages 6-7
If your blood glucose test result is above 29.2 mmol/L
(525 mg/dL), “Hi” will appear on the meter display.
This indicates severe
hyperglycemia (high blood
glucose).You should seek
immediate medical help and/or
treat hyperglycemia as
recommended by your
healthcare professional.
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Using Meter Memory
Your microdot® Meter stores the 500 most recent blood
glucose and control solution test results AND insulin data
with date and time in its memory. It also provides you with
14-day averages of your blood glucose test results. You
can review the test results in memory with these easy
steps.
STEP 1
Enter the Memory Mode.
„ To enter Memory Mode, turn On
the meter by pressing the M
button.
„ The meter will display the last
result with Mem. symbol, time
and date.
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STEP 2
Recall Test Results
Previous results can be displayed
by pressing the C button. As long as
the C button is held, the meter will
scroll through the memory
displaying the result and the
memory location, 001 indicates the
last (most recent) result. Once the
button is released, the meter will
display the selected result with its
Time and Date. When the memory
is full (500 results stored), the oldest
result is dropped as the newest is
added.
Note: When using the meter for the first time “Mem.- - “ will appear, showing that there are no test results
in memory.
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STEP 3
Stored Insulin Data
Pressing the M button again will lead to the display of
stored insulin data. Insulin data will be displayed with time
and date. Pen identification number and Units will be
alternately displayed.
Previous insulin data can be displayed by pressing the C
button As long as the C button is held the memory location
number is displayed instead of time and date. 001
indicates the last insulin data.
STEP 4
14-Day Average
Pressing the M button again will display the 14-day
average, once at least 3 results over that timeframe are
available.
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Once the actual average changes by more than 5%
compared to the average of 3 days ago, the meter will
display a Trend Arrow, indicating the change direction (up
or down).
A HI result will be included in your averages as
29.2mmol/L (525mg/dL) and a LO result as 1.1mmol/L
(20 mg/dL).
Marked control solution tests will not be included in
your 14-day averages.
STEP 5
Exit Memory Mode
Press the M button and hold until the meter turns off
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Downloading Test Results to a Computer
This option for transferring your test results with date and
time from the meter memory to your personal computer
requires software and an interface cable. Contact your
Customer Service for more information.
When you connect the interface
cable to your meter data port and a
personal computer, the meter will
display “PC” to indicate that it is now
in PC communication mode.
The display will flash during the Data
download.
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When the download is complete,
The display will show “OK”.
NOTE: If the meter is in either memory or setting
mode and it is connected to a PC, it will automatically
enter the PC communication mode. However if a
strip is inserted while in PC communication mode,
the meter will switch off and enter the test mode.
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Setting the Meter
Before using the microdot® meter the first time you should
set the actual Time and Date and Year. The unit of
measurement is pre-set and cannot be changed.
Setting the Time, Date, Year, Beeper and Alarms
Enter the Set mode.
To enter the set mode, turn the meter
on by pressing the C button. After the
segmental test, the time and date will
start to flash.
STEP 1
Set the Time and Date Format
Pressing the C button again will now
toggle between the US- and the
International Time and Date Format.
US: 12h Time format, mm-dd (Begins
with AM Setting)
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Int.: 24h Time format, dd.mm.
(Begins with Blank Setting)
To accept the desired setting, press
the M button.
STEP 2
Set the Hour
The Hour will start to flash. It can now
be changed by pressing the C
button. The US setting will begin at
12:01 AM and will move to PM. The
international setting will begin at
12:01 and go to 23:59. To accept the
correct setting, press the M button.
STEP 3
Set the Minutes.
The Minute will start to flash, It can
now be changed by pressing the C
button. To accept the correct setting,
press the M button.
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STEP 4
Set the Year
The Year will start to flash, it can now
be changed by pressing the C button.
To accept the correct setting, press
the M button.
STEP 5
Set the Month
The Month will start to flash and can
now be changed by pressing the C
button. To accept the correct setting,
press the M button.
STEP 6
Set the Day
The Day will start to flash and can now
be changed by pressing the C button.
To accept the correct setting, press
the M button.
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STEP 7
Set the BEEPER
The sound symbol will appear and
can now be changed by pressing
the C button. To accept the setting,
press the M button.
ON
This option is used to switch on or
off the beeper. When turned on, a
sound will be heard when blood or
control solution is applied to the
strip and when the test is finished.
The sound will be heard when an
error has occurred or if an alarm is
triggered even if the Beeper is not
enabled.
If the alarm option is set to OFF,
the meter will display End and
Switch off.
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OFF
STEP 8
Set Alarms
Four alarm settings are available and can be used as
reminders for taking medication or carrying out a test.
When an alarm is triggered, the meter will display the
alarm symbol, “AL” will flash and the beeper will always
sound if enabled.
To set the alarms, you must first enable the alarm option
according to page 40. Then carry out steps 1-7 of Setting
the Meter (pages 29-32), the meter will then display
“AL1” with the alarm symbol and OFF. Pressing the C
button will toggle between the alarm time flashing and
OFF.
To change the time, when the zero
hour is flashing, press the M button
and the hour will start to flash.
Press the C button to change the
setting. To accept the correct
setting, press the M button.
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The minutes will start to flash. To
change the minute setting, press the
C button. To accept the correct
setting, press the M button.
The meter will display “AL2” with the alarm symbol and
OFF. Pressing the C button will toggle between the alarm
time flashing and OFF.
To change the time, when the zero
hour is flashing, press the M button
and the hour will start to flash. Press
the C button to change the setting. To
accept the correct setting, press the
M button
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The minutes will start to flash. To
change the minute setting, press the
C button. To accept the correct
setting, press the M button.
The meter will display “AL3” with the alarm symbol and
OFF. Pressing the C button will toggle between the alarm
time flashing and OFF.
To change the time, when the zero
hour is flashing, press the M button
and the hour will start to flash. Press
the C button to change the setting. To
accept the correct setting, press the
M button.
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The minutes will start to flash. To
change the minute setting, press the
C button. To accept the correct
setting, press the M button.
The meter will display “AL4” with the alarm symbol and
OFF. Pressing the C button will toggle between the alarm
time flashing and OFF.
To change the time, when the zero
hour is flashing, press the M button
and the hour will start to flash. Press
the C button to change the setting. To
accept the correct setting, press the
M button.
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The minutes will start to flash. To
change the minute setting, press the
C button. To accept the correct
setting, press the M button.
The meter will display “End” and
Switch off.
The alarms will trigger automatically
when the time corresponds to the
time set for each alarm. When
triggered the meter will display the
alarm symbol, “AL” will flash and the
beeper will sound if the BEEPER is
enabled. Press the M or C button to
stop the alarm or the alarm will turn off
automatically after 30 seconds.
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Selecting Options: Insulin data input, Average,
Event and Alarm.
Your microdot® Blood Glucose meter has optional functions that can
help you and your healthcare professional manage your diabetes
STEP 1
Select Insulin data input
Hold the C button down for 3 seconds and the insulin data symbol will
appear with either “ON” or “OFF” flashing. To change the setting, press
the C button. To accept the correct setting, press the M button.
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STEP 2
Select Average (14-day average)
The Avg symbol will appear with either “ON” or “OFF”
flashing. To change the setting, press the C button. To
accept the correct setting, press the M button.
STEP 3
Select Event
The Event symbol will appear with either “ON” or “OFF”
flashing. To change the setting, press the C button. To
accept the correct setting, press the M button.
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STEP 4
Select Alarm
The Alarm symbol will appear with either “ON” or “OFF”
flashing. To change the setting, press the C button. To
accept the correct setting, press the M button.
Finally, the meter will display End and Switch off.
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Caring for Your Meter
Your Meter does not require special maintenance. As no
blood or control solution comes in
contact with the meter, there is no
special cleaning required. Take care
to avoid getting dirt, dust, blood,
control solution, or water inside the
meter through the test port or data
port. Store the meter in its carrying
case after each use. A cloth dampened with water and
mild detergent can be used to wipe down the outside of
the meter. Your Meter is a precision instrument. Please
handle it with care. Do not use the meter with test strips
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other than microdot brand test strips.
Battery
Your Meter comes with one installed 3.0 V (CR2032)
lithium battery. The battery will provide you with enough
power to perform about 1,500 tests. The meter will alert
you when the power is getting low by displaying the
Battery Symbol. From the time the battery symbol first
appears, there is enough power left for about 50 tests.
The test result will be accurate, but you need to change
the battery.
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To replace the battery, turn the meter over and locate the
battery compartment.
Changing the Battery
STEP 1
Open the battery compartment by sliding the cover out
towards you.
STEP 2
Remove the old battery by pulling it
upward. Insert one 3.0 V (CR2032)
lithium battery, making sure the
positive “+” side of the battery is
facing up.
STEP 3
Close the battery compartment by sliding in the cover until
you hear the tab click into place.
Note: Replacing the battery does not affect the
meter's memory (previous test results stored in
memory). However, the time and date settings may
need to be updated.
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Display Messages and Problem Solving
Following is a summary of all display messages and symbols. These
messages help to identify certain problems but do not appear in all
cases when a problem has occurred. Improper use may cause an
inaccurate result without producing an error message or a symbol. In
the event of a problem, refer to the information under ACTION.
Message
What it Means
Action
System check
appears upon
insertion of a test
strip whenever the
meter is turned on.
Verifies that all
segments are
present on the
display
If segments are
missing, or Contact
Customer Service for
further action. Missing
segments can lead to
the wrong
interpretation of the
displayed test result
This message
appears
immediately after
the system check if
your meter has not
been coded
See “Coding the
Meter,” pages 7
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Message
What it Means
Action
This is the code
number stored in
the meter
The system is
ready to accept a
blood sample.
Make sure that this
code number matches
the code number on the
vial of the test strips you
are using. You may now
apply the blood sample.
Ten-second count
down. The meter is
calculating the
result. At the end of
the countdown, the
meter will display
the test result..
No action required.
A blood glucose
test result .
No action required.
Your blood glucose
level is higher than
29.2 mmol/L (525
mg/dL).
This message indicates
very high blood sugar.
Recheck your sugar
level and if “HI” call your
doctor immediately and/
or treat according to the
recommendations of
your healthcare
professional.
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Message
What it Means
Your blood glucose
level is lower than
20 mg/dL(1.1
mmol/L).
Action
This message indicates
very low blood sugar.
Recheck and if “Lo”, call
your doctor immediately
and/or treat according to
the recommendations of
your healthcare
professional.
There is no test
result stored in this
place in the
memory.
No action required.
A blood glucose
test result stored in
memory.
No action required.
A control solution
test result stored in
memory.
No action required.
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Message
What it Means
Action
A test result
marked as an
“Event”, for
example after a
meal, stored in
memory.
No action required.
An insulin type
record in the meter
memory. Example
shows P2 that
refers to the insulin
type as labeled by
the user.
No action required.
An insulin dose
record in the
memory. Example
shows 4 units of
insulin.
No action required.
A marked insulin
dose.
No action required.
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Message
What it Means
Action
The battery sign
appears on the
display.
The power of the
battery is getting low.
You can complete
about 50 more tests
from the time this
symbol first appears.
Test results will still be
accurate, but replace the
battery as soon
as possible.
End of setup.
No action required.
The average of all
blood glucose test
results taken in the
last 14 days.
No action required.
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Message
What it Means
Action
The average of all
blood glucose test
results taken in the
last 14 days. The
arrow up shows that
the average has
changed by more
than 5% compared
to the average of 3
days ago.
No action required.
Error message that
indicates that there
is a problem with
the meter.
Review the
instructions and try
again with a new test
strip. If the problem
persists, contact
Customer Service.
Error message that
indicates that the
temperature is out
of range.
Repeat the test with a
new test strip. If the
error message appears
again, contact Customer
Service.
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Message
What it Means
Action
Error message that
indicates that there
is a problem with
the test strip.
Repeat the test with a
new test strip. If the error
message appears again,
contact Customer
Service.
Error message
indicates serial
communications
error.
If error persists,
contact Customer
Service.
The flashing strip
indicates that it is a
used strip or the blood
or control solution was
applied before the
flashing drop symbol
appeared on the
display.
Repeat the test with a
new test strip. Apply
the sample only after
the flashing drop
symbol appears.
This display
indicates that a PC
has been detected.
No action required.
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Message
What it Means
Action
This display
indicates that the
meter is
downloading data
to the PC.
No action required
This display
indicates that the
data download is
completed.
No action required
The flashing “AL” with
the alarm symbol
indicates that a preset time for an alarm
has been triggered.
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Press M or C button
to turn off the alarm or
the alarm turn off
automatically after 30
seconds.
Problem Solving
If the meter does not display a message after
inserting a test strip.
PROBABLE CAUSE
WHAT TO DO
a. Battery exhausted
Replace battery
b. Battery incorrectly
installed or absent.
Check that the battery is
correctly installed with the
positive “+” side up.
c. Test strip inserted
upside down or
incompletely.
Insert the test strip correctly
with the contact bars end first
and facing up.
d. Defective meter.
Call Customer Service.
If the test does not start after applying the sample:
PROBABLE CAUSE
WHAT TO DO
a. Insufficient blood
sample.
Repeat the test with a new
test strip and a larger sample.
b. Defective test strip.
c. Sample applied after
automatic shutoff (2
minutes after last user
action).
Repeat the test with a new
test strip.
Repeat the test with a new test
strip; apply sample only when
flashing drop of blood appears
on the display.
d. Defective meter.
Call Customer Service.
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Specifications
Operating Ranges:
Temperature: 50°F-104°F(10°C-40°C )
Relative Humidity: 20-90%
Haematocrit: 25-55%
Result Range: 20 to 525 mg/dL (1.1 to 29.2 mmol/L)
Calibration: Plasma-equivalent
Sample: Fresh capillary whole blood
Sample Size: Minimum 0.6 microliter (600 nanoliters)
Test Time: 10 seconds
Assay Method: Glucose dehydrogenase biosensor
Power Source: One replaceable 3.0V (CR2032 or
equivalent) lithium battery
Battery Life: 1,500 tests, or about one year at three
tests per day
Glucose Units: mg/dL or mmol/L
Memory: 500 glucose results and insulin-input data in
total
Automatic shut-off: One minute after last user action
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Guarantee
The makers guarantee that the microdot®Meter shall
be free of defects in material and workmanship for a
period of three years. This guarantee is valid from the
date of purchase. The guarantee extends only to the
original purchaser and is not transferable.
Lancing Device and Sterile Lancets
Manufactured by
Suzhou SPR Mdical Devices Development Co., Ltd
32 XinLian RD., Pingjiang, Suzhou City, China.
European Authorized Representative
EMDAR BV
Ijsselburcht 3, Postbus 5486, 6802 El Arnhem
Netherlands
In accordance with EC Directive 93/42/EEC Annex V
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Packaging Symbols
Lot Number
Expiry Date
For in vitro diagnostic use
Caution symbol: See Instructions for use
Manufactured by
Storage Temperature
Product fulfils the requirement of EC
Directive 98/79/EC concerning in vitro
diagnostic medical devices.
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Important Information
„ Severe dehydration and excessive water loss
may cause false low results. If you believe you
are suffering from severe dehydration, consult
your healthcare professional immediately.
„ Very high haematocrit levels (above 55%)
may cause falsely low readings. Very low
haematocrit levels (below 25%) may produce
falsely high readings. Consult your healthcare
professional if you do not know your
haematocrit level.
„ If you get results below 3.3 mmol/L
(hypoglycemia) or above 13.3 mmol/L
(hyperglycemia) and do not have symptoms,
first repeat the test. If you do have symptoms
or continue to get results that fall below 3.3
mmol/L or above 13.3 mmol/L, follow the
treatment advice of your healthcare
professional.
„ If you are experiencing symptoms that are not
consistent with your blood glucose test results
AND you have followed all instructions
described in the microdot® Blood Glucose
Monitoring System User Manual, call your
healthcare professional.
Intended Use
®
The microdot Blood Glucose Monitoring System
is designed to measure glucose (sugar) in whole
capillary blood outside of the body (in vitro
diagnostic use). microdot® Meters read the
glucose level of a capillary blood sample on a
microdot® Test Strip. Use only microdot® Test
Strips with the microdot® Blood Glucose Meter.
microdot® Test Strips are plasma calibrated to
allow easy comparison of results with laboratory
methods. Do not use microdot® blood glucose
monitoring system for diagnosis of diabetes or for
testing newborns.
Caution
Before using the microdot® Blood Glucose
Monitoring System, read all of the instructions
provided and practice the test using microdot®
Control Solution.
Notes
Notes
Notes
Customer Service
Deudraa Impex Limited
Shivaji's Enclave, 23 Rathenam Street,
Gopalapuram, Chennai 600 086.
Phone : 044-32519225
www.microdot.co.in
Cambridge Sensors Limited
Cambridgeshire
PE29 2XG
United Kingdom
www.cs-limited.co.uk
LBL-130-06A