Live Your Best For Less.
Blood Glucose Monitoring System
User’s Manual
For in vitro diagnostic use
Table of Contents
Intended Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Important Health-Related Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Monitoring System Kit Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Setting Up the Meter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Enter Setup Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Beeper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Time Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Date Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Measurement Units . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Testing Your Blood Glucose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Important Testing Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Test Site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Alternate Sites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Performing a Blood Glucose Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Understanding Blood Glucose Test Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Low and High Blood Glucose Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
MediSense Glucose Control Solutions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Important Control Solution Testing Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For Healthcare Professionals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Performing a Control Solution Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
18
19
20
20
Managing Your Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing Test Results in Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing Blood Glucose Averages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transferring Results to a Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
24
24
26
28
Error Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
E-1 to E-9, What It Means, What To Do . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Maintaining the Meter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the Meter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Storing the Meter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
33
33
36
36
Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
References. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Intended Use
Language
The ReliOn Ultima Blood Glucose Monitoring System is intended for in vitro diagnostic use in the
quantitative measurement of glucose in fresh whole blood for self-testing by lay users (e.g., from the
finger, forearm, upper arm or base of thumb), or by health care professionals. It is not intended to be
used for testing neonatal blood samples. The ReliOn Ultima system is indicated for home (lay user) or
professional use in the management of patients with diabetes.
Language
The system is not for use in diagnosis or screening of diabetes mellitus, but is to be used as an aid in
monitoring the effectiveness of diabetes control programs.
IMPORTANT: Use only ReliOn Ultima blood glucose test strips. Other
test strips may produce inaccurate results.
Language
Language
1
Contact Customer Service toll-free at 1-800-992-3612
Observe caution when using around children. Small parts may constitute a
choking hazard.
How Your ReliOn Ultima Blood Glucose Monitoring System Works
When you insert a test strip into your meter, the Apply Sample message shows on your meter’s
display window. When a blood sample or control solution sample is applied to the test strip, the
glucose reacts with the chemicals on the test strip. This reaction produces a small electrical current
that is measured. The result shows on your meter’s display window.
IMPORTANT: Avoid getting dust, dirt, blood, control solution, water or
any other substance in the meter’s test strip port.
Language
Warning: Test on your fingers if you are testing for hypoglycemia (low blood
glucose) or if you suffer from hypoglycemia unawareness.
Language
Read the instructions in this user’s manual. Failure to follow instructions may cause
incorrect results. Practice the testing procedures before using the meter. Follow your
healthcare professional’s advice when testing blood glucose levels.
Language
Potential infection risk: Healthcare professionals performing blood tests with
this system on multiple patients must always wear gloves and should follow the
infection control policies and procedures approved by their facility.
Language
IMPORTANT: See test strip instructions for use for more information about
sample types.
2
Important Health-Related Information
Language
Low or high blood glucose results can indicate a potentially serious medical condition. If your blood
glucose result is unusually low or high, or if you do not feel the way your result indicates, repeat
the test with a new test strip. If your result is not consistent with your symptoms or if your blood
glucose result is less than 50 mg/dL or higher than 300 mg/dL you should contact your healthcare
professional and follow his or her treatment advice.
Language
The expected glucose range for a non-diabetic, non-pregnant fasting adult is under 100 mg/dL.1 Two
hours after meals, levels should be less than 140 mg/dL.1 Consult your healthcare professional to
determine the range that is appropriate for you.
Language
Language
3
Contact Customer Service toll-free at 1-800-992-3612
Monitoring System Kit Contents
•Blood Glucose Test Strips
•Control Solutions
•Data Management System
Language
Items not included:
•Carrying Case
•Lancing Device
Language
•Logbook
•Warranty Card
Language
•Meter
•User’s Manual
•Lancets
Language
Monitoring System Kit contains:
4
Setting Up the Meter
Enter Setup Mode
Language
Language
Language
Language
5
Start with the meter off (no
test strip inserted).
Press and hold and until
and Commands
•Press to move between setup displays
•Press to move forward
•Press to go back
•Press to turn display light On and Off
appear. This indicates the beeper is turned on.
indicate the beeper is turned off.
Beeper
Press or to change the beeper setting.
Press to save the beeper setting and move
to set time.
Contact Customer Service toll-free at 1-800-992-3612
The beeper sounds when:
•The test countdown starts
•The test countdown ends
Month – Day
Time Format
24 Hour
Format
Note: If using the 12-hour time format, AM and PM appear.
The time format flashes. Press or to change the time format. Press save the time format and to move to set date format.
to
Language
Year
The year flashes. Press or until the correct year appears. Press to save the
year and to move to set month.
The month flashes. Press or until the correct month appears. Press to
save the month and to move to set day.
The day flashes. Press or until the correct day appears. Press to save the
day and to move to set time format.
Language
Date
Language
The hour flashes. Press or until the correct hour appears. Press to save
the hour and to move to set minutes.
The minutes flash. Press or until the correct minutes appear. Press to
save the minutes and to move to set date.
Language
Time
6
Date Format
Language
Language
Language
Language
7
Month – Day
The date format flashes. Press or to change the date format. Press save the date format and to move to the measurement units.
to
Day.Month
IMPORTANT: Please check that the correct time and date is set before
you use the meter for the first time. This will help you keep records of
when you monitor and will help you and your healthcare professional
make informed decisions about your care. You must set the time and
date to review averages.
Measurement Units
The unit of measurement set by the factory appears. You cannot change this
setting. Contact Customer Service for more information.
Press to return to set beeper, or press and hold to turn off the meter.
Contact Customer Service toll-free at 1-800-992-3612
Testing Your Blood Glucose
Do not use the meter if the display check screen does not
exactly match the example.
D5
13758
2012/03
E.g. Expiration
date: March 31,
2012
•Use the meter within the test strip operating range
•Use the test strip immediately after removing it from its foil packet
•Use each test strip only once
Language
Language
If the screen does not match, the meter may show an incorrect
result. Please contact Customer Service.
Language
This display always appears when the meter is turned on.
You should check that your meter matches the example you
see here exactly every time your meter turns on.
Language
Important Testing Notes
8
D5
13758
2012/03
Language
E.g. Expiration
date: March 31,
2012
Language
Note: See test strip instructions for use for operating range and more information on
limitations of use.
Test Site
Language
Language
9
Do not use expired test strips; they may produce inaccurate results.
The expiration date is the last day of the month if only the month and
year are shown.
Do not use a wet, bent, scratched or damaged test strip.
Do not use the test strip if its foil packet has a puncture or tear in it.
Fingertips
IMPORTANT: Wash your hands and the test site with warm soapy
water to ensure accurate results. Thoroughly dry your hands and
the test site. To warm alternate sites, apply a warm dry pad or rub
vigorously for a few seconds.
Note: When obtaining blood samples from alternate sites, avoid areas near bones,
areas with lots of hair, and squeezing the puncture site. Bruising may occur at
alternate sites, but will disappear quickly. If bruising occurs, consider selecting
another site.
Finger tip testing is different from alternate site testing. (Adjust the lancing device
accordingly for testing site. See lancing device instructions for use for more
information.)
Contact Customer Service toll-free at 1-800-992-3612
Base of thumb
Upper arm
change rapidly (e.g. after eating a meal or taking insulin, or during or after
exercise)
•Use alternate sites before, or more than two hours after, you eat a meal, take
insulin, or exercise
Do not use blood samples from alternate sites when:
•You think your blood glucose is low or changing rapidly
•You have been diagnosed with hypoglycemia unawareness
•Alternate site results do not match the way you feel
•You are within two hours of eating a meal, taking insulin,
or exercising
Language
•Alternate site results may differ from fingertip results when blood glucose levels
Language
You may obtain a blood sample from alternate sites – forearm, upper arm, and
base of the thumb. Results from alternate sites are subject to limitation. Contact
your healthcare professional before beginning alternate site testing.
Language
Alternate Sites
Language
Forearm
10
Blood Glucose
Sensor Electrode
Abbott Diabetes Care Ltd.
Range Road
Witney, Oxon, OX29 0YL
Made in UK.
Language
Open the foil test strip packet at the notch and tear down to remove the
test strip.
4˚C
Abbott Diabetes Care Ltd.
Range Road
Witney, Oxon, OX29 0YL
Made in UK.
Performing a Blood Glucose Test
Language
Insert the Test Strip
With the contact bars (3 black lines) facing up, insert the test strip into the meter
until it stops. This turns on the meter.
Note: The meter turns off after 3 minutes of inactivity. Remove and reinsert the unused
test strip to restart the meter.
Language
This display always appears when the meter is turned on.
Language
Do not use the meter if the display check screen does not exactly match the
example. Contact Customer Service.
See “Testing Your Blood Glucose” section for more information.
Time and date (if set) appear next.
11
Contact Customer Service toll-free at 1-800-992-3612
IMPORTANT: If the count down does not start, you may not
have applied enough blood to the test strip. See test strip
instructions for use for re-application instructions. If the
countdown still does not start, remove the used strip and
discard it properly. Start a new test with a new test strip.
Language
Language
Apply Blood to the Test Strip
Bring the blood drop to the white area at the end of the test strip. The blood is
drawn into the test strip.
Language
Obtain a Blood Sample
Select a test site. Use the lancing device to obtain a blood sample. (See lancing
device instructions for use for more information.)
Language
LOT 00000 and the Apply Sample symbols and appear next, indicating the
meter is ready for you to apply a sample to the test strip.
12
Hold the blood drop to the white area until the meter beeps (if sound is on) and
the status bar appears on the display. This indicates the test strip has obtained
enough blood.
Language
Language
Language
Language
13
The countdown appears on the display as the meter checks your glucose level.
Note: Do not remove the test strip from the meter or disturb the test strip during the
countdown.
View the Result
The meter beeps (if sound is on) when the result appears on the display. The test is
complete (example shown). The result is stored in memory or you can write it in a
logbook.
Turn Off the Meter
Use the opened foil packet to remove the used test strip. This turns off the meter.
Discard the used test strip properly.
Note: You can also press and hold for at least 2 seconds to turn off the meter. The
meter also turns off after 60 seconds of inactivity.
Contact Customer Service toll-free at 1-800-992-3612
Understanding Blood Glucose Test Results
Result
Lower than
50 mg/dL
What It Means
Low
( hypoglycemic )
What To Do
If you have symptoms such as weakness, sweating,
nervousness, headache or confusion, then follow your
healthcare professional’s recommendation to treat
hypoglycemia.
If you have no symptoms of low blood glucose, then repeat the
test with a new test strip on your fingers. If the result is lower
than 50 mg/dL, perform a control solution test to ensure your
system is functioning properly. If the system is functioning
properly follow your healthcare professional’s recommendation
to treat hypoglycemia.
Language
General:
Language
IMPORTANT: The meter displays results from 20–500 mg/dL. Low
or high blood glucose results can indicate a potentially serious
medical condition.
Language
The meter displays results in mg/dL. The unit of measurement is preset. You cannot change
this setting.
Language
Low and High Blood Glucose Results
14
Result
Higher than
300 mg/dL
What It Means
High
( hyperglycemic )
Language
Language
Language
Language
15
Contact Customer Service toll-free at 1-800-992-3612
What To Do
If you have symptoms such as fatigue, thirst, excess urination,
or blurry vision, then follow your healthcare professional’s
recommendation to treat hyperglycemia.
If you have no symptoms of high blood glucose, then repeat
the test with a new test strip on your fingers. If the result is
higher than 300 mg/dL, perform a control solution test to
ensure your system is functioning properly. If the system is
functioning properly follow your healthcare professional’s
recommendation to treat hyperglycemia.
Meter:
What To Do
Severe low blood
glucose
or
There may be a problem
with the test strip
Repeat the test with a new test strip. If
the result is LO, contact your healthcare
professional immediately.
Blood glucose level is
high
Repeat the test with a new test strip. If the
result appears again, follow your healthcare
professional’s instructions.
Language
Appears with result
which is: Higher than or
equal to 300 mg/dL
Language
Language
Appears when result is:
Lower than 20 mg/dL
What It Means
Language
Display
16
Meter:
Display
What It Means
Language
Appears when result is:
Higher than 500 mg/dL
Severe high blood
glucose
or
There may be a problem
with the test strip
Language
Language
Repeat the test with a new test strip. If
the result is HI, contact your healthcare
professional immediately.
Note: If you see the error messages E-3 or E-4, consult
the Error Messages section in this user’s manual.
IMPORTANT: Contact your healthcare professional if you have
symptoms that do not match your test result, and you have followed
the instructions in this user’s manual.
Language
17
What To Do
Contact Customer Service toll-free at 1-800-992-3612
There are three levels of control solution available (Low, Mid, High). Contact
Customer Service for information on how to obtain control solutions.
Language
Language
Control solutions may be used with glucose test strips.
Use control solution:
•When using the meter for the first time
•To practice testing without using your own blood
•To confirm that the meter and test strips work together properly
•When your test results do not agree with how you feel
•When opening a new box of test strips
•When you get a HI or LO result
Language
IMPORTANT: When you open a control solution bottle for the
first time, count forward 90 days and write this date on the control
solution bottle using a pen that won’t smear or wipe off. Throw away
any remaining solution after this date.
Language
MediSense Glucose Control Solutions
18
Important Control Solution Testing Notes
Language
•Use only MediSense control solutions with the meter
•Replace the cap securely on the bottle immediately after use
Language
Do not use control solution past the expiration date.
Do not add water or other liquid to control solution.
Do not swallow or inject the control solution.
Do not use the control solution as eye drops.
Language
IMPORTANT: Control solution results should fall within the control solution
range printed on the test strip instructions for use. Check that the lot number
printed on the test strip packet and instructions for use match.
The control solution range is a target range for control solution only. It is not a
target range for your blood glucose level. Control solution tests are specified
to be accurate only when used between 59° and 104°F (15° and 40°C).
Language
•Repeat the test if control solution results are outside this range
•Stop using the meter if control solution results are continually outside the range printed on the
test strip instructions for use. Contact Customer Service
IMPORTANT: Control solution results do not reflect your blood glucose level.
19
Contact Customer Service toll-free at 1-800-992-3612
Insert the Test Strip
With the contact bars (3 black lines) facing up, insert the test strip into the meter
until it stops. This turns on the meter.
Note: The meter turns off after 3 minutes of inactivity. Remove and reinsert the
unused test strip to restart the meter.
Language
Blood Glucose
Sensor Electrode
Abbott Diabetes Care Ltd.
Range Road
Witney, Oxon, OX29 0YL
Made in UK.
Language
Open the foil test strip packet at the notch and tear down to remove the
test strip.
4˚C
Abbott Diabetes Care Ltd.
Range Road
Witney, Oxon, OX29 0YL
Made in UK.
Performing a Control Solution Test
Language
•Use three levels of control solution to do control solution tests with each new box of test strips
•Ensure that quality control is performed in accordance with Federal, state and local guidelines
Language
For Healthcare Professionals
20
This display always appears when the meter is turned on.
Do not use the meter if the display check screen does not exactly match the
example. Contact Customer Service.
Language
See “Testing Your Blood Glucose” section for more information.
Time and date (if set) appear next.
Language
Language
Language
21
LOT 00000 and the Apply Sample symbols and also appear.
Press to mark the test as a control solution test.
appears. The meter is now ready for you to apply control solution to the
The test strip.
IMPORTANT: The test result will be saved to memory as a blood
glucose result if not marked as a control solution test. This may
affect your blood glucose averages.
Contact Customer Service toll-free at 1-800-992-3612
The countdown appears on the display as the meter checks the glucose level.
Note: Do not remove the test strip from the meter or disturb the test strip during the
countdown.
If the countdown does not start, remove and discard the used test strip, turn off
the meter and try again with a new strip.
Language
Language
Language
Hold the control solution drop to the white area until the meter beeps (if sound
is on) and the status bar appears on the display. This indicates the test strip has
obtained enough control solution.
Language
Apply Control Solution to the Test Strip
Shake the control solution bottle to mix the solution. Apply a drop of control
solution to the white area at the end of the test strip in the area shown. The control
solution is drawn into the test strip.
22
Language
View the Result
The meter beeps (if sound is on) when the result appears on the display. The test
is complete (examples shown). The result is stored in memory as a control solution
result or you can write it in a logbook as a control result.
Language
Compare the control solution result to the range printed on the blood glucose test
strip instructions for use. The result should fall within the range.
Causes of out-of-range results include:
•The meter and test strips may not be working properly
Repeat the test with a new test strip. Follow the testing instructions carefully.
Contact Customer Service if the result is still outside the printed range.
Language
Turn Off the Meter
Use the opened foil packet to remove the used test strip. This turns off the meter.
Discard the used test strip properly.
Note: You can also press and hold for at least 2 seconds to turn off the meter. The
meter also turns off after 60 seconds of inactivity.
Language
23
Contact Customer Service toll-free at 1-800-992-3612
Press to turn the meter on.
This display always appears when the meter is turned on.
Do not use the meter if the display check screen does not exactly match the
example. Contact Customer Service.
See “Testing Your Blood Glucose” section for more information.
Language
Start with the meter off (no test strip inserted).
Language
Viewing Test Results in Memory
Language
Meter memory stores up to 450 events – control solution and blood glucose results, and other meter
information. The most recent events appear first.
Language
Managing Your Results
24
Your most recent result, with time and date (if set) it was obtained, appears next.
The following symbols indicate the type of result:
Language
= Blood glucose result
= Glucose control solution result
Language
Press to review the previous result. Repeat this for each result you wish
to review.
Note: To exit meter memory at any time, press and hold .
Language
Appears on the display when there are no previous results to view.
Language
Press to return to a previously reviewed result. Repeat this for each result you
wish to review.
25
Note: To exit meter memory at any time, press and hold Contact Customer Service toll-free at 1-800-992-3612
.
Language
Language
Language
IMPORTANT:
•Set the date and time before testing to be able to review averages
•Averages do not include glucose control solution results and results that do not show time
and date
•Control solution results not marked as control solution tests may cause averages to be
inaccurate
•
appears on the display when there are no current averages to view
blood
glucose
test results appear in averages as 20 mg/dL
•
blood
glucose
test
results appear in averages as 500 mg/dL
•
Language
Viewing Blood Glucose Averages
26
While in memory, press . Your 7-day average appears.
Note: n = number of results included in your 7-, 14-, or 30-day average.
Language
Press to view the 14-day average.
Language
Language
Language
27
Press to view the 30-day average.
Press to return to the 7-day average, or
Press to return to the memory screen.
Press and hold of inactivity.
Contact Customer Service toll-free at 1-800-992-3612
to turn off the meter. The meter turns off after 30 seconds
Transferring Results to a Computer
What To Do
The temperature is too hot
or too cold for the meter to
work properly
1. Move the meter and test strips to a location
where the temperature is within the test strip
operating range. (See test strip instructions for
use for the appropriate range.)
2. Wait for the meter and test strips to adjust to
the new temperature.
3. Repeat the test using a new test strip.
4. If the error reappears, contact Customer Service.
Meter error
1. Turn off the meter.
2. Repeat the previous testing steps.
3. If the error reappears, contact Customer Service.
Language
What It Means
Language
Message
Language
Error Messages
Language
Transferring test results to a computer requires a compatible data management system. For more
information, please go to our website or contact Customer Service.
28
Message
Language
Language
Language
Language
29
What It Means
What To Do
The blood glucose level may
be too low to be read by the
system
or
There may be a problem with
the test strip
1. Review the testing instructions.
2. Repeat the test using a new test strip.
3. If the error reappears, contact your healthcare
professional immediately.
The blood glucose level may
be too high to be read by the
system
or
There may be a problem with
the test strip
1. Repeat the test using a new test strip.
2. If the error reappears, contact your healthcare
professional immediately.
Blood was applied to the test
strip too soon
1. Review the testing instructions.
2. Repeat the test using a new test strip.
3. If the error reappears, contact Customer Service.
Contact Customer Service toll-free at 1-800-992-3612
or
1. Check that you are using the correct strip for
this meter. (See test strip instructions for use to
verify your strip is compatible with this meter.)
2. Repeat the test using a test strip for use with
your meter.
3. If the error reappears, contact Customer Service.
No coding required
or
Test strip may be damaged,
used, or the meter does not
recognize it
1. Check that you are using the correct test strip for
this meter. (See test strip instructions for use to
verify your strip is compatible with this meter.)
2. Repeat the test using a test strip for use with
your meter.
3. If the error reappears, contact Customer Service.
Meter error
1. Turn off the meter.
2. Repeat the previous testing steps.
3. If the error reappears, contact Customer Service.
Language
Meter error
Language
What To Do
Language
What It Means
Language
Message
30
Troubleshooting
Language
What It Means
Language
The meter
Test strip is not
does not enter inserted correctly or
test mode
fully into the meter
after inserting
a test strip.
What To Do
1. With the contact bars (3 black lines) facing up, insert
the test strip into the meter until it stops. This turns
on the meter.
2. If the meter still does not enter test mode, contact
Customer Service.
Language
No battery is installed
Battery is installed
incorrectly
1. Install battery with (+) facing up.
Language
Dead battery
1. Replace battery. Reset date and time, if necessary.
31
Contact Customer Service toll-free at 1-800-992-3612
Sample applied after
meter turns off
1.
2.
3.
4.
Defective meter or
test strip
1. Remove the used strip and discard it properly.
2. Repeat the test using a new test strip.
3. If the test still does not start, contact Customer
Service.
Remove the used strip and discard it properly.
Review the testing instructions.
Repeat the test using a new test strip.
If the test still does not start, contact Customer
Service.
Language
1. See test strip instructions for use for re-application
instructions.
2. If the countdown still does not start, remove the used
strip and discard it properly.
3. Repeat the test using a new test strip.
4. If the test still does not start, contact Customer
Service.
Language
Blood sample is
too small
Language
The test does
not start after
applying the
blood sample.
What To Do
Language
What It Means
32
Maintaining the Meter
Replacing the Battery
Language
Language
Language
Language
33
The meter comes with a CR 2032 lithium (coin cell) battery installed. It provides
power for about 1,000 tests.
•Appears on the display when the battery is low.
•Causes the display light to fail to turn on.
appears, you may still use the meter and the results will be accurate.
When The display light will not work. Replace the battery immediately.
When appears alone, the meter is not usable. The meter turns off
automatically. Replace the battery immediately.
Contact Customer Service toll-free at 1-800-992-3612
3. Insert a new CR 2032, lithium (coin cell) battery: (+) facing up.
4. Slide the battery cover into place until it clicks.
Note: Dispose of used batteries properly.
Language
Language
If the meter does not include a plastic tab, push the battery upward to
remove it.
Language
2. If the meter includes a plastic tab, pull on the tab to remove the battery.
Language
1. Gently push the battery cover in and up to remove it.
34
Language
5. Press and hold to turn the meter on. If the meter does not turn on, check to
see that the battery was installed properly.
If meter turns on, the meter may prompt you to reset the time and date. (See
‘Setting Up the Meter’ in this user’s manual.)
Note: Test results will be not be lost even if the meter loses its time and date
settings.
Language
Language
Language
35
Contact Customer Service toll-free at 1-800-992-3612
Storing the Meter
Store the meter in the carrying case provided.
Language
Language
IMPORTANT:
Do not try to clean the test strip port.
Do not pour liquid into the test strip port or onto the buttons.
Do not immerse the meter in water or other liquid.
Language
Avoid getting dirt, dust, blood, control solution, or liquid in the meter test strip port.
Clean the outside of the meter using a damp cloth and mild soap.
Healthcare Professionals:
Acceptable cleaning solutions include:
•70% isopropyl alcohol, or
•A mixture of 1 part ammonia, 9 parts water, or
Acceptable disinfecting solutions include:
•A mixture of 1 part household bleach, 9 parts water
Language
Cleaning the Meter
36
Specifications
Language
Language
Language
Language
37
Size
Length
7.47 cm
Width
Top 5.33 cm
Bottom 4.32 cm
Depth
1.63 cm
Weight
40 to 46 grams
Power Source
1 CR 2032 Lithium (coin cell) battery
Battery Life
Approximately 1,000 tests
Memory
Up to 450 events, including control solution results, blood glucose
results, and other meter information.
Storage Temperature
Meter
-25 ° to 55 °C (–13 ° to 131 °F)
Test strips
See test strip instructions for use.
Control solution
See control solution instructions for use.
Contact Customer Service toll-free at 1-800-992-3612
Assay Method
Amperometric electrochemistry
See blood glucose test strip instructions for use.
Control Solution Range
Language
See blood glucose test strip instructions for use.
Functions
Blood glucose testing
Memory
450 events
Glucose averaging
7-, 14-, and 30-day
Control solution marking
and testing
Beeper
On: When countdown starts and ends.
Display Light
On: Stays on during countdown; turns off 30 seconds after results
appear. Stays on while transferring results to a computer.
Data Port
Yes
Language
Blood glucose
Language
Blood glucose
Language
Assay Range
38
Operating Range
See operating range of the test strip you are using.
System temperature
Meter relative humidity
10% to 90%, non-condensing
Language
10 ° to 50 °C (50 ° to 122 °F)
Language
Meter temperature
System relative humidity
10% to 90%, non-condensing
System altitude
Clinical testing demonstrates that altitudes up to 2,195 meters
(7,200 feet) above sea level do not affect results
See test strip instructions for use.
Language
Language
39
Contact Customer Service toll-free at 1-800-992-3612
Language
Language
American Diabetes Association Position Statement:Standards of Medical Care in
Diabetes—2010. Diabetes Care 2010;33 (Suppl.1):S11-S61
Language
1.
Language
References
40
Distributed by:
Wal-Mart Corp.
Bentonville, AR 72716, USA
Manufacturer:
Abbott Diabetes Care, Inc.
1360 South Loop Rd.
Alameda, CA 94502, USA
Customer Service: 1-800-992-3612
Call toll-free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
ReliOn® is a registered trademark used under license by Abbott Diabetes Care, Inc.
MediSense is a trademark of Abbott Group of Companies in various jurisdictions
This product(s) and/or its use are protected by one or more of the following patents: US5,509,410; US5,628,890; US5,727,548;
US6,129,823; US6,736,957; US6,764,581; US6,939,450; US6,377,894; US6,600,997; US6,773,671; US5,682,884; US6,591,125;
US7,058,437; US7,504,019; EP1,009,850B1; EP1,119,637B8; EP1,023,455B1; EP1,012,326B1; EP1135679B1; CA2302448C;
CA2346415C; and CA2351796C. Additional patents may be issued and/or pending.
©2006-2010 Abbott
ART22061 Rev. B 05/11