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BLOOD GLUCOSE MONITORING SYSTEM
USER GUIDE
NEW! Faster Test Results, and
Smaller Blood Drop,
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Increased Memory Capacity
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InTroduCTIon
IntroductIon
A Look At Your Meter
expLAnAtIon of dIspLAY sYMboLs
testIng MAterIALs
everyday use
InsertIng A 10-test dIsc
runnIng A bLood gLucose test
marking a deleted blood test
understanding your test results
alternative site testing
runnIng A controL test
marking a control test
beyond everyday use
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recALLIng test resuLts
viewing your averages
clearing stored test results
setup functIon
setting the time
setting the date
setting the buzzer level
setting the time format
setting the date format
trAnsferrIng resuLts to A coMputer
cLeAnIng Your Meter
repLAcIng the bAtterY
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perforMAnce evALuAtIons
solvIng Problems
soLvIng probLeMs
troubLeshootIng And error codes
custoMer servIce
repLAceMent IteMs
WArrAntY InforMAtIon
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The BREEZE ® blood glucose monitoring system (meter, test strips and
controls) is intended for self-testing by persons with diabetes and by
healthcare professionals, to monitor the level of glucose in whole blood.
The BREEZE system is specific for glucose and has been referenced to
plasma/serum glucose.
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InTroduCTIon
InTroduCTIon:
Thank you for choosing the Breeze ® blood glucose
monitoring system! We are proud to be your partner in
helping you manage your diabetes. We understand that
people who regularly check their blood glucose levels want
a meter that is simple, straightforward and easy to use. As
you use your Breeze system, you will appreciate the:
•NoCoding™technologyoftheteststrips;
•smallsamplevolume;
•fastreadingtime;
•convenienceofa10-testdisc;
•simple“PullandPush”steptobegintesting;
•user-friendlydesign.
This ease of use comes with the added bonus of the
reliability that you count on from Bayer.
This user guide shows you how to use your Breeze
system. It will answer any questions you might have and
guide you through the testing process. It is here to help you!
The user guide is divided into color-coded sections to
help you easily find the information you need. See the
TableofContentsforacompletelistoftopics.
CAUTION: Before using any product to test your
blood glucose (sugar), read all instructions carefully
and practice the test.
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a look aT your breeze
meTer:
Release Button
Press to release and discard
the used test strip.
Screen
This is where
your test results
will be displayed.
Data Port
(side of meter)
Insert cable
here to allow
communication
between the
meter and
a personal
computer.
Battery Holder
(side of meter)
Holds one
CR2032lithium
battery (included).
On/Off
Button
Used to manually
turn the meter
on or off, check
the number of
strips and check
the date/time.
Tab to Open
Button Door
Button Door
Open to expose
meter buttons.
Meter Handle
Use this handle to push out a test strip
and automatically turn on the meter.
Top End
of Meter
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Button Door Open
On/Off
Button
Used to manually
turn the meter
on or off, check
the number of
strips, and check
the date/time.
Memory
Button
Used to view your
blood glucose
results stored in
memory and to
view your test
result averages.
Setup
Button
Used to enter
the Setup mode
and easily change
the time, date or
other features.
Up/
Down
Buttons
Used to display
additional
results or options.
Accept
Button
Used to accept
changes made
in the Setup
mode.
Tab to Open
Button Door
NOTE: Simply place the easy reference sticker
on the Button Door as shown. See the sheet
of stickers provided in your meter package
and select the language of your choice.
Open Latch
Press in and
pull up on the
base to open
the meter.
Back (Base)
of Meter
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exPlanaTIon of dIsPlay symbols:
A full display, as shown here, indicates that all elements in
the display are working properly. To view the full display,
press and hold the On/Off button ( ) or pull the meter
handleallthewayout.Compareyourmetertothedisplay
shown here before you run each test. If there is a difference,
pleasesee“TroubleshootingandErrorCodes”onpage42.
Here is what each display element means:
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Test result and error
codes are displayed here
The number
of test
strips left in
the disc
Additional
results and
options are
available by
pressing the
and
buttons
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The units
of measure
(mg/dL or
mmol/L) for
your blood
glucose
result
Where the time, date,
andAM/PMaredisplayed;
also the type of average
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Here is what each display element means:
Apply blood to
the test strip
Temperature is
too high or too low
Battery is
low or dead
Insert a new
test disc
The result
is not to be
included in
the averages
The volume of
the buzzer
The result is a
control test
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TesTIng maTerIals:
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Breeze ® 10-test disc
(Disc contains ten test strips)
(Included with some kits)
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Breeze ® normal control
(Included with some kits)
Microlet ®2 lancing device
and lancets
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Ascensia® Microlet ® adjustable lancing device and lancets
(Included with some kits)
Please refer to the Ascensia
Microlet device package
insert for complete instructions
on using this lancing device.
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everyday use
InserTIng a 10-TesT dIsC:
WARNING: Never open the
meter with the meter handle
pulled out.
Open Meter
1. Turn the meter over so the
display screen is facing down.
Open the meter by pressing
in on the back edge of the
open latch and then pulling
up on the base.
Open Test Disc Package
2.Openanew10-test
discpackage.Checkthe
expiration date on the disc.
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Insert Disc
3.Insertanew10-testdisc
(with the bumpy side up),
aligning the 5 notches in
the disc with the tabs on
the meter.
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Close Meter
4.Closethemeterand
snap it shut. Keep
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Helpful Hint: The meter must be kept flat when
closing. If the meter is not kept flat, the disc may move
and become damaged and you may waste test strips.
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Counting the Number of Strips Left
Your Breeze meter will
automatically count down the
number of test strips you have
left. The number is shown with
your test result. To see the
count when the meter is off,
press the
button.
NOTE: This count is reset to 10
every time you open the meter.
To keep an accurate count,
open the meter only when all
10 of the test strips have been
used in the 10-test disc.
Your meter will also tell you
when you need to insert a new
10-test disc. It will do this by
showing a picture of a disc
being inserted into the meter.
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runnIng a blood gluCose TesT:
1. Wash your hands well with
soapandwarmwater.Rinse
and dry thoroughly.
NOTE: For testing sites other
than fingertips, see page 20.
Prepare Lancing Device
Refer to the package insert for
your lancing device for complete instructions.
2.Removetheendcapfromthe
Microlet2 lancing device
with your thumb on the grip
indent as shown.
3.Loosentheroundprotective
cap on a lancet by rotating it
¼ turn, but do not remove it.
Always use Microlet lancets
for best operation.
Insert the lancet firmly into
the lancing device until it
comes to a full stop. This will
cock the device. You can also
pull and release the cocking
handle.
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4.Replacethegrayendcapprior
to getting your blood drop.
Push Out Test Strip
5. Your Breeze meter uses
a special, easy-to-use “Pull
and Push” design.
Here’s how it works:
Hold the meter comfortably in
one hand. Firmly grasp the meter handle with the other hand
(shownhere).Now,just“Pull
and Push”—“Pull”thehandle
outuntilitstopsand“Push”it
back in until it stops again.
Helpful Hint: There is no
need to turn the meter on—just
“PullandPush.”
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NOTE: After the meter handle
is pushed in, the release button
is UP, a test strip is pushed out,
and a series of “apply blood”
prompts appears. The meter
is now ready to run a blood
glucose test.
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CAUTION:
• Yourmeterisdesignedtopushoutoneteststrip
at a time. Do not attempt to push out a new test
strip with one already showing.
• Discardanyteststripthathasbeenremovedfrom
the meter. Never re-insert a test strip into the meter.
Get the Blood Drop—
Fingertip Testing
The puncture depth depends
on the endcap setting and the
amount of pressure applied
to the puncture site. You will
quickly determine which combination works best for you.
6. Press the endcap firmly
against the puncture site and
press the blue release button
with your thumb.
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squeeze around the puncture
site.
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8. Test immediately after a good
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9. Your test strip is like a
straw—it sips in a sample of
blood. Move the entire front
edge of the test strip until
it touches the edge of the
blood drop. The blood
is automatically pulled into
the test strip and fills the
test strip.
Hold the test strip in place
until the meter beeps, then
move the meter away.
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For best results:
• Blood is pulled IN the test
strip, not dropped ON.
• Do not allow blood to
run down into the meter.
• Do not add more blood
to the test strip after the
meter beeps.
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Your test result then appears
on the screen.
Helpful Hint: The number
displayed in the upper left corner is the number of test strips
remaining in your 10-test disc.
IMPORTANT: If you want to
mark this result as a deleted
blood test, you must do that
now, while the result is still being displayed. See “Marking a
Deleted Blood Test” on page 18.
11. To release the used test
strip, hold the meter with
the test strip pointing down
over a waste container. Press
the release button. Be sure
the heel of your hand is not
against the meter handle.
NOTE: If you block the meter
handle with your hand, the test
strip may not release properly.
12.Pressthe
button to turn the meter off.
NOTE: If you forget to turn your meter off, it will turn off
automatically after three minutes. This will save battery
power.
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Remove the used lancet
1. In one hand, hold the lancing device with your thumb
on the grip indent, with your
other hand, hold the gray
endcap dial as shown, and
gently snap off the endcap.
2.Placetheroundprotective
lancet cap on a flat surface
with the Bayer logo facing
down.
With the used lancet still in
the lancing device, push the
lancet needle completely into
the middle of the exposed
side of the cap.
3.While(a) pressing the blue
release button, (b) pull the
blue cocking handle, and the
lancet will drop into the container you have selected.
Dispose of the used lancet
carefully to prevent injury or
contamination to others.
Do not reuse lancets. Use a
new Microlet lancet each
time you test.
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PRECAUTIONS:
• Testyourbloodagainifyourglucoseresultisbelow
50 mg/dL, above 250 mg/dL or if the meter shows
“LO” or “HI.” If your glucose level is still below
50 mg/dL, above 250 mg/dL, or if the meter again
shows “LO” or “HI,” it may indicate a potentially
serious medical condition.
If this is the case: Consult your physician or healthcare
professional immediately.
• Donotchangeyourmedicationbasedonblood
glucose results with your BREEZE meter without
the advice of a physician or healthcare professional.
• Your meter has been preset and locked to display
results in mg/dL (milligrams of glucose per deciliter).
Test results in mg/dL will never include a decimal point.
In some countries, the meters are preset to display
results in mmol/L (millimoles of glucose per liter). Test
results in mmol/L will always include a decimal point.
Example:
or
If your test result is displayed in the wrong unit of
measure (mmol/L), contact your authorized Bayer
representative or call Customer Service (see the
bottom of the page).
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Marking a Deleted Blood Test
NOTE: Marking a test result as a deleted blood test
excludes it from all of the averages that are calculated by
your meter.
You must mark the result immediately after the test is
performed — while the result is still displayed on the
screen. To do this, follow these steps:
1. Open the button door
(seepage3).
2.Pressthe button to mark
as deleted.
3.The symbol indicates a
deleted result.
4.Press
to accept.
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Understanding Your Test Results
Expected Blood Glucose Values
Blood glucose values will vary from time to time depending
on food intake, medication dosages, health, stress or exercise.
Consultyourphysicianorhealthcareprofessionalforthetarget
glucose values appropriate for you. Standard medical practice
goals for a typical non-pregnant individual with diabetes are:1
• Beforeameal:90to130mg/dL
• 2hoursafterameal:lessthan180mg/dL
Symptoms of High or Low Blood Glucose
You can better understand your test results by being aware of
thesymptomsofhighorlowbloodglucose;thiswillalsohelp
you decide what to do if your results seem unusual. Some of the
most common symptoms are:2
High blood glucose (hyperglycemia): frequent urination,
excessive thirst, blurred vision, increased fatigue, extreme
hunger, and irritability.
Ketones (ketoacidosis) from untreated hyperglycemia:
shortness of breath, nausea and vomiting, very dry mouth.
Low blood glucose (hypoglycemia): shakiness, sweating, fast
heartbeat, blurred vision, strange behavior, confusion, passing
out, and seizure.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, test your
blood glucose. If your result is below 50 mg/dL or above
250 mg/dL, or is displayed as “LO“ or “HI,” contact your
doctor immediately.
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AmericanDiabetesAssociation:StandardsofMedicalCareforPatientsWith
Diabetes Mellitus (Position Statement). Diabetes Care 29 (Suppl. 1):S10;2006.
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For additional information and symptoms, refer to the website for the American
Diabetes Association: www.diabetes.org
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Unusual Test Results
If your blood glucose result doesn’t match the way you
feel, follow these steps:
1.runacontroltest(seepage22);
2.retestyourbloodglucose(seepage10);
3.callyourdoctorimmediatelyifyourresultstilldoesnot
agree with the way you feel.
Alternative Site Testing (AST)
Use the
Clear
endcap
Use AST only when it has been more
than two hours after any one of the
following: a meal, diabetes medication, or exercise. Palm
testing is recommended as an alternative site when using the
MICROLET2 device. For forearm testing or if using AUTODISC
test strip discs, use the MICROLET VACULANCE ® lancing device.
IMPORTANT: Do not use Alternative Site Testing under the
following conditions. Use fingertip testing in any of these cases:
• If you think your blood glucose is low (hypoglycemia).
• When blood glucose is changing rapidly (after a meal, insulin
dose or exercise).
• If you have hypoglycemic unawareness (lack of symtoms).
• If you get alternative site blood glucose results that do not agree
with how you feel.
• During illness or times of stress.
• If you will be driving a car or operating machinery.
Consult your healthcare professional to determine if alternative site
testing is right for you.
Attach the clear AST endcap to
the Microlet 2 lancing device.
NOTE: If you do not have a
Microlet2 device, contact Bayer
Customer Service.
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For palm testing, it is not necessary to rub the skin or pump the
device. Press the clear endcap
firmly against the puncture site
and then press the blue release
button.
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Maintain steady pressure until the
blood drop reaches the suggested size (1.0 µL).
Suggested drop size
Lift the device away from the
skin without smearing the
blood.
Do not test the blood sample
if you get:
•Smearedblood
•Clottedblood
•Runnyblood
•Clearfluidmixedwiththe
blood.
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runnIng a ConTrol TesT:
There are times when you will want to do a quality control
test so you know that your system is working properly.
You may also want to do a control test to check the way
you do your test. Simply follow these steps:
Push Out Test Strip
1. Hold the meter comfortably in
one hand. Firmly grasp the meter
handle with the other hand
(shownhere).Now,just“Pull
andPush”—“Pull”thehandle
outuntilitstopsand“Push”it
back in until it stops again.
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NOTE: After the meter handle is pushed in, the release
button is UP, a test strip is pushed out, and a series of
“apply blood” prompts appears. The meter is now ready
to run a control test.
2.Squeezeasmalldropof
Breeze control solution
onto a nonabsorbent surface
(such as a clean piece of wax
paper). Do not apply control
solution to the test strip directly from the bottle.
NOTE: The control solution contains a red dye and may stain.
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3.Movetheentirefrontedgeof
the test strip until it touches
the edge of the drop of the
control solution. The control
solution is automatically
pulled into the test strip.
IMPORTANT: Hold the test
strip in place until the meter
beeps, then move the meter away.
4.Afterthebeep,thedisplay
countsdownfrom“5”to“1.”
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Your control test result then
appears on the screen.
tain.
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Comparethiscontroltest
result with the control range
printed on the bottom flap of
the carton of Breeze test
strips.
CONTROL RANGES LOW
mg/dL 49-91
NORMAL
HIGH
110-157 262-341
LOT: 1A2164AA
EXP: 2007-03
NOTE: You will want to “mark”
your Control test now so that it
will not be included in your averages.
Marking a Control Test
Marking a test result as a control test excludes it from
being included in your test averages.
You must mark the result immediately after the test is
performed—while the result is still displayed on the
screen. To do this, follow these steps:
5. Open the button door.
Press the
button to mark
as a control.
The symbol indicates a
control result.
Press
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6. To release the used test
strip, hold the meter with
the test strip pointing down
over a waste container. Press
the release button. Be sure
the heel of your hand is not
against the meter handle.
NOTE: If you block the meter
handle with your hand, the test
strip may not release properly.
7. Press
to turn your meter off.
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Your Breeze metercanstoreupto420testresultsinits
memory. This makes it easy to see your previous blood
glucose test results. To view those results:
1. Open the button door.
2.Pressthe
button.
The meter shows you the
most recent test result.
3.Pressthe button to see
each of your stored results.
Helpful Hint: When only is shown on the display,
youareseeingthemostrecentresult;whenonly is
shown, you are seeing the oldest result.
Helpful Hint: Yourmetercanstoreupto420test
results. If there are no stored test results in memory, the
meter will tell you this by showing three dashes. When the
memory is full, the meter will save the newest result and
discard the oldest.
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Viewing Your Averages
Your Breeze meter calculates several different averages
of your blood glucose results. You can view averages for 1
day(theprevious24hours),7days,14days,and30days.
To see the averages, simply follow these steps.
1. Open the button door and press the
meter will show you your last result.
button. The
2.Pressthe button again
to see your blood glucose
averageforthelast14days.
3.Pressthe and
buttons
to see each of your averages
(30days,1day[24hours],
7days,and14days).The
bottom line of the display will
show you which average is
being displayed.
NOTE: If there are no results
in the memory for the average
you have selected, it will
be displayed as 3 dashes.
Otherwise, the averages will be based on the results
available, even if there are fewer days than the specific
average.
4.Pressthe button again to review your individual
stored test results.
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Clearing Stored Test Results
To clear the stored results from your meter, follow these
simple steps:
1. Open the button door.
2.Pressthe
button.
3.Pressthe button again
and hold it.
4.Whileholdingthe
press and hold the
button,
button.
5. Hold both buttons together
until all three dashes are
continuously lit (for about
3seconds).
If you change your mind and do not want to clear results,
simply let go of the buttons before all three dashes have
been lit.
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Helpful Hint: You can press the
button at any time
during Setup to turn the meter off. Just remember to
press the
button first to store your changes!
Setting the Time
1. Open the button door
(seepage3).
2.Press
.
3.Press or
as needed to
change the hour.
When the correct hour is
being displayed, press
to
accept it and move on.
4.Press or
to change
the minutes.
Press
to accept and
move on.
Helpful Hint: You may
want to change the time when
you travel to a different time
zone or when the time changes
with daylight savings time.
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5. Press
or
or PM.
to select AM
Press
to accept and
move on.
5. Pr
th
Pr
m
Setting the Date
NOTE: If you have just set the time, skip ahead to step 4.
1. Open the button door.
2.Press
.
3.Press until you see the
“day”displayflashing.
4.Press or
the day.
to change
Press
to accept and
move on.
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th
Pr
m
p 4.
5. Press
or
the month.
to change
Press
to accept and
move on.
6. Press
or
the year.
to change
Press
to accept and
move on.
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Setting the Buzzer Level
Your Breeze meter has an easy-to-use volume control
for the buzzer. There are three different buzzer levels:
high
low
off
NOTE: If you have just set the date, skip ahead to step 4.
Set
Your
(
as fo
NO
step
1. O
1. Open the button door.
2.Pr
2.Press
.
3.Press until you see
the“buzzer”symbol.
4.Press or
to change
the buzzer level.
Press
to accept and
move on.
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4.Pr
ti
Pr
m
ol
Setting the Time Format (12- or 24-hour Clock)
Yourmetercandisplaythetimeformataseither12-hour
(
)or24-hour(
).You can change the time format
as follows:
NOTE: If you have just set the buzzer level, skip ahead to
step 4.
p 4.
1. Open the button door.
2.Press
.
3.Press until you see the
“timeformat”display.
4.Press or
to change the
time format.
Press
to accept and
move on.
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Setting the Date Format
Your meter can display the date format as either
“month-day”(
)oras“day-month”(
).You can
change the date format as follows:
NOTE: If you have just set the time format, skip ahead to
step 4.
1. Open the button door.
2.Press
4.Press or
to change the
date format.
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3.Press until you see the
“dateformat”display.
Press
Tra
to accept.
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For
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TransferrIng resulTs To a ComPuTer:
n
to
You can transfer test results
from the Breeze meter
to a computer, where they
can be summarized in a
report with graphs and
tables. To make use of this
feature, you need Bayer’s
diabetes management
software and data cable.
CAUTION:TheBREEZE meter has not been tested
or certified by Bayer for use with any software other
than Bayer’s diabetes management software. Bayer
is not responsible for any erroneous results from the
use of other software.
Formoreinformation,callCustomerServiceorvisitour
website (see the bottom of the page).
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CleanIng your meTer:
reP
Your Breeze meter can be cleaned using a moist (not
wet) lint-free tissue with a mild detergent or disinfecting
solution (1 part bleach mixed with 9 parts water). Do not
use alcohol. Wipe the outside
of the meter, taking care to
keep detergent or disinfecting
solution from running down into
the test strip slot. Wipe dry with
a lint-free tissue after cleaning.
If you do get moisture in the
test strip slot, wick it away with
a corner of a tissue as shown.
Inspect the test strip slot, from
both the inside and outside, for
debris and foil. Gently remove
if found.
Your
(CR2
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WARNING: Potential Biohazard!
Healthcare professionals should be aware of the
following and should follow the infection control
procedure approved by their facility.
All products or objects that come into contact with
human blood, even after cleaning, should be handled as
if capable of transmitting viral diseases.
The user should follow the recommendations for prevention of blood-borne
transmissible diseases in healthcare settings, as recommended for potentially
infectioushumanbloodspecimensinNationalCommitteeforClinicalLaboratory
Standards, Protection of Laboratory Workers from Occupationally Acquired
Infections:ApprovedGuideline–SecondEdition.NCCLSDocumentM29-A2[ISBN
1-56238-453-8]NCCLS,940WestValleyRoad,Suite1400,Wayne,Pennsylvania
19087-1898,USA,2001.Thisdocumenthascompleteinformationonthetopicof
user protection and can be used as background material for instruction.
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WA
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Your Breeze meterusesone3-voltlithiumbattery
(CR2032).Abatterywillalreadybeinstalledinthemeter
when you buy it.
A flashing battery on the screen
means that it is time to put a
new battery in the meter. You
will not erase test results in
the meter’s memory when you
change the battery. You may
need to reset the time.
CAUTION: If you have a low
battery in your meter, you
should replace the battery
within approximately 20
readings or one week.
as
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SBN
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cof
NOTE: When the battery life is too low to perform a test,
the display will show only a battery symbol. When this
occurs, the meter will not allow you to run a test until the
battery is changed. When the battery life has completely
ended, nothing will show on the display and the meter
will not respond.
WARNING: KEEP BATTERY AWAY FROM
CHILDREN! LITHIUM BATTERIES ARE POISONOUS!
If swallowed, immediately contact your physician or
poison control center. Dispose of old batteries properly.
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To replace the battery, follow these steps:
NOTE: A replacement battery (CR2032) can be found at
most stores or can be ordered from Bayer Customer
Service (free of charge for meter owners in the U.S.A.).
1. Hold the meter with the
display screen down. Open
the meter by pressing in on
the open latch and pulling up.
4.Sn
fir
si
5. G
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co
ba
th
2.Slideoutthebatteryholder.
NOTE: You must open the
meter first in order to remove
the battery holder.DONOT
PRYthebatteryholderout!
6.C
7.C
3.Removetheoldbatteryby
pushing it out from the back
side with your thumb.
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4.Snap1newbattery(CR2032)
firmly in the holder with the +
side up.
5. Gently slide the battery
holder back into the battery
compartment. Make sure the
battery holder is pushed all
the way in.
6.Closethemeter.
7.Checkthemeter’stimeandresetifneeded(seepage29).
You are now ready to resume testing!
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TeChnICal InformaTIon
so
sPeCIfICaTIons:
sol
Test:
Calibration:
Sample Size:
Units of Measure:
Test Range:
Results:
Memory Feature:
Normal Operating
Temperature:
Humidity:
Power Source:
Capillarybloodglucosereferenced
to plasma/serum glucose values
Meter is automatically coded each
time a new 10-test disc is inserted
Approximately 1 µL
mg/dL
20–600mg/dL
5-second countdown
Meterstores420testresults
50°to113°F(10°to45°C)
10to80%RH
One3-voltlithiumbattery(CR2032)
PerformanCe evaluaTIons:
RefertothedirectioninsertfortheBreeze
for performance information.
test strips
You
wor
1.D
If
2.D
If
3.Is
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4.W
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5.D
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6. Is
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32)
s
solvIng Problems
solvIng Problems:
You can solve many of the problems you might have by
working through this section.
1.Doyouhavea10-testdiscinthemeter?Yes____No_____
IfNo,seepage7.
2.Doesitcontainnewteststrips?Yes____No_____
IfNo,seepage7.
3.Isthe10-testdiscwithinitsexpirationdate?
Yes_____No______
IfNo,seepage7.
4.Whenyou“PullandPush”themeterhandle,areyou
makingsureyou“Pull”allthewayoutand“Push”all
thewayin?Yes____No_____
IfNo,seepage11.
5.Doyouneedtoreplacethebattery?Yes____No_____
IfYes,seepage37.
6. Is the battery holder pushed all the way into the battery
compartment?Yes____No_____
IfNo,seepage39.
Foradditionalhelp,see“TroubleshootingandError
Codes”onthenextpage.
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TroubleshooTIng and error Codes:
Wh
When you have a problem or a question concerning what
you see on your screen, the following may be helpful.
What You See
42
What It Means
What You Should Do
Test result is below
10 mg/dL.
Repeatthetestandmakesure
the test strip is completely filled.
If LO appears again, contact
your physician or healthcare
professional.
Test result is above
600 mg/dL.
Wash your hands and the
testsite.Repeatthetest.If
HI appears again, contact
your physician or healthcare
professional.
You have not pushed
the meter handle all
the way in.
Push the meter handle in until it
clicks. You must push the handle
allthewayinandseethe“apply
blood”promptsbeforeyoutouch
the strip to the blood drop.
•The10-testdiscis
out of test strips.
•Thereisnodiscin
the meter.
•Thedischasbeen
inserted upside down.
•Thediscisdefective.
Insert a new 10-test disc. If a full
disc is already inserted, remove and
inspectforforeignmaterial.Rotate
the disc and reinstall it, bumpy side
up. If error repeats, try inserting
a new disc. If the error continues,
contactBayerCustomerService.
The meter will mark
a test result with a
thermometer and an
if the meter is too cold
or too hot when the test
is performed. The result
will not be included in
any averages calculated.
Test only when the meter
temperature is between 50°F
and113°F(10°Cand45°C).
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(with
beep
What You See
hat
What It Means
What You Should Do
Low Battery symbol
flashes if battery power
is low.
Replacethebattery(CR2032)
within20readingsoroneweek.
Battery life has ended.
Replacethebattery(CR2032).
Temperature is outside
the operating range of
the meter (too hot or
too cold).
Allow the meter to reach room
temperature.
it
le
ply
uch
Meter does not
recognize the test disc.
ll
and
tate
side
g
es,
e.
Removethetestdiscandinspect
the meter for foreign material.
Rotatethediscandreinstallit.If
error repeats, try inserting a new
disc. If error continues, contact
BayerCustomerService.
Test strip was removed
during the test, or the
release button was
pressed during the test.
Take care to not press the release
button or remove the test strip
duringthetest.Releasetheused
test strip and repeat the test (see
page 10). If the error continues,
contactBayerCustomerService.
The meter was open
when the meter handle
was pulled.
Closethemeterandpushthe
handle in.
re
lled.
(with continuous
beep)
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What You See
44
What It Means
What You Should Do
1. You may have
applied blood too
early to the test strip.
1.Repeatthetestandwaituntil
youseethe“applyblood”
prompts before you touch the
strip to the blood drop.
2.Theremaybe
moisture in the test
strip slot.
2.Wickthemoistureaway(see
page36),thenrepeatthetest.
There was a problem
completely filling the
teststrip;accuratetest
result is not possible.
Releasetheusedteststripand
repeat the test with a new strip
(see page 10).
1. Meter has detected
anerror;accurate
result is not possible.
1.Releasetheusedteststripand
repeat the test with a new strip
(see page 10).
2.The10-testdiscmay
be past its expiration
date or may have
been damaged due
to intense heat or
moisture exposure.
2.Replacethe10-testdisc,usinga
new box if necessary.
Your blood glucose level
is very high or the meter
hasdetectedanerror;
accurate test result is
not possible.
Turn the meter off, then on using
.Retest.Iftheerrorappears
again, call your physician or
healthcare professional. Your
blood glucose may be above
1500 mg/dL. If the problem is
with the meter, contact Bayer
CustomerService.
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or h
The
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the
turn
Met
turn
Met
start
afte
appl
What You See
Turn the meter off, then on
, then retest. If the
using
error remains, contact Bayer
CustomerService.
The display
goes blank when
the meter is
turned on.
1. You may have
accidentally pressed
button.
the
1. Press the
2.Meterhasturned
offafter3minutes
without use or after
10 minutes of no use
while waiting for you
to apply blood or
control solution.
2.Thisisanormalexpectedaction
that saves battery life. Press
to turn on again.
Meter will not
turn on.
1. Battery life has ended.
1.Replacethebattery(seepage37).
2.Batteryholderis
loose or battery is
installed with the
+ side down.
2.Checkthebatteryandbattery
holder to be sure they are
tightly in place and correctly
installed(seepage39).Ifthe
display is still blank, replace the
battery(CR2032).
Meter fails to
start countdown
after blood is
applied.
1.Notenoughbloodin
test strip.
1.Discardtheusedteststrip.Retest
using a round drop of blood.
2.Theremaybedebris
inside the meter.
2.Inspecttheinsideofthemeter
(seepage36)andremove
debrisifpresent.Retest.
3.Meterfailure.
3.ContactBayerCustomerService.
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d
p
What You Should Do
Meter has detected an
error;accurateresultis
not possible.
til
e
est.
What It Means
or higher
nd
trip
button again.
nga
ng
s
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What You See
Control Test
result is out of
range (too high
or too low).
What It Means
• Controlsolutionis
past its expiration
date or is past the
6-month open
use-life date.
• 10-testdiscispastits
expiration date.
What You Should Do
Runanothercontroltest.Ifthe
result is still out of range, retest
with a new 10-test disc and
control solution with an acceptable
expiration date and open use-life
date. If still out of range, contact
BayerCustomerService.
• Deterioratedtest
strip due to heat or
exposure to moisture.
• Controlsolution
is not at room
temperature.
• Notenoughcontrol
solution drawn into
test strip.
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Meter begins
countdown before
blood is applied.
The inside of your
meter may be wet.
Wick the moisture away (see
page36).Ifyoucontinueto
experience difficulty, contact
BayerCustomerService.
Some display
segments do not
appear to be
showing when
is held in or
the meter handle
is all the way out.
This may affect the way
you see your results.
If there is a difference in your
meter’s display and the one
shown on page 5, contact Bayer
CustomerService.
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CusTomer servICe:
If a problem arises, work through the Solving Problems
section(seepage41).Youwillprobablyfindyoursolution
there. If you are still having trouble, please call our
CustomerServiceDepartment.Wehavefriendly,
knowledgeablepeoplewhoaretheretohelp24hours
a day. In the U.S.A., call toll free:
800-348-8100
(24 Hours a day)
Important:
• Alwaysspeakwithacustomerservicerepresentative
before returning your meter for any reason. They will be
able to provide information that may help solve your
problem quickly.
• HaveyourBreeze meter ready for testing when you
phone. It would also be helpful to have a bottle of
Breeze normal control solution with you.
• Filloutthefollowingchecklistbeforeyoucall:
Check List:
1. The meter serial number:____________________________
2.Dateandtimetheproblemoccurred: _________________
3.IhavetestedwithNormalControl:Yes______No______
TheNormalControlresultwas: _______________________
LotNumber:___________ExpirationDate:____________
4.PleasealsogivetheLotNumberandExpirationDateof
the test strip disc currently being used. This information
is printed on the test strip disc and the test strip disc box.
LotNumber:___________ExpirationDate:____________
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Item
1lithiumbattery(CR2032)
(also available at most stores)
99C14409
BREEZE ® User Guide
50184413
BREEZE ® QuickReferenceGuide
You can obtain these parts in the United States by calling:
800-348-8100
or by writing:
BayerHealthCareLLC
CustomerServiceDepartment
P.O.Box2004
Mishawaka,Indiana46546
If you call or write for supplies, please include the number with
the name of the replacement part or product.
Replacement Products
Number
1465A
1466A
1489A
1490A
1491A
6606
6546R
3416A
Product Name
Breeze ® Test Strip Discs
(box of 50 tests)
Breeze ® Test Strip Discs
(box of 100 tests)
Breeze ® NormalControlSolution
Breeze ® LowControlSolution
Breeze ® HighControlSolution
MICROLET ®2 Lancing Device
MICROLET ® Lancets (box of 100)
MICROLET Vaculance ® Lancing
Device
Replacementproductscanbeobtainedfromretailpharmacies
and home healthcare distributors.
*Part numbers are subject to change without notice.
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ith
WarranTy InformaTIon:
Please be sure to register your meter, either by returning
the completed warranty card, registering on-line at
www.bayerdiabetes.com/usorcallingCustomerServiceat
800-348-8100.
Manufacturer’s Warranty:BayerHealthCareLLC(“Bayer”)
warrants to the original purchaser that this instrument will be
free from defects in materials and workmanship for 5 years from
the date of original purchase (except as noted below). During
the stated 5-year period, Bayer shall, at no charge, replace a
unit found to be defective with an equivalent or current version
of the owner’s model.
Limitations of the Warranty: This warranty is subject to the
following exceptions and limitations:
1. A 90-day warranty only will be extended for consumable
parts and/or accessories.
2.Thiswarrantyislimitedtoreplacementduetodefectsin
parts or workmanship. Bayer shall not be required to replace
any units which malfunction or are damaged due to abuse,
accidents, alteration, misuse, neglect, maintenance by other
than Bayer, or failure to operate the instrument in accordance
with instructions. Further, Bayer assumes no liability for
malfunction or damage to Bayer instruments caused by the
use of reagents other than reagents (i.e., Breeze ® or
AUTODISC ® test strip discs) manufactured or recommended
by Bayer.
3.Bayerreservestherighttomakechangesindesignofthis
instrument without obligation to incorporate such changes
into previously manufactured instruments.
ies
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4.BayerhasnoknowledgeoftheperformanceoftheBREEZE
meter when used with any test strip discs other than BREEZE
or AUTODISC test strip discs, and therefore makes no
warranty of the performance of the BREEZE meter when
used with any test strips or test strip discs other than
BREEZE or AUTODISC test strips or when the BREEZE or
AUTODISC test strip is altered or modified in any manner.
BAYERMAKESNOOTHEREXPRESSWARRANTYFORTHIS
PRODUCT.THEOPTIONOFREPLACEMENT,DESCRIBED
ABOVE,ISBAYER’SONLYOBLIGATIONUNDERTHISWARRANTY.
INNOEVENTSHALLBAYERBELIABLEFORINDIRECT,
SPECIAL,ORCONSEQUENTIALDAMAGES,EVENIFBAYER
HASBEENADVISEDOFTHEPOSSIBILITYOFSUCHDAMAGES.
Some states do not allow the inclusion or limitation of incidental
or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion
may not apply to you. This warranty gives you a specific legal
right and you may also have other rights which vary from state
to state.
For Warranty Service:PurchasermustcontacttheCustomer
ServiceDepartmentofBayerHealthCareLLC,bycallingtoll
free800-348-8100,forassistanceand/orinstructionsforobtaining service of this instrument.
Bayer
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www.bayerdiabetes.com/us
Bayer, the Bayer Cross, B reeze , Autodisc , Ascensia, Microlet , No Coding and the
No Coding logo are trademarks of Bayer.
99C14409
©2008 Bayer
Rev. 2/08
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