micro
Blood Glucose Monitoring System
User
Instruction
Manual
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CAUTION:
Before using any product to test your blood sugar
(blood glucose), read all instructions and practice
the test. Do all quality control checks as directed and
consult with a diabetes healthcare professional. These
recommendations apply to all blood glucose monitoring
systems and are supported by the American Association
of Diabetes Educators, the American Diabetes
Association, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and
the Health Industry Manufacturers Association.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Intended Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.
Understanding the ReliOn® micro Blood Glucose Meter . . . . . . . 7
Changing the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.
Changing Colored Faceplates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.
Meter Set-up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Basic Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.
Audible Beep. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Month/Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.
Hour/Minute. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22.
Test Average Display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23.
Ending Set-up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Performing a Control Solution Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Troubleshooting Control Solution Test. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
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Blood Glucose Testing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
The Lancing Device. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Getting a Drop of Blood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Performing a Blood Glucose Test. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Flagging Test Results. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Alternate Site Testing (AST) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Understanding Test Results. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Recalling Results - Entering Memory Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Cleaning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Storage and Handling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Display Screen and Error Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Product Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Product Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Warnings, Precautions & Limitations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Warranty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
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INTRODUCTION
Thank you for choosing the ReliOn® micro Blood Glucose Monitoring
System. This system measures blood glucose in fresh capillary whole
blood. Results are shown as plasma values. This makes it easy to
compare the ReliOn® micro Blood Glucose Meter and lab results.
Please read this manual before using the system. If you have any
questions, call Customer Service at 800.631.0076 (24 hours a day, 7
days a week). Contact your healthcare professional with questions if
you are unable to reach Customer Service.
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Intended Use
The ReliOn® micro Blood Glucose Monitoring System is intended
for the quantitative measurement of glucose in fresh capillary whole
blood samples drawn from the fingertips or palm. Testing is done
outside the body (In Vitro diagnostic use). It is indicated for use
at home (over the counter [OTC]) by persons with diabetes, or in
clinical settings by healthcare professionals, as an aid to monitor the
effectiveness of diabetes control.
The System Includes:
•Meter
•Carrying Case
•Interchangeable Colored Faceplates
•User Instruction Manual
•Quick Reference Guide
•Self-testing Logbook
•May also include Lancing Device, Lancets and wrist strap
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Carrying Case
UNDERSTANDING THE RELION® MICRO BLOOD GLUCOSE METER
Top
Button(1)
Bottom
Button(2)
Battery Cover
Display
Test Strip
Port
Strap Hole
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Explanation of the full display screen:
Memory symbol:
Shows you a past result
in the memory.
Appears when you are
setting the date or time or reviewing
a past result.
Sound mute symbol
Delete flag
Control test flag
Battery symbol
Before-meal flag
Thermometer symbol
After-meal flag
Blood symbol:
Appears when the meter
is ready for testing.
Unit of Measurement
NOTE: Meters in the USA are programmed to show results in mg/dL.
Meters used outside the USA are programmed to show results in either
mg/dL or mmol/L. Results displayed in mmol/L will always have a decimal
point. Results displayed in mg/dL will never have a decimal point.
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ReliOn® micro Test Strips
These test strips need only 0.3 µL (microliter) of blood. Apply blood to the
sample application tip. The strip draws in the blood by capillary action.
The blood glucose reacts with the enzyme on the test strip. This produces
a current proportional to the blood glucose level. The meter detects the
current and converts it into a blood glucose reading.
Test Strip Bottle
Test Strip
Contact Bars
Code No.
(F-2, 3 or 4)
F- 4
F-4
Expiration date
021
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Front
Back
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Insert this
way into
meter
Sample
Application
Tip (Apply blood
to end of test strip.
Capillary draw will
pull blood to
reaction site).
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Changing the Battery
The ReliOn® micro blood glucose meter comes with one lithium battery
CR2032 (or DL2032).
CAUTION: Replacing the battery will not delete meter settings or test
results stored in the meter unless you:
• Touch the metal portion on main unit with your fingers or any metal.
• Take over 1 minute to replace battery.
• Load the battery incorrectly.
• Load a used or weak battery.
NOTE:
• To save battery power, the meter turns itself off 3 – 5 minutes after last use.
• Replace batteries when low battery symbol appears. Otherwise
inaccurate results could be obtained.
•Discard used batteries as per local guidelines.
WARNING: Keep all batteries out of children’s reach. If a battery is
swallowed, consult a doctor immediately.
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To replace battery:
1. Turn meter off.
2.Remove the battery cover on the back
of the meter.
3. Slide the battery to the right (a) and
remove it (b).
b
CAUTION: Do not touch the metal contacts
inside the battery compartment with your
finger or any metal.
a
4. Load a new battery into the battery
cover. Place the “+” side upward.
CAUTION: Make sure the battery is loaded
in the proper position. Otherwise, the
preprogrammed times will be reset.
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5. Replace battery cover.
If the clock setting has been deleted, SET will appear on the screen.
If SET appears, set the time and date. If you do not set the time and
date, all subsequent results will be stored with a test date and time of
January 1, 2008, 12:00 a.m.
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Changing the Colored Faceplates
The ReliOn® micro comes with multiple interchangeable colored
faceplates. You can attach the color of your choice.
1. Pressing on the dotted area shown on the right
with your thumb, slide the cover in the direction
of the arrow.
Display
cover
2. Turn your meter over. Hold the meter and pull
down the display cover until it comes off.
3. Remove the color faceplate from the
display cover.
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4. Hook the end of the display cover into the hole
of your preferred color faceplate.
Color
faceplate
5. Fit one of the tabs on the display cover into the
corresponding slot on your meter.
6. Press forcefully on the dotted area shown on the
right to snap the display cover back into your
meter.
7. Slide the display cover back to its original
position. Make sure the display cover is
snapped closed.
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METER SET-UP
Meter set-up allows you to adjust the audible beep volume and to set
time, date, and test averaging.
Before using the ReliOn® micro blood glucose meter for the first time,
set the time and date. Do not perform a blood glucose test until you
have set-up the meter.
Default Settings:
Audible Beep Volume
Average
High (3)
Off
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Setup mode
Audible Beep
See page 18.
Date and time
See page 20.
Test average display
See page 23.
To go to SET:
1. Make sure
the meter
is off.
2. Hold down
both the
and
buttons for 5
seconds.
To change the
setting, press the
button.
Press the
button to
follow the black arrows.
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To change the
setting, press the
button.
To move from month
to day or from hour
to minute, press the
uppbutton. To change
the value, press the
lowbutton.
End
To turn off the
meter, press
button. To go
back to the bEP
screen, press
button.
NOTE
The meter turns itself off if no
buttons are pressed for 3 minutes.
Your changes will have been
stored. Review the settings for
confirmation in the SET mode.
Your new settings will be saved
when you reach the End screen.
Basic rules for meter set-up:
Step 1: Turn off meter.
Step 2: Press the
and
buttons at the
same time for 5 seconds. A beep sounds and the
meter turns on. Next, a second beep sounds and
“SET” shows on the screen.
Step 3: Use the
button to change the set-up screen. When you press
the
button, the set-up screen changes in the order shown in the
diagram to the left. Press the
button to change a setting within a
set-up screen menu.
Note: If you need to go back to a setting, you must scroll through each
set-up option. You cannot go backwards in set-up mode.
In set-up mode, the meter will turn off automatically after 3 minutes of
non-use.
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Setting the Audible Beep
If the audible beep is turned “on”, the beep will sound when:
• You insert a test strip into the meter.
• You apply blood or control solution to a test strip.
• The test has ended and the result is displayed.
• The meter is turned on, but you do not use it for several minutes. Meter will beep and automatically shut off.
• You go into Memory Mode.
Make sure the meter is off. Press the
and
buttons at the same time for 5 seconds.
A beep sounds and the meter turns on. Next, a
second beep sounds and “SET” shows on the
screen.
Press the
button. The screen will
display “bEP” and the current beep setting.
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Press the
button to cycle through the volume levels:
“OFF” (no sound)
”on 1” (low)
“on 2”(middle)
“on 3” (high)
“OFF” (no sound) …, etc.
ep
e
B
[4]
A beep sounds at the set volume
at each step. If “OFF” is set, the
“audible beep mute (Off)” symbol
lights up in the upper right of the
screen. After you select the beep
volume, press the
button to
confirm the setting. The screen
changes to the year set-up screen.
[1]
[3]
Be
ep
Be
ep
[2]
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Setting the Year
In the year set-up screen, the last two digits of the
currently set year appear at the top of the screen.
“yEr” appears in the middle of the screen. The last
two digits of the currently set year appear at the
bottom of the screen and blink.
Press the
button to change the last
two digits of the year to the correct year. After you
set the year, press the
button to
confirm the setting. The screen changes to the
month set-up screen.
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(audible beep)
Setting the Month
Press the
button to change the month. After
you set the month, press the
button to confirm
the setting. The screen changes to the day set-up
screen.
Setting the Day
Press the
button to change the day. After you
set the day, press the
button to confirm the
setting. The screen changes to the hour set-up
screen.
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Setting the Hour
Press the
button to change the hour. After you
set the hour, press the
button to confirm the
setting. The screen changes to the minute set-up
screen.
Setting the Minute
Press the
button to change the minute. After you
set the minute, press the
button to confirm the
setting. The screen changes to the test averaging
set-up screen.
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Setting Test Average Display
NOTE: “Lo” results are included as 20 mg/dL in the averages. “Hi”
results are included as 600 mg/dL in the averages. Test results with
the following symbol or flag are not part of the result average:
temperature error symbol, control solution flag, or delete flag.
Press the
button to cycle through the test
averaging choices: “oFF” (not displayed),
“7” (7-day average), “14” (14-day average),
or“30” (30-day average).
If you select either 7-day, 14-day, or 30-day
averaging, your average test result will appear
when you recall results from memory. See
page 60.
After you set test averaging, press the
button to confirm the setting.
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Ending Set-up
To make further changes to set-up settings, press the
button while “End” is displayed. This will
bring up the Audible Beep set-up screen. You
can then move through the set-up mode and
adjust any settings that you wish.
If you are done with set-up, press the
button while “End” is displayed.
This confirms all settings and turns the
meter off.
The meter will turn off automatically
3 minutes after “End” is displayed.
<Power OFF>
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ep
Be
PERFORM A CONTROL SOLUTION TEST
Use ReliOn® micro CONTROL to check if:
• the meter and test strips are working correctly as a system.
• you are testing correctly.
To order control solution, call ReliOn® at 800.631.0076
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Perform a Control Solution Test:
• Before testing with the ReliOn® micro blood glucose meter for the first time.
• When you open a new bottle of test strips.
• Whenever you suspect the meter or test strips may not be functioning properly.
• If test results appear to be abnormally high or low or are not consistent with clinical symptoms.
• The test strip bottle has been left open or has been exposed to temperatures below 34°F (1°C) or above 86°F (30°C), or humidity levels above 80%.
• To check your technique.
• When the ReliOn® micro blood glucose meter has been dropped or stored below 32°F (0°C) or above 122°F (50°C).
Important:
• Use only with ReliOn® micro blood glucose meter and ReliOn® micro blood glucose test strips.
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• ReliOn® micro CONTROL is not intended for human consumption. Do not drink.
•Do not apply to eye. Contact your healthcare professional immediately if solution is swallowed, injected, or applied to the eye.
• Dye in control solution may stain skin, clothing, or surfaces.
• Store the control solution between 34-86°F (1-30°C). Keep away from direct sunlight, flourescent light, and heat. Do not freeze.
• Use before the expiration date printed on bottle.
• Use the control solution within 3 months of first opening. It is recommended that you write the date of opening on the control solution bottle label (OPEN DATE) as a reminder to dispose of the opened solution after 3 months.
• Always replace the cap immediately after use.
• ReliOn® micro CONTROL is not a cleaning solution. Do not clean your ReliOn® micro blood glucose meter with ReliOn® micro CONTROL.
•Do not use the control solution when the solution level falls below the bottom edge of the label on the bottle.
•Use the Control Solution between 72-82°F (22-28°C).
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Step 1: Insert a test strip as shown
in diagram. Test strip should seat
firmly into meter. The meter will turn
on automatically. The full screen will
come on for a moment. Make sure
all symbols appear on the screen
(see page 8). The last result will
then appear. Then the Apply Blood
Symbol will alternate with the
code number (F-2, F-3, or F-4). Make
sure that the code number on the
screen matches the code number
on the test strip bottle. If screen code
does not match the test strip code,
use a new test strip. If code still does
not match, use a new bottle of
test strips or call Customer Service
at 800.631.0076 (24 hours a day, 7
days).
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Step 2: Press the
button to enter the control mode. You will see
“CONT” on the upper left of the screen. A “CONT” flag can also be
attached when results are shown on screen.
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Step 3: Remove the cap from the control
solution bottle. While the Apply Blood
symbol and Code No. (F-2, F-3 or F-4) are
alternating, place a very small drop on the
end of the test strip. The test strip will draw
up the solution and the meter will beep. DO
NOT put control solution on top of the test
strip. The meter will begin to count down.
Step 4: In 7 seconds the meter will beep
again and display the control solution result.
Compare the result to the range printed
on the test strip bottle. Make sure the result
is within the acceptable range. If the result
falls within this range, the meter and test
strip are working correctly.
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Do not use the system if control solution result is out of range. See
Troubleshooting Control Solution Test (page 32).
Result is automatically stored in memory. See page 44 for additional
information
Step 5: Remove test strip. Dispose of the used test strip.
Control solutions are available in three (3) levels - Low (L), Normal (N),
and High (H).
Repeat Steps 1-5 with other Control Solution levels as per
recommendations of your healthcare professional.
To order control solution, call ReliOn® at 800.631.0076
NOTE: Control solution test results are not included in the averages.
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Troubleshooting Control Solution Test
If the control solution test result is out-of-range, check the following and repeat the test:
Check
Did you do the test in control solution mode? Do you see “CONT” on the screen with the result? Action
If not, do the test again.
Insert a test strip; press the
button
for control solution mode.
“CONT” should appear on screen. A “CONT” flag can also be attached
when results are shown on screen.
Have the test strips and/or Make sure that test strips and control
control solution expired?
solutions are not past expiration date.
This date is shown on bottle.
Were control solutions at room If not, warm up/cool
temperature (72-82°F (22-28°C))
down to room temperature.
when used?
Does the code on the test strip bottle If not, obtain a new bottle
match the code on the meter screen? of test strips.
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Check
Did you insert test strip firmly into meter?
Action
Make sure test strip is inserted
all the way into test strip port.
See diagram on page 28.
Did you follow the procedure correctly?
Reread “Performing a Control
Solution Test” (pages 25-31) and retest.
Were test strips stored correctly (between 34-86°F (1-30°C))?
Was the bottle cap replaced
immediately after removing
a test strip?
Is the meter damaged? Does it show an error code? If not, retest with a
new bottle of test strips.
If yes, contact Customer Service at
800.631.0076
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Does your Control Solution result still read outside the range
printed on the test strip bottle? If yes, the system may not be
working correctly. DO NOT USE the system to test your blood
glucose until the control solution result is within range. If you
need help, please call Customer Service at 800.631.0076
(24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Contact your diabetes healthcare professional if you cannot reach Customer Service.
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BLOOD GLUCOSE TESTING
The Lancing Device
Step 1: Pry the
depth adjustment cap
sideways to remove it.
NOTE: Do not use the lancet if the cap is missing or damaged.
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Step 2: Insert a new, unused lancet into the
Holder until it stops.
Step 3:
Twist off the safety tab.
Step 4:
Attach the depth adjustment cap.
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Holder
Step 5: Adjust the depth of puncture setting if necessary. If the
obtained amount of blood is excessive, turn the dial to a lower setting.
If the obtained amount of blood is insufficient, turn the dial to a larger
setting.
Level indications
Lancing Device.
1 2 3 4 5
Deeper
Step 6: Pull the charger to reset the device.
You may hear a click.
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Getting a Drop of Blood
Step 1: Wash hands with soap and warm water. Dry
hands thoroughly. If you use alcohol wipes to cleanse
fingers, make sure the area is dry before lancing finger.
Residual alcohol may lead to inaccurate readings.
Step 2: Let the arm hang down for 10 to 15 seconds.
(Holding the arm below the heart and massaging
the wrist, palm and finger makes it easier to obtain
a blood drop).
Step 3: Choose a site on the side of a fingertip to minimize pain.
Step 4: Press the depth adjustment cap to the side
of the fingertip. Push the release button.
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Step 5: Set aside the Lancing Device and wait a few seconds for a
blood drop to form. Keeping the hand warm, lowering the hand to
waist level and gently massaging your wrist, palm or the base of the
finger helps the flow of blood. Use a different site each time you test to
help prevent soreness and calluses.
NOTE: A lancet should only be used once. Dispose of used lancet in a
safe manner so as not to cause accidental injury.
WARNING: DO NOT share used lancets with another person. To prevent
possible infection, a used lancet should not be touched by another
person.
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Performing a Blood Glucose Test
NOTE: Four and a half minutes after test strip insertion, a beep
sounds every 5 seconds. After 5 minutes, a beep sounds and the
meter turns off. Take out unused test strip and insert it again to turn
meter back on.
Step 1: Remove test strip
from the bottle. Immediately
replace the bottle cap tightly.
Insert test strip as shown in
diagram. A beep will sound
and the meter will turn on
automatically. Verify that
all symbols appear on
the screen.
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Step 2: The last test result will then appear. The Apply Blood symbol
and the code number (F-2, F-3, or F-4) will alternate on the screen.
Verify that the code number on the screen matches the code
number printed on the bottle. If the code number does not match,
the meter may give a false reading. If code does not match, use a
new strip. If code still does not match, use a new bottle of test strips or
call Customer Service at 800.631.0076 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
Apply Blood Symbol
Code No.
(F-2, 3 or 4)
F- 4
Code Number
F-4
Expiration date
021
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Step 3: Obtain a blood drop
(see pages 38-39). Apply
blood to the end of the test
strip. Capillary action will pull
the blood into the strip. The
meter will beep when it
detects that blood has been
applied. The meter will begin
to count down. Do not add
blood on top of the test strip,
as you may receive an inaccurate result.
Important: Ensure that enough blood is applied
to fill the check window and it turns red. When the
check window is filled with blood and a beep
sounds, remove the tip of the test strip from your
finger. If there is not enough blood, “E-7” Filled
will
be displayed.
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Filled
Not Filled
Not
If it takes longer than 20 seconds to obtain a blood sample and to
touch the test strip to the blood drop, repeat Step 3.
Step 4: The meter will count down, starting
from “7”. After 7 seconds, a beep sounds
and the test result and date/time are shown.
Results will be shown in units of mg/dL.
Record result in your logbook.
Step 5: When the test is done, pull out test
strip. Dispose of test strip. The meter shuts
off automatically when you remove the
test strip.
Remove lancet from lancing device.
Dispose used lancet according to
local guidelines.
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Flagging Test Results
Flags help you categorize and identify results. They can be used to
omit specific results from result average calculations. You can attach
any of the below flags to test results. These flags are then stored in the
memory with the test results.
Attach:
To:
Before-meal flag
Blood glucose result obtained before eating
After-meal flag
Blood glucose result obtained after eating
Control test flag
Control test result. These results are not part
of your result averages (see page 23).
Delete flag
Blood glucose result that is clearly incorrect.
The delete flag sets incorrect results apart
from correct results. These results are not
part of your result averages (see page 23).
Step 1: Wait for test result to be displayed. Be sure test strip is still in
meter. Press the
button to cycle through the options.
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Step 2: When you have selected the desired marker, remove the test
strip. When you recall the result from memory, the selected marker
will be displayed.
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ALTERNATE SITE TESTING (AST)
Important Information About AST: Sites other than your fingertip may have
fewer nerve endings so obtaining a blood sample from these sites may be
less painful. The technique for alternate site testing is different from fingertip
testing. Blood glucose testing results from sites other than your fingertip could
be significantly different. Physiological differences in circulation between the
fingertip and palm may result in differences in blood glucose measurements
between these sites. Differences in glucose concentrations may be observed
after eating, taking insulin medication, or exercise and are typically shown
more quickly in the fingertip than in the palm. Consult with your diabetes
healthcare professional prior to testing from a site other than your fingertips.
Consider Alternate Site Testing When:
• Testing before a meal.
• You are in a fasting state.
• Two hours have passed since a meal.
• Two hours have passed since insulin dosing.
• Two hours have passed since physical activity.
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Use Fingertip Testing:
• Within two hours after a meal.
• Within two hours after insulin dosing.
• Within two hours after physical activity.
• If you have a history of hypoglycemia, are experiencing low blood glucose, or suffer from hypoglycemic unawareness (you cannot tell when you have low blood glucose).
• To confirm your blood glucose level if your AST result is not consistent with how you feel.
• During times of stress or illness.
Ask your diabetes healthcare professional about recommended testing
procedures when operating machinery or driving a car, as fingertip testing
is usually the preferred method of testing under these circumstances.
If bruising occurs, you may choose to lance a fingertip instead.
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Preparing to Test Your Blood Glucose
From an Alternate Site
Choose a Site: Select a soft, fleshy
area on the palm that is free of visible
veins and moles and away from bone.
Wash the area with warm, soapy water.
Rinse and dry completely. If you use
alcohol wipes to cleanse the site, make
sure the area is dry before lancing the site.
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Prepare Your Lancing Device: To order an AST Lancing Kit containing the
lancing device, lancets and instructions, please call 800.631.0076
Performing a Blood Glucose Test From an Alternate Site
Step 1:
Insert lancet and cock lancing
device.
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Step 2:
Remove test strip from the bottle.
Immediately replace the bottle cap
tightly. Insert test strip as shown in
diagram. A beep will sound and
the meter will turn on automatically.
Verify that all symbols appear on the
screen (see page 8).
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Code No.
(F-2, 3 or 4)
F- 4
F-4
Expiration date
9
021
Verify that the code number
displayed on the screen
matches the code number on
the bottle of test strips used.
If the code number does not
match, the meter may give
a false reading. If the code
does not match, use a new
strip. If the code still does not
match, use a new bottle of
test strips or call Customer
Service at 800.631.0076 (24
hours a day, 7 days a week)
Step 3:
a) PRESS AND VIGOROUSLY RUB THE
SELECTED AREA for 10 seconds until it
starts to feel warm to the touch.
b) Firmly hold the cocked
lancing device against the clean skin
for 5-10 seconds.
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c) Press the release button
on the lancing device to
lance the skin. Continue to
hold the lancing device
firmly against the skin until
a blood drop forms.
d) Once a
large enough
drop of blood
has formed,
remove the
lancing device.
IMPORTANT
Repeat blood draw if fluid is clear.
IMPORTANT
If it takes longer than 20 SECONDS to obtain
a blood sample, and any sample has been
applied to the strip, discard strip and use a
new strip before proceeding.
Step 4:
Pick up the meter and touch the end of the test
strip to the blood sample until the reaction site is
full. Immediately remove the meter and test strip
from the blood drop.
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IMPORTANT
• Was the sample free of clear or watery fluid?
• Was the drop large enough (at least 0.3 µL)?
• Did the reaction site fill with enough blood all at once?
IF NOT,
REPEAT TEST.
Step 5:
The meter will count down and display result in 7 seconds.
CONSIDER YOUR RESULT. REPEAT ALTERNATE SITE TEST:
• IF the blood sample appeared to be diluted with clear fluid.
• IF you did not vigorously rub the test site.
• IF the blood drop was not large enough to fill the
reaction site.
• IF the test was accidentally marked as a “Control” result.
• IF your result was not consistent with how you feel.
Filled
• IF more than 20 seconds elapsed from sample
collection to measurement (evaporation of the
blood sample may cause a test result that is higher than the actual value).
Not Filled
Any of the above situations can lead to an inaccurate test result.
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Filled
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If the repeated alternate site result is still not consistent with how you
feel, confirm your blood glucose level with fingertip testing.
Step 6: Always record your results in your self-testing logbook along
with other information such as insulin dosage, diet, and exercise.
The result is automatically stored in memory with the time and date.
Step 7: Remove the test strip and dispose of it in accordance with
local guidelines or as directed by your healthcare professional.
The meter shuts off automatically when the test strip is removed.
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UNDERSTANDING TEST RESULTS
The ReliOn® micro blood glucose meter is referenced to a fresh plasma
sample. Your meter results may differ from clinical lab results. This is due
to normal variation. To compare your meter with lab results, follow the
guidelines below.
Before you compare
Perform a control solution test. This makes sure your meter and test strips
are working correctly. Wait at least 2 hours after a meal or drink (other
than water) before doing a comparison. If the lab test needs venous
blood, you must fast before giving a blood sample.
When at the lab
Blood samples for both tests must be taken and tested within 15
minutes of each other. Collect blood for the lab test with an approved
preservative. Heparin samples of blood may be used. See test strip insert
for additional information. ReliOn® micro blood glucose meter is plasma
referenced.
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ALWAYS wash hands with warm soapy water. Rinse and dry them
before testing. ALWAYS use fresh capillary whole blood on meter tests.
You may still see a difference from the lab result. This can be due to
several causes. Blood glucose levels can change over short periods of
time, for example due to food or stress. Test strip results also may vary
due to medications or to low or high hematocrit.
Analyze data with a clinically acceptable method.
Your test results will vary over time. For example, results may vary due to:
1) The time of day the test was done.
2) The food you eat.
3) Activities you do.
4) The insulin and other medications you take.
If your readings do not seem correct, repeat the test. Contact your
healthcare professional immediately if:
• abnormally high or low readings persist.
• your test results do not match your symptoms.
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Normal Blood Glucose Readings
Expected blood glucose levels for adults without diabetes¹,²:
Fasting 70 to 110 mg/dL
1 to 2 hours after meals <120 mg/dL
High Blood Glucose Readings
If your blood glucose is above 600 mg/dL, you will receive a “Hi.”
Repeat the test with a new test strip. If this message shows again,
contact your healthcare professional immediately!
Contact your physician for advice if test results are very high³ (above
240 mg/dL) and/or you have symptoms of high blood glucose. These
symptoms include dry mouth, thirst, frequent urination, nausea,
vomiting, blurred vision, sleepiness, or abdominal pain. Symptoms will
vary person to person. You may have one or all of these symptoms.
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Low Blood Glucose Readings
If your blood glucose is below 20 mg/dL, you will receive a “Lo.”
Repeat the test with a new test strip. If this message shows again,
contact your healthcare professional immediately!
Contact your physician for advice if test results are very low4 (below 70
mg/dL) and/or you have symptoms of low blood glucose. Symptoms
of low blood glucose include sweating, shakiness, trembling, blurred
vision, hunger, headache, confusion, rapid heartbeat, or tingling or
numbness around the mouth or fingertips. Symptoms will vary person to
person. You may have one or all of these symptoms.
Diabetes Findings
In 1993, the National Institutes of Health reported a study of people
with Type 1 diabetes. This study was called the Diabetes Control and
Complications Trial (DCCT). It found that good blood glucose control
can reduce the risk of complications by about 60%5. This helps protect
the eyes, kidneys, and nervous system from damage due to diabetes.
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What This Means For You
Frequent blood glucose testing is the best means to track how well you
are doing with your diabetes management. It helps you track the
effects of medications, diet, exercise, and stress management. Blood
glucose test results can also tell you if your diabetes is changing. This
may alert you to adjust your treatment plan. Always consult your
healthcare professional before making any adjustments.
Frequency of Testing
Work with your healthcare professional to decide when and how often
to test. This will depend on such things as age, type of diabetes, and
medications. It is important to make testing part of your daily routine.
References
1
2
3
4
5
Burtis, C.A. Ashwood, E.R.,eds.: Tietz Textbook of Clinical Chemistry. 2nd Edition. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders. (1994), 2190.
Krall, L.P. and Beaser R.S.: Joslin Diabetes Manual. Philadelphia: Lea and Fibiger (1989), 138.
Krall, L.P. and Beaser R.S.: Joslin Diabetes Manual. Philadelphia: Lea and Fibiger (1989), 261–263.
Kahn, R. and Weir, G.: Joslin’s Diabetes Mellitus. Philadelphia: Lea and Fibiger (1994), 489.
American Diabetes Association position statement on the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (1993).
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RECALLING RESULTS - ENTERING MEMORY MODE
The ReliOn® micro blood glucose meter stores up to 50 test results.
When more than 50 test results have been performed, the meter drops
the oldest result each time you add a new result. Before using the
memory, remove test strip from meter and make sure meter is turned
off.
Step 1: Press the
button
for 2 seconds. A beep sounds
and the test meter turns on and
shows all screen symbols. After
two seconds, either the Test
Average or the most recent
test result will appear.
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• If Test Averaging has been turned on, the
average result will appear first.
• If Test Averaging has been set to “Off”, the
display will briefly flash the number “1.” Then, the most recent test result appears with the date and time of the test.
“MEM” will display at the top of the screen.
This shows it is a stored result.
Step 2: Press the
button to scroll through
memory. Press and hold the
button to
move through the results quickly. Press the
button to move backwards through results
in memory.
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Step 3: After all test results have been reviewed, “End” appears.
• Press the button once to go back to the first result in memory. You can then scroll through results in memory again.
• Press the button for 2 seconds to exit Memory and turn off the meter. You can exit Memory in this way at any time when recalling results.
Note:
• If no tests have been performed, or all test results have been deleted, the current date and time appear first, then “End” appears.
• If 3 minutes elapse before either the or button is pressed, a beep sounds and the test meter turns off automatically.
Deleting all test results from the memory
You can delete all test results from the memory. Remember that test
results cannot be retrieved once deleted.
Step 1:
Make sure meter is off.
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Step 2:
Hold down the
button for 2 seconds to
display the most recent test result. If you have turned
the result average display on, the result average will
appear instead of the most recent result.
Step 3:
Press the
button to go to the “End” screen.
Step 4 : Hold down both the
and
buttons for 5
seconds. “dEL” and “ALL” will alternately flash on the
screen.
To cancel past result deletion at this point, press the button.
Step 5:
Hold down both the
and
buttons for 5
seconds. The “End” screen appears again, once all
test results are deleted from the memory.
To turn off the meter, hold down the
button for 2
seconds. The meter turns itself off if buttons are not
pressed within 3 minutes.
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MAINTENANCE
Cleaning
To prevent malfunction of the meter, keep the test strip port free of
blood, moisture, dirt, or dust. Use a lint-free cloth dampened with
water to clean meter. Thoroughly wring out cloth before use. Do not
use an abrasive cloth or antiseptic solution, as these may damage the
display screen. Do not clean inside battery compartment.
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Storage and Handling
• Store meter at 32°F-122°F (0°C-50°C).
• Do not leave the meter in very hot or cold places. Do not leave it near a heat source (radiator) or in a car in hot or cold weather.
• Do not store or use meter or test strips:
• in high humidity, such as a bathroom or kitchen.
• near a strong electromagnetic field such as a microwave oven or cell phone.
• Do not use a meter that has been dropped into water, or if any water has entered the meter. Even if you dry it, correct test results may not be obtained, and malfunction may result.
• Do not store meter or test strips near bleach or cleaners that contain bleach.
• Do not drop meter. This can damage the meter. If you do drop meter, check it with a control solution test.
• Do not take the meter apart. • Do not leave test strips out of their bottles.
• Do not hold test strips with fingers for a long period of time.
• Do not hold test strips with wet or dirty fingers. Otherwise correct test results may not be obtained.
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If you have technical problems or questions, please call Customer
Service at 800.631.0076 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Contact your
healthcare professional with questions if you cannot reach Customer
Service.
Display Screen and Error Messages
Please first read this section. If you still have questions, call Customer
Service at 800.631.0076 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Contact your
healthcare professional if you cannot reach Customer Service. Do not
send your meter to ReliOn® or your local dealer without first calling to
get approval to do so.
If any part of the display screen
is missing when the meter is turned
on, call Customer Service at
800.631.0076.
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Your blood glucose level is less than 20 mg/dL or there
was not enough blood on test strip. Repeat test with
new test strip. Make sure you use enough blood to fill
the strip. If this message shows again, contact your
healthcare professional immediately!
Your blood glucose level is more than 600 mg/
dL. Repeat test with new test strip. If this message
shows again, contact your healthcare professional
immediately.
Battery power is too low for testing. Replace battery
immediately. Results may not be accurate when
testing with low battery symbol on.
Thermometer symbol. The meter temperature is
outside acceptable range of 50˚F-104˚F (10˚C-40˚C).
Allow the meter and test strips to warm up or cool
down slowly (20 minutes) until the temperature
warning symbol goes away.
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The battery power is too low for testing. Test results
and changes are not stored in the memory.
Change the battery. See “Changing the battery”
pg 10.
The meter is faulty. Contact Customer Service
at 800.631.0076.
The meter temperature is outside acceptable
range of 50˚F-104˚F (10˚C-40˚C). Allow the meter
and test strips to warm up or cool down slowly
(20 minutes) until the temperature warning
symbol goes away.
The meter is faulty. Contact Customer Service
at 800.631.0076.
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Test strip problem. Contact bars on test strip may be
dirty. Incorrect test strip used. Used test strip has been
inserted. Repeat test with new test strip.
Additional blood was applied to test strip after test
started. Test strip was moved during test. Insufficient
blood sample.
Code Number. This shows the code number currently
in the meter. The number on the screen must match
the number on the test strip bottle. If screen code
does not match the test strip code, use a new test
strip. If code still does not match, use a new bottle of
test strips or call Customer Service at 800.631.0076.
Apply Blood Sample. The Apply Blood symbol flashes
alternately with strip code number (F-2, F-3, or F-4).
This shows that the meter is ready for the blood sample.
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Apply Control Solution. The Apply Blood symbol
flashes alternately with the strip code number
(F-2, F-3, or F-4) and “CONT” appears at the top
of the screen. This shows the meter is ready for you
to apply control solution.
Test Result. The meter shows results between 20
and 600 mg/dL.
Test Average has no results stored. Test Averaging
has been set to 7-day, 14-day or 30-day but there
are no results stored yet in memory.
For errors not listed, do not attempt to use meter.
Contact Customer Service at 800.631.0076.
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PRODUCT INFORMATION
Product Specifications
Test Strips: Result Range: Calibration: Sample Size: Blood Source: Hematocrit Range: Test Time: Assay Method: Power Source: Battery Life: Screen Type: Memory: Average: Automatic Shut Off: Size: Weight: Operating Ranges: Altitude: Unit of Measurement: ReliOn® micro.
20-600 mg/dL .
Plasma referenced.
Minimum 0.3 µL.
Fresh capillary whole blood.
30% - 54%.
7 seconds.
Biosensor, Glucose Oxidase (Aspergillus niger sourced).
One 3-volt lithium battery (CR2032 or DL2032)
Approximately 3,000 tests
Liquid Crystal Display (LCD).
50 results with time & date stamp.
7-day, 14-day or 30-day averaging.
3 – 5 minutes after last user action.
3.6" x 1.2" x 0.5" (92mm x 30mm x 14 mm).
1.1 oz (with battery).
50°F-104°F (10°C-40°C), 20% - 80% relative humidity.
10,000 ft. (3,048 meters).
mg/dL.
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Warnings, Precautions & Limitations
•You may get test results higher than your actual glucose level if taking PAM (1-methylpyridine-6-carbaldehyde oxime). Taking unnecessary measures to lower your blood glucose level may induce severe low blood glucose symptoms such as coma.
• Never make significant changes to your diabetes control program or ignore physical symptoms without consulting with your healthcare professional.
• Patients undergoing oxygen therapy may yield false results.
•Heparin samples of blood may be used. Do not use other preservatives.
• Do not grasp the meter near the test strip port. A built-in thermosensor used to minimize measurement errors is installed just inside the port. If you hold this area, it will be warmed by your fingers, which will adversely affect test results.
• Severe dehydration (excessive water loss) may cause false low results. If you believe you are suffering from dehydration, consult your healthcare professional right away.
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• Extremes in hematocrit may affect test results. Hematocrit levels less than 30% may cause falsely high readings. Hematocrit levels greater than 54% may cause falsely low readings.
• Inaccurate results may occur in severely hypotensive individuals or patients in shock. Inaccurate low results may occur for individuals experiencing a hyperglycemic-hyperosmolar state, with or without ketosis. Critically ill patients should not be tested with blood glucose meters.
• Triglycerides up to 3,000 mg/dL do not significantly affect test results. However, glucose values in specimens beyond this triglycerides level should be interpreted with caution.
• Normal endogenous (within body) natural levels of uric acid, ascorbate (vitamin C), bilirubin, triglycerides, and hemoglobin do not interfere with your blood glucose results obtained.
• Externally taken drugs L-dopa, dopamine, methyl-dopa, acetaminophen, and ibuprofen will not interfere with
ReliOn® micro blood glucose results when taken at therapeutic concentrations.
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• The ReliOn® micro Blood Glucose Monitoring System is not designed to be a substitute for pathology laboratory equipment and should not be used for the diagnosis of diabetes.
• Use only fresh capillary blood. Do not use serum or plasma or venous whole blood.
• Do not use the ReliOn® micro Blood Glucose Monitoring System to test neonates. It has not been validated for neonatal use.
• Always insert the test strip into the meter first, then prick the finger. Not doing so may result in an“E-6” appearing on the display or a test result that is higher than the actual value.
• Do not use at altitudes higher than 10,000 ft (3,048 m).
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Warranty
You are a valued customer of ReliOn®. It is important to us that you are
completely satisfied with your ReliOn® micro blood glucose meter.
ARKRAY warrants your ReliOn® micro blood glucose meter will be free
from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of five years
from the date of the original purchase. If during this time the meter does
not work properly because of a defect in materials or workmanship,
ARKRAY agrees to replace or repair, free of charge any and all parts
proven to be defective and subject to warranty.
This warranty is in lieu of all other warranties, expressed or implied,
including any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for any
purpose, other than stated herein.
This warranty does not apply to the performance of the ReliOn® micro
blood glucose meter that has been damaged by accident or has been
altered, misused, tampered with, or abused in any way. This warranty only
applies to the original purchaser of the meter and/or its agents.
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Returns
You must contact ReliOn® Customer Service at 800.631.0076 before
returning your meter. You will be instructed how to return the meter
to ARKRAY. Returned meters without this authorization will not be
accepted.
TEL 800.631.0076
www.relion.com
©2008 ARKRAY, Inc.
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P/N 1810-00
Rev 10/08