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Blood Glucose Meter
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or of damage to your own health or the health
of others.
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Contents
Contents
Intended use�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2
About this User’s Manual�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 3
1 Getting to know the blood glucose monitoring system���������������������������������������������������������� 4
2 Steps before testing�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 7
3 Changing settings���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 10
4 Testing blood glucose���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 16
5 Using the meter as a diary�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 30
6 Analysing test results on the PC������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 35
7 Checking your meter������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 38
8 Cleaning the meter�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 44
9 Changing the battery����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 46
10 Testing blood glucose in more than one patient������������������������������������������������������������������ 48
11 Test and storage conditions ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 50
12 Symbols, problems and error messages������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 52
13 Disposing of your meter������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 59
14 Technical data and system components������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 60
15 Customer Support and Service Centre�������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 63
16 Alphabetical index���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 65
Explanation of symbols��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� III
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Intended use
Intended use
The Accu-Chek Active blood glucose meter
The Accu-Chek Active blood glucose meter is
intended to be used for quantitative blood
glucose tests in fresh capillary blood. The
meter may only be used together with
Accu-Chek Active test strips. Consult the
package insert of the test strips if you intend to
use different sample material.
The blood glucose monitoring system
comprises the meter and test strips and is
suitable for self-testing and for professional
use. People with diabetes can use this system
to self-test their blood glucose. Healthcare
professionals can use this system to check
patients’ blood glucose values and they can
use it in suspected cases of diabetes and in
emergency diagnostics.
The system is suitable for testing blood glucose
with blood obtained from alternative sites.
The system must not be used to diagnose or
rule out diabetes.
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• Healthcare professionals must also read the
instructions and notes in Chapter 10 “Testing
blood glucose in more than one patient”.
• All objects that could come into contact with
human blood are potential sources of
infection.
There is a risk of infections (e.g. hepatitis B,
hepatitis C, HIV) being transmitted if the meter
is used by other people, even family members,
or if healthcare professionals use the same
meter to test blood glucose in more than one
person.
• Only use the Accu-Chek Active meter with
Accu-Chek Active test strips that are approved
by Roche. Other test strips deliver incorrect
results.
• Keep the blood glucose monitoring system
with all its components away from children
under the age of 3. There is a risk of
suffocation if small parts (e.g. covers, caps or
similar objects) are swallowed.
The system is only suitable for use outside the
body.
Visually impaired persons must not use the
meter.
The meter must only be used for its intended
purpose; if used otherwise preventive
measures could be ineffective.
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About this User’s Manual
About this User’s Manual
Read this User’s Manual carefully and completely before testing blood glucose for the first time. If you
have any questions, please contact your customer support and service centre (see page 63).
This User’s Manual will provide you with all the information you need to operate, troubleshoot and care
for your blood glucose meter. Follow the correct operating procedures for the meter and comply with all
instructions for use. You can turn the beep tone of the meter on or off. This User’s Manual assumes that
the beep is on.
Actions to be taken appear as shown in the example below:
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Title bar of the figure
with a number or figure
caption
Flashing elements
Figure displaying actions
to be taken
In this User’s Manual you will see
examples of display screens.
Elements that are surrounded by
a halo in these examples actually
flash on the meter’s display.
Gently slide the test strip into
the test strip guide in the
direction of the arrow until you
feel it lock into place.
Action to be taken (blue
text)
The meter turns on and first
performs a default display check
(approx. 2 seconds).
Information on action to
be taken (black text)
Please note: All dates, times or
results shown on the display
screens in this User’s Manual are
intended only as examples.
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Getting to know the blood glucose monitoring system
Getting to know the blood glucose monitoring system
The Accu-Chek Active blood glucose meter and its components
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7
1
8
2
9
5
4
1. Display
displays the current and saved test results or
device messages
2. Buttons
see “Buttons of the blood glucose meter”
overview
3. Cover
covers the measurement window
4. Measurement window
underneath the cover
5. Test strip guide
slide the test strip in here
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3
6. Locking catch
opens the battery compartment cover
7. USB port
the USB cable is inserted here in order to
transfer data to a computer
8. Code chip
code chip inserted in the code chip slot
9. Battery compartment
right: open battery compartment, battery type
CR2032
10.Type plate
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Getting to know the blood glucose monitoring system
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Buttons of the blood glucose meter
Overview of the M and S button functions:
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14
12
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15
M button
S button
Press the M button to
Press the S button to
turn the meter on and call up
saved values
turn the meter on and call up
settings, e.g. for the time
mark the test result after a test
mark the test result after a test
change settings
go to the next setting
call up the previous saved test
result
call up the next saved test result
change from the earliest saved
test result to the averages
change from the averages to the
saved test results
call up the previous average
call up the next average
Press the M and S buttons at the same time to
11.Test strip container
12.Test strip
13.Control solutions
14.Code chip
15.Battery
perform a display check
save settings after the final display is shown on the display and
turn the meter off
turn the meter off
Press the M or S button to
turn the test reminder beep off
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Getting to know the blood glucose monitoring system
The main features
• Short testing time
The meter needs only approximately 5 seconds
for each test.
• Testing without pressing buttons
For testing, you do not need to press a single
button.
• Additional dosing option
To perform a test, the meter requires 1–2 µL
blood (1 µL (microlitre) = 1 thousandth of a
millilitre). The meter detects if the amount of
blood is insufficient, and more blood can be
applied.
• Marking test results
You can mark test results with different symbols
which indicate particular situations during the
test.
• Memory
The meter automatically saves up to 500 test
results with the time and date of the test and all
other information that is important for the test.
• Integrated data analysis
From the stored test results your meter can
calculate your average values for the last 7, 14,
30 and 90 days.
• Data transfer
The meter has a USB port. You can transfer
saved test results to a computer.
• Flexible blood application
You can apply blood to the test strip while the
test strip is in the meter or after you have
removed it from the meter.
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Steps before testing
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Steps before testing
Unpacking the contents
Check that the contents of the package are complete. You will find a list with the contents on the box.
If anything is missing, please contact your customer support and service centre (see page 63).
Checking the unit of measurement
Test results can be displayed in two different units of measurement (mg/dL or mmol/L). Two different
versions of the same meter are therefore available. Check if your meter displays the unit of measurement
you are accustomed to. You can find the unit of measurement that your meter displays on the type plate
on the back of your meter 1 . If you do not know which is the right unit for you, ask your healthcare
professional.
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The unit of measurement that
your meter displays cannot be
changed. If the wrong unit of
measurement is printed on the
type plate, ask your healthcare
professional to exchange the
meter or contact your
customer support and service
centre. Using the wrong unit of
measurement may cause
misinterpretation of your actual
blood glucose level and may
lead to improper therapy.
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Steps before testing
Checking the display
You can check if all of the display elements are properly displayed, by carrying out a full display check.
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2
mg/dL meter
With the meter turned off, press
the M and S buttons at the same
time for approximately 2 seconds
until the meter is switched on.
mmol/L meter
Compare the elements displayed on your meter with the display
shown here.
If any of the display elements are missing or the unit of measurement
shown for the blood glucose results is not the correct one, please ask
your healthcare professional to exchange the meter.
Press the M and S buttons at the same time to end the display check
and turn the meter off.
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Steps before testing
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Inserting the code chip
A code chip is used to give the meter information about the properties of the test strips. This is why each
test strip box contains a code chip.
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• Each time you open a new
test strip box, you must
replace the old code chip
from the meter with the new
one from the new test strip
box. Code chips from other
test strip boxes may contain
information that is incorrect
for your new test strips, and
can therefore lead to
incorrect test results.
Incorrect test results can
cause the wrong therapy
recommendation to be
made and so produce
serious adverse health
effects.
• If the code number on the
display does not match the
code number on the test
strip container, do not
perform blood glucose tests.
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Compare the code number on
the code chip with the
corresponding code number on
the label of the test strip
container.
The three-digit number on the
code chip (e.g. 689) must match
the three-digit number on the
label.
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Leave the meter turned off.
Gently slide the code chip
straight into the code chip slot on
the side of the blood glucose
meter.
You must feel the code chip lock
into place.
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Changing settings
Changing settings
Overview
You can make changes to the meter settings for the time format, time, date and beep.
The meter is delivered with the date and time pre-set. You may need to adjust the settings to your time
zone. In order to analyse your saved test results properly, it is necessary to set the correct time and date.
Turning the meter on
1
Press the S button for longer
than 2 seconds.
Changing settings
2
The display above appears on
the display.
appears on the
When
display, it is possible to make
changes to the settings.
3
Press the M button.
The changed time format
appears on the display.
The setting which can be now
changed begins to flash.
You can now adjust the time
format (24h or 12h).
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Changing settings
Go to the next setting
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Turning the meter off
Order of the settings
Turning off
Time format
Time (hour)
Time (minute)
Year
Date (month)
Date (day)
Press the M and S buttons briefly
at the same time.
When the final display appears
on the display, the modified
settings are also saved.
Beep (on, off)
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Final display
Press the S button briefly to go to the next setting.
Press the S button repeatedly until the final display appears on the
display.
Only then will the modified settings be saved when you turn the
meter off.
If you do not press any buttons,
the meter turns off
automatically after approx.
30 seconds. If you have not
reached the final display, all
changes are lost and the
original settings remain
unchanged.
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Changing settings
Setting the time format
You can choose between two formats:
24-hour format
Time from 0:00 to 23:59, date in the day-month format (DD-MM)
12-hour format
Time from 12:00 to 11:59 followed by am or pm, date in the month-day
format (MM-DD)
When you change the time format, the time and date are changed accordingly.
24-hour format
The time format flashes on the
display.
Setting the time format
Press the M button briefly to
switch from one format to the
other.
12-hour format
Press the S button. Next comes
the time.
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Changing settings
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Setting the time and date
24-hour format
Setting the hours
12-hour format
The hours flash on the display.
24-hour format
12-hour format
Press the M button to set the
hours.
Setting the minutes.
12-hour format
The minutes flash on the display.
Year
The year flashes on the display.
24-hour format
Press the S button. Next come
the minutes.
24-hour format
12-hour format
Press the M button to set the
minutes.
Setting the year
Press the M button to set the
year.
Press the S button. Next comes
the year.
Year
Press the S button. Next comes
the month.
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Changing settings
24-hour format
Setting the month
12-hour format
The month flashes on the
display.
24-hour format
12-hour format
Press the M button to set the
month.
Setting the day
12-hour format
The day flashes on the display.
24-hour format
Press the S button. Next comes
the day.
24-hour format
12-hour format
Press the M button to set the
day.
Press the S button. Next comes
the beep.
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Changing settings
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Setting the beep
Beep is on
The beep symbol appears
together with (on) on the
display.
Turning the beep on or off
Press the M button briefly to turn
the beep on or off.
Beep is off
The beep symbol appears
(off) on the
together with
display.
Press the S button. Next comes
the final display.
Final display on the display
24-hour format
12-hour format
At the end of making settings, the meter displays the current
settings.
Press the M and S buttons briefly at the same time to turn the meter
off.
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Testing blood glucose
Testing blood glucose
Using the Accu-Chek Active meter, you can test blood glucose in two different ways. You can either apply
the blood drop to the test field while the test strip is in the meter (see page 19), or you can remove the test
strip from the meter and then apply the blood drop to the test field (see page 20).
Please also consult “Notes on blood glucose testing” (see page 22).
Preparing to test blood glucose
You need the following items to carry out the blood glucose test:
• your meter with the code chip inserted
• the Accu-Chek Active test strips that belong to the code chip
• a lancing device toSoftclix_0010
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• a lancet for the lancing
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Read the package insert which
comes with the test strips.
Wash your hands thoroughly with
soap and warm water and dry
them well. This reduces
contamination of the puncture
site and stimulates blood flow.
Prepare your lancing device to
obtain blood.
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Testing blood glucose
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Testing blood glucose
Turning the meter on
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2
3
mg/dL meter
mmol/L
meter
Take a test strip from the test
strip container. Close the test
strip container again
immediately.
Hold the test strip so that the
arrows printed on it and the
green square face upwards.
Gently slide the test strip into the
test strip guide in the direction of
the arrows until you feel it lock
into place.Do not bend the test
strip.
The meter turns on and first
performs a default display check
(approx. 2 seconds).
Following the display check, the
code number is displayed (689 is
just an example).
Check that all the segments of
(mg/dL
the numeric display
(mmol/L meter) as
meter) or
well as the unit of measurement
are displayed.
If segments are missing, please
contact your customer support
and service centre (see page 63).
The test strip must lie flat on the
measurement window cover.
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5
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If you missed the code number
on the display after sliding in
the test strip, remove the test
strip from the meter and slide
it in again.
Check that this code number is
the same as the code number on
the label of the test strip
container.
Following the code number, the
test strip symbol and the flashing
blood drop symbol appear on the
display. You now hear a beep.
If the numbers do not match,
even though the code chip in the
meter belongs to the test strip
container, please contact your
customer support and service
centre.
The meter is now ready to
perform a blood glucose test. You
have approx. 90 seconds to
apply blood to the test strip. After
this time, the meter turns itself
off.
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Testing blood glucose
Applying blood
With test strip in the meter
1
2
3
mg/dL meter
A
B
mmol/L
meter
Lance the side of a fingertip with
your lancing device.
Figure A shows the
recommended sites for obtaining
blood.
Encourage a blood drop to form
by gently massaging the finger
towards the fingertip (see B ).
Apply the blood drop to the
centre of the green field and then
remove your finger from the test
strip.
As soon as the meter detects the
blood, you hear a beep.
The test starts. The flashing
hourglass symbol indicates
that the test is in progress.
The test is over in approximately
5 seconds. The test result
appears on the display and you
hear a beep. The meter
automatically saves the test
result.
You can now mark the test result,
set a test reminder or turn the
meter off.
If the amount of blood you
applied is insufficient, after a few
seconds an acoustic warning in
the form of 3 beeps sounds. You
can then apply an additional
amount of blood.
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Testing blood glucose
Applying blood
With test strip outside the meter
1
2
3
A
B
Lance the side of a fingertip with
your lancing device.
Figure A shows the
recommended sites for obtaining
blood.
Encourage a blood drop to form
by gently massaging the finger
towards the fingertip (see B ).
When the test strip and the
flashing blood drop symbols are
displayed:
Remove the test strip from the
meter.
The test strip and blood drop
symbols flash afterwards on the
display. Now you have approx.
20 seconds to apply blood to the
test strip and to slide it into the
meter again. During the last 5
seconds, a beep sounds once per
second. It is to remind you to
slide the test strip with blood
back into the meter. If you do not
slide the test strip back into the
meter within this time, the meter
.
displays the error message
Apply the blood drop to the
centre of the green field.
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Turning the meter off
4
5
Turn off
mg/dL meter
mmol/L
meter
Gently slide the test strip into the
test strip guide in the direction of
the arrows until you feel it lock
into place.
The test strip must lie flat on the
measurement window cover.
The test starts. The flashing
hourglass symbol indicates that
the test is in progress.
The test is over in approximately
8 seconds. The test result
appears on the display and you
hear a beep. The meter
automatically saves the result.
Remove the test strip from the
meter.
The meter turns itself off.
Discard used test strips
according to local regulations.
You can now mark the test result, Healthcare professionals must
set a test reminder or turn the
discard used test strips
meter off.
according to the health and
safety policy of their laboratory
or institution.
If you do not remove the test
strip and do not press any
buttons, the meter turns off
automatically after approx.
30 seconds.
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Testing blood glucose
Notes on blood glucose testing
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Incorrect test results could lead to incorrect therapy recommendations resulting in serious adverse
health effects. Therefore, follow the following instructions:
• Use only test strips which are within the use by date.
• The test strips are sensitive to humidity and moisture. Only remove test strips from the test strip
container when your hands are completely dry. Close the test strip container again tightly with its
original cap immediately after removing a test strip.
• If you have not applied blood to the test strip in the available time and the meter has turned itself off:
Remove the test strip and discard it. Start the blood glucose test from the beginning with a new test
strip.
• If an error message appears and you have not yet applied any blood, you must not use this test strip
any more. Start the blood glucose test from the beginning with a new test strip.
• Do not rub the blood drop onto the test field when applying blood.
• Do not store used test strips in a test strip container which still contains unused test strips.
• Do not bend the test strip while sliding it into the meter. The test strip must lie flat on the measurement
window cover.
• Do not to bend or move the test strip before or while applying blood, or while the test is in progress.
• Only apply blood to the test strip when the drop symbol is flashing on the display.
or
are not shown completely during the default display check (e.g.
), test results
• If
cannot be displayed correctly. In this case, contact your customer support and service centre.
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If you want to apply blood to a test strip which is not in the meter: Do not remove the test strip until the
drop symbol flashes on the display. If you remove the test strip before this time, the meter turns itself
off.
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Testing blood glucose
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Marking test results
You can mark test results to describe certain events connected to the test result or particular
characteristics of the test result. You can only mark a test result while the test strip is still in the meter
and the test result is being displayed.
You can choose from 5 markers:
Symbol
Meaning
Before meal (apple symbol): For test results from tests that you performed
before your meals
After meal (apple core symbol): For test results from tests that you performed
after your meals
Test reminder (apple + bell symbol): For test results from tests that you
performed before your meals and which you would like to check 2 hours later.
The meter reminds you to perform this test. The test result that you have marked
symbol.
with a test reminder is saved together with the
Other (asterisk symbol): You can define the meaning of this marker yourself (e.g.
for test results from alternative sites or after physical activity).
Control (bottle symbol): For control tests in which you apply control solution to
the test area instead of blood.
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Testing blood glucose
1
2
mg/dL
meter
No marker
Control
Before meal
1
Test reminder
Other
mmol/L
meter
In the example above, the Before
meal marker ( symbol) was
selected.
After meal
After choosing the desired
marker, you can turn the meter
off.
As long as the test result is being displayed on the display, you can
mark the test result.
The test result is saved together
with the marker.
Press the S button or M button repeatedly until the desired marker is
displayed.
When you press the S button, the markers appear in the following
order: 1 Before meal; 2 Test reminder; 3 After meal; 4 Other;
5 Control.
The respective marker appears below on the display
1
.
When you press the M button, the markers appear in the reverse
order.
If you decide to not mark the test result, press the S button or M
button repeatedly until no further symbol is displayed.
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Setting a test reminder
1
2
mg/dL
meter
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If the meter is switched on at
the time of the test reminder,
the meter cancels the test
reminder.
If you perform a blood glucose
test up to 1 hour before a test
reminder, the meter cancels
the test reminder.
mmol/L
meter
As long as the test result is being
displayed on the display, you can
set a test reminder.
Press the S button or M button
repeatedly until the Test
reminder marker ( symbol) is
displayed.
The test result is saved together
with the symbol (Before meal).
In two hours, you will be
reminded to perform a blood
glucose test. The flashing symbol
appears on the display. At the
same time, a beep sounds once
per second.
If you do not perform a blood
glucose test at the time of the
test reminder, you can still
perform the blood glucose test
within half an hour of the test
reminder.
You can now perform a blood
glucose test.
In both cases, the test result is
saved together with the
symbol (After meal).
Slide the test strip into the test
strip guide and perform a blood
glucose test.
As soon as you slide the test
strip in, the test reminder is
turned off.
The test result is saved together
with the symbol (After meal).
If you decide not to perform a
test, press the M button or S
button to turn the test reminder
off.
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Testing blood glucose
Checking your test results
The test strip itself allows you to estimate the test result through colour comparison and thus also to
check the displayed result.
1
2
After the blood glucose test
The label on the test strip container shows blood glucose values in
mg/dL and mmol/L next to each coloured dot.
Within 30 to 60 seconds after applying blood to the test strip,
compare the colour of the control window on the back of the test
strip with the dot that comes closest to your test result.
Before the blood glucose test
On the back of the test strip,
there is a round, coloured control
window.
Compare the colour of this
window with the coloured dots
on the label of the test strip
container.
If the colour deviates significantly, repeat the test. If the colour
deviates during further tests, contact your customer support and
service centre.
Only the test results displayed by the meter should be used for
therapeutic recommendations. The colour comparison serves only as
a visual or sanity check of the test results.
The colour of the control window
must match the colour of the top
coloured dot (0 mg/dL,
0 mmol/L). If the control window
is a different colour, do not
perform a test with that test
strip.
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Symbols before, during or after a blood glucose test
The following symbols can appear on the display before, during or after a test. For further information,
please refer to the “Symbols, problems and error messages” chapter (see page 52).
Symbol
Meaning
The battery is almost empty.
The temperature during the test was outside the permitted range of +8 to
+42 °C.
Instead of a test result: The test result is lower than 10 mg/dL (0.6 mmol/L).
Instead of a test result: The test result is higher than 600 mg/dL
(33.3 mmol/L).
The test strips are past their use by date.
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The display
The display
may indicate that your blood glucose is very low (possibly a severe hypoglycaemia).
may indicate that your blood glucose is very high (possibly a severe hyperglycaemia).
or reflects the way you feel, follow the instructions given by your healthcare
If the display
professional immediately. If the display does not reflect the way you feel, perform a control test. Repeat
the blood glucose test afterwards. If the new test result still does not reflect the way you feel, please
contact your healthcare professional.
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Testing blood glucose
Evaluating test results
Blood glucose results are influenced, amongst others, by nutritional choices, medicine taken, state of
health, stress and physical activity.
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• Do not change your therapy without talking about it with your healthcare professional first.
• If the blood glucose result is above or below the target range that you have set together with your
healthcare professional, please contact your healthcare professional.
• If the test result reflects the way you feel, continue as instructed by your healthcare professional.
• If the test result does not reflect the way you feel, e.g. it is unexpectedly high or low, perform a
control test. Repeat the blood glucose test afterwards. If the new test result still does not reflect the
way you feel, please contact your healthcare professional.
• Please contact your healthcare professional immediately if your blood glucose values are too low or
too high.
• If test results repeatedly do not reflect the way you feel, check the points in the following section
“Sources of implausible test results”.
Sources of implausible test results
If your meter repeatedly displays error messages or implausible test results that do not reflect the way
you feel, please check the following points. If your responses to the questions in the table are different
from those given, make the respective corrections when you perform the next test.
If you have taken all of these points into account and still obtain implausible results or error messages,
contact your customer support and service centre.
Did you use a test strip from the test strip container that has the same code number as the
code chip in the meter?
yes
Did you perform the test following the instructions in the User’s Manual?
yes
Did you wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water and dry them well?
yes
Did you use a used test strip?
no
Did you apply blood after the beep sounded and the blood drop symbol began flashing on
the display?
yes
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Did you bend the test strip while sliding it into the test strip guide on the meter?
no
Did you apply the blood drop immediately after it had formed on your finger?
yes
Did you bend or move the test strip before or during the test?
no
Are the test strips past their use by date (check next to the e symbol on the test strip
symbol on your meter’s display)?
container label and also the
no
Are the test strip guide and measurement window clean?
yes
Did you perform the test within the correct temperature range (+8 to +42 °C)?
yes
Did you follow the storage conditions for the meter and the test strips?
yes
Did you review the error messages that are referred to in the package insert that comes with
the test strips?
yes
If your meter has been dropped, it can no longer be certain that the meter is functioning properly.
Perform a control test. Repeat the blood glucose test afterwards.
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Using the meter as a diary
Using the meter as a diary
The meter can save up to 500 test results with the time and the date and calculate averages from the
saved test results. The meter automatically saves all test results. If the memory is full the oldest test
result is deleted to create space for the new one, when you perform a new blood glucose test.
In addition to the test result, the time and date, your meter also saves all other information that is
important for the test. This includes all symbols which are displayed after a blood glucose test with the
test result (except the battery symbol) and the markers with which you marked the result.
Retrieving test results from the memory
1
2
No test results saved
mg/dL meter
mmol/L
meter
With the meter turned off, press
the M button briefly
(approximately 2 seconds) until
the meter turns itself on.
The last (newest) test result is
displayed together with the time,
.
date and the word
If no test results are saved in the
meter, the display above appears
on the screen.
If you marked the test result with
a marker, the marker is also
displayed.
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Order of the saved test results
In increasing order up to the
oldest test result (memory
location 500)
to the averages
In decreasing order down
to the newest test result
(memory location 1)
mg/dL meter
mmol/L meter
Press the M button to retrieve the older test results. Press the S button to retrieve the saved test results in
the reverse order.
As long as you press the M button or S button, the memory location number is displayed. When you
release the button, the corresponding test result is displayed. If you keep the M button or S button
pressed, the occupied memory locations are displayed in quick succession. Once you release the button,
the corresponding test result is displayed.
When the oldest saved test result is displayed and you press the M button again, you hear a beep. When
the newest saved test result is displayed and you press the S button again, you reach the averages (see
next page).
You can switch directly from displaying any saved test result to performing a test by sliding a test strip
into the test strip guide in the meter.
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Using the meter as a diary
Retrieving averages
The averages calculated by the meter are calculated for 3 groups of test results and for 4 time periods
per group. The meter calculates the averages in the following order:
Group
Test results
1
All test results
2
Only test results which have been marked with
meal)
3
Only test results which have been marked with
Period (days)
(Before
(After meal)
7
14
30
90
7
14
30
90
7
14
30
90
Results from control tests (marked with ), test results without a valid date or time as well as test results
or are not included in the calculation.
that were displayed as
1
With the meter turned off, press
the M button briefly
(approximately 2 seconds).
The last saved (newest) test
result is displayed.
2
Press the S button briefly.
The first average, the 7-day average of all test results, is displayed.
The upper left corner of the display shows the number of test results
taken into account for calculating the average. The upper right corner
of the display shows the number of days taken into account for
calculating the average.
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Order of the averages
Before meal
(7, 14, 30, 90 = number of days taken into account)
mg/dL
meter
All results
➞
➞
➞
Results marked with
➞
➞
➞
➞
➞
Results marked with
➞
➞
➞
➞
(Before meal)
➞
mmol/L
meter
“Before meal” averages are
marked with .
After meal
(After meal)
➞
➞
➞
➞
mg/dL
meter
➞
Press the S button to retrieve the averages in the order shown above.
Press the M button to retrieve the averages in the reverse order.
If you press the S button repeatedly, the 14-, 30- and 90-day
averages for all test results are displayed after the 7-day average for
all test results.
If you continue to press the S button, the averages for “Before meal”
and “After meal” are displayed in the same order. When the last
average is displayed (= 90-day average marked with ) and you
press the S button again, you hear a beep.
mmol/L
meter
“After meal” averages are
marked with .
If you keep the S button or M button pressed, the averages are
displayed in quick succession.
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Using the meter as a diary
Back
To go back to the saved test
results:
Press the M button until a saved
test result appears on the
display.
Turn off
To turn the meter off:
Press the M button and S button
at the same time.
No average
If there are no test results saved
for the selected average, three
dashes are displayed.
The meter calculates the average for a period even when the saved test results cover a shorter period.
For example: You only performed tests in the last 5 days. In this case, the test results of the last 5 days
are used to calculate the averages for all four periods (7, 14, 30 and 90 days).
If you changed the date or time, performed a test and then re-set the date or time, the chronological
order of the test results is interrupted. As the meter can only calculate averages based on test results in
an uninterrupted chronological order, it therefore does not take into account test results prior to the
interruption.
You can switch from displaying any average to testing by sliding a test strip into the meter.
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Analysing test results on the PC
The meter has a built-in USB (Universal Serial Bus) port for transferring saved test results to a computer
(PC) that is equipped accordingly. Roche offers a variety of special diabetes management hardware and
software products which enhance the integrated diary functions of your meter. With these hardware and
software products, you and your healthcare professional can manage your test results more effectively
and use graphs and tables to understand them better. For further information on diabetes management
products, please contact your customer support and service centre.
USB port
USB cable
1
2
3
1
The USB port 1 is located on
the left side of the meter.
To connect the meter to the
computer, you need a maximum
1.5 m long USB cable with a
Micro B connector and a USB-A
connector. Plug the Micro B
connector 2 into the USB port
of your meter. Plug the USB-A
connector 3 into a USB port of
your computer.
Plug the Micro B connector into
the USB port of your meter.
Plug the USB-A connector into a
USB port of your computer.
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Analysing test results on the PC
2
3
If the meter is off, it is turned on when it gets connected to the
computer.
Read the User’s Manual of the software in use. There you will find all
the information needed for data transfer.
If necessary, start the diabetes management software for test result
analysis on your computer.
If no suitable software for test result analysis is installed on your
computer, an error message may be displayed.
While the connection is being established,
of the meter.
flashes on the display
Once the connection to the
computer has been successfully
established, the meter transfers
all saved test results.
During the data transfer,
not flash.
does
The test results remain in the
meter’s memory after being
transferred.
i
• If you already have a diabetes management product from Roche for transferring and evaluating test
results, it may not recognise more recent meters and the results will therefore not be transferred.
You may need a more recent version of your diabetes management software. In this case, contact
your customer support and service centre.
• You cannot perform a test while test results are being transferred. You have to unplug the USB
connector from the meter in order to perform a test.
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5
6
i
The meter is supplied with
electricity via the USB cable
while it is connected to the
computer. Nonetheless, there
must be a battery in the meter.
To turn the meter off, unplug the
USB connector from the meter
once the data transfer is
complete.
For approximately 3 seconds,
is displayed.
The meter turns itself off.
If the transfer is unsuccessful
If the test results are not transferred ( is still flashing on the display), the meter turns itself off
automatically after approx. 90 seconds. There can be different reasons for a failed transfer. Eliminate the
cause and start the transfer again.
Check
• if both USB connectors are properly inserted.
• if the USB cable is damaged (e.g. kinks in the cable).
• if all device drivers necessary for communication between the diabetes management software and the
meter are installed.
• if your diabetes management software is compatible with the Continua standard. You can tell by this
logo:
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Checking your meter
Checking your meter
You can check whether the meter provides accurate test results by performing a control test. To perform
a control test, glucose control solution is applied to the test strip instead of blood.
Perform a control test using Accu-Chek Active control solutions
• whenever you open a new test strip box,
• after you clean the test strip guide and the measurement window,
• if you are in doubt or concerned about a blood glucose result.
Please contact your customer support and service centre on where to obtain control solutions.
Preparing for a control test
For a control test, you need:
• the meter with the code chip inserted
• the Accu-Chek Active test strips that belong to the code chip
• Accu-Chek Active control solution Control 1 (low glucose concentration) or Control 2 (high glucose
concentration)
• a clean, dry paper towel
• the concentration table for the control solutions (see label on the test strip container)
A control test is performed in the same way as a blood glucose test, except that you apply control
solution to the test strip instead of blood and do not need to prick the finger.
Items required for a control test
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Carrying out a control test
1
2
3
mg/dL meter
mmol/L
meter
Read the package insert which
comes with the control solutions.
Remove a test strip from the test
strip container and then close the
cap tightly.
Hold the test strip so that the
arrows printed on it and the
green square face upwards.
Gently slide the test strip into the
test strip guide in the direction of
the arrows until you feel it lock
into place.
The test strip must lie flat on the
measurement window cover.
The meter turns on and first
performs a default display check
(approx. 2 seconds).
Following the display check, the
code number is displayed (689 is
just an example).
Check that all the segments of
(mg/dL
the numeric display
(mmol/L meter) as
meter) or
well as the unit of measurement
are displayed.
Check that this code number is
the same as the code number on
the label of the test strip
container.
If the numbers do not match,
If segments are missing, please
even though the code chip in the
contact your customer support
meter belongs to the test strip
and service centre (see page 63). container, please contact your
customer support and service
centre.
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Checking your meter
4
5
6
mmol/L
meter
mg/dL
meter
When the flashing blood drop is
displayed on the display and the
beep sounds, you have approx.
90 seconds to apply control
solution to the test strip.
Open a bottle of control solution.
Wipe the tip of the bottle with a
clean, dry paper towel.
Hold the bottle downwards at an
angle.
Squeeze it gently until a small
drop of control solution which is
free of any air bubbles is
suspended from the tip of the
bottle.
Apply 1 drop to the centre of the
green field without touching it
with the tip of the bottle.
The field must be completely
covered with solution.
The test starts. The flashing
hourglass symbol indicates that
the test is in progress. The test is
complete after approx. 5 seconds
and you hear a beep. The result
of the control test appears on the
display. The meter automatically
saves the result.
To distinguish this control test
from blood glucose results at a
later date, you need to mark it as
a control test.
As soon as the meter detects the
control solution, you hear a beep.
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7
8
7
9
These figures
are only
examples
mmol/L
meter
Accu-Chek® Active Control
mg/dL
meter
Level
mg/dL
mmol/L
1
 40-70
 2.2-3.9
2
135-182
7.5-10.1
Control solution Unit of
used
measurement
While the result of the control
test is being displayed:
After marking the result as a
control test:
Then remove the test strip from
the meter.
Press the M button briefly once.
Compare the result of the control
test with the concentration table
on the label of the test strip
container.
The meter turns itself off.
The symbol for control is
displayed (see also page 23,
“Marking test results” section).
Discard used test strips
according to local regulations.
The test result must be within
the specified concentration
range.
Make sure that you compare the
test result with the concentration
data that corresponds to the
relevant control solution used (1
or 2) and to the unit of
measurement displayed by the
meter (mg/dL or mmol/L).
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Sources of inaccurate control tests
If the result of the control test is outside the specified concentration range, repeat the control test. If the
result of the second test is also outside the concentration range, check the following points.
If your responses to the questions below are different from those given, make the respective corrections
when you perform the next test. If you have taken all of these points into account and the test results are
still outside the specified concentration range, contact your customer support and service centre.
Did you use a test strip from the test strip container that has the same code number as the
code chip in the meter?
yes
Did you perform the control test following the instructions in the User’s Manual?
yes
Did you use a used test strip?
no
Did you wipe the tip of the bottle before you applied control solution to the test strip?
yes
Did you apply a suspended drop of control solution?
yes
Did you apply only one drop of control solution?
yes
Were there air bubbles in the drop of control solution?
no
Did you apply control solution after the beep sounded and the blood drop symbol began
flashing on the display?
yes
Was the green field completely covered with control solution?
yes
Did you bend or move the test strip before or during the test?
no
Did you perform the test within the correct temperature range (8–42 °C)?
yes
Did you compare the test result with the concentration range that corresponds to the control
solution you used?
yes
Is the concentration table on the test strip container from which you removed the test strip?
yes
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Are the test strip guide and measurement window clean?
yes
Has the control solution been open for less than 3 months?
Once opened, control solutions keep for only 3 months. They must not be used after this
period.
yes
Have you read the section “Treating the control solutions properly” in the package insert for
the control solution?
yes
Did you follow the storage conditions for the meter, the test strips and the control solutions.
(See chapter “Test and storage conditions” and the package inserts)?
yes
Are the test strips or the control solution past their use by date?
The use by date is printed next to the e symbol on the label of the test strip container or on
the label of the bottle next to the E symbol. If the use by date of the test strips has elapsed, the
symbol.
meter also displays the
no
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If a control test produces results that are outside the specified concentration range, it is no longer
certain that the meter and test strips are functioning properly. Blood glucose tests may then produce
incorrect results.
Incorrect blood glucose results can cause the wrong therapy recommendation to be made and so
produce serious adverse health effects.
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Cleaning the meter
Cleaning the meter
If the meter is dirty, it may be necessary to clean it.
W
Healthcare professionals using the meter to test several patients’ blood glucose must also read the
instructions on disinfection (see page 49).
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• Use only cold water as a cleaning agent.
• Clean the meter using a lightly moistened cloth or a lightly moistened cotton swab.
• Do not spray anything onto the meter and do not immerse it in water.
Cleaning the outside
Cleaning the test strip guide
1
2
If the case of the meter or the
display is dirty:
Wipe it using a cloth lightly
moistened with cold water.
If the test strip guide is dirty or the
error message is displayed:
Remove the cover in the direction of the arrow.
Dab the cover and the test strip guide on the inside 1 and the
outside 2 using a lightly moistened cloth or cotton swab.
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Cleaning the measurement window
1
8
2
CLICK
Carefully dab the measurement
window and its surrounding area
using a lightly moistened cloth or
cotton swab.
H
• Make sure that no water
enters the meter.
• Avoid scratching the
measurement window.
Place the cover straight and
centred onto the meter.
Slide the cover closed. The cover
must audibly CLICK into place.
In doing so, the guides on the
inside of the cover and on the
meter must be perfectly aligned.
Perform a control test
(see page 38).
Remove any fluff or lint that may
remain.
Dry the areas you have cleaned
thoroughly.
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Changing the battery
Changing the battery
When the battery symbol appears on the display for the first time, the battery is almost empty. You can
perform approximately 50 more tests with the battery. Change the battery as soon as possible. The
battery has already lost a lot of power and changeable conditions (e.g. a cold environment) can affect its
performance even further.
You need 1 battery of the type CR2032.
With a new battery you can perform approx. 1000 tests or test for approx. 1 year.
When you change the battery, your saved test results always remain saved. Remove the used battery
right before inserting the new battery into the meter so that the time and date settings are not lost.
1
2
3
+ symbol
facing
upwards
The battery compartment is
located on the back of the meter.
Push the locking catch
downwards and remove the
battery compartment cover.
Remove the used battery.
Place the new battery in the
compartment, with the + symbol
facing upwards.
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4
5
9
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CLICK
Never throw batteries into a
fire.
They may explode.
j
Dispose of used batteries in an
environmentally friendly way at
a collection depot or follow
local guidelines.*
* In Australia: Dispose of used
batteries in line with local
council regulations.
Place the battery compartment
cover back on again. The two
prongs on the lower edge must
engage with the slots in the
battery compartment.
Press the battery compartment
cover closed. It will CLICK into
place audibly.
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Testing blood glucose in more than one patient
Testing blood glucose in more than one patient
Information for healthcare professionals
Only health care professionals are allowed to perform blood glucose tests, and nursing staff for inpatients
and outpatients are allowed to perform blood glucose tests on more than one patient using the same
Accu-Chek Active meter.
Always follow the recognised procedures for handling objects that are potentially contaminated with
human material for all steps involved in using the meter. Practise the health and safety policy of your
laboratory or institution.
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• Any patient with an infection or suffering from an infectious disease and any patient who is a
carrier of a multi-resistant microorganism must be assigned his/her own meter. This also
applies if it is suspected that a patient has one of the above. During this time the meter must
not be used to test any other patient.
• Patients and medical staff are potentially at risk of becoming infected if the same Accu-Chek Active
meter is used to test blood glucose in more than one patient. All objects that come into contact with
human blood are potential sources of infection.
• Residues of water or disinfectant on the skin can dilute the blood drop and so produce incorrect test
results.
• Dispose of used lancets or single-use lancing devices and used test strips according to the health
and safety policy of your laboratory or institution.*
• Wear protective gloves.
• The patients hands should be washed with soap and warm water or cleaned with an alcohol wipe and
dried thoroughly.
• Use only a lancing device approved for use by healthcare professionals. Observe the operating
procedures in the respective User’s Manual.
• Apply blood to the test strip while it is outside the meter (see page 20, “Applying blood – With test strip
outside the meter” section).
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Disinfecting the meter
The following parts of the meter may become contaminated:
• the case
• the cover
• the measurement window
The meter, the cover and the measurement window must be carefully cleaned and disinfected after every
use (see the “Cleaning the meter” chapter, page 44). Remember to also clean recesses, grooves and gaps.
Cotton swabs, pads or cloths which are lightly moistened with 70 % isopropanol are suitable for
disinfecting.
1
2
H
• Make sure that no liquid
enters the meter.
• Do not spray anything onto
the meter and do not
immerse it in liquid.
Wipe the case of the meter with
a cloth that is lightly moistened
with 70 % isopropanol.
Carefully dab the measurement
window and its surrounding area
as well as the cover from both
sides using a lightly moistened
cloth or cotton swab.
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Test and storage conditions
Test and storage conditions
So that the meter works reliably and you obtain accurate test results, make sure that the following
conditions are met.
Temperature
W
• For blood glucose tests and control tests the
temperature must be between +8 and
+42 °C.
• If the temperature is at the limits of the
permitted range (between +5 and +8 °C or
between +42 and +45 °C), the meter still
allows you to perform a test. The
thermometer symbol will, however, be
displayed (see also page 53).
• Tests cannot be performed at temperatures
below +5 °C and above +45 °C. In this case
the following appears on the display:
• Do not use test results obtained at the limits of
the permitted temperature range as a basis for
making therapeutic decisions. These test
results could be incorrect. Incorrect results
can cause the wrong therapy recommendation
to be made and so produce serious adverse
health effects.
• Never try to speed up warming or cooling of
the meter, e.g. in a refrigerator or on a
radiator.
H
• At temperatures above +50 °C the battery
could leak and damage the meter.
• At temperatures below -20 °C the battery
does not have enough power to keep the
internal clock functioning.
• Keep the meter without battery at a
temperature between -25 and +70 °C.
• Keep the meter with battery at a temperature
between -20 and +50 °C.
Atmospheric humidity
W
Only perform blood glucose tests and control
tests when relative atmospheric humidity is
below 85 %.
Sudden changes in temperature cause
condensation to form in or on the meter. If this
has occurred, do not turn the meter on. Let the
meter slowly cool down or warm up at ambient
temperature. Never keep the meter in a
moisture-prone area (e.g. a bathroom).
Keep the meter below 93 % relative
atmospheric humidity.
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Light conditions
W
Do not perform a test when the meter and the
test strips are exposed to direct sunlight. Go to a
shaded place or shade the meter, for example
with your body.
Avoid sudden changes in light conditions while
testing. The flash of a camera, for example, can
lead to incorrect test results.
If the meter is exposed to too much light, the
meter does not allow any tests to be performed.
In this case the following error message appears
on the display:
H
Keep the meter away from very strong light
sources (e.g. direct sunlight). These may stop the
meter from functioning correctly and lead to error
messages.
Sources of environmental interference
W
Do not use the meter in close proximity to a
strong electromagnetic field.
• Strong electromagnetic fields may interfere
with the proper operation of the meter.
• To avoid electrostatic discharge, do not use
the meter in a very dry environment,
especially one in which synthetic materials are
present.
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Symbols, problems and error messages
Symbols, problems and error messages
In addition to test results, time and date, other symbols and error messages also appear in your meter’s
display. The following provides an overview of all symbols and error messages. Please pay attention to all
symbols and error messages when you use the meter. If you do not recognise a symbol or do not
understand an error message, please refer to this chapter for an explanation.
Symbols
Symbols on the display
1
2
3
18
4
17
16
5
6
6
15
7
8
14
13
12
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11 10
Symbol
1
2
3
Meaning
You are in the test-result memory. Either a saved test result or an average is
being displayed.
The battery is almost empty.
When the symbol first appears, you can perform approx. 50 more tests.
You are in the settings for the time format, time, date and beep.
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Symbols, problems and error messages
Symbol
12
Meaning
4
When an average is displayed (memory): the symbol is preceded by the
number of days taken into account.
5
Together with error message E-5: The meter is exposed to too much light.
6
Flashing – A test is in progress or an average is being calculated.
7
The beep is turned on.
8
or
9
The unit your meter uses to display test results, either mg/dL or mmol/L
depending on the meter.
The test strips are past their use by date. Change the test strips and code
chip.
11
Flashing blood drop symbol – Now you can apply blood or control solution to
the test strip.
10
Flashing blood drop and test strip symbol – The test strip was removed from
the meter before blood or control solution was applied, for example to apply
blood outside the meter.
10
11
12
The code number is being displayed. There is a problem with the code chip
(see error message E-3 or E-6).
13
Test reminder together with the symbol
meal.
14
or
for a blood glucose test after a
“Before meal” or “After meal” marker
15
“Other” marker
16
Marker for control tests
17
At the time of testing, the temperature is or was between +5 and +8 °C or
between +42 and +45 °C (see page 50).
18
Additional time information if 12-hour time format is set.
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Symbols, problems and error messages
Symbols appearing in the numeric field
mmol/L meter
mg/dL meter
Symbol
Meaning
• The code chip has not been correctly inserted into the meter. Remove the code
chip and re-insert it.
• There is no code chip in the meter. Insert the code chip that belongs to the
Accu-Chek Active test strips you are currently using.
Averages cannot be calculated because
• you have not set the time and date,
• only test results without a time and date are saved,
• only test results that are not included in the calculation are saved, e.g. results
from control tests,
• no test results were saved in the period in question, e.g. all test results in
memory are more than 7 days old,
• the chronological order of the test results in the memory has been interrupted.
No test results have been saved.
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Symbols, problems and error messages
Symbol
12
Meaning
The test result has been lost from memory.
Decimal point:
displayed by mmol/L meters and is part of the test result (e.g. 8.2 mmol/L is
displayed as ).
The meter is connected to a computer (PC).
The meter has been disconnected from the computer (PC).
The test result is higher than 600 mg/dL (33.3 mmol/L).
The test result is lower than 10 mg/dL (0.6 mmol/L).
W
The display
may indicate that your blood glucose value is very low (possibly a severe
hypoglycaemia). The display may indicate that your blood glucose value is very high (possibly a
severe hyperglycaemia).
or display reflects the way you feel, continue as instructed by your healthcare professional.
If the
If the display does not reflect the way you feel, perform a control test. Repeat the blood glucose test
afterwards. If the new test result still does not reflect the way you feel, please contact your healthcare
professional.
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Symbols, problems and error messages
Problems
Problem
Cause and solution
The meter will not turn on.
• The battery is empty or there is no battery in the meter.
Insert a new battery.
• You have inserted the battery the wrong way round.
Remove the battery and place it in the battery compartment as
shown on page 46.
• The ambient temperature is low.
Ensure that the ambient temperature is between +8 and +42 °C
and wait for the meter to warm up to this temperature.
• The electronics have become damp through condensation.
Allow the meter to dry slowly.
• The meter is defective.
Please contact your customer support and service centre.
The time is shown as 0:00 or
0:00am and the date as 0- 0.
• The meter was exposed to a temperature below -20 °C and the
battery is beginning to freeze.
Turn the meter off. Ensure that the ambient temperature is
between +8 and +42 °C and wait for the meter to adapt to that
temperature.
• The meter was without a power supply for too long.
Insert a new battery and set the time and date.
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Error messages
When an error occurs, an error message appears on the display and two beeps sound. Turn the meter off.
Depending on the situation, either briefly press the M button and S button or remove the test strip from
the meter to turn the meter off.
If your meter has been dropped, this can also lead to error messages.
If error messages occur frequently, contact your customer support and service centre.
Error message Cause and solution
• You did not slide the test strip in correctly or completely.
Hold the test strip so that the arrows printed on it and the green square face
upwards. Without bending it, gently slide the test strip into the test strip guide
in the direction of the arrows. You must feel the test strip lock into place.
• You slid a used test strip into the meter.
• You applied blood or control solution to the test strip too soon, i.e. before the
drop symbol flashed on the display.
Start the blood glucose test from the beginning with a new test strip.
• The measurement window is dirty.
Clean the measurement window (see page 44).
• Your blood glucose value may be very low.
If you have typical symptoms of a very low blood glucose, immediately follow
your healthcare professional’s instructions for such cases. Repeat the test
afterwards.
• You removed the test strip from the meter in order to apply blood and did not
slide it back in it within 20 seconds.
• The test strip was bent or moved while testing was in progress.
• You applied too little blood or control solution to the test strip.
• You waited too long before applying a second drop of blood or control solution.
Start the blood glucose test from the beginning with a new test strip.
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Symbols, problems and error messages
Error message Cause and solution
• The code chip cannot be read.
Remove the code chip and re-insert it into the meter.
• The incorrect code chip is currently in the meter.
Remove the code chip and insert the code chip that belongs to the
Accu-Chek Active test strips you are currently using.
• While the test was in progress, you connected the meter to a computer that
was on.
Remove the USB cable and repeat the test.
• The meter was exposed to a strong electromagnetic field.
Change your position or turn the source of electromagnetic radiation off.
• The meter is exposed to too much light.
Go to a shaded place or shade the meter, for example with your body.
• You removed the code chip while testing was in progress.
Re-insert the code chip into the meter. Repeat the test with a new test strip.
• A meter error has occurred.
Start again from the beginning. If the error message appears again, the meter
is defective. Please contact your customer support and service centre.
• The ambient temperature or the temperature of the meter is too low or too
high for a test.
Ensure that the ambient temperature is between +8 and +42 °C and wait for
the meter to adapt to that temperature.
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Disposing of your meter
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Disposing of your meter
During blood glucose testing the meter may come into contact with blood. Used meters therefore carry a
risk of infection. After having removed the battery, please dispose of your used meter according to the
regulations applicable in your country. For information about correct disposal, please contact your local
council or authority.
Healthcare professionals must dispose of used meters according to the health and safety policy of their
laboratory or institution.
The meter falls outside the scope of the European Directive 2012/19/EU (Directive on waste electrical and
electronic equipment).
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Dispose of the battery in an environmentally friendly way at a collection depot or follow local
guidelines.*
* In Australia: Dispose of used batteries in line with local council regulations.
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Technical data and system components
Technical data and system components
Technical data
Meter type
Accu-Chek Active (Model GU)
Catalogue no./Serial
See type plate on the back of the meter
no.
Test principle
Determination of glucose in fresh capillary blood by reflectance photometry. If
using other sample material, please refer to the package insert that comes
with the Accu-Chek Active test strips.
Blood glucose values (glucose concentrations) can be tested in whole blood or
plasma. Although you always apply whole blood to the test strip, the blood
glucose values displayed by your meter correspond to those in plasma. You
will find information on how the system works, on the test principle and on
reference methods in the Accu-Chek Active test strip package insert.
Measuring interval
10–600 mg/dL (0.6–33.3 mmol/L)
Blood volume
1–2 µL (1 µL (microlitre) = 1 thousandth of a millilitre)
Measuring time
approx. 5 seconds if you apply blood while the test strip is in the meter
(depends on the concentration); approx. 8 seconds if you remove the test strip
from the meter and then apply blood (depends on the concentration)
Power supply
1 battery (type CR2032)
Battery life
approx. 1000 tests or approx. 1 year
Automatic
power-off
after 30 or 90 seconds depending on operating status
Memory
500 test results with time and date, as well as 7, 14, 30 and 90 day averages
Temperature
during testing: +8 to +42 °C
during storage without battery: -25 to +70 °C
during storage with battery: -20 to +50 °C
Atmospheric
humidity
during testing: up to 85 % relative humidity
during storage: up to 93 % relative humidity
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Technical data and system components
Altitude
sea level to 4000 m
Dimensions
97.8 × 46.8 × 19.1 mm
Weight
without battery: approx. 46 g
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with battery: approx. 50 g
Display
96-segment liquid crystal display (LCD)
Interface
USB (Micro B)
Safety class
III
Electromagnetic
compatibility
This blood glucose meter meets the electromagnetic immunity requirements
as per EN 61326-2-6 and EN ISO 15197 Annex A. The chosen basis for
electrostatic discharge immunity testing was basic standard IEC 61000-4-2.
In addition, it meets the electromagnetic emissions requirements as per EN
61326-2-6 and EN ISO 15197 Annex A. Its electromagnetic emission is thus
low. Interference on other electrically-driven equipment is not anticipated.
Performance
analysis
The performance data for the Accu‑Chek Active system (Accu‑Chek Active
meter with Accu‑Chek Active test strips) was obtained using capillary blood
from diabetic patients (method comparison, accuracy), venous blood
(repeatability) and control solution (reproducibility).
Calibration and
traceability
The system (meter and test strips) is calibrated with venous blood containing
various glucose concentrations. The glucose values used as reference values,
and thereby also as accuracy values of this calibration, are obtained using the
hexokinase method. The hexokinase method is calibrated using the ID-GCMS
method, which is the method of highest metrological quality (order) and is
traceable to a primary NIST standard. As the test results obtained using these
test strips can be traced back to the NIST standard using a traceability chain,
the test results obtained with these test strips for control solutions can also be
traced back to the NIST standard. This ensures that the metrological
traceability of the control solutions refers to higher order reference materials/
reference methods.
The Accu-Chek Active system meets the EN ISO 15197:2013 requirements.
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Technical data and system components
System components
The Accu-Chek Active blood glucose monitoring system comprises the following components in addition
to the meter:
Accu-Chek Active test strips
Use only these test strips when you test blood glucose using the Accu-Chek Active meter.
Accu-Chek Active control solutions
Use only these control solutions when you carry out control tests using the Accu-Chek Active meter
and the respective test strips.
Please ask your customer support and service centre where you can obtain test strips and control
solutions.
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Customer Support and Service Centre
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Customer Support and Service Centre
For questions on how to operate your Accu-Chek Active meter, or regarding implausible test results, or if
you suspect the meter or test strips to be defective, contact your Roche customer support and service
centre. Do not attempt to repair or modify the meter yourself. Our staff will help you solve any problems
you might be experiencing with the meter or test strips from Roche.
Australia
Accu-Chek Enquiry Line:
1800 251 816
Pump Support: 1800 633 457
www.accu-chek.com.au
Egypt / Jordan /
United Arab Emirates
Master Distributor in the
Middle East:
Accu-Chek Enquiry Line:
+971 (0) 4 8169 000
www.accu-chekarabia.com/
arabic
India
Accu-Chek Customer Helpline:
1800 120 6020 (Toll-free)
www.accu-chek.in
Indonesia
Customer Support and
Service Centre
Hotline: 0-800-1-222-999
www.accu-chek.com
Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Hotline number:
0800-76243 / 0800-ROCHE
www.accu-chek.com.pk
Malaysia
Customer Support and
Service Centre:
Toll-Free Line: 1-800-88-1313
www.accu-chek.com.my
Philippines
Customer Assist Care Hotline:
(02) 718 7575 / (02) 718 7588
(+63) 917 897 8000
www.accu-chek.com
Hong Kong
Enquiry hotline:
+852-2485 7512 (office hours)
www.accu-chek.com.hk
Singapore
Accu-Chek ExtraCare line:
6272 9200
www.accu-chek.com.sg
South Africa
Roche Diabetes Care
South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Hertford Office Park, Building E
No 90 Bekker Street,
Vorna Valley
1686
Accu-Chek Customer Care
Centre: 080-DIABETES
(Dial 080-34-22-38-37)
www.accu-chek.co.za
Thailand
Customer Service Line:
+66 (0) 2791 2222
www.accu-chek.co.th
United Kingdom
Roche Diabetes Care Limited
Charles Avenue, Burgess Hill
West Sussex, RH15 9RY,
United Kingdom
Accu-Chek Customer Careline 1)
UK Freephone number:
0800 701 000
ROI Freephone number:
1 800 709 600
1)
calls may be recorded for
training purposes
www.accu-chek.co.uk
www.accu-chek.ie
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Index
Index
A
display 4
display check 8, 17
drop (symbol) 18, 53
alternative sites 23
apple core (symbol) 23
apple (symbol) 23, 53
applying blood 19, 20, 22
asterisk (symbol) 23, 53
atmospheric humidity 50, 60
averages 32
ave (symbol) 32, 53
E
B
I
battery (symbol) 27, 46, 52
beep 53
bell (symbol) 23, 53
bottle (symbol) 23, 53
C
changing settings 10
changing the battery 46
clean 44
code chip 4, 5, 9, 58
code number 9, 17, 53
code (symbol) 53, 58
concentration table 41
control solution 5, 38
control test 23, 38
control window 26
customer support and service
centre 63
D
data transfer 36
day (symbol) 32, 53
diabetes management 35
discarding test strips 21, 41
disinfection 49
electromagnetic field 51, 58, 61
error messages 57
exp (symbol) 29, 53
H
Hi (display) 27, 55
hourglass (Symbol) 19, 53
intended use 2
L
light conditions 51
Lo (display) 27, 55
M
marking, test result 23
measuring interval 60
memory 30, 60
memory (symbol) 30, 52
meter
checking 38
disinfecting 49
disposing 59
S
sources of error
control test 42
testing blood glucose 28
storage conditions 50
sun (symbol) 53, 58
symbols (display) 52
system components 62
T
technical data 60
temperature 27, 50
test conditions 50
testing 16
testing blood glucose 16
test strip (symbol) 18, 20, 53
thermometer (symbol) 27, 53
turning off 5, 11, 34
turning on 5, 10, 17
type plate 7
U
unit of measurement (mg/dL,
mmol/L) 7, 53
USB cable 35
USB port 4, 35
use by date 27, 43, 53
P
PC (display) 36
performing a test 17
problems 56
professionals 48
R
risk of infection 2, 48, 59
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Explanation of symbols
Various symbols are featured on the packaging and type plate of the meter. Their meanings are as
follows:
Symbol
B
W
Meaning
Consult instructions for use
Caution, refer to safety-related notes in the instructions for use accompanying this
product.
Biohazard risks – used meters carry a risk of infection.
2
E
M
R
L
I
Temperature limitation (store at)
Use by
Manufacturer
Catalogue number
Batch code
In vitro diagnostic medical device
Global Trade Item Number
C
This product fulfils the requirements of the European Directive 98/79/EC on in vitro
diagnostic medical devices.
The explanation of any other symbols can be found in the instructions for use and inserts accompanying
components within the packaging.
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ACCU‑CHEK is a trademark of Roche.
© 2016 Roche Diabetes Care
Roche Diabetes Care GmbH
Sandhofer Strasse 116
68305 Mannheim, Germany
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