Lifescan SureStep User's Manual

Lifescan SureStep User's Manual
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Diabetes Blood Glucose Monitoring System
Système de surveillance de la glycémie
Owner’s Booklet
Manuel du propriétaire
LifeScan Customer Care Line/Ligne InfoSoins :
Monday–Friday 9AM–8PM Eastern Time, 6AM –5PM Pacific Time
Du lundi au vendredi de 9 h à 20 h, heure de l’Est et de 6 h à 17 h, heure du Pacifique
Canada
U.S.A./É.-U.
AW *05090601A*
1 800 663-5521
1 800 227-8862
Distributed by/Distribué par : LifeScan Canada Ltd./
Produits médicaux LifeScan Canada Ltée, V5C 6C6 AW 050-906-01A
© LifeScan, Inc. 1999 Milpitas, CA 95035 8/99
NOW WITH
150-Test Memory
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GARDE MAINTENANT
150 tests en mémoire
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COMPLETE BLOOD GLUCOSE MONITORING SYSTEM
Owner’s Booklet
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The SureStep® System is intended for use
outside the body (in vitro diagnostic use). It
should be used only for testing purposes and
only with fresh whole blood samples. It should
not be used for the diagnosis of diabetes.
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Welcome to LifeScan
Congratulations! You’ve chosen a product
made by LifeScan, a leading company in
providing products to help you manage
your diabetes. SureStep® blood glucose
monitoring products are widely available
without a prescription.
Blood glucose monitoring plays an important role in controlling your diabetes. A
long-term study showed that keeping blood
glucose levels close to normal can reduce
the risk of complications by up to 60%.
The results you get with the SureStep®
System can help you and your healthcare
Important phone numbers:
LifeScan Customer Care Line:
CANADA 1 800 663-5521
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professional monitor and adjust your
treatment plan to gain better control of
your diabetes.
Everything you need to know about
using the SureStep System is included
in this booklet. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the toll-free
numbers to speak with our Customer
Services Department.
Remember to complete and mail the
Warranty Registration Card.
Meter Serial Number _____________
U.S.A. 1 800 227-8862
Healthcare Professional ________________________ Pharmacist _______________________
Diabetes Educator _____________________________ Other ____________________________
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CAUTION: Before using any product to test your blood glucose (blood sugar),
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 Diabetes Educator Section of the Canadian Diabetes Association.
IMPORTANT: If you have followed the tips to ensure accuracy and your blood
glucose results are still out of range, call your healthcare professional.
The SureStep® System contains many small parts: test strip holder, battery
door, batteries, lancets, control solution vial, test strips, test strip bottle cap,
etc. Keep the system out of the reach of small children because these parts
may be dangerous if swallowed.
If using a 10% bleach solution to disinfect the meter, be sure to completely
remove any bleach from the meter and test strip holder with a cloth dampened
with water. Bleach will react with the test strips and cause inaccurate results.
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TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S
LEARNING THE SYSTEM
SureStep® Blood Glucose Meter
SureStep® Test Strips
Display Symbols
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3
4
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CODING THE METER
Three Easy Steps to Coding
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SureStep® Glucose Control Solution
Control Solution Test
Control Solution Range
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12
18
Detailed Test Procedure
– Getting a Drop of Blood
– How to Test Your Blood
Optional Colour Chart
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CHECKING THE SYSTEM
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TESTING YOUR BLOOD
LifeScan Customer Care Line:
CANADA 1 800 663-5521
U.S.A. 1 800 227-8862
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UNDERSTANDING
YOUR RESULTS
RECALLING RESULTS
FROM METER MEMORY
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Overview
Comparing Meter and Laboratory Results
Expected Test Results (Target Range)
Testing Tips to Ensure Accuracy
Health Conditions Causing
Out-of-Range Results
Recommendations for Better
Diabetes Control
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37
38
40
Using the Meter for the First Time
Recalling All Results in Meter Memory
Uploading Memory Data
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45
46
General Care
Cleaning the Meter
Changing the Batteries
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CARING FOR YOUR METER
LifeScan Customer Care Line:
CANADA 1 800 663-5521
U.S.A. 1 800 227-8862
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CHANGING METER SETTINGS
(Set-Up Mode)
Entering Set-Up Mode
Setting the Time and Date
Display of Last Result
Unit of Measurement (mmol/L or mg/dL)
Beep Signals
14- and 30-Day Test Averages
Time Format
Date Format
Exiting the Set-Up Mode
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SOLVING PROBLEMS
Helpful Messages
Error Messages
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67
SPECIFICATIONS
Performance Characteristics
Guarantee and Warranty
73
74
QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE
LifeScan Customer Care Line:
CANADA 1 800 663-5521
U.S.A. 1 800 227-8862
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T H E
The SureStep® Diabetes Blood
Glucose Monitoring System is the
next advance in the self-monitoring
of blood glucose. The SureStep®
System is for people with diabetes
who need to check the level of
sugar (glucose) in their blood. A
drop of blood is taken from the
finger and placed on a SureStep®
Test Strip, which is then inserted
into the SureStep® Blood Glucose
Meter. The meter measures the
blood glucose level and displays
the result on average in 30 seconds.
The system is calibrated to give a
plasma value, the measurement
S Y S T E M
used by most clinical laboratories.
Easy-to-understand symbols guide
you through the test procedure and
help you if any problems arise.
SureStep® Brand Test Strips
are the only test strips that have
been specifically designed, developed, and tested for use with the
SureStep® Meter to ensure consistent quality and accuracy. For
reliable results and to maintain
the manufacturer’s complete service, support, and warranty, use
only SureStep Brand Test Strips
made by LifeScan.
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LEARNING
L E A R N I N G
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Colour Chart
LEARNING
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Glucose
Shake before
Not Intended
Discard 3 mo
Discard date:
Lot No.
Exp. Date
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Extra Space for Diabetes Supplies
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C BUTTON (Green)
DATA PORT
Allows you to transfer the
information stored in the
meter’s memory to a computer to view, analyze,
and print.
Codes the meter, changes the
meter settings, marks control
solution test results, and scrolls
through the memory.
Front
POWER BUTTON (Blue)
Turns the meter on and off,
accesses the memory, and navigates through the set-up mode.
DISPLAY
Shows your test results
and symbols that guide
you through the test.
CONTACT POINTS
Sense the position and orientation
of the SureStep® Test Strip.
LENS AREA
Contains the meter optics
that read the glucose
level. Test strip holder
covers the lens area.
TEST STRIP HOLDER
Closed
Back
BATTERY
COMPARTMENT
Holds two AAA alkaline
batteries.
Cover
L 5037 ZG 00171
SERIAL NUMBER
(Example)
Opened
BLOOD GLUCOSE METER
Toll-free customer service:
UNITED STATES:
English
1 800 227-8862
Español
1 800 381-7226
CANADA:
Test Strip
Insertion
Point
1 800 663-5521
®
Milpitas, CA 95035
© LIFESCAN INC. 1998
AW 052-178-01B Made in U.S.A.
Base
NRTL /C
The cover protects the lens area
and the base holds the SureStep
Test Strip.
B1
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LEARNING
SureStep® Blood Glucose Meter
LEARNING
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dot on the back of the test strip and
is read by the meter to determine
the blood glucose level; the darker
the colour, the higher the blood
glucose level.
SureStep® Test Strips
When blood is applied to the pink
test square, it is absorbed and a
chemical reaction takes place. A
blue colour forms in the confirmation
White Tip is inserted
into the meter. The
side where you apply
blood must be face up
when you insert the
test strip.
Pink Test Square is
where you apply a
drop of blood.
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FRONT
Black Tip helps the
BACK
White Tip
Black Tip
Pink Test
Square
Confirmation
Dot
meter detect that the
strip has been inserted properly.
Confirmation Dot on
White Pad absorbs
the excess blood that
may extend beyond
the pink test square.
Do not apply blood
directly onto the
white pad.
White Pad
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the back of the test
strip is where you
check to confirm
proper blood application. When it turns
completely blue,
enough blood has
been applied for an
accurate test.
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LEARNING
IMPORTANT TEST STRIP INFORMATION
■ Contact with air, moisture, and light can cause false results. Keep test
strips sealed in the original moisture-resistant, light-protected package
and store in a cool, dry place not above 30°C (86°F). Do not refrigerate,
place in direct heat or sunlight, or leave bottle open.
■ DO NOT use SureStep® Test strips beyond the expiration date.
■ If using test strips from a bottle, write the discard date on the bottle
label. Discard unused test strips four months after first opening
the bottle.
■ DO NOT use SureStep Test Strips that are bent, torn, cut, or changed in
any way.
■ Before testing, the confirmation dot should be off-white. DO NOT use
test strip if confirmation dot is darker than the colour of an unused test
strip shown on the Colour Chart included with the test strip package.
■ Use each test strip immediately after removing it from the package.
■ Replace the test strip bottle cap immediately after removing a test strip
and close the cap tightly.
■ Never transfer test strips to a new bottle or any other container.
■ DO NOT use bleach, or products containing bleach, with the test strips.
■ For reliable results, use only SureStep Test Strips made by LifeScan.
LEARNING
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Display Symbols
The SureStep® Blood Glucose Meter
uses symbols to guide you through
a test and to help you determine if
something is wrong with your test
strip or meter. To check that all
display symbols are working, press
and hold down the blue power
button. All symbols should appear.
This display check will also appear
briefly each time you turn on the
meter. Call the LifeScan Customer
Care Line at 1 800 663-5521 (U.S.A.
1 800 227-8862) if any segments
are missing.
AM
PM
Display Check
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Code Number. The number on
the display must match the code
number on your SureStep® Test
Strip package. It must be checked
every time you use a new package
of test strips and changed if the
code number is different.
(Example)
(Example)
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LEARNING
Meter Memory Result. Your
SureStep® Meter stores up to 150
blood glucose or control solution
test results with their times and
dates in its memory. Every time you
turn the meter on, it will automatically recall and display your last
(most recent) result with date.
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Apply Blood Sample to Pink
Test Square.
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Meter Is Reading Your Result.
The result appears, on average, in
30 seconds. The clock may flash
longer at cooler temperatures or
shorter at warmer temperatures.
Push the Test Strip, Pink Side
Up, Firmly into the Test Strip
Holder Until It Stops.
Test Result. The meter displays
results from 0 to 27.8 mmol/L
(0–500 mg/dL) with time and date.
If you fail to completely insert
the test strip, the test may start.
However, you may receive an
inaccurate low result.
(Example)
PM
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Clean Meter and Test Strip Holder.
Replace the Two AAA Alkaline
Batteries.
PM
When proper procedures are followed,
a reading of “ ” means very high
blood glucose (severe hyperglycemia).
In extremely rare circumstances, the
” instead of
meter will read “
“ ” above 27.8 mmol/L (500 mg/dL).
Compare the colour of the test strip
confirmation dot with the Colour
Chart on the test strip package
(see pages 34 and 35).
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HI mmol/L.
In virtually all cases above
27.8 mmol/L (500 mg /dL), the
meter reads “ .”
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CODING
CODING THE METER
Code numbers are used to calibrate
the SureStep® Test Strip with
the SureStep® Meter for accurate
results. You must code the meter
before using it for the first time.
You must check the code every
time you change to another package
of test strips. Check that the code
number on the display matches
the code number on the test
strip package.
Three Easy Steps to Coding
Step 1: Turn On the Meter.
Press the blue power button. After
the display check, the result from
either your last blood glucose test
with date or your last control
solution test will appear.
AM
PM
Caution: If the code numbers
do not match, you may get
inaccurate results.
(Example)
If you are turning on the meter for
the first time,
will appear on
the display.
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Next, the meter code will appear
for a few seconds.
(Example)
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Step 3: Code the Meter.
After the CODE symbol appears,
press the green C button. Continue
pressing until the code number on
the display matches the code number on the test strip package.
Green C Button
(Example)
CODING
Step 2: Check the Code Numbers.
The code number on the test strip
package will range from 1 to 21. If
the number on the display matches
the code number on the SureStep®
Test Strip package, begin testing. If
the two code numbers do not match,
follow Step 3 to code the meter.
(Example)
The code is now set for the package
of test strips you are using. The
meter will retain this code until
you change it.
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CHECKING THE SYSTEM
The SureStep® System does not
require a check strip. The meter
performs an automatic check
every time you turn it on.
Control Solution Test
Do a control solution test:
■ Before testing with the SureStep
Blood Glucose Meter for the
first time.
■ Every time you open a new
package of test strips.
■ Whenever you suspect that
the meter or test strips are not
working properly.
■ When your results do not reflect
how you feel.
■ If you drop the meter.
Control solution is used instead of
blood to tell you that the SureStep®
Blood Glucose Meter and SureStep®
Test Strips are working together
properly. The control solution
contains a known amount of
glucose that reacts with a
SureStep Test Strip.
®
CHECKING
SureStep® Glucose Control
Solution
Glucos
SureStep Glucose
Control Solution
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Discard date
Lot No.
Exp. Date
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IMPORTANT CONTROL SOLUTION TEST INFORMATION
■ Use only SureStep® Glucose Control Solution.
■ Check the expiration date. Do not use if expired.
■ Record the discard date on the control solution vial. Discard the vial
three months after first opening it.
■ The control range printed on the test strip bottle is for SureStep
Glucose Control Solution only. It is NOT a recommended range for your
blood glucose level.
■ Do not store the glucose control solution at room temperatures above
30°C (86°F). Do not refrigerate or freeze.
■ If a control solution test falls outside of the control range, do not use
the meter to test your blood until you get a control solution test result
within the range. Call the LifeScan Customer Care Line at 1 800 663-5521
(U.S.A. 1 800 227-8862) if you need assistance.
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CHECKING
WARNINGS
Control solution is NOT TO BE USED as a cleaning solution.
■ DO NOT swallow or inject control solution or put it in your eyes.
■ Control solution contains a dye that stains clothing.
■
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Follow the test procedure, using
SureStep® Glucose Control Solution
instead of blood.
Step 1: Apply a Small Drop of
Control Solution.
Before Testing, Check the Code.
After turning the meter on, the last
result appears, followed by the CODE
symbol and number. If the code on
the meter does not match the code
on the test strip package, press the
green C button until the codes match.
Green C Button
CHECKING
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(Example)
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After shaking the control solution
vial, apply one drop of control
solution to the pink test square.
Note: Applying too much control
solution may cause out-of-range
results and make the meter dirty.
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Step 2: Check Confirmation Dot.
Check to see that the confirmation
dot on the back of the test strip
has turned completely blue to
ensure you have applied enough
control solution.
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Step 3: Insert the Test Strip
and Read Result.
Within two minutes after applying
control solution, insert the test strip
firmly into the test strip holder,
pink side up, until it comes to
a complete stop.
CHECKING
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The control solution result appears,
on average, in 30 seconds.
Step 4: Mark the Test Result as a
Control Solution Test.
PM
You must mark the test result as a
control solution test result so that
it will appear in the memory as a
control solution test result and not
be included in your 14- and 30-day
blood glucose test averages. Simply
press the green C button while the
test result is on the display. First
will replace the test result on the
meter display. Then the result will
again appear on the display with
.
(Example)
CHECKING
Note: Do not use the Colour Chart
to verify control solution tests.
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(Example)
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If you accidentally mark a blood
glucose test result as a control
solution test result, just press
the green C button to delete
the
marker.
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Compare the control solution
test result with the control range
printed on the SureStep® Test
Strip package.
Record control solution tests in
your logbook by placing a C next
to the result to indicate a control
solution test.
SureStep
Control
Range
S
NOTE
DATE
TEST
TEST
LT
RESU
TIME
(Example)
S
NOTE
IN/
INSUL N
TIO
MEDICA
DATE
TEST
TIME
IN/
INSUL N
TIO
MEDICA
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CHECKING
When you can do three control
solution tests in a row that are
within the control range, you are
ready to test your blood.
TEST
LT
RESU
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If you are unable to resolve the
problem, call the LifeScan Customer
Care Line at 1 800 663-5521
(U.S.A. 1 800 227-8862).
Control Solution Range
CHECKING
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If test results fall outside the expected range, repeat the test. Results that
fall outside the expected range may
indicate the system is not working
properly. Some possible causes are:
■ Procedural error
■ Expired or contaminated
control solution
■ Test strip code and meter code
do not match
■ Dirty meter or test strip holder
■ Test strip deterioration
■ Meter malfunction
■ Control solution that is outside
of the temperature range 15–35˚C
(59–95˚F)
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TESTING
TESTING YOUR BLOOD
Detailed Test Procedure
Choose a clean, dry work
surface. Make sure you
have all the items needed
to test.
SureStep®
Test Strip
Meter
Cap
Release Button
Ejection/Cocking Control
Depth Settings
Depth
Adjustment
Knob
Penlet® Plus Adjustable Blood Sampler
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Depth Indicator
Sterile
Lancet
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Step 1: Insert a Lancet into
the Penlet® Plus Adjustable
Blood Sampler.
Remove the Penlet® Plus Cap by
twisting it counterclockwise. Insert
a lancet into the lancet holder. Push
down firmly until the lancet is fully
seated in the holder. Do not twist the
lancet. To avoid contamination and
to prevent the cap from rolling away,
set the cap down on a flat surface
with its small hole pointing up.
Getting a Drop of Blood.
IMPORTANT: Getting an adequate
drop of blood is one of the most
important steps in getting an
accurate result.
CAUTION: To reduce the chance
of infection:
■ Never share a lancet with another
person.
■ Always use a new, sterile LifeScan
Lancet. Lancets are for single
use only.
■ Do not use lancet if protective disk
has been removed or damaged.
■ The Penlet® Plus Sampler should
be used by only one person.
■ Avoid getting hand lotion, oils,
dirt, or debris in or on the lancets
and the Penlet Plus Sampler.
■ For assistance, call the LifeScan
Customer Care Line at 1 800 663-5521
(U.S.A. 1 800 227-8862).
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Replace the Penlet® Plus Cap. Turn
the cap clockwise until it is snug
but not overly tight.
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TESTING
While the lancet is in the Penlet®
Plus Sampler, twist off the protective
disk. Make two full turns to ensure
that the lancet separates from the
protective disk.
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TESTING
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Adjust the puncture depth setting
if necessary. Twist the knob counterclockwise toward the smaller bumps
for a shallower puncture. Twist the
knob clockwise toward the larger
bumps for a deeper puncture.
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Step 2: Cock the Penlet ® Plus
Sampler.
Slide the ejection/cocking control
backward until it clicks. If it does
not click, the Penlet Plus Sampler
may have been cocked when the
lancet was inserted.
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Step 4: Lance Your Finger.
Use warm, soapy water. Rinse and
dry hands thoroughly. To increase
blood flow to your fingertips,
massage the hand from the wrist
to the fingertip two or three times
without touching the puncture site.
Choose a spot on the side of a
different finger each time you test.
Repeated punctures in the same
spot may cause soreness and
calluses. Hold the Penlet® Plus
Sampler firmly against the side
of your finger. Press the release
button. (Greater pressure of the
device against the finger will also
cause a deeper puncture.)
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Step 3: Wash Your Hands.
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Gently massage your finger to obtain
the required blood volume. Proceed
with your blood glucose test.
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Step 5: Remove the Lancet.
Remove the cap. Twist it counterclockwise.
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Always use caution when removing
the lancet. Point the lancet down
and away from you. Push forward
on the ejection/cocking control
and eject the lancet directly into
a container for sharp objects.
Return the ejection/cocking control
to the middle position. Replace
the cap.
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TESTING
Optional: To replace the protective
disk on the lancet, place the disk on
a hard surface and push the exposed
tip into the protective disk.
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TESTING
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Next, the code number appears. It
must match the code number on the
SureStep® Test Strip package. If it
does not match, change the meter
code number following the instructions on pages 10 and 11.
How to Test Your Blood.
Press the blue power button.
AM
PM
Your last test result will appear.
(Example)
(Example)
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Step 1: Apply Blood to the
Test Strip.
Apply a drop of blood to the center
of the pink test square.
Apply blood to
test strip.
Insert test strip
into meter.
Note: Do not add more blood to the
first drop. Adding more blood may
give false results.
Front
The meter is ready for a test. You
have two minutes to insert the test
strip before the meter automatically
turns off.
Back
Pink
Test
Square
White Confirmation
Pad
Dot
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TESTING
These symbols will alternate on
the display:
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TESTING
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You can apply blood to the pink
test square in one of two ways.
1) Turn the test strip over and dab
the pink test square to the finger.
You can touch the test strip. The
pink test square will quickly absorb
the blood and the confirmation dot
will begin changing colour.
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OR
2) Hold the test strip under your
finger and touch the drop of blood
to the pink test square.
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Too Much Blood
Step 2: Check the
Confirmation Dot.
After a few seconds, look at the
confirmation dot on the back of
the test strip. If it is completely
blue, go on with the test.
Enough Blood
Confirmation
Dot
Front
Front
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Back
TESTING
You have applied too much blood
to the test strip if the entire white
pad is soaked. You must begin the
test with a new test strip to avoid
false results from too much blood.
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If any white patches or white streaks
appear on the confirmation dot,
you have not applied enough blood
for an accurate test. You must start
the test over with a new test strip.
Not Enough Blood
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Step 3: Insert the Test Strip and
Read Result.
Turn the SureStep® Test Strip to the
front side and slide it into the test
strip holder, pink side up. Push
the test strip in firmly until it stops.
Insert the test strip within two
minutes after applying blood to
obtain an accurate result.
Back
Caution: If you do not insert the
test strip properly, you may get
an inaccurate result.
The flashing clock symbol appears
while the meter is reading your
result. You will hear a three-tone
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(Example)
PM
The result is displayed first with
the time and then with the date
(time and date will alternate). See
pages 55–58 to learn how to set
the time and date.
The meter displays results from
0 to 27.8 mmol/L (0–500 mg/dL).
In virtually all cases above 27.8
mmol/L (500 mg/dL), the meter
reads “ .”
Note: Your meter is designed
to give accurate results at temperatures from 10° to 35°C (50–95°F).
At the higher end of this temperature range, the test time may be as
short as 15 seconds. At the lower
end of this temperature range, the
test time will be extended.
The SureStep® System is calibrated
to give plasma values. Because
most clinical laboratories measure
plasma glucose, the SureStep
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beep when the meter displays your
result. Results appear, on average,
in 30 seconds.
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System enables you to more directly
compare meter results with lab
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results. See pages 37 and 38 to learn
how to compare meter and lab results.
IMPORTANT: When proper procedures are followed, the meter will display “ ” in virtually all cases when your result is above 27.8 mmol/L
(500 mg/dL). This indicates very high blood glucose (severe hyperglycemia).
Low and High Blood Glucose: Test results below 3.3 mmol/L (60 mg/dL) i
mean low blood glucose (hypoglycemia). Test results greater than
13.3 mmol/L (240 mg/dL) ii mean high blood glucose (hyperglycemia). If
you get results below 3.3 mmol/L or above 13.3 mmol/L and you do not
have symptoms that match your results, repeat the test following the guidelines on pages 40 and 41 to ensure testing accuracy. You may also use the
Colour Chart (see pages 34 and 35). If you have symptoms that match your
results or if you continue to get results that fall below 3.3 mmol/L or above
13.3 mmol/L, follow the treatment advice of your healthcare professional.
i. Kahn, R., and Weir, G.: Joslin’s Diabetes Mellitus,
13th ed. Philadelphia: Lea and Febiger (1994), 489.
ii. Krall, L.P., and Beaser, R.S.: Joslin Diabetes Manual.
Philadelphia: Lea and Febiger (1989), 261–263.
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NOTE
DATE
Press the blue power button to turn
off the SureStep® Blood Glucose
Meter. (To save energy, the meter
automatically turns off three
minutes after it displays your
test result.)
S
TEST
TEST
LT
RESU
TIME
NOTE
S
/
INSULIN
ION
MEDICAT
DATE
TEST
TEST
LT
RESU
TIME
/
INSULIN
ION
MEDICAT
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Record your test results in your
LifeScan logbook. The logbook
allows you to keep a record of your
test results, along with information
on your meals and medication.
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Optional Colour Chart
A Colour Chart is included with
each package of SureStep® Test
Strips. It is useful as an additional
check that your meter and test
strips are working properly. The
Colour Chart is NOT a replacement
for a SureStep® Meter test.
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1. Before testing. Compare the
confirmation dot on the back of
the new test strip to the shade
marked unused on the chart. Do
not use the test strip if the confirmation dot is darker than the
colour of an unused test strip on
the Colour Chart.
2. After testing. Directly after
reading a meter result, you can
compare the colour of the test
strip confirmation dot with the
colours on the chart. The colour
of the confirmation dot will
either match one of the colours
on the chart or fall between two
colours. When the colour of
the blue dot falls between two
The chart shows four shades of
blue, each corresponding to a blood
glucose level. It also shows an
off-white shade for new, unused
test strips. Use the Colour Chart in
the following two ways.
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Note: If your Colour Chart reading
and meter result do not agree and do
not reflect how you feel, follow the
testing tips for accuracy on pages
40 and 41. Do not use the Colour
Chart with control solution tests.
colours, your blood glucose
level is between the values
printed next to the two colours.
This comparison will give you
a rough estimate of your blood
glucose level. The Colour Chart
is to be used as an additional
check to confirm a meter reading. It is NOT a replacement for
a SureStep® Meter test.
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RESULTS
U N D E R S TA N D I N G Y O U R R E S U LT S
Overview
What This Means for You.
Long-Term Diabetes Findings.
Frequent blood glucose testing
is the best means you have for
keeping track of how well you are
doing with the factors that affect
your diabetes—medication, diet,
exercise, and stress management.
Blood glucose test results can also
tell you whether your diabetes is
changing in ways that might
require an adjustment to your
treatment plan. Always consult
your healthcare professional
before making any adjustments.
In 1993 the National Institutes
of Health concluded an extensive long-term study of people
with Type 1 diabetes. This study,
called the Diabetes Control and
Complications Trial (DCCT), found
that by keeping your blood glucose
close to the levels of people without diabetes you can reduce the
risk of complications involving
the eyes, kidneys, and nervous
system by approximately 60%.1
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Frequency of Testing.
Comparing Meter and
Laboratory Results
The SureStep® System’s plasma
calibration enables you to more
directly compare SureStep® Meter
results with your lab results
because most laboratories measure
plasma glucose; however, your
meter blood glucose test result
may be different from your laboratory result (by up to 20%)2 due to
normal sources of variation. Make
sure you are following Testing Tips
to Ensure Accuracy on pages 40
and 41. To make an accurate
comparison between meter and
laboratory results, the meter test
must be done within 10 to 15
minutes of the laboratory test. If
samples are taken more than 15
minutes apart, the two tests could
have very different results.
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How often you need to test
your blood glucose will vary
according to your age, the type of
diabetes you have, the medications
you are taking, and your physical
and emotional health. Your healthcare professional will guide you.
After you decide when and how
often you should test, it is important that you make testing part of
your daily routine.
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Blood glucose levels can change
significantly over short periods,
especially if you have recently
eaten, exercised, taken medication,
or experienced stress.3 In addition,
if you have eaten recently, the blood
glucose level from a fingerstick can
be up to 3.9 mmol/L higher than that
of a venous sample (blood drawn
from a vein) used for a laboratory
test.4 Therefore it is best to fast for
eight hours before doing the comparison tests. Factors such as a high or
low hematocrit (amount of red blood
cells in the blood) or severe dehydration (loss of body fluid) may also
cause a meter result to be different
from a laboratory result. For more
detail, see pages 41 and 42.
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Expected Test Results (Target Range)
Your test results will vary somewhat from test to test. Blood glucose levels change throughout the
day. The types and amounts of food
you eat, your activity and stress
levels, and how much insulin or
other medication you take affect
your blood glucose levels. If you
are controlling your diabetes well,
your test results should fall within
a personal target range recommended by your healthcare professional.
Once you have established your target range, you will be able to detect
when your results are high or low
and can take action with advice
from your healthcare professional.
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YOUR TARGET
RANGES, mmol/L
Before
breakfast
3.9–5.8
______________________
Before lunch
or dinner
3.9–6.1
______________________
1 hour
after meals
Less than 8.9
______________________
2 hours
after meals
Less than 6.7
______________________
Between
2 and 4 AM
Greater than 3.9
______________________
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GLUCOSE RANGES
FOR PEOPLE WITHOUT
DIABETES,5 mmol/L
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Testing Tips to Ensure Accuracy
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■
If you have a test result that falls
outside of your target range and you
cannot link it to diet, exercise, medication, or stress, repeat the test. If
the result is similar and still outside
of your range, try these troubleshooting steps:
■
■
Before Testing:
■
■
■
Wash your hands.
Use a new, sterile lancet.
Check the expiration date on the
test strip package. If it has passed,
discard the unused test strips and
open a new package. When using
test strips from a bottle, discard
any remaining test strips four
months after first opening.
■
Make sure the confirmation dot on
the unused test strip is not darker
than the colour of an unused test
strip shown on the Colour Chart.
Make sure the code on the meter
matches the code on the test
strip package.
Do a test with SureStep® Glucose
Control Solution to verify that
the test strip and meter are working properly.
Make sure the meter test strip
holder, lens area, and contact
points are clean. Follow instructions on pages 47–51.
After Testing:
■
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Make sure you applied enough
blood to the test strip by inspect-
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ing the test strip confirmation
dot to be certain it turned completely blue.
Make sure you did not apply too
much blood to the test strip. You
have applied too much blood if
there is no white visible on the
white pad.
Directly after the meter displays
a result, compare the colour of
the test strip confirmation dot with
the Colour Chart on the test strip
package (see pages 34 and 35).
IMPORTANT:
If you have followed the tips to
ensure accuracy and your blood
glucose results are still out of range,
call your healthcare professional.
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Health Conditions Causing
Out-of-Range Results
If you are getting results outside
your range of expected blood glucose
levels, and you are certain that the
SureStep® Meter and SureStep®
Test Strips are working together
properly, ask yourself the following questions:
“How do I feel?”
“Do I have symptoms of low blood
glucose (hypoglycemia): slurred
speech, headache, tingling of lips,
cool sweating, rapid heartbeat,
disorientation, weakness, dizziness,
fainting, hunger, nervousness,
irritability, or tremors?”
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Very high hematocrits (above 60%)
and very low hematocrits (below
25%) can cause false results.6
“Do I have symptoms of high blood
glucose (hyperglycemia): fatigue,
dry mouth and skin, increased
thirst or hunger, blurry vision,
increased urination, rapid deep
breathing, or a fruity smell to
the breath?”
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2. Severe dehydration and
excessive water loss may cause
false low results.7,8 Severe dehydration, which may lead to many
serious medical complications,
can be caused by:
“What have I eaten?”
“How much have I exercised?”
■
“Am I ill (common cold, flu, etc.)?”
■
“Have I been under stress lately?”
■
In addition to these factors, there are
other abnormal conditions that can
affect your results.
■
■
1. Extremes in hematocrit (the
amount of red blood cells in the
blood) can affect test results.
Vomiting and diarrhea
Prescription drugs (e.g., diuretics)
Inability to recognize or respond
to “thirst” sensations
Uncontrolled diabetes
Shock9
If you believe you are suffering from
severe dehydration, consult a healthcare professional immediately.
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Recommendations for Better
Diabetes Control
■
■
■
■
■
References
1. American Diabetes Association position
statement on the Diabetes Control and
Complications Trial (1993).
2. Clarke, W.L., et al.: Diabetes Care, Vol. 10,
No. 5 (1987), 622–628.
3. Surwit, R.S., and Feinglos, M.N.: Diabetes
Forecast (1988), April, 49–51.
4. Sacks, D.B.: “Carbohydrates.” Burtis, C.A., and
Ashwood, E.R. (ed.), Tietz Textbook of Clinical
Chemistry. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders
Company (1994), 959.
5. Krall, L.P., and Beaser, R.S.: Joslin Diabetes
Manual. Philadelphia: Lea and Febiger
(1989), 138.
6. LifeScan data on file.
7. Wickham, N.W.R., et al.: Practical Diabetes,
Vol. 3, No. 2 (1986), 100.
8. Cohen, F.E., et al.: Diabetes Care, Vol. 9, No. 3
(1986), 320–322.
9. Atkin, S.H., et al.: “Fingerstick glucose
determination in shock.” Annals of Internal
Medicine, Vol. 114 (1991), 1020–1024.
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■
Follow the advice of your healthcare professional.
Follow the exercise and meal plans
recommended by your healthcare
professional.
Take insulin or diabetes medication
at your scheduled times.
Keep in touch with your emotional
and physical condition. Stress or
illness can affect diabetes.
Watch for symptoms of hypoglycemia (low blood glucose)
and hyperglycemia (high blood
glucose).
Review your logbook of test
results with your healthcare
professional regularly.
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MEMORY
RECALLING RESULTS FROM METER MEMORY
The SureStep® Blood Glucose Meter
is pre-set to display your last test
result automatically when you turn
on the meter. The meter stores your
150 most recent blood glucose or
control solution test results with
alternating date and time in its
memory. When the memory is full,
the oldest result is dropped as the
newest is added. It also provides
you with 14- and 30-day averages
of your blood glucose test results.
Results marked as control solution
test results will not be included in
your averages.
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Using the Meter
for the First Time
The first time you turn on your
meter the following symbol will
appear briefly, showing that there
are no test results in the memory:
This symbol will also appear after
turning on your meter when your
previous test ended in an error and
the meter did not display a result.
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Recalling All Results in
Meter Memory
To scroll quickly through the
results, press and hold the
green C button.
Green C
Button
Blue
Power
Button
MEMORY
To access the meter memory, press
the blue power button and hold
down for five seconds. When the
display flashes, release the blue
power button. You are now
in memory mode. First, the 14-day
average will appear. The average is
calculated from the blood glucose
results obtained during the last 14
days. When you press the green
C button, your 30-day average
appears. Consult your healthcare
professional for the appropriate use
of these averages. Each time you
press and release the green C button,
the meter will recall up to your last
150 test results in order.
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(Examples)
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If a previous test resulted in an
error condition, the error will be
stored in the memory with
the date.
Uploading Memory Data
Test results stored in the memory
may be uploaded to a personal
computer. Call the LifeScan
Customer Care Line at 1 800
663-5521 (U.S.A. 1 800 382-7226)
for more information.
(Example)
Note: A “ ” result will be included
in your 14- and 30-day averages as
27.8 mmol/L.
MEMORY
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The time and date must be reset
every time the batteries are replaced.
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Your SureStep® Blood Glucose
Meter is easy to maintain. However,
to keep it in good operating condition, follow these simple rules:
Cleaning the Meter
Clean the test strip holder (cover
and base), lens area, and contact
points with water when there is
dirt, blood, or lint present.
General Care
■
■
■
Keep your meter dry and avoid
exposing it to extremes in temperature. Do not store your meter or
test strips in a car or refrigerator.
Dropping the meter could damage
its electronics. If you drop your
meter, do a control solution test to
ensure it is working properly.
Do not take the meter apart.
Sensitive parts could be damaged,
causing false results and voiding
the warranty.
CAUTION:
■ Use only water when cleaning
the meter. Do not get water
inside the SureStep® Meter.
Never immerse the meter or
hold it under running water.
■ Do not use cleansers or glass
cleaners with ammonia.
■ When disinfecting the meter,
use a 10% bleach solution
(9 parts water, 1 part bleach)
and remove with water.
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MAINTENANCE
CARING FOR YOUR METER
MAINTENANCE
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Always clean your meter when this
symbol appears:
Step 1: Remove the Test
Strip Holder.
If you are concerned that your test
results do not compare with how
you feel, clean the meter and do a
control solution test to check if it is
working properly. Clean the meter
using these easy steps:
Press down at the top end (near
the blue power button) of the test
strip holder and slide it away from
the meter.
Step 2: Clean the Test Strip Holder.
Remove debris from the test strip
holder by wiping gently with a cotton
swab or cloth dampened with water.
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Cover
Inside Cover
Top of
Base
Grey Area
Bottom
of Base
Step 3: Clean the Lens Area and
Contact Points.
Use a cotton swab or a soft cloth
dampened with water to wipe the
lens area and contact points. Be
careful not to scratch the lens area.
Dry with a soft cloth or tissue
that does not contain lint, lotion,
or perfume. Do not use abrasive
materials such as paper towels.
Contact Points
Hole (clean both sides)
Base
Lens Area
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MAINTENANCE
Make sure you thoroughly wipe the
grey area on the inside cover. Wash
both sides of test strip holder base;
carefully clean around the hole. Dry
the test strip holder completely with
a soft cloth or lint-free tissue.
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Step 4: Replace the Test
Strip Holder.
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Note: You can clean the outside of
the meter by lightly wiping it with
a damp cloth.
Slide the test strip holder into
the meter, press down, and push
forward at the test strip insertion
point until you hear a click. Make
sure the test strip holder is firmly
in place. Make sure it does not
extend beyond the meter.
Turn on the meter.
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Note: If using a 10% bleach solution, this message may indicate that
you have not completely removed
the bleach residue on the grey area
of the inside of the test strip holder
cover. Wipe with a cloth dampened
with water and dry thoroughly.
Changing the Batteries
The SureStep® Blood Glucose
Meter comes with two AAA
alkaline batteries already installed.
When this symbol appears,
the batteries are low and you
should replace them as soon as
possible. The meter will still
provide accurate test results with
low batteries. If the symbol starts
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MAINTENANCE
If this symbol appears after cleaning the meter, check to see if you
inserted the test strip holder completely and securely. The test strip
holder may be out of position. See
pages 67–72 for error descriptions.
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flashing, the batteries are now
dead and the meter will not
operate. (You will not be able
to do a test.) You should replace
both batteries immediately with
new AAA alkaline batteries. Do
not use rechargeable batteries.
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To change the batteries, turn
off the meter and turn it over.
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Remove the Battery Door.
Squeeze the tab and lift up.
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and battery removal will not affect
the test results stored in the memory.
However, the time and date must be
reset every time the batteries are
replaced. See pages 55–58 to learn
how to set the time and date.
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Step 4: Close the Battery Door.
Use your fingers or gently tap the
meter on the palm of your hand.
Never tap the meter against a
hard surface.
Insert the two hinges into the slots
and press down until the tab catches.
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Note: Remember to reset the
time and date after replacing
the batteries.
Insert two new AAA alkaline
batteries, matching the + end of
each battery with the + signs
inside the meter.
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MAINTENANCE
Step 2: Remove the Old Batteries.
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C H A N G I N G M E T E R S E T T I N G S (Set-Up Mode)
SETTINGS
The SureStep® Meter has been pre-set
to meet the needs of most users. In
addition to setting the time and date,
there are six features you can change.
FEATURE
Set time and date
Automatic display
of last result
Unit of
measurement
Beep signals
during testing
14- and 30-day
test averages
Time format
Date format
Be sure you want to change these
settings before entering the
set-up mode to avoid having meter
settings that do not meet your needs.
PRE-SET
Pacific Standard
On
ALTERNATIVE
Any
Off
mmol/L
mg/dL
On
Off
On
Off
AM/PM
Month/Day
24 hour
Day/Month
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pressing the green C button. After
the last feature is displayed, the
meter turns off when you press the
blue power button. To move quickly
through the features, press the blue
power button repeatedly or press
and hold it to scroll.
Entering Set-Up Mode
Setting the Time and Date
Green C Button
Blue
Power
Button
Each setting flashes on the display
until you press the blue power button
to move to the next feature. While it
flashes, the setting may be changed by
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The SureStep® Meter has an internal clock that will record the time
and date of each test you perform.
You may need to change the time
setting in your meter to have the
correct time and date appear with
your test result. You also will need
to reset the time whenever there
is a change to or from daylight
saving time. (The accuracy of your
SETTINGS
1. Make sure the meter is off.
2. Press and hold down the green
C button.
3. Press and release the blue
power button while holding
the green C button.
4. Release the green C button.
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test results will not be affected if
you do not set the clock to the correct time.) The time and date must
be reset every time the batteries
are replaced.
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With the correct minutes on the display, press the blue power button
and the year setting will appear on
the display.
SETTINGS
Setting the Time.
To set the time, enter the set-up
mode. The display will show the
time with the hour flashing. Press
and release the green C button to
advance one hour. To move faster,
hold the green C button down. With
the correct hour on the display,
press the blue power button and
the minutes will start flashing.
Press and release the green C button
to advance one minute. To move
faster, hold the green C button down.
AM
AM
Note: When the time and date are
changed, the calculated values for
the 14-day and 30-day averages may
change. These averages are calculated from the results obtained during
the 14 or 30 days preceding the current time and date settings.
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Setting the Month.
With the year on the display, press
and release the green C button to
advance one year. To move faster,
hold the green C button down.
Press and release the green C button
until the correct month appears. To
move faster, hold the green C button
down. With the correct month displayed, press the blue power button
and the day segment will start
flashing.
With the correct year on the display,
press the blue power button and the
month and day will appear (month/
day format is default) on the display
with the month segment flashing.
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SETTINGS
Setting the Year.
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SETTINGS
Setting the Day.
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If you wish to turn off the automatic
display of your last result, press
the green C button. This symbol
will flash,
Press and release the green C button
until the correct day appears. To
move faster, hold the green C button
down. With the correct day on the
display, press the blue power button
and the display of last result setting
will appear.
Display of Last Result
indicating that the automatic
display is turned off. Then, press
the blue power button to move
to the unit of measurement setting.
The SureStep® Meter is pre-set to
display your last test result automatically when you turn on the meter.
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Unit of Measurement
If you wish to change the unit of
measurement to mg/dL, press the
green C button. This symbol will
flash on the display.
Press the blue power button to move
to the beep signals setting.
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SETTINGS
The meter is pre-set to display test
results in millimoles per litre
(mmol/L). You have the option to
select milligrams per decilitre
(mg/dL), the unit of measurement
used in the United States. The
mmol/L results include a decimal
point, but mg/dL results do not.
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In set-up mode, when you move to
the beep signal feature, the meter
will sound a three-tone beep and
flash this message:
Beep Signals
SETTINGS
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The SureStep® Blood Glucose Meter
uses beeping tones to signal various
steps in the meter procedures.
However, these tones do not indicate
that the procedures are being performed correctly. The meter is pre-set
to emit three different beep signals:
1. A single, short beep signals each
step in the test procedure.
2. A single, long beep accompanies error messages, a “ ”
result, and certain mistakes in
doing the test procedure.
3. A three-tone beep sounds when
the meter displays a test result
and when the meter is in set-up
mode on the beep signal feature.
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If you want the meter to operate
without beeps, press the green C
button to turn off the beep signals.
The following display will appear:
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You will hear a three-tone beep
when
is displayed. Press the
blue power button to move to
the 14- and 30-day test averages
setting.
14- and 30-Day Test Averages
To ensure accurate 14- and 30-day
blood glucose test averages, you must
mark control solution test results.
This will keep them from being
included in your blood glucose test
averages (see pages 16 and 17).
If you wish to turn the averages
off, press the green C button. The
following display will appear:
SETTINGS
The meter is pre-set to display
14-day and 30-day averages of
your blood glucose test results
in memory mode.
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No average will be displayed in
memory mode. Press the blue
power button to move to the
time format setting.
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SETTINGS
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Time Format
Date Format
The meter is pre-set to display the
time in the 12-hour AM/PM format.
An alternative 24-hour time format
is available.
The meter is pre-set to display the
date in the month/day format. Press
the green C button to change the
display of date to the day/month
format. Press the blue power button
to turn off the meter.
AM
PM
Press the green C button if you
wish to change the setting. Press
the blue power button to move to
the date format setting.
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Exiting the Set-Up Mode
You may exit the set-up mode at any
time by simply pressing the blue
power button and holding it down
until the display is blank.
SETTINGS
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S O LV I N G P R O B L E M S
When any of the following symbols
or error messages appear, there may
be a problem with the meter, test
strip, or the way you are doing the
procedure. These messages help to
identify certain problems but do
not appear in all cases when a problem has occurred. In most cases,
a problem is easy to solve. Assistance is available from the LifeScan
Customer Care Line at 1 800
663-5521 (U.S.A. 1 800 227-8862).
Helpful Messages
MESSAGE
WHAT TO DO
The test strip was
not fully inserted.
Push the test strip in firmly
until it stops.
MESSAGES
SYMBOL
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WHAT TO DO
1. The test strip
was inserted
before the
meter was
turned on
or before the
insert test
strip symbol
appeared, or
1. Remove the test strip and
then reinsert after this
symbol appears.
2. The test strip
was inserted
incorrectly, or
2. Reinsert the
test strip, tip first,
with the pink side
facing up.
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MESSAGES
MESSAGE
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MESSAGE
WHAT TO DO
3. The test strip
was inserted
too quickly.
3. Reinsert test
strip slowly.
If the symbol is
constant, the
batteries are low.
If the symbol is
flashing, the batteries are dead.
Replace the batteries
(see pages 51–53).
MESSAGES
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Error Messages
The meter gives specific error messages when it detects a problem
with its internal functions, the test
strip, or the testing procedure.
However, improper use may cause
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an inaccurate result without
producing an error message or
a symbol. When error messages
appear, note the error number, turn
off the meter, then resolve the error
by following these instructions:
POSSIBLE CAUSE
WHAT TO DO
1. Blood was
applied to the
wrong side of
the test strip, or
1. Clean the meter. Repeat
the test with a new test
strip, applying blood to
the pink test square.
2. Not enough
blood is on the
test strip, or
2. Repeat the test with a new
test strip. Apply a larger
drop of blood to the pink
test square and verify that
the confirmation dot on the Confirmaback of the test strip has tion Dot
turned completely blue.
MESSAGES
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Pink Test
Square
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POSSIBLE CAUSE
WHAT TO DO
3. The test strip
was inserted
more than
two minutes
after applying
blood, or
3. Repeat the test with a new
test strip. Insert it within two
minutes after applying blood.
4. You may
have a very
high blood
glucose level,
possibly
exceeding
27.8 mmol/L
(500 mg/dL).
4. Do a visual check of the
colour of the confirmation dot
versus the Colour Chart on the
test strip package. A colour
that matches or is darker than
the 19.4 mmol/L (350 mg/dL)
colour on the chart indicates
a high blood glucose level.
Follow the treatment advice of
your healthcare professional.
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POSSIBLE CAUSE
WHAT TO DO
1. Not enough
blood was
applied to the
test strip, or
1. Repeat the test
with a new test
strip. Apply a larger drop of blood
to the pink test
square and verify
that the confirmation dot on the
back of the test
strip has turned
completely blue.
Confirmation
Dot
MESSAGES
2. The test strip
2. Check the expiration date on
has been altered,
your test strip package. Do not
exposed to air,
store test strips outside of the
or has passed its
original bottle. Do not alter
expiration date.
test strips.
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POSSIBLE CAUSE
WHAT TO DO
1. The test strip
was removed
or partially
removed before
the result was
displayed, or
1. Do not remove the test strip
until the meter displays the
result.
2. The meter
contact points
are dirty.
2. Clean meter contact points.
Note: If more than two minutes have passed since you
applied blood to the test strip, repeat the test with a
new test strip.
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WHAT TO DO
The meter is
not within the
temperature
range of 10–35°C
(50–95°F).
Allow the meter to warm or cool
slowly before performing another
test. Do not apply heat or cold to
the meter or test strips.
1. The meter test
strip holder,
lens area, and
contact points
are dirty, or
1. Clean; refer to pages 47–51.
2. The test strip
holder is not
fully in
place, or
2. Slide the test strip holder
into the meter until it is
completely inserted.
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MESSAGES
POSSIBLE CAUSE
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POSSIBLE CAUSE
WHAT TO DO
3. The test strip
was partially
inserted before
turning the
meter on.
3. Remove test strip and turn
meter off. Turn meter on, then
reinsert test strip when insert
test strip symbol appears.
A possible failure
has occurred in
the meter.
Turn meter on. Before testing,
check that the code on your meter
matches the code on your test
strip package. If
continues,
call the LifeScan Customer Care
Line at 1 800 663-5521 (U.S.A.
1 800 227-8862).
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Performance Characteristics
Calibration: Plasma equivalent.
Power Supply: Two AAA
alkaline batteries.
Hematocrit Range: 25–60%.
Battery Life: Approximately 18
months when doing two tests a day.
Weight: 107.7 grams with batteries.
Result Range: 0–27.8 mmol/L
(0–500 mg/dL). Higher results
are displayed as “ .”
Display: Liquid crystal.
Blood Source: Whole blood.
Size: 8.9 cm ✕ 6.1 cm ✕ 2.0 cm.
Operating Temperatures: 10–35°C
(50–95°F).
Operating Humidity Range:
10–90% relative humidity
(noncondensing).
Memory: 150 blood glucose and
control solution tests.
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SPECIFICATIONS
S P E C I F I C AT I O N S
WARRANTY
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Guarantee and Warranty
Six-Year Warranty.
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee.
If, at any time during the first
six years after purchase, the
meter does not work for any
reason (except for obvious abuse),
LifeScan will replace it with a
new meter or equivalent product
free of charge.
If you are not fully satisfied with
the SureStep® System, a full refund
may be obtained by calling a
LifeScan Customer Services
Representative at 1 800 663-5521
(Canada) within 30 days of purchase. After calling LifeScan, you
will need to return the SureStep®
Meter and a copy of your receipt
to receive a refund.
The Warranty Policy applies
only to the original purchaser
of this meter and does not include
the batteries supplied with
the meter.
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The SureStep® Meter has a
full six-year warranty from the
original date of purchase. Write
your date of purchase here:
_________________________________
The Warranty Policy does not
apply to the performance of the
SureStep Meter when used
with any test strip other than
SureStep® Test Strips from
LifeScan, or when the SureStep
Meter or Test Strips are modified
in any way.
Before you return your meter,
or any product, first call your
LifeScan Customer Services
Representative at 1 800 663-5521
(Canada) for instructions.
This warranty is in lieu of all
other warranties, express or
implied, including any implied
warranty of merchantability or
fitness for a particular purpose.
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WARRANTY
Please complete the Warranty
Registration Card and mail it
to LifeScan.
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COMPLIANCE
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REGULATORY INFORMATION
The SureStep® Blood Glucose Meter complies with the following standards:
■
CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 601.1 - M90 “Medical Electrical Equipment - Part 1:
General Requirements for Safety” (Complies with UL 2601-1).
■
CAN/CSA C108.6 - M91 (CISPR 11:1990) “Limits and Methods of
Measurement of Electromagnetic Disturbance Characteristics of Industrial,
Scientific and Medical (ISM) Radio-Frequency Equipment” (Complies
with Canadian ICES-001).
■ Internally powered equipment.
■ No patient-applied parts.
■ This unit is not suitable for use in the presence of a flammable
anesthetic mixture with air, oxygen, or nitrous oxide.
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CODING THE METER
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3-STEP TEST PROCEDURE
Before testing, make sure the
meter is coded correctly.
1
AM
PM
Press blue power
button and apply
blood to pink
test square.
1
2
Meter automatically
displays last test
result with date.
2
Check confirmation dot on back
of test strip.
3
Firmly insert test
strip pink side up,
until it comes to
a complete stop,
and read result
(30-second average test time).
Green C Button
→
(Example)
(Example)
3
Code number is
automatically
displayed.
4
Press green C button
until code number on
meter matches code
number on test strip
package.
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QUICK REFERENCE
(Example)
Press blue
power button.
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BLOOD APPLICATION
How you can be sure that you have applied the right amount of blood:
QUICK REFERENCE
Front
Back
Too Much Blood*
Not Enough
Blood
Enough Blood
Pink
Test
Square
White Confirmation
Pad
Dot
Pink test square is
where you apply a
drop of blood.
White pad absorbs the
excess blood that may
extend beyond the pink
test square. Do not apply
blood directly onto the
white pad.
Front
Back
Back
Apply a drop of blood
to the pink test square
on the front of the test
strip. The confirmation
dot on the back should
be completely blue for
an accurate test.
Confirmation dot on back
of test strip is where you
check to confirm proper
blood application.
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If any white patches or
streaks appear on the
blue confirmation dot,
you have not applied
enough blood for an
accurate test. You must
start the test over with
a new test strip to
avoid false low results.
Front
If there is no white
visible on the white
pad, you have applied
too much blood. You
must start the test over
with a new test strip to
avoid false high results.
* Be careful not to
apply too much blood,
especially if you tend
to bleed easily or are
taking blood-thinning
medications.
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Diabetes Blood Glucose Monitoring System
Système de surveillance de la glycémie
Owner’s Booklet
Manuel du propriétaire
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