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OWNERS GUIDE
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Dear WellionVet GLUCO CALEA Owner,
Thank you for choosing the WellionVet GLUCO CALEA
Blood Glucose Monitor System that will help you monitoring the blood sugar levels of your pet. We designed the
WellionVet GLUCO CALEA Blood Glucose Monitoring System
to be accurate and easy to use.
Your new WellionVet GLUCO CALEA Blood Glucose Monitoring System is designed with convenience and accuracy in
mind to make your life easier. To ensure the test results are
accurate on every test, we created three unique code chips
for the measurement of blood sugar in a cat, a dog or a horse.
All information needed to use and maintain your new meter
is included in this manual. Please read it carefully.
The WellionVet GLUCO CALEA Blood Glucose Monitoring
System is a portable battery operated meter intended for use
as an aid for persons with diabetic pets and by health care
professionals to monitor glucose concentration in capillary
whole blood of cats, dogs and horses.
If you have questions or simply want more information, please call your veterinarian or visit our website at
www.wellionvet.at.
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Why a particular blood glucose meter
for my cat, dog or horse?
Animals and humans have a different composition of blood,
especially the distribution of the glucose in blood plasma and
whole blood is significantly different. In animals the concentration of glucose in plasma is much higher than in humans:
lucose in Plasma
CAT
About 93% of the glucose
is located in plasma and
Cat
7% of the glucose in the
93% ofred
glucose
in plasma
blood
cells
7% of glucose in whole blood
DOG
About 87.5% of the glucose
is located in plasma and
Dog of the glucose in the
12.5%
87,5% red
of glucose
plasma
bloodincells
HUMAN
About 58% of the glucose
is located in plasma and
Human
42% of the glucose in the
58% ofred
glucose
in plasma
blood
cells
12,5% of glucose in whole blood
42% of glucose in whole blood
If you use a meter for human blood on a cat, dog or horse, it
may result in inaccurate readings and underestimation of the
blood glucose value.
The human meter is especially calibrated on human blood
and will calculate the accurate human glucose result.
But this is not the same value as it would be for your cat, dog
or horse - to receive an accurate value for your pet you must
use a blood glucose meter developed especially for animals.
Your WellionVet GLUCO CALEA meter is calibrated especially
for the blood of cats, dogs and horses.
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Testing your pet‘s blood glucose at home will help to improve
the diabetes therapy.
Human
blood glucose result
Cat
blood glucose result
Dog
blood glucose result
Horse
blood glucose result
WellionVet
GLUCO CALEA
pet meter
Human meter
N/A
accurate
precise
can show a false,
low result
precise
can show a false,
low result
precise
can show a false,
low result
when coded for cat
when coded for dog
when coded for horse
A cat with glucose levels below 250 mg/dL
(13,8 mmol/l) and a nadir of 80-150 mg/dL
(4,4-8,3 mmol/l) is considered to be well controlled.*
A dog with glucose levels below 180 mg/dL
(10 mmol/l) and a nadir of 80-150 mg/dL
(4,4-8,3 mmol/l) is considered to be well controlled.*
Contact a veterinary surgeon and follow his or her
treatment advice about the target range for the horse.
*Priv. Doz. Dr. med. vet. Florian Zeugswetter, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna
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When your pet is relaxed and able to follow its routine, the
measured blood glucose results will be more accurate. Your
veterinarian can use the consistent data of the measurements
at home together with the measurements in the vet clinic to
optimise the treatment of your pet.
It is important to motivate the animals by means of positive
reinforcement like:
• Perform the blood glucose testing under calm and
relaxed conditions
• Feed a “Goodie” as a reward
• Use a safetylancet that only gives a silent “click”
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Understanding your
WellionVet GLUCO CALEA blood glucose kit
The WellionVet GLUCO CALEA Blood Glucose Monitoring
System kit includes the following items:
WellionVet GLUCO CALEA blood glucose meter
10 Wellion Safety Lancets 23G
Compact Pouch
User guide
WellionVet GLUCO CALEA test strips can be purchased
separately.
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The WellionVet GLUCO CALEA meter
Test Strip Port
Insert test strip to
turn on the meter.
Light button
Press the button to
turn on the backlight.
Strip Ejection
button
To eject the
used strip
slide/move the
button
Display
Shows the blood
glucose test results,
memory values and
other messages.
M button (menu/mode)
Press to access the memory or the
set up mode. View average results
in memory mode. Press and enter
to set up a specific function in set
up mode.
Battery compartment
Holds a 3-Volt lithium
battery (CR-2032).
Unique code chip
Insert the correct code
chip for your pet into the
code chip port. There are
three code chips in the
test strip package for the
measurement in a cat, a
dog or a horse.
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S Button (select/set)
Press for scrolling through
stored test values and
test averages or numbers
when setting up the
meter.
The WellionVet GLUCO CALEA meter display
Date
MEM symbol
Shown while
scrolling
through
memory mode
Code symbol
Appears
with
the code of the
test strips used.
Warning
symbol
Indicates that
the
glucose
result is out of
the range of the
reference value.
Alarm Clock
Icon
Indicates that
the alarm clock
is set.
Reading
Digits show
the test result,
memory and the
averages.
14 days
Average
Shown while
scrolling
through the
memory.
Time
Unit of
measurement
Blood symbol
and Test strip
symbol
Both symbols
appear
when
the meter is
ready for test
and you can
apply the blood
sample to the
test strip.
Temperature Icon
Indicates that the
meter is out of the
range of operating
temperature.
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The WellionVet GLUCO CALEA Blood Glucose Test
Strip
Sampling End
Apply blood here
Control Window
The little window allows you to check if there is
enough blood sipped into the test strip.
Contact Points
Insert this end
into the test
strip port on the
meter.
The WellionVet GLUCO CALEA Test Strips are glucose specific,
biosensor-based test strips that can test glucose in capillary
whole blood of animals (cats, dogs and horses) in only a few
seconds and require a very little blood sample.
To ensure the test results are accurate on every test, we
created three unique code chips for the measurement in a
cat, a dog or a horse (Colourcoding).
This feature eliminates errors in testing caused by incorrect calibration. The test result is plasma referenced for easy comparison to lab results. Please make sure that the control window of
the test strip is completely filled with the blood sample in order
to get an accurate and meaningful result.
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IMPORTANT:
• Be sure to use only the WellionVet GLUCO CALEA Blood
Glucose Test Strip with the WellionVet GLUCO CALEA Blood
Glucose Meter.
• The WellionVet GLUCO CALEA Blood Glucose Test Strips
are sensitive to moisture and light, it is important to close
the vial cap of the test strip bottle tightly after every use.
DO NOT leave any test strips outside the bottle while not
in use.
The WellionVet GLUCO CALEA Code Chips
For the WellionVet GLUCO CALEA we have
three unique code chips for the measurement in a cat, a dog or a horse.
Always use the correct code chip delivered
with every test strip box to ensure your
meter provides accurate test results to
optimise the diabetes therapy of your pet.
Please note that the meter will not start
the measurement process without a code
card. If you are starting a new strip vial, you
will have to use the appropriate code chip
for the species.
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Coding the meter
Insert the correct code chip into the chip slot
properly. The meter will automatically turn on
showing all its segments to indicate that the meter
is performing properly.
Compare the code number on the
display with the code number on the
code chip and on the test strip vial
you are using. If the code is identical
the meter is ready for a correct measurement. Now insert a WellionVet
GLUCO CALEA test strip to start with
the measurement.
Performing a blood glucose test
Take a WellionVet GLUCO CALEA Test Strip out from the test
strip bottle and close the bottle immediately.
Insert the WellionVet GLUCO CALEA
test strip into the strip port. A beep will
indicate the correct placement of the
test strip and the code number appears
followed by a drop symbol, meaning
that the meter is ready to get the blood
sample.
Twist the white safety cap of the lancet
and pull it off. Hold and press the
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unlocked Wellion Safetylancet firmly to the
skin to release the lancet and obtain a drop
of blood (How to choose the best puncture
site - see next chapter).
Approach the test strip to the blood
drop and touch it in a right angle.Blood
is automatically drawn into the test
strip. Let the test strip sip in blood until
the white circle in the control window
is surrounded with blood - see illustration. The meter counts down and after
5 seconds your glucose testing result
will appear on the meter display screen.
The meter will shut off automatically after
3 minutes, if no further tests are performed.
You can push the
eject
button
to
remove the test strip.
Discard the used
test strip into proper
wastebasket.
The Wellion Safetylancets are disposable
products that ensure a safe and gentle
extraction of capillary blood and thereby
minimise the potential pain for the animal
during penetration by minimising the vibrations and an ultra sharp lancet. The
handling with a lancet and lancing device
is not necessary, as the Wellion Safetylancet
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is both in one. Dispose the lancet in a suitable waste container.
IMPORTANT:
• Check the expiration date printed on the test strip bottle
and its package. Do not use expired test strips.
• Use each test strip immediately after removing it from the
bottle.
• Do not use wet or damaged test strips.
• Keep away from direct sunlight and heat. Store the test strip
bottle in a dry, cool place.
How to choose the best puncture site
Consult your veterinary doctor to get recommendations for
the best sampling method and information on preferred
puncture site.
To obtain a capillary blood sample you can choose the following sites:
• The ear – all species
• Paw (cats and dogs)
• Leg callus (dogs)
• Inner lip (dogs)
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Sometimes it can be difficult to get a blood sample. Here are
some recommendations how to improve the procedure:
• Warming the puncture site by means of a warm cloth
• Gently rubbing of the puncture site
Sometimes it is useful to puncture twice very nearby to form
one blood drop out of the punctures.
It is important to motivate the animals by means of positive
reinforcement like:
• Perform the blood glucose testing under calm and
relaxed conditions
• Feed a “Goodie” as a reward
• Use a safetylancets that only gives a silent “click”
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Viewing the meter memory
Press the M button once to turn on the WellionVet
GLUCO CALEA meter. Date and time will appear first.
By pressing the S button the meter will show “7-day-average”,
“14-day-average”, and “30-day-average” and then continue
with the most recent test result. If it has 14-day average result,
it will show under the screen at the same time.
Continue pressing the S button to scroll through the stored
test results. „000“ will appear at the end of the memory or if
there are no test results in the memory.
If the memory already has 300 test results, adding a new test
result will cause the oldest one to be deleted.
When there are no daily average data available, the display
screen will show no average value.
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Setting your WellionVet GLUCO CALEA
meter
Changing the Battery
Remove the battery cover and insert new battery
according to the direction found on inside the battery compartment. Slide the battery cover back into place.
Current date and time information will be memorised by the
meter for approximately 1 minute. If the batteries are inserted
after 1 minute, meter may prompt to verify the current date
and time.
The stored results and settings will not be erased when the
batteries are being changed.
Setting the clock
Press and hold the M (menu/mode) button to enter date and
time setting. The time format (12h/24h) will flash. Press the S
button to select the correct time format. Press the M button
to confirm your choice and advance to set the year.
Press the S button to select the correct year. Press the M
button to confirm your setting and continue to set the month.
Repeat this procedure to set one after another time format,
year, month, day, hour and minute.
Press the M button to continue with the alarm setting.
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Setting the alarm
Press the M button to set Alarm No 1. Press the S button to
change the hour, to confirm your setting press the M button.
Then press the S button to change the minutes, to confirm
your choice press the M button.
To move on to set Alarm No 2 press again the M button.
Repeat this procedure to set all 4 available alarms individually.
Setting the hypo- / hyper-warning
To change the level for the hyper-warning press the S button
until you reached the desired warning level for a hyperglycaemia. Press M button to confirm your choice and move on
to the setting for hypo-warning.
To change the level for the hypo-warning press the S button
until you reached the desired warning level for a hypoglycaemia. Press M button to confirm your choice and finish the
settings on the meter. The meter will turn off automatically.
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Care of the Meter
Taking care for your WellionVet GLUCO CALEA Meter is easy.
Follow these simple guidelines to keep your meter working
properly.
Cleaning the Meter
• If the meter gets dirty, use a moist (NOT WET) lint-free
cloth dampened with a mild detergent.
• Do not get water inside the WellionVet GLUCO CALEA
Meter. Never immerse the meter or hold it under running
water.
• Do not use glass or household cleaners on the meter.
• Do not try to clean the test strip holder.
Storage and Precautions
• Handle the Meter with care - severe shock, such as
dropping the meter, could damage the electronics.
• The meter and test strips are designed to be used within
the temperature ranges between 10°C to 40°C.
• Avoid leaving the meter in extremely hot or cold place,
such as near a heat source or in an extremely hot or cold car.
• Do not store or use the meter or test strips in high humidity
levels, such as bathroom or kitchen.
• Always close bottle cap immediately after removing a test
strip and make sure it’s closed tightly.
• Do not take the meter apart. Doing so will void the
warranty. If there are technical problems or questions, call
our authorised dealer for assistance.
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Display Messages
Display
What it means
What to do
Meter is ready to make
a measurement
Apply blood sample
to test strip
Test result is higher
than 600 mg/dL
(33,3 mmol/L)
Wash and dry the
puncture site and
repeat the test using
a new test strip. If
the result is still HI,
contact your veterinarian.
Test result is lower
than 20 mg/dL
(1,1 mmol/L)
Wash and dry the
puncture site and
repeat the test using
a new test strip. Treat
low blood sugar. If
the result is still LO,
contact your veterinarian.
Testing has been
performed outside of
operating temperature
Move the meter
into an area that is
between 10°C to 40°C,
and allow 10 to 15
minutes for it to reach
the new temperature.
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Battery is low, meter
will allow about 50
more measurements
Change the battery
Battery is too low for
further measurements
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This warning will
appear if the meter
has not been encoded.
Insert correct code
chip for your pet:
cat = green,
dog = blue,
horse = red
If the Meter display
shows the warning
marker this means
that your results are
above or below your
chosen hyper or hypo
limit
Wash and dry the
puncture site and
repeat the test using a
new test strip.
Problem with test strip
Try again with new
test strip
Problem with meter
Check the meter
again with the Code
Chip. If the problem
persists, contact
Customer Service for
help.
Problem with coding
of the meter
Compare the code
number on the
display with the code
number on the test
strip vial you are using
- they should match.
The alarm you have
set is ringing to
remind you of doing
the blood glucose test.
Press a button to shut
off the alarm.
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Specifications
Test Strips:
WellionVet GLUCO CALEA Blood Glucose Test
Strips and WellionVet GLUCO CALEA code
chips
Test Range: 20-600 mg/dL (1,1 - 33,3 mmol/L)
Calibration:Plasma
Test Time:
5 seconds
Sample Size: 0,5 microliter
Hematocrit Range: 35 - 55%
Display Type: LCD screen
Memory:
300 blood test results with date and time
Averages:
7, 14, 30 days averaging
Dimension:
81 x 62 x 18 mm
Weight:
56g (incl. batteries)
Battery:
3-Volt lithium battery (CR-2032)
Battery Life:
1000 tests of continuous use or 1 year
Automatic
Power-off: After 3 minutes of nonuse
Operating
Temperature: 10°C to 40°C (50°F - 104°F)
Relative
Humidity:
< 90% RH
Storage
Condition:
Meter at 0°C - +70°C
Test Strips at 4°C - 30°C
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For additional information, refer to the WellionVet
GLUCO CALEA Test Strip insert.
IVD
i
Symbols
SN
2
IVD
i
SN
SN
(LOT) Batch Code
Operation
30˚ C40°C
LOT
86˚ F
30˚ C
10°C
4˚ C
Storage
45°C
Operation
Storage
Storage
45°C
Storage
30°C
90%
StorageStorage90%
30°C
4°C
30°C
10°C
Temperature Limitations
86˚ F
39˚ F
Operation
Consult
Instructions for Use
10%
90%
4°C
10°C
10%
0°C
10%
Caution, consult accompanying documents
SN
REF
i
Catalogue number
Keep away from sunlight/direct light
Storage
C
SN
90%
Do not reuse
10%
Do not use if package is damaged
0˚ C
SN
6˚ F
Manufacturer
SN
on
40°C
Storage
Storage
on
C
C
(EXP) Expiration date (use by last day of month)
45°C
Storage
90%
30°C
10%
4°C 30°C
4°C
Storage
Storage
10%
90%
90%
10%
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Manufacturer‘s warranty
The producer warrants the WellionVet GLUCO CALEA blood
glucose meter against defects in materials and workmanship for a period of two years from the date of purchase. The
warranty does not apply if the instrument has been misused,
poorly maintained or is tampered with.
Liability under this warranty is limited to the repair of defective parts or - at the discretion of the producer - to the replacement of the instrument. The right to rescind the purchase
agreement exists only if the replacement is also found to be
defective. Claims other than these will not be dealt with.
The warranty period is not to be extended by any claim made
under this warranty.
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MED TRUST Handelsges.m.b.H.
Gewerbepark 10
7221 Marz
AUSTRIA
www.medtrust.at
wwww.wellion.at
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