GLUCO CALEA
OWNERS GUIDE
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Dear Wellion GLUCO CALEA Owner,
Thank you for choosing the Wellion GLUCO CALEA Blood
Glucose Monitoring System that will help you monitoring
the blood sugar levels of your pet. We designed the Wellion
GLUCO CALEA Blood Glucose Monitoring System to be
accurate and easy to use.
Your new Wellion 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 Wellion 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 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.wellion.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:
CAT
About 93% of the glucose
is located in plasma and
7% of the glucose in the
red blood cells
DOG
About 87,5% of the glucose
is located in plasma and
12,5% of the glucose in the
red blood cells
HUMAN
About 58% of the glucose
is located in plasma and
42% of the glucose in the
red blood cells
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 Wellion 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.
Wellion GLUCO CALEA
pet meter
Human meter
N/A
accurate
Cat
precise
blood glucose result
when coded for cat
can show a false,
low result
Human
blood glucose result
Dog
precise
blood glucose result
when coded for dog
Horse
precise
blood glucose result
when coded for horse
can show a false,
low result
can show a false,
low result
A stable diabetic cat should have a blood glucose
range of about 80-150 mg/dL (4,4-8,3 mmol/L) for
most of the day.
A stable diabetic dog should have a blood glucose
range of about 80-150 mg/dL 4,4-8,3 mmol/L) for
most of a 24 hour period.
Contact a veterinary surgeon and follow his or her
treatment advice about the target range for the horse.
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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
optimize 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 lancing device that only gives a silent “click”
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UNDERSTANDING YOUR
WELLION GLUCO CALEA BLOOD GLUCOSE KIT
The Wellion GLUCO CALEA Blood Glucose Monitoring System
kit includes the following items:
Wellion GLUCO CALEA blood glucose meter
Wellion Lancing device
10 Wellion Lancets
Compact Pouch
User guide
Wellion GLUCO CALEA test strips can be purchased
separately.
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The Wellion 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 Wellion 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 Wellion 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 Wellion 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 (Colorcoding).
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 Wellion GLUCO CALEA Blood
Glucose Test Strip with the Wellion GLUCO CALEA Blood
Glucose Meter.
• The Wellion 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 Wellion GLUCO CALEA Code Chips
For the Wellion 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
optimize 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
Wellion GLUCO CALEA test strip to start with the measurement.
PERFORMING A BLOOD GLUCOSE TEST
Take a Wellion GLUCO CALEA Test Strip out from the test strip
bottle and close the bottle immediately.
Insert the Wellion 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.
Hold the lancing device against the
puncture site and press the release
button to create a puncture (How to
choose the best puncture site - see next
chapter).
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Approach the test strip
to the blood drop and
touch it in a slight 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.
Remove the used lancet from your lancing device. You can
use the lancet ejector to prevent needlestick injuries. Push
the lancet ejector forward with the thumb and simultaneously pull out the sliding barrel to dispose of the used lancet.
Dispose the lancet in a suitable waste container.
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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 or outer lip (dogs)
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
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You can use a fat cream like petroleum jelly on the puncture
site to make it easier to form a blood drop and to avoid
that the blood spills into the hair. 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 lancing device that only gives a silent “click”
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VIEWING THE METER MEMORY
Press the M button once to turn on the Wellion
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 WELLION 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 memorized 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 Wellion GLUCO CALEA Meter is easy.
Follow these simple guidelines to keep your meter working
properly.
Cleaning the Meter
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If the meter gets dirty, use a moist (NOT WET) lint-free
cloth dampened with a mild detergent.
Do not get water inside the Wellion 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
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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 authorized 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
This warning will
Insert correct code
appear if the meter
chip for your pet:
has not been encoded. 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
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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
Press a button to shut
set is ringing to
off the alarm.
remind you of doing
the blood glucose test.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Test Strips:
Wellion GLUCO CALEA Blood Glucose Test
Strips and Wellion 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 Wellion GLUCO CALEA
Test Strip insert.
SYMBOLS
(EXP) Expiration date (use by last day of month)
LOT
(LOT) Batch Code
30˚ C
86˚ F
4˚ C
39˚ F
i
Temperature Limitations
Consult Instructions for Use
Caution, consult accompanying documents
REF
Catalogue number
Keep away from sunlight/direct light
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Do not reuse
Manufacturer
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MANUFACTURER‘S WARRANTY
The producer warrants the Wellion 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.
This warranty is valid only if the date, the stamp and the signature of the dealer are recorded on the warranty card on
the date of purchase.
The warranty period is not to be extended by any claim made
under this warranty.
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Your
AUSTRIAN
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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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