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This section is for under 18's and contains a great interactive tool to help you and your family learn more about diabetes.Managing Diabetes
- The interactive web tool for children and families. It may be helpful to look at this section with your parents at first.
Wash your hands thoroughly with warm water and dry them well.
Insert the black activation chip into the meter. After inserting, discard any future code chips you receive.
Insert a test strip into the meter. Both a test strip and flashing blood drop symbol will appear on the display.
With a lancing device such as Accu-Chek Softclix or Accu-Chek Multiclix, lance the side of a fingertip (or alternate site if appropriate). Gently squeeze the fingertip to produce a small drop of blood.
Touch the drop of blood to the tip of the yellow end of the test strip, not on top of the strip or window. A flashing hourglass symbol and a beep indicates enough blood has been applied. If necessary, more blood can be applied within 5 seconds. The result appears on the display.
In addition to fingertip testing, the Accu-Chek Performa Nano system can be used for testing on alternate sites, including the forearm, palm, upper arm, thigh or calf. Alternate site testing (AST) requires the use of a special lancing cap. Consult your healthcare professional to see if alternate site testing is suitable for you.
For more information on how to use your meter, please refer to your Accu-Chek Performa Nano Owner’s Booklet, or click here to download.
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Accu-Chek Extra members are entitled to one set of free batteries per year.