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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.
Testing blood glucose
Wash your hands thoroughly with warm water and dry them well.
Open the display cover. Press the ON/OFF button switching the meter on. “On” appears in the display window, followed by 888 and the date line. A test strip is advanced from the drum shortly afterwards.
With a lancing device such as Accu-Chek Softclix or Accu-Chek Multiclix, lance the side of a fingertip. Gently squeeze the fingertip to produce a small drop of blood. Wait until the flashing hand symbol and blood drop symbol appear in the display and the meter beeps.
Hold the meter so the test strip is pointing downwards at a slight angle. Touch the front edge of the test strip against the blood drop until the meter beeps and the “000” appears in the display. The test strip draws up the blood and starts as soon as the necessary amount of blood has been drawn up. The flashing hand symbol disappears and the test commences.
The three “000” in the display gradually disappear. When they have totally disappeared, the test is complete and the test result is displayed. The test strip symbol flashes. Press the ON/OFF button, saving the test result in memory, this also releases the test trip and turns the monitor off. Hold the monitor upright so that the used test strip falls out of the bottom.
Please note: Make sure that blood is applied correctly (NO top dosing!) in order to avoid error message.
For more information on how to use your meter, please see your Accu-Chek Integra Owner’s Booklet.
Data Management Software
Accu-Chek Extra members are entitled to one set of free batteries per year.