Can I reuse a lancet drum?
No, this is not possible. Safety hooks prevent accidental reuse of a used lancet drum. A used lancet drum is easily recognised by the red stripes.
How long does the battery last?
Battery life depends on Accu-Chek Spirit Combo insulin pump use, including daily insulin requirements, frequency of delivery and backlight usage. For example If used in a typical usage pattern of 50 Units / day using U100 insulin and normal operating temperature (23 °C ±2 °C [73 °F ±4 °F]) the battery life is approximately: Alkaline: 70 days for Bluetooth® off; or 30 days for Bluetooth® on Lithium: 200 days for Bluetooth® off; or 80 days for Bluetooth® on NiMH: 100 days for Bluetooth® off; or 40 days for Bluetooth® on
What do the error signals mean?
The Accu-Chek Smart Pix device reader reports potential errors during data transfer and use by causing the center display section 8 to flash. Here's what you can do: In the browser navigation, click the Read Device button. The center display section should flash slowly now, indicating that it is actively searching for devices and that it is ready for data transfer. If the error signal continues, you can unplug the Accu-Chek Smart Pix device reader and plug it back in again. Disregard any Windows error messages about removing the data medium. Try repeating the transfer again. If this error signal occurs again, check the following: Has the meter been properly prepared for data transfer? Is there anything obstructing the signal between the device IR port and the Accu-Chek Smart Pix device reader? Is the device too far away? Is there any interference from bright lights or sunlight? Often, in the case of error messages associated with data transfer, the issue is interference with data transfer, or a problem with the meter or insulin pump.
Does the meter provide information if the test strip has expired?
Yes, the meter will show “exp” inside the strip icon if the test strips use by date has elapsed. The use by date is printed on the label of the test strip container.
How do I change the lancet drum?
Remove the cap from the lancing device. Remove the lancet drum from the lancing device. Upon removing the lancet drum, the blue ring on the lancet drum separates from the white cylinder. The blue ring on a used lancet drum can rotate freely and you can see two red stripes on the white cylinder. Insert a new lancet drum, white end first.
How does the data transfer work with the new meter?
The Accu-Chek Active blood glucose meter has a built in USB (Universal Serial Bus) port for transferring test results to a computer that is equipped appropriately. Roche Diabetes Care offers a variety of special diabetes management hardware and software products which enhance the integrated diary functions of your meter. With these hardware and software products, you and your healthcare professional can manage your test results more effectively and use graphs and tables to understand them better.
How are the lancets sterilized?
The lancet (= needle surrounded by the sterility cap) of the Accu-Chek Safe-T-Pro Plus lancing device is sterilised in a process called gamma irradiation which meets the international standards.
What is occlusion detection?
Early occlusion detection is an important factor for effective insulin pump therapy. An occlusion is an unexpected event where the flow of insulin from a pump into the subcutaneous tissue is blocked. The patient is typically not aware that an occlusion has occurred. Due to missed insulin, a malfunction can often result in elevated bG levels, which if undetected can lead to hyperglycaemia or Ketosis with the risk for the development of life threatening Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA).1 With its faster occlusion detection, the Accu-Chek Combo system may help to reduce the severity of hyperglycaemia and minimises the risk of ketoacidosis resulting from occlusions.
How do I run a control test?
The Accu-Chek Performa blood glucose meter automatically recognises Accu-Chek Performa Control Solutions, so running a control test is easier than ever. First, wipe the tip of the control bottle. Then put the meter on a flat surface, insert the strip, and squeeze a drop of the control solution onto the front edge of the test strip. A result appears with a flashing “L”. Press one of the arrow keys once to indicate a Level 1 control test or twice to indicate Level 2. Press the ON/OFF button to set the level in the meter. The control result and “OK” alternate in the display if the result is in range.
How do I set or change the time and date on my meter?
Watch this short video to see how easy it is to set the date and time. https://youtu.be/OhnTM2iD5q8 Your meter comes with the batteries already installed and a preset time and date. You may need to change the time to match your time zone or, if you live in a state that observes daylight saving time, to reflect the time change. To change these settings: Press and release the On/Off button to turn the meter on. The flashing test strip symbol appears. NOTE: If this is the first time your meter has been turned on, it will automatically enter the set-up mode, and "Set-up" and the hour will flash on the display. Skip to Step 3 to change the time or, if the date and time are correct, press and hold the On/Off button to exit the set-up mode. To enter the set-up mode, press and hold the On/Off button for about four seconds. “Set-up” and the hour flash on the display. Press and release the arrows to decrease or increase the hour. Press and hold the arrows to scroll faster. Press and release the On/Off button to set the hour. The minutes flash. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to set the minutes, AM/PM, month, day and year. The flashing field is the one you are changing. Once you set the correct time and date, press and hold the On/Off button until the flashing test strip symbol appears.
What type of battery is used?
The meter uses 1 3-volt lithium coin cell battery (type CR 2032) found in many stores.
Where can I find out more about an error code or screen message?
The meter's full-colour display provides instructions for dealing with most challenges you might come across. You can also refer to the Standard owner's booklet that came with your meter.