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Accu-Chek Active – Getting Started

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Accu-Chek Active blood glucose meter - Getting started training video. How to set up and use your Accu-Chek® Active blood glucose meter with the Softclix Lancing Device for blood sugar level monitoring.

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Accu-Chek Active

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The Accu-Chek Active blood glucose meter packs many features into a small size. See test result averages up to 90 days, get alerts if your test strips are expired or if you’ve under-dosed, re-dose within 10 seconds, set pre-and post-meal reminders to test, and more.

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SIZE

97.8 x 46.8 x 19.1mm

WEIGHT

50 g (with battery)

FAST

Results in 5 seconds

MEMORY

500 test results with date and time

ALERTS

For expired strips

Benefits and Features
  • Just two buttons are used to operate the meter for intuitive handling
  • Large and easy-to-read display
  • In- or out-of-meter dosing for simple testing
  • Under-dosing alerts, re-dose option in 10 seconds, and test strip expiration warnings
  • The visual double check lets you see your recent test result
  • Pre-meal and post-meal markers are available.
  • Post-meal alert reminds you to test 2 hours after eating
  • 500 test results are stored in memory
  • See averages of all blood test results over 7, 14, 30 and 90 days
  • Fulfills the accuracy requirements of DIN EN ISO 15197:2003.1
  • Date and time are preset for fast setup.
  • Changing the battery doesn’t mean losing the date and time settings
  • Transfer data from the meter to your PC using a USB cable. You will need an
    Accu-Chek diabetes management solution on the PC to analyse the data.

 

Reference:

1. ISO 15197: 2003

Additional Specifications
Model:

Accu-Chek Active (Model GU)

Serial number:

Unique serial number is printed on a label on the device and stored in non-volatile memory

Measuring principle:

Mutant variant of the glucose dehydrogenase quinone protein (Mut. Q-GDH 2, modified variant of EC 1.1.5.2), acinetobacter spec; photometric end-point measurement

Measuring time:

Approximately 5 seconds (blood application with test strip within the meter)
Approximately 8 seconds (blood application with test strip outside the meter)

Temperature:

+8 to +42 °C (+46.4 °F to +107.6 °F)

Humidity :

Up to 85 % relative humidity

Storage conditions without battery:

-25 to + 70 °C (-13 °F to +158 °F)

Humidity:

Up to 93 % relative humidity

Memory capacity:

Up to 500 values with date and time

Test averages:

7, 14, 30, 90 days

Data transfer:

Via USB interface (with Micro-USB cable)

Automatic coding:

Via code chip (batch specific code chip)

Warning:

Strip expiry warning (data is stored in the code chip)

Dimensions:

97.8 x 46.8 x 19.1 mm

Weight:

46 g without battery, 50 g with battery

Display:

96 segments LCD display with symbols

Beep tone:

Yes (Factory setting ON)

Battery:

1 battery, type CR 2032

Battery life:

Approximately 1000 measurements or one year (whichever comes first)

Auto power off:

30 or 90 seconds according to operating status

Underdosing detection:

Yes

Altitude independence:

0–4,000m (0-13,123 feet)

Blood volume:

1-2 μL

Measuring range:

0.6 mmol/L – 33.3 mmol/L

Sample types:

Capillary blood

If the test strip is removed from the meter to apply blood:

Venous blood anticoagulated with lithium heparin or ammonium heparin or EDTA, arterial blood and blood from neonates

Sample dosing:

Blood application on to the middle of the test pad. The test strip (and its components) has the function to spread the blood above the test area in a quick and hygienic way

Dosing options:

Blood can be applied to already inserted test strip, or a test strip outside the meter. Outside of the meter dosing is helpful to minimise the risk of contamination when a meter has multiple users (e.g. in a hospital) and, in case of alternative site testing, to facilitate blood application

Re-dosing capability:

Additional blood can be added to the test strip within 10 seconds after applying the first drop (applies for inside mode)

Visual color check:

Plausibility check option with 5 color block on the test strip vial

Hematocrit range:

20–55% (within-meter mode), 20–70% (outside-meter mode)

Test strip stability:

18 months after production date. The test strips remain stable at least up to the expiry date printed on the test strip vial, even after opening (the test strip container must be closed tightly after each test strip is removed)

How to use Accu-Chek Active blood glucose meter

Testing your blood glucose is an essential part of managing diabetes. The Accu-Chek Active blood glucose meter can help to make it convenient by giving you fast, hassle-free, and accurate results in 4 simple steps1.

  1. Insert the glucose test strip
  2. Prick your finger with the lancet to draw out a blood drop
  3. Carefully touch the blood drop onto the green field of the test strip
  4. Read the blood glucose result

Reference:

1. ISO 15197: 2003