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Frequently Asked Questions

Testing blood sugar (Glucose)

Yes. In addition to the fingertip, you can collect blood samples from the palm, forearm or upper arm. Talk with your healthcare professional before deciding if alternate site monitoring is right for you.

Your Accu-Chek FastClix lancing device has a special plastic cap designed for monitoring on other areas of the body. Talk with your healthcare professional before deciding if alternate site monitoring is right for you.

Note: Do not use the special plastic cap when monitoring at the fingertip. Follow the steps for fingertip monitoring, with a few differences:

  • Use the clear or gray cap.
  • You may need a deeper setting. Try 3 for your palm or 5-1/2 for your forearm or upper arm. (These are suggested settings; yours may differ.)
  • Press the opening of the clear or gray cap firmly against a fleshy area of the non-fingertip site. Press the lancing device up and down in a slow pumping motion to assist the flow of blood.
  • Keep steady pressure on the area, then press and release the plunger. Do not be afraid to apply pressure to the area with the lancing device to assist the flow of blood. Continue to press the cap against the site for a few seconds to allow blood to come to the surface.

Meter care and batteries

Visit your meter's Screen Messages page for a list of messages and definitions or download the User Manual (insert appropriate link) for your meter.

Special features

There are three types of averages: general, pre-meal and post-meal. To view results and averages, press and release left and right arrows to view stored results. The most recent test result appears on the display.

  • Press the left arrow to view previous test results from newest to oldest.
  • Press the right arrow to view 7-, 14-, 30- and 90-day general averages
  • Continue to press the right arrow to view 7-, 14-, 30- and 90-day pre-meal and post-meal averages

To mark a test result or set a post-meal reminder:

  1. Perform a test. The result appears on the display.
  2. Leave the test strip in the meter. Press and release or to toggle through test result markers and the post-meal reminder.
    • Pre -meal marker
    • Pre-meal marker with post-meal reminder
    • Post-meal marker
    • General marker
  3. When the marker or test reminder you wish to select appears on the display, remove the test strip from the meter. 

Yes. If the post-meal reminder marker is selected, the meter will beep 2 hours after the pre-meal test to remind you to perform a post-meal test. You can change the pre-meal test reminder to 1 hour after the pre-meal test.

You can set up to 4 test reminders per day. At the set reminder time, the meter will beep every 2 minutes, up to 3 times per reminder. The meter will not beep if the meter is on at the reminder time, or if a test has been run within 30 minutes of the reminder time.

Yes. Simply go into setup mode and turn the beeper off.

Test Strips and control tests

No. Accu-Chek Performa Nano and Accu-Chek Performa blood glucose meters are designed exclusively for use with Accu-Chek Performa test strips.

No, check the use by date on the test strip container. Do not use test strips past the use by date.

Yes, you can add blood to the test strip within 5 seconds of applying the first drop.

A control test using your meter’s specific control solution ensures that the meter and test strips are working properly. Testing with control solution is just like a blood glucose test, except you fill the window on the test strip with a drop of control solution instead of blood.

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Accu-Chek Performa Nano

Item Description

Small in size. Big in performance. This small, discreet meter is easy to use, and offers tools to help you monitor your diabetes every day. The display is bright, which makes it perfect for monitoring at night. Even if you’re on the go, you can set alerts that remind you to monitor throughout the day.

Product Manuals

DISPLAY

Bright LCD

RESULTS

5 seconds

EASY

1-Time coding

MEMORY

Store 500 results

WEIGHT

40g

Benefits and Features
  • Small and sleek
  • Accurate test results in just 5 seconds1
  • Brilliant backlit display is easy to read, even when you test at night
  • Easy to handle test strips fill quickly
  • View trends and averages for 7, 14, 30, and 90 days
  • Store up to 500 results in memory
  • Meal markers and test reminders help keep you on track
  • Download results to Accu-Chek data management systems for deeper insight

 

Reference:

1. Accu-Chek Performa Nano package insert

Additional Specifications
Display:

LCD with auto backlight

Automatic Power:
  • 90 seconds
  • Auto power on with strip insertion
  • Auto off when strip is removed (5 seconds)
  • Auto off in 2 minutes if meter not used
Power Supply:

Two 3volt coin-cell lithium batteries (CR2032)

 

WARNING - KEEP BATTERIES OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. If you suspect your child has swallowed or inserted a button (coin cell) battery immediately call the 24-hour Poisons Information Centre
on 13 11 26 for fast, expert advice.

Battery Life:

Approximately 1000 tests

System Operating Conditions:

6°C to 44°C (43°F to 111°F)

Meter Storage Conditions:

-25°C to 70°C without battery

-10°C to 50°C with battery

Relative Humidity Operating Range:

10%–90%

Memory Capacity:

500 results with time and date

Dimensions:

69 x 43 x 20 mm (L x W x H)

Weight:

Approximately 40.0g with batteries

Data Port:

Infrared (IR) window

Test Principle:

Electrochemical

Other Features:
  • Hypo indicator
  • Pre- and post-meal markers
  • 4 customizable test reminders
  • General marker
  • Post-meal reminder
  • Auto control ID