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Frequently Asked Questions

Special features

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

The meter is compatible with all Accu-Chek data management tools, including the Accu-Chek 360o diabetes management system.

With the new Accu-Chek Performa blood glucose meters, it is not necessary to delete stored results. Once 500 blood sugar (glucose) results are in the memory, adding a new result causes the oldest one to be deleted.

No, the meter will no longer provide an automatic warning message telling you that your vial of test strips will soon expire or lock you out once they have expired.

To mark a 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 reminder you wish to select appears on the display, remove the test strip from the meter.

Test Strips and control tests

In the same way that fresh blood should always be used for monitoring, fresh control solution should be used to prevent a contaminated control drop. Control solution should always be wiped from the tip of the bottle so that only what is in the bottle itself is used for the test.

Control test values will not be in the user-accessible memory. However, they will be stored in the downloadable memory.

Meter care and batteries

Watch this short video to see how easy it is to set the date and time.

https://youtu.be/R8tSbZA-W9c

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Press and release the arrows to decrease or increase the hour. Press and hold the arrows to scroll faster.
  4. Press and release the On/Off button to set the hour. The minutes flash.
  5. 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.

Your battery should last for approximately 2,000 tests.

Make sure you have a new 3-volt, lithium battery, number CR2032, to insert. Open the battery door on the back of the meter, remove the old battery for at least 20 seconds, and press any button on the meter. Insert the new battery with the “+” sign facing out. Snap the battery door back into place. Press the on/off button, and the meter will beep. Setup and hour are flashing on the display. If the date and time are correct, press and hold the on/off button for about 4 seconds. Release the button, and you’re done.

The meter uses 1 3-volt lithium coin cell battery (type CR 2032) found in many stores.

The meter includes an additional internal battery that retains the time and date for up to 72 hours. So when the battery is changed, no memory is lost.

Testing blood sugar (Glucose)

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Accu-Chek Performa

Item Description

This meter is the original Accu-Chek Performa meter – see the latest in the Accu-Chek Performa range here.

 

Accurate numbers help you to understand your diabetes and make informed lifestyle choices. That’s why Accu-Chek Performa has been designed to make extensive internal checks, giving you accurate results1,2, 3.

Product Manuals

DISPLAY

Large LCD

RESULTS

5 seconds

SAMPLE

Tiny: 0.6µL

WEIGHT

59g with battery

Benefits and Features
  • Large, easy-to-read display
  • Used with easy-to-handle Accu-Chek Performa test strips
  • Tiny blood sample: only 0.6µL of blood required
  • Fast results in 5 seconds
  • Fast fill strip quickly absorbs blood sample
  • Set up to 4 pre- or post-meal alerts, so you never forget to monitor
  • Automatically turns on when you insert a test strip
  • Saves energy by turning off automatically when you’re finished testing
  • Proven accuracy 1,2

 

References:
1. Freckmann, G., et al., J Diabetes Sci Technol 2012, 6(5):1060-75
2. ISO:15197: 2013
3. Accu-Chek Performa Test Strip Pack Insert, 2015

Additional Specifications
Serial number:

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

Measuring time:

Approximately 5 seconds

Measuring conditions:

Temperature: 6°C to 44°C (46°F to 111°F) 

Storage conditions:

-25°C to + 70°C without battery

-10°C to + 50°C with battery

Memory capacity:

Up to 500 total results, plus 20 control tests

Test averages:

7, 14,  and 30 days

Data transfer:

Infrared (IR) window

Dimensions:

94 x 52 x 21 mm 

Weight:

62 g with battery

Display:

Large LCD display with symbols 

Beep tone:

Yes (factory setting ON)

Battery:

1 battery, 3V coin-cell type 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 2,000 measurements

Auto power off:

After 2 minutes undisturbed with strip inserted, or if powered on but left undisturbed for 2 minutes

Auto power on:

with strip insertion

Underdosing detection:

Yes

Sample size:

0.6 µL

Measuring range:

10 mg/dL – 600 mg/dL
0.6 mmol/L – 33.3 mmol/L

Sample dosing:

Capillary fill function

Hematocrit range:

10 to 65%

Test strip stability:

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

How to use the Accu-Chek Performa blood glucose meter

Get results in 3 steps:

  1. Insert your test strip into the meter and it turns on automatically.
  2. Apply your blood sample to the easy-to-see yellow window. Only 1 small drop is needed.
  3. In approximately 5 seconds, your test results will appear in the easy-to-read display.