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Frequently Asked Questions

Blood Glucose Monitoring

  1. Insert your test strip into the meter and it turns on automatically.
  2. With the strip inside the meter (In-dosing), apply your blood sample to the easy to see green dosing area. A drop of blood is needed. In 5 seconds, your test results will appear in the easy to read display.
  3. Place the strip into the meter to switch it on. Then, with the strip outside the meter (Out-dosing), apply your blood sample to the easy to see green dosing area. A drop of blood is needed. Place the strip into the meter again within 20 seconds. In 8 seconds, your test results will appear in the easy to read display

A drop of blood is needed (1-2 microlitre).

An E2 error message will display on the meter, indicating not enough blood was drawn into the test strip for measurement or blood was applied after the test had started. You should discard the test strip and repeat the blood glucose test.

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

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

Cleaning the meter

  • 70% isopropyl alcohol
  • Mild dishwashing liquid mixed with water
  1. Be sure to clean the areas around slots and openings, while being careful not to get any moisture in them. You should also wipe down the entire meter surface, including the meter display.
  2. Clean the measuring window following the steps as below if you notice that the measuring window located beneath the cover is visibly dirty, or if the error message E-1 is displayed.

Cleaning the measuring window

  1. Pull the cover of the measuring window straight towards you.
  2. Wipe the cover from the outside and the inside using a lightly moistened cloth or cotton swab.
  3. Carefully wipe the measurement window and its surrounding area using a lightly moistened cloth or cotton swab. Remove any fluff or lint that may remain. Allow the areas you have cleaned thoroughly.
  4. Place the cover straight and centered onto the meter.
  5. Slide the cover closed until it audibly clicks into place.
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Accu-Chek Active

Item Description

The Accu-Chek Active blood glucose system gives highly reliable results that you can trust because of the following:

 

Proven Accuracy and Meets International Quality Standards1
Delivers accurate results that meet international quality standards (ISO 15197, ISO 13485)

 

Proven least painful lancing device2
Patented technology for the virtually pain-free testing

 

Widely accepted and used worldwide
20 million users in 100 countries trust its reliable results


References:
1. International Organization for Standardization. In vitro diagnostic test system-requirements for blood-glucose system for self-testing in managing diabetes mellitus. DIN EN ISO16197:2013.

2. Kocher, S, et al., Comparison of Lancing Devices for Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose Regarding Lancing Pain J Diabetes Sci Technol 2009; Sep. 3(5):1136-1143.

FAST

Results in 5 seconds

SAMPLE

1-2 µL

MEMORY

500 test results with date and time

WEIGHT

50 g (with battery)

SIZE

97.8 x 46.8 x 19.1mm

Benefits and Features
  • Just 2 buttons are used to operate the meter for intuitive handling
  • Large and easy to read display
  • In or out-dosing for simple testing
  • Under dosing alerts
  • 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 ISO 15197:20131

References:

  1. International Organization for Standardization. In vitro diagnostic test system-requirements for blood-glucose system for self-testing in managing diabetes mellitus. DIN EN ISO16197:2013
  2. Accu-Chek Active Product Evaluation Report. Data on file 2014.

Additional Specification
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 (In-dosing: blood application with test strip within the meter)
  • Approximately 8 seconds (Out-dosing: blood application with test strip outside the meter)
Measuring conditions:

Temperature: 8°C to 42°C

Test averages:

7, 14, 30 and 90 days

Data transfer:

Via USB interface (with Micro-USB cable)

Dimensions:

97.8 x 46.8 x 19.1 mm

Weight:

50g with battery

Battery:

1 Battery, 3V Type CR 2032

Altitude independence:

0 to 4,000 m (0 to 13,123 ft.)

Sample size:

1-2 µL

Measuring range:

10 - 600 mg/dL (0.6 – 33.3 mmol/L)

Sample types:

Capillary

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

Dosing options:

Blood can be applied to already inserted test strip (In-dosing), or a test strip outside the meter (Out-dosing). Out-dosing is helpful to minimize 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

Visual color check:

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

Test strip stability:

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 Accu-Chek Active blood glucose meter

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 steps.1-2.

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

References:

  1. International Organization for Standardization. In vitro diagnostic test system-requirements for blood-glucose system for self-testing in managing diabetes mellitus. DIN EN ISO16197:2013
  2. Accu-Chek Active Product Evaluation Report. Data on file 2014.