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Frequently Asked Questions

Special features

After performing a blood glucose test, the test result is displayed on the screen with Add Comment highlighted. 

Press  to add a comment.

The Add Comment menu appears. Press  to highlight the desired comment (the example here is Before meal). Press  to select the comment.

If Patterns is On:

If Patterns is on and you select Before meal or After meal, press  to select a specific meal (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, or Snack). Press  to set the selected meal for the test result.

The final result appears with the comment symbol. Press  or  to set the comment and return to Main Menu. To change the comment, press to select the comment.


Yes, you can set up to 4 general test reminders per day and switch on the post-meal reminder in the set-up mode.

Accu-Chek Guide meter can store up to 720 test results with their time and date. You do not need to do anything to save the results. The meter automatically saves all test results.

If all the memory locations are occupied, the oldest test result is deleted to create space for the new one when you perform a new test.

Blood Glucose Monitoring

  1. Insert your test strip into the meter and it turns on automatically.
  2. Apply your blood sample to the easy to see yellow dosing area. Only 1 small drop is needed.
  3. In less than 4 seconds, your test results will appear in the easy to read display.

Only a tiny blood is needed (0.6 microliter).

A ‘Drop Too Small’ (E4) 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 Guide blood glucose meters are designed exclusively for use with Accu-Chek Guide test strips

Cleaning the meter

Gently wipe the meter’s surface with a soft cloth slightly dampened (wring out any excess liquid) with one of these cleaning solutions:

  • 70% isopropyl alcohol
  • Mild dishwashing liquid mixed with water
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Accu-Chek Guide

Item Description

The Accu-Chek Guide meter offers cleverly designed solutions to help make blood glucose testing easier. Proven accuracy1,2,3 gives you result you can trust, along with spill-resistant test strip vial making strip removal easier. Plus, a strip port light, wide test strip dosing area and strip ejector button help take the hassle out of everyday testing.4


1. ISO 15197:2013.
2. Accu-Chek Guide Test Strip package insert.
3. Brazg, RL., et al., J Diabetes Sci Technol 2016, Vol. 10(6) 1414–1415.
4. Harvey, C., et al., J Diabetes Sci Technol, 10(5): 1136-1141.


No coding


Results in less than 4 seconds


Tiny: 0.6µL


Allow testing in the dark


Remove used strip in hygienic way


Wireless connection to your mobile device

Benefits and Features
  • Proven accuracy that exceeds current ISO 15197:2013
  • Wide test strips dosing area —apply a small drop of blood anywhere along the wide yellow edge
  • The spill resistant vial helps you remove one strip at a time
  • Blood glucose readings in less than 4 seconds
  • Monitor in all light conditions, thanks to a bright, backlit display and a strip port light
  • Eject used test strips from the meter with the push of a button
  • Enjoy virtually pain free lancing with the included Accu-Chek Softclix lancing device2

1. Accu-Chek Guide Test Strip Package Insert 2016. Kocher, S., et al., J Diabetes Sci Technol 2009 Sep 1; 3(5):1136-1143

Additional Specification
Measuring principle:

FAD dependent glucose dehydrogenase (GDH)

Measuring time:

Less than 4 seconds

Measuring conditions:

Temperature: 4°C to 45°C 

Memory capacity:

720 blood glucose results and 32 control tests results with time and date

Test averages:

7, 14, 30 and 90 days 

Data transfer:

Bluetooth (with mobile devices)

Micro USB cable (with computer)


80 x 47 x 20 mm (L x W x H)


Approx. 40g (with batteries)




2 batteries, 3V lithium batteries type CR 2032 

Auto power off:

90 seconds

Under dosing detection:


Altitude independence:

0 to 3,094 m (0 to 10,150 ft.)

Sample size:

0.6 µL 

Measuring range:

10 - 600 mg/dL (0.6 – 33.3 mmol/L)

Sample types:

Capillary, venous, arterial and neonate (Venous, arterial and neonatal blood testing is limited to healthcare professional use.)

Sample dosing:

Capillary fill function

Hematocrit range:


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 Guide 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 dosing area. Only 1 small drop is needed.
  3. In less than 4 seconds, your test results will appear in the easy to read display.