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Roche Diagnostics Corporation
9115 Hague Road
Indianapolis, IN 46256

www.accu-chek.com

BACK COVER

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CCU

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HEK

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BLOOD GLUCOSE MONITORING SYSTEM

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User’s Manual

Las instrucciones en español

están al revés de este manual.

ACCU-CHEK, ADVANTAGE, COMFORT CURVE, CHEK, SOFTCLIX, and CHEMSTRIP are
trademarks of a Member of the Roche Group.

©2002 Roche Diagnostics. All rights reserved. 093344800-0802

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    Roche Diagnostics Corporation9115 Hague RoadIndianapolis, IN 46256 www.accu-chek.com BACK COVER A CCU -C HEK ® BLOOD GLUCOSE MONITORING SYSTEM ® User’s Manual Las instrucciones en español están al revés de este manual. ACCU-CHEK, ADVANTAGE, COMFORT CURVE,
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    1 Welcome .........................................................................3 Where to Find Help .........................................................5 Getting to Know Your Meter and Supplies ....................7 Setting Up Your Meter ..................................................11
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    3 2 Caring for Your Meter ...................................................75 Storage and Handling .................................................75Cleaning the Meter .....................................................76Cleaning the Accu-Chek ® Softclix
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    5 4 Where to Find Help 10 Test Strips A A C CC CU U --C C H HEEK K Com fort Curve Advantage Complete A CCU -C HEK ™ Comfort Curve ™ A CCU -C HEK ™ Comfort Curve ™ 10 Test Strips Easy to use! Touch Dropto Edge Touch Drop to EDGE AdvantageComplete Advantage
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    Getting to Know Your Meter andSupplies Throughoutmanual: all tabsections print solidPMS 287. Type ontabs reverses towhite. 6 7 Getting to Know Y our Meter and Supplies Display Screen—Yourblood sugar test resultand other informationwill appear here. On/Off
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    9 8 Underside of the Meter Code Key Slot—This iswhere you insert thecode key. Battery Cover—Thiscover slides off soyou can install orchange batteries. Additional Items Code Key—This is used for codingyour meter. A new code key comeswith every package of
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    10 11 Accu-Chek ® Comfort Curve ® Glucose Control Solution—This solutionis used to check theperformance of the meterand the test strip. Accu-Chek ® Softclix ® LancetDevice—Thisdevice useslancets toobtain a dropof blood fromyour fingertip. Accu-Chek ® Softclix
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    13 12 Follow these steps to install thebatteries for your meter. Step Action 1 Slide the battery cover off the back of the meter. 8707004909 2 Inside is a clear plastic strip thatfits underneath the batteries. The clear plastic strip will help you remove
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    15 14 Step Action 4 Hold the end of the clear plastic strip down over the batteries while sliding the battery cover back in place. 8707004909 Installing thebatteries con’t Turning the Beeper On or Off Turning the beeper on or off does notaffect the test
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    17 16 Turning thebeeper on or off Follow these steps to turn the beeperon or off. Step Action 2 Press the On/Off and MEM buttons at the same time until Set appears on the screen,then release both buttons. You will see a screen like the one below. Either
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    19 18 Setting the Time and Date Y ou may exit at any time when setting up the time and date. The settings you have already made will be saved. The time and date should be setprior to testing if you plan to down-load the results into software or ifyou or
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    21 20 Step Action 5 Press the MEM button so that the minute digits start flashing. 3 Now press the MEM button. The hour digit and AM will flash. 4 Press and release the On/Offbutton until the correct hour is displayed. AM will change to PMautomatically when
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    23 22 Step Action 11 Now press the MEM button. The On or OFF screen will reappear. 10 Press and release the On/Off button until the correct day isdisplayed. 12 Press the On/Off and MEM buttons at the same time to exitand save the time and date youhave entered.
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    25 24 You will need to insert a new codekey: • Whenever you open a new box of strips. • Whenever either one of these displays appears: Step Action Follow these steps to code your meter. Coding YourMeter 1 Make sure your meter is off.If it is on, press the
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    26 27 Glucose Control T esting Glucose Control Testing Why is Glucose Control Testing Important? When to Run a Glucose Control Test Glucose control testing is used to check theperformance of the meter and test strip. Glucose control testing is done using
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    29 28 • Accu-Chek ® Advantage ® Meter • Accu-Chek ® Comfort Curve ® Test Strips • Accu-Chek ® Comfort Curve ® Glucose Control Solutions • Chek ™ Strip The Accu-Chek ® Advantage ® Kit is packaged with one level of glucose control solution. When purchased
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    31 30 Step Action When the Chek ™ Strip is inserted, the meter will turn on automatically. ▲ Example code number The code number must match the code number on the vial of test strips. The number will disappear after a few seconds and you will see OK and
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    33 32 Step Action 4 Insert a test strip (yellow windowfacing up) into the test strip slot. The test strip symbol will stop flashing and a blood drop symbol will appear. 5 Remove the cap from your Level 1 control solution. GlucoseControlTesting con’t Step
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    35 34 Step Action 8 When the control solution is applied to the strip, a box symbolwill move around the display screen until the measurement is completed. 9 Replace the cap tightly on the control solution. 10 The control result will be displayed. ▲ Example
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    37 36 Step Action 11 Remove the test strip from the meter and discard it. When the test strip is removed, you will see the L2, a flashingtest strip symbol, and ✔ on the screen. Your meter is now ready for a Level 2 glucose control test. The Level 2 test
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    39 38 What to Do if Your Glucose Control Result Is Outside the Acceptable Range • Check the expiration date of the test strips. If the strips have expired, dispose of them promptly. • Control solution is only good for 3 months after opening. If it has been
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    41 40 Insert a test strip into the Accu-Chek ® Advantage ® Meter prior to testing. If this is your first time to test, you maywant to read all of the instructionsthoroughly before removing the teststrip. Once you have removed the stripfrom the vial, you
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    43 42 A 3-digit code number appears.This number must match the code number on the vial of test strips. ▲ Example code number. Step Action 3 The meter will turn on auto- matically when the test strip is inserted. Inserting atest strip con’t Step Action 4
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    45 44 Using the Accu-Chek ® Softclix ® Lancet Device The Accu-Chek ® Softclix ® Lancet Device uses lancets to obtain a dropof blood from your fingertip. You canadjust the penetration depth by usingthe Comfort Dial ™ . Introduction Do not share your Accu-Chek
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    47 46 Step Action 4 Put the cap back onto the lancet device. The cap fits when the notch on the cap is aligned with the center of the semicircular cutout. It should easily snap into place. 3 Twist the round protective cap on the lancet several times and
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    49 48 Step Action 6 Press the plunger on the end of the lancet device all the way down until you hear a click. You will also see a yellow dot appear in the center of the clear release button. Getting a drop ofblood con’t 7 Wash your hands in warm soapy water
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    51 50 Step Action 11 Press the release button, then gently squeeze your finger until you get a small drop of blood. 10 Press the tip of the Accu-Chek ® Softclix ® Lancet Device firmly against your fingertip. 12 Proceed with your blood sugar test. Getting
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    53 How to Run aBlood Sugar Testwith an Accu-Chek ® Comfort Curve ® Test Strip Follow these steps to apply a drop ofblood to an Accu-Chek ® Comfort Curve ® Test Strip. Step Action 1 Touch and hold the drop of blood to the curved edge of the test strip where
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    55 54 Step Action If you see any yellow color in the window after you have applied the drop of blood, a second drop of blood may be applied within 15 seconds. If more than 15 seconds have passed, retest with a new strip. 3 When blood is applied to the strip,
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    57 56 Step Action 5 If you are finished testing, pressthe On/Off button to turn the meter off. 4 Remove the test strip from the meter. When the test strip is removed, the test strip symbol will start to flash on the screen. How to Run aBlood Sugar Testwith
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    59 58 Step Action IF... AND...THEN... and line above printPMS 287throughout. 3 Slide the ejector forward. The lancet will be released into the container. 2 Point the exposed end of the Accu-Chek ® Softclix ® Lancet Device away from you and toward the disposal
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    61 IF... your blood sugar result seems unusually high or low, AND... does not reflect the way you feel, check thefollowing:• Does the test strip code number match the code number on the meter? • Was the blood sample applied to the test strip within 3 minutes
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    63 62 IF... you get a low blood sugar result or LO is displayed, AND... symptoms are absent, THEN... run a glucose control check with your glucosecontrol solutions and a new test strip. See Glucose Control Testing (page 27). If the control result is within
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    65 64 IF... HI is displayed, AND... you also experience symptoms of high blood sugar:fatigue, increased appetite or thirst, frequent urination,blurred vision, headache, or achiness, THEN... contact your doctor immediately. IF... HI is displayed, AND... this
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    67 66 IF... mg/dL and error are displayed, AND... you also experience symptoms of high blood sugar:fatigue, increased appetite or thirst, frequent urination,blurred vision, headache, or achiness, THEN... contact your doctor immediately. Your blood sugar
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    69 68 Results stored in memory will not be lost when you replace the batteries. However, you will need to reset the time and date after replacing the batteries. Memory Automatic Results Storage The Accu-Chek ® Advantage ® Meter automatically stores 100 results.
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    71 70 How to Review Results Stored in Memory ReviewingStoredResults Follow these steps to review resultsstored in memory. Step Action 1 Press the On/Off button to turn the meter on. A 3-digit code number appears.This number must match the code number on
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    73 72 Step Action 3 Release the MEM button. The result, date, and time are displayed. 4 Press the MEM button and the next memory number will be displayed. Release the MEMbutton and the results will appear. Press and release the MEM button to see the remaining
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    75 74 How to Transfer Stored Data The Accu-Chek ® Advantage ® Meter allows you to transfer all the data in its memory to your homecomputer or to your heathcare professional’s officecomputer. If you would like to transfer the data from your meter toyour home
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    77 76 Cleaning the Meter Clean your meter as needed using one of the following:• 70% isopropyl alcohol • a solution of mild dish washing liquid and clean water • 10% household bleach solution (1 part bleach in 9 parts water) made fresh With the meterturned
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    79 78 Accu-Chek ® Advantage ® Test Strips The following instructions are for Accu-Chek ® Advantage ® Test Strips only. If your test strips have a curved edge, you need to follow the instructions for theAccu-Chek ® Comfort Curve ® Test Strips. The instructions
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    81 80 Accu-Chek Adv antage T est Strips • Accu-Chek ® Advantage ® Meter • Accu-Chek ® Advantage ® Test Strips • Accu-Chek ® Advantage ® Glucose Control Solutions • Chek ™ Strip When purchased at a store, glucose controlsolutions are packaged with two levels
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    83 82 Accu-Chek Adv antage T est Strips Step Action When the Chek ™ Strip is inserted, the meter will turn on automatically. ▲ Example code number The code number must match the code number on the vial of test strips. The number will disappear and you will
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    85 Accu-Chek Adv antage T est Strips Step Action 6 Hold the control bottle horizontally and gently squeeze the bottle to form a small drop on the tip of the bottle. 7 Apply the drop to the center of the yellow window of the test strip. Let only the drop,
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    87 86 Accu-Chek Adv antage T est Strips Step Action 8 When control solution is applied to the strip, a box symbol will move around the display screen until the measurement is completed. 9 Replace the cap tightly on the control solution. 10 The control result
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    89 88 Accu-Chek Adv antage T est Strips Step Action 11 Remove the test strip from the meter and discard it. When the test strip is removed, you will see the L2 screen. You will also see a flashing test strip symbol and a ✔ . Your meter is now ready for a
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    91 90 Running a BloodSugar Test with anAccu-Chek ® Advantage ® Test Strip Follow these steps to run a bloodsugar test with an Accu-Chek ® Advantage ® Test Strip. Step Action 1 Touch the drop of blood to the center of the yellow window of the strip. Do not
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    93 92 Step Action If you see any yellow color in the window after you have applied the drop of blood, a second drop of blood may be applied within 15 seconds. If more than 15 seconds have passed, retest with a new strip. 3 When blood is applied to the strip,
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    95 94 Step Action 5 If you are finished testing, pressthe On/Off button to turn the meter off. 4 Remove the test strip from the meter. When the test strip is removed, the test strip symbol will start to flash on the screen. Running a BloodSugar Test withan
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    97 96 The following are display and error messages thatmay appear on the meter. If you are unable toresolve a concern, please call Accu-Chek SM Customer Care at 1-800-858-8072, 24 hours a day,365 days a year. Do not make treatment decisionsbased on an error
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    99 98 IF... LO is displayed. REASON The blood sugar result is below the measuring rangeof your test strips. ACTION See Understanding Your Blood Sugar Test Results , (pages 59-67). IF... HI is displayed. REASON The blood sugar result is above the measuring
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    101 100 IF... mg/dL and error are displayed. REASON The blood sugar result may be extremely high andabove the system’s reading range. ACTION Immediately see Understanding Your Blood Sugar Test Results (pages 59-67). IF... the following screen is displayed.
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    103 102 IF... the following screen is displayed. REASON The meter needs to be coded or the code key is notinserted completely. ACTION Turn the meter off and correctly insert the code key.See Coding Your Meter (page 23). IF... the following screen is displayed.
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    105 104 IF... the following screen is displayed. REASON The temperature is outside the operating range ofthe test strips (57°-104°F or 14°-40°C). ACTION The result you have obtained may not beaccurate. A temperature symbol will appear belowyour result. Move
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    107 106 IF... the following screen is displayed. REASON The battery power is low. The system will allow onlya few additional tests to be performed. ACTION Change the batteries soon. You will need two AAAalkaline batteries of the same brand. Results storedin
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    109 108 IF... the following screen is displayed. REASON The meter has failed its internal system check. ACTION Remove the Chek ™ Strip. Turn the meter off and repeat the glucose control check. See Glucose Control Testing (page 27). If this error display
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    111 110 IF... the following screen is displayed. REASON The batteries may have been removed or replaced. ACTION If this symbol disappears after approximately 30seconds, you may continue with a test. If thissymbol remains after 30 seconds, call Accu-Chek
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    113 112 IF... the following screen is displayed. REASON The meter has failed its series of electronic checks. ACTION Turn the meter off, then on again. If this error displaystill appears, testing cannot take place. Call Accu-Chek SM Customer Care at 1-800-858-8072.
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    115 114 Weight 2 oz. (60 gm) without batteries Power Supply Two 1.5-volt alkaline(AAA) batteries (type LR03) These batteries areavailable in most retailoutlets. Test Strip Storage Refer to your test Conditions strip package insert Data Port Multiplexed TTL
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    117 Additional Supplies The following supplies and accessories are availablefrom your authorized Roche Diagnostics DiabetesHealth Care Center, pharmacies, or your medical/surgical supply dealer: Test Strips Accu-Chek ® Comfort Curve ® Test Strips Cat. Nos.
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    no event shall Roche Diagnostics be liable to thepurchaser or any other person for any incidental,consequential, indirect, special, or punitive damagesarising from or in any way connected with thepurchase or operation of the meter or its parts. Nowarranty
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    CAUTION — A RESTRICTED LICENSE LIMITS USE OFTHE ACCU-CHEK ® ADVANTAGE ® SYSTEM — READ CAREFULLY THE LIMITATIONS RECITED BELOW. The Accu-Chek ® Advantage ® System (meter, including the code key, and test strips) and its use is protected by USPatent Nos. 5,508,171;
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    123 Index Accu-Chek Advantage Test Strips . . . . . . . . . . . .79Accu-Chek Comfort Curve Test Strips . . . . . . .9, 51Accu-Chek Softclix Lancet Device . . . . . .10, 44, 77 Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11Battery
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    124 Limitations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113LO Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61, 62, 98 MEM Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7, 71, 72Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .