How do I connect my meter to the app and the online portal?
Once you download and open the free app, a start-up wizard will give you step-by-step instructions for pairing your meter and sharing data online. For more information about how to get the most out of the wireless meter, smartphone app and online portal, watch videos on the Accu-Chek Connect system support page.
Where can I get the Accu-Chek Connect system?
The Accu-Chek Aviva Connect meter is available at Walgreens and other retailers, or through your healthcare professional. You can download the free Accu-Chek Connect app from Google Play or the Apple App Store. And you can create an online account through the app or by going directly to the Accu-Chek Connect online portal. You'll also need to work with a member of your healthcare team to set up the insulin calculator within the app, to ensure that all the personal insulin settings are correct.
Where can I get an Accu-Chek Aviva Expert meter?
This meter is available exclusively through healthcare professionals who have signed up to prescribe the Accu-Chek Aviva Expert meter. If you think it might be a good fit for you, visit the Accu-Chek Aviva Expert Web site and print a personalized information sheet to share with your doctor. This information sheet will give your provider instructions for signing up to get the Accu-Chek Aviva Expert meter for you.
How do I set up the meter to calculate insulin?
It's important to work with your healthcare provider to determine your specific settings. If your doctor or educator has not already set up the meter for you, reach out to them to set the meter up properly.
How do I calculate mealtime insulin using the Accu-Chek Aviva Expert meter?
Visit the video page to see how—watch 3 Simple Steps and other videos. You can get insulin bolus advice in just 3 simple steps: Test blood sugar Enter carbs to be eaten Confirm advice and deliver the insulin bolus You can also download a Quick Start Guide and 3 Simple Steps to Bolus Advice for step-by-step instructions.
How do the test reminders work?
You can set up to 8 alarm clock reminders per day—for tests, injections or other events—as well as automatic reminders after high or low blood glucose results, or after certain meals. You can also set reminders for appointments on specific days. At the scheduled time, the meter turns on and displays the reminder, along with a sound or vibration, if a test strip has not been inserted. If the meter is already on and no blood glucose test has been performed, the reminder is displayed when the meter powers down.
Can I silence the test reminder if needed?
Yes. You can set the meter to sound or vibrate mode within the meter settings.
What software may be used with my Accu-Chek blood glucose monitor?
The meter is compatible with all Accu-Chek data management tools, including the Accu-Chek 360° diabetes management system.
How can I make it easier to get a drop of blood?
There are a few ways you can improve blood flow and make blood sugar checks easier: Warm your fingers by washing with warm, soapy water, then rinse and dry completely. Let your arm hang down at your side to increase blood flow to the fingertips. Grasp finger just below the joint closest to the fingertip and "milk" or massage gently toward tip of finger, then squeeze for 3 seconds. Use an Accu-Chek lancing device set to the right Comfort Dial setting for your skin type. Refer to your User's Guide for additional information.
How large is the sample size for a blood sugar check?
It's a small sample—just 0.6 microliter.
Why does the test sometimes start even if yellow is still showing in the strip window?
The system automatically detects when enough blood has been applied to the strip and begins the test, even if some yellow is still visible. The only time you need to apply more blood is when the blood drop symbol continues to flash in the display.
What happens if I use expired test strips?
Using test strips that are expired can cause your results to be inaccurate. If your test strips have expired, throw them away and begin using a new vial of strips that are not expired. The expiration date is printed on every vial of test strips.