How does the Accu-Chek Combo system insulin calculator work?
The Accu-Chek Bolus Advisor is a prescription insulin calculator built into the Accu-Chek Connect app. The system must be configured by a healthcare professional to include the user's insulin-to-carbohydrate ratio or recommended mealtime insulin doses. Once set up, the advisor provides personalized dosing advice based on the user's current blood glucose level and other factors.
How does Roche assure that the Accu-Chek Aviva Combo meter provides accurate results?
Roche goes above and beyond to deliver safe, accurate and dependable products. For every lot of Accu-Chek test strips, containing millions of strips, at least one out of every 128 vials is tested for consistency of performance Vials representative of the entire lot are tested a second time, with blood at a variety of glucose levels, to reflect a real-world environment To ensure all strips we release to the market meet our high quality standards, investigation and additional testing are performed should a test strip show a reading outside specific ranges Find out more on our Meter Accuracy page.
How should my Accu-Chek Guide meter checks compare with lab results?
Your blood glucose can change quickly, especially after eating, taking medication or physical activity. If you test yourself in the morning, then go to your healthcare professional's office for a blood glucose test, your results will probably not match, even if you are fasting. This is typically not a problem with the meter, it just means that time has elapsed and your blood glucose has changed. If you want to compare your meter result to the laboratory result, you must be fasting. Take the meter to your healthcare professional's office and test yourself by fingerstick within 5 minutes of having blood drawn from your arm by a healthcare professional. Keep in mind that the laboratory uses different technology than the meter and that blood glucose meters for self-testing generally read somewhat lower than the laboratory result. If you are fasting and you do a fingerstick test within 5 minutes of having your blood drawn, here are the general guidelines to compare the meter result to the laboratory result: If your blood glucose is below 75 mg/dL, your results generally should fall within ±15 mg/dL of the laboratory result. If your blood glucose is equal to or over 75 mg/dL, your results generally should fall within ±20% of the laboratory result.
How accurate is the Accu-Chek Guide system?
The Accu-Chek Guide system benefits from strict Roche manufacturing requirements to provide advanced 10/10 accuracy for reliable results you can trust.1 1Data on file. [10/10 accuracy: 95% of measured glucose results shall fall within ±10 mg/dL of lab reference value for blood glucose concentrations <100 mg/dL and within 10% for blood glucose concentrations ≥100 mg/dL.]
Will changes to Medicare Part B affect coverage of test strips for the Accu-Chek Guide meter?
Rest assured, Accu-Chek products are still covered by Medicare Part B.1 To preserve your choice and ensure you're not switched to a low-quality product, ask your healthcare provider to always write a branded prescription for Accu-Chek test strips. Click here for more details. 1Coverage may vary based on your condition and other factors.
Can I transfer my data from the Accu-Chek 360° diabetes management app to the Accu-Chek Connect app?
Yes. Just follow these steps to back up your data and then restore it to the new app. E-mail a copy of your data to your own e-mail address. Select Settings. Select Data Sharing. Select Backup. Select E-mail for backup. Enter your e-mail address. Select Send. Delete the Accu-Chek 360° diabetes management app from your device. Download the Accu-Chek Connect app from Google Play. Open the e-mail you received on your mobile device. Open the attached file with the Accu-Chek Connect app to import your data. Note: If you save/e-mail your data during a structured test, the test data will be saved but the structured test will be inactive and cannot be restarted. It's best to complete the structured test before transferring data.
Can I transfer my data to the Accu-Chek Connect app from the Accu-Chek 360° app?
Yes. Just follow these steps to back up your data and then restore it to the new app. Open the Accu-Chek 360° app and e-mail a copy of your data to your own e-mail address. Select Settings. Select Data Sharing. Select Backup. Select E-mail for backup. Enter your e-mail address. Select Send. Delete the Accu-Chek 360° diabetes management app from your device. Download the Accu-Chek Connect app from Google Play. Open the e-mail you received on your mobile device. Open the attached file with the Accu-Chek Connect app to import your data. Note: If you save/e-mail your data during a structured test, the test data will be saved but the structured test will be inactive and cannot be restarted. It's best to complete the structured test before transferring data.
How long does the Accu-Chek Guide meter take to check blood sugar?
You can count on quick results, less than 4 seconds.
How do I code the Accu-Chek Guide meter?
There's no need to code the meter, so you have fewer steps in testing.
What happens if I use expired test strips with the Accu-Chek Guide meter?
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.
What test strips does the Accu-Chek Guide meter use?
The Accu-Chek Guide system uses Accu-Chek Guide test strips. It's simple to use the entire end—place a small drop of blood anywhere along the end of the test strip instead of on a tiny spot. In addition, it's simple to take just one strip. The spill-resistant SmartPack vial lets you take one and spill none.
What parts of the Accu-Chek Guide meter should be cleaned and disinfected?
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.