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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.
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.]
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.
There's no need to code the meter, so you have fewer steps in testing.
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.
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.
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.
Super Sani-Cloth® disposable, pop-up wipes are a convenient way to kill germs, and have been approved for cleaning and disinfecting the meter. You can buy them online from Amazon.com, Office Depot, Walmart and other retailers.
Cleaning is simply removing dirt from the meter, while disinfecting refers to removing as much of the disease-causing microorganisms and other germs as possible.
Clean and disinfect your meter once a week, or any time blood gets on the meter. You should also clean the meter before allowing anyone else to handle it.
Don't worry—your information will be saved when you change the batteries.