What happens if I forget my Accu-Chek Aviva Combo meter at home? Can I use the insulin pump and meter separately?
While the Accu-Chek Combo system has been designed to be used together for maximum benefit, both products can be used as stand-alone devices, as they are fully functional.
Can the Accu-Chek Combo system communicate with two blood glucose meters?
No. Your Accu-Chek Spirit Combo insulin pump will be paired with your Accu-Chek Aviva Combo meter, and only those two devices will be able to communicate with one another. As a security measure, it's also not possible to pair more than one Accu-Chek Aviva Combo meter with your insulin pump.
How do the Accu-Chek Combo insulin pump and meter communicate with each other?
These components use a globally approved communication standard called Bluetooth® wireless technology. This allows intelligent electronic devices to communicate with each other over short-range wireless links while maintaining high levels of security.
What if my Accu-Chek Combo pump displays a warning, but I'm wearing the pump where I can't see it?
When a warning is sent to the pump display, the pump will alert you by vibrating and emitting an acoustic signal. The warning will also be displayed on the Accu-Chek Aviva Combo meter, so you don't have to access the pump to see the warning and take appropriate action.
What is the communication range between the Accu-Chek Combo pump and meter?
Approximately 6.5 feet.
Can I use the Accu-Chek Combo system Bluetooth signal on a plane? How do I turn it off?
Like other electronic and communications equipment, the Bluetooth service on the Accu-Chek Combo system must be switched off for both the pump and meter as directed by the airline. While the Bluetooth is off, the Accu-Chek Spirit Combo insulin pump can be operated independently of the Accu-Chek Aviva Combo meter. To turn Bluetooth service off on the Accu-Chek Spirit Combo insulin pump, go to the Bluetooth Settings menu. On the Accu-Chek Aviva Combo meter, go into the Settings menu, then Meter, then Bluetooth. Follow the instructions given on the screen.
Is radiation from Bluetooth used in the Accu-Chek Combo system harmful? Is it dangerous for pregnant women?
The Accu-Chek Combo system complies with specific absorption rate (SAR) limits in the U.S. and Canada to eliminate any health hazards. The SAR limit for mobile phones and devices of this type is 1.6 W/kg.1 The average SAR level of exposure from the Accu-Chek Spirit Combo insulin pump is 0.00089 W/kg. 1Federal Communications Commission. Radio Frequency Safety. Available at: www.fcc.gov/oet/rfsafety/sar.html. Accessed February 18, 2016.