What should I do if I suspect my child has swallowed a battery or inserted a battery into the body?
Seek medical attention immediately. Prompt action is critical. Don’t wait for symptoms to develop. Battery ingestion or insertion into the body may cause chemical burns, perforation of soft tissues, and death.
What happens if I use expired test strips with the Accu-Chek Nano 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.
How large is the sample size for a blood sugar check with the Accu-Chek Nano meter?
It's a small sample—just 0.6 microliter.
How can I make it easier to get a drop of blood with the Accu-Chek Nano meter?
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 long does the meter take to check blood sugar with the Accu-Chek Nano meter?
You can count on quick, 5-second results.
How do I code the Accu-Chek Nano meter?
There's no need to code the meter, so you have fewer steps in testing.
Can I use an Accu-Chek FastClix lancing device with the Accu-Chek Nano meter?
Yes. You can use an Accu-Chek FastClix lancing device with any Accu-Chek meter. Lancet drums for the Accu-Chek FastClix lancing device are available through your pharmacy.
Why does the test sometimes start even if yellow is still showing in the Accu-Chek Nano 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.
Can I use a blood sample from other areas on my body with the Accu-Chek Nano meter?
Yes. In addition to the fingertip, this Accu-Chek meter can be used with blood samples from the palm.1 1Talk with your healthcare professional before deciding if alternate site testing is right for you.
How do I run a blood sugar check on a non-fingertip site with the Accu-Chek Nano meter?
Your Accu-Chek lancing device has a special clear or gray plastic cap designed for testing on other areas of the body.1 Note: Do not use the clear or gray cap when testing at the fingertip. Follow the steps for fingertip testing, with a few differences: Use the clear or gray cap. You may need a deeper setting. Try 3 for palm testing. (This is a suggested setting; yours may differ.) Press the opening of the clear or gray cap firmly against a fleshy area of the palm. Press the lancing device up and down in a slow pumping motion to assist the flow of blood. Keep steady pressure on the area, then press and release the plunger. Do not be afraid to apply pressure to the area with the lancing device to assist the flow of blood. Continue to press the cap against the site for a few seconds to allow blood to come to the surface. When you have enough blood, apply it to the test strip. The measurement starts automatically. 1Talk with your healthcare professional before deciding if alternate site testing is right for you.
Where can I find out more about an Accu-Chek Nano error code or screen message?
Browse your meter's Screen Messages or download the Owner's Booklet on the meter support page.
How do I set or change the time and date on the Accu-Chek Nano meter?
Visit the video page to watch the Setting Time and Date video. Your meter comes with the batteries already installed and a preset time and date. You may need to change the time to match your time zone or, if you live in a state that observes daylight saving time, to reflect the time change. To change the time: Press and release the On/Off button to turn the meter on. The flashing test strip symbol appears. NOTE: If this is the first time your meter has been turned on, it will automatically enter the set-up mode, and "set-up" and the hour will flash on the display. Skip to Step 3 to change the time or, if the date and time are correct, press and hold the On/Off button to exit the set-up mode. Press and hold the On/Off button again until "set-up" appears in the display. Press and release the arrows to decrease or increase the hour. Press and release the On/Off button to set the hour. The minutes flash. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to set the minutes, AM/PM, month, day and year. The flashing field is the one you are changing. Once you set the correct time and date, press and hold the On/Off button until the flashing test strip symbol appears.
What types of batteries are used in the Accu-Chek Nano meter?
The meter uses 2 3-volt lithium coin cell batteries (type CR 2032) found in many stores.
Is the time and date or memory lost when the batteries are removed from the Accu-Chek Nano meter?
No. All test results, diary information, and settings are saved in the meter memory when the batteries are replaced.
What software may be used with my Accu-Chek Nano blood glucose monitor?
The meter is compatible with all Accu-Chek data management tools, including the Accu-Chek 360° diabetes management system.
When should the Accu-Chek Nano meter and lancing device be cleaned and disinfected?
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.
What is the difference between cleaning and disinfecting the Accu-Chek Nano meter?
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.
What can I use to clean and disinfect the Accu-Chek Nano meter?
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.
What parts of the Accu-Chek Nano 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.
How do I turn off Accu-Chek Nano test reminders?
Once set, test reminders will beep every 2 minutes up to 3 times. It will turn off when you insert a test strip or press any button. To turn the beeper off all the way, refer to the set-up instructions in your Owner's Booklet.
Will changes to Medicare Part B affect coverage of test strips for my Accu-Chek Nano 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.
How should my Accu-Chek Nano 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.
What are control tests for the Accu-Chek Nano meter?
A control test using your meter's specific control solution ensures that you are performing tests correctly and receiving accurate results. Testing with control solution is much like a blood sugar check, except you fill the window on the test strip with a drop of control solution instead of blood. Run a control test: Before using your meter for the first time When you open a new vial of test strips If you leave the cap off the vial of test strips If you drop the meter Whenever your result does not agree with the way you feel Whenever you want to check the way you are performing your blood sugar checks If you have repeated a test, and the blood sugar result is still lower or higher than expected When you want to check the performance of the meter or test strips