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How to use the Accu-Chek Aviva Expert meter

Checking blood glucose
The Accu-Chek Aviva Expert meter is designed to give you confidence in the accuracy of your blood sugar results. Its easy, quick-fill test strip fills quickly at any point along the tip with only a tiny, 0.6 microliter drop.

Use the lancing device to prick the side of a fingertip. Gently squeeze the fingertip to produce a small drop of blood.

Touch the drop of blood to the tip of the test strip—do not apply to top of the strip. A flashing hourglass lets you know when enough blood has been applied. Your result will appear in the display.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Meter care and batteries

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.

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.

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.

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.

The meter's full-color display provides instructions for dealing with most challenges you might come across. You can also download the Owner's Booklet for your meter.

Insulin calculation and special features

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.

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:

  1. Test blood sugar
  2. Enter carbs to be eaten
  3. 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.

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.

Special features

Yes. You can set the meter to sound or vibrate mode within the meter settings.

The meter is compatible with all Accu-Chek data management tools, including the Accu-Chek 360° diabetes management system.

Test strips, coding and control tests

This meter uses Accu-Chek Aviva Plus test strips.

Checking blood sugar

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.
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Accu-Chek Aviva Expert meter

Aviva Expert
Item Description

The Accu-Chek Aviva Expert system calculates the precise amount of insulin you need based on blood glucose test result, expected carb intake and insulin on board to deliver precise dosing advice—and a healthy dose of confidence that you won't go too low.1

Product Manuals

DISPLAY

Full-color backlit LCD

RESULTS

5 seconds

SIZE

3.7" x 2.1" x 1.0"

BATTERY TYPE

3 AAA

TEST STRIP

Accu-Chek Aviva Plus

LANCING DEVICE

Accu-Chek FastClix

Benefits and features
  • Calculates the precise amount of insulin you need in just 3 steps
  • Helps minimize insulin stacking, which can lead to lows
  • Uses Accu-Chek Aviva Plus test strips, which offer advanced accuracy
  • Includes the Accu-Chek FastClix lancing device—proven least painful and overall easiest to use.2
  • Receive alerts based on hyper and hypo warning limits
  • Automatically stores blood glucose, insulin and carb data so you don’t have to log it
  • Easy-to-read color display shows day, week and month overviews, bringing trends and graphs to life
  • Offers insulin-advice settings personalized to suit your needs based on activity level, health events and current status
  • Preset and customizable alarms and reminders (before- and after-meal, doctor appointment dates, etc.)
  • Precoded for the life of the meter
  • Contoured, ergonomic design with easy-to-hold rubber grips
  • Compatible with ACCU-CHEK data management tools
  • Manufactured in the U.S.A.3
Additional specifications
Display: :

Full-color, backlit LCD with brightness adjustment

Sample size:

0.6 microliter

Test time:

5 seconds

Power supply:

3 standard AAA batteries

Battery life:

Approximately 2,000 tests

Memory capacity:

1,000 records

Test averages:

7, 14, 30, 60, 90 days

Dimensions:

3.7" x 2.1" x 0.8"

Weight:

Approximately 3.6 oz with batteries

Data transfer:

Infrared (IR) window

Additional features:

Auto power on when test strip inserted; Auto power off after 2 minutes

1Barnard K, Parkin C, Young A, Ashraf M. Use of an automated bolus calculator reduces fear of hypoglycemia and improves confidence in dosage accuracy in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus treated with multiple daily insulin injections. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2012;6(1):144-149.
2Ranked first most often versus leading competitors. Data on file.
3Using U.S. and imported materials.