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Find out how Roche Diabetes Care, the maker of Accu-Chek products, ensures accurate blood glucose results—and why it's so important. Learn more.

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How to use the Accu-Chek Aviva meter

Checking blood glucose
The Accu-Chek Aviva Plus system 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.

Put a test strip into the meter and verify that the code number on the display matches the code number on the test strip container. Test strip and blood drop symbols will appear on the display.

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.

Non-fingertip testing
To check blood sugar from a non-fingertip site, place the clear or gray plastic cap on the lancing device and press until it clicks. Firmly press the cap against the selected site and click the release button. Continue to apply pressure to the selected site for a couple of seconds. When you have enough blood, apply it to the test strip. The measurement starts automatically.1

1Talk with your healthcare professional before deciding if alternate site testing is right for you.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

You can count on quick, 5-second results.

Yes. You can use an Accu-Chek FastClix lancing device with any Accu-Chek meter. Drums of Accu-Chek FastClix lancets are available through your pharmacy.

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.

Yes. In addition to the fingertip, this Accu-Chek meter can be used with blood samples from the palm, forearm or upper arm.1

1Talk with your healthcare professional before deciding if alternate site testing is right for you.

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.

Special features

With the Accu-Chek Aviva black meter, marking results with a pre-meal or post-meal marker can provide more information about how food affects your blood sugar, to aid in managing your numbers. You can also use a general marker to identify a non-fingertip test or post-exercise result. When you review the results in the meter's memory, these markers can help you remember what was different about the result.

To use a marker:

  1. When you perform a test you want to mark, do not remove the test strip.
  2. Press and release the right arrow key to toggle through the marker options. When you mark a pre-meal result, you can opt for a post-meal test reminder. The meter can beep 1 or 2 hours after you test to remind you—choose your preference in the set-up mode.
  3. When the marker you want to use appears, remove the test strip from the meter. Refer to your Owner's Booklet for more details.

You can set up to 4 test reminders per day. At the set reminder time, the meter will beep every 2 minutes, up to 3 times per reminder. The meter will not beep if the meter is on at the reminder time, or if a test has been run within 30 minutes of the reminder time.

Simply go into setup mode and turn the beeper off.

Test strips, coding and control tests

There's no need to code the meter, so you have fewer steps in testing.

General questions

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.

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.
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Accu-Chek Aviva meter

Item Description

Receive accurate blood glucose results quickly and easily. The easy-to-handle strip fills quickly at any point along the tip with only a tiny drop, and more than 150 system integrity checks help detect and prevent unreliable results.

Product Manuals

DISPLAY

Large LCD

RESULTS

5 seconds

SIZE

3.7" x 2.1" x 0.8"

BATTERY TYPE

1 CR2032 lithium coin cell

TEST STRIP

Accu-Chek Aviva Plus

LANCING DEVICE

Accu-Chek Softclix

Benefits and features
  • Easy-to-handle, quick-fill test strip makes sampling easier
  • No coding—for fewer steps in testing
  • Uses Accu-Chek Aviva Plus test strips, which offer advanced accuracy
  • Includes the Accu-Chek Softclix lancing device—uses the same technology as the Accu-Chek FastClix device, which has been proven least painful1
  • Use with multiple test sites on the body2
  • Before- and after-meal markers help you see how food affects your blood sugar, plus 4 customizable test reminders
  • Compatible with Accu-Chek data management tools
  • Manufactured in the U.S.A.3
Additional specifications
Display:

LCD

Sample size:

0.6 microliter

Test time:

5 seconds

Power supply:

1 3-volt lithium coin-cell battery (CR2032)

Battery life:

Approximately 1,000 tests

Memory capacity:

500 blood glucose results plus 20 control tests

Test averages:

7, 14, 30, 90 days

Dimensions:

3.7" x 2.1" x 0.8"

Weight:

Approximately 2.1 oz with battery

Data transfer:

Infrared (IR) window

Additional features:

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

1Ranked first most often versus leading competitors. Data on file.
2Talk with your healthcare professional before deciding if alternate site testing is right for you.
3Using U.S. and imported materials.