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How to use the Accu-Chek Compact Plus meter
Checking blood glucose
Slide and release the power button to turn the meter on and advance a strip. A test strip will automatically emerge, and a flashing test strip and blood drop symbol 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.
Hold the meter so the test strip points down. Touch and hold the drop of blood to the black notch on the end of the test strip—do not apply to the top of the strip or window. A flashing hourglass indicates when enough blood has been applied. If necessary, more blood can be applied within 25 seconds. Your result will appear in the display.
Slide and release the power button to turn the meter off and eject the used strip.
Alternate site testing
To check blood sugar from a non-fingertip site, place the clear plastic Accu-Chek Softclix Plus cap on the lancing device and press until it clicks. Firmly press the clear cap against the selected site and click the release button. Continue to apply pressure to the selected site for a couple of seconds. You can watch the drop of blood form through the clear cap. 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.