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How to use the Accu-Chek Nano meter

Checking blood glucose
The Accu-Chek Nano SmartView system is designed to give you confidence in the accuracy of your blood sugar results. Easy-to-handle test strips and a bright yellow dosing window make it easy to sample a tiny, 0.6 microliter drop.

Put a test strip into the meter in the direction of the arrows. The meter will beep and a flashing 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.

Touch the blood drop to the front edge of the yellow window of the test strip. A beep and flashing hourglass let you know when enough blood has been applied. Your result will appear in the display.

Alternate site testing
To check blood sugar from a non-fingertip site, place the gray plastic Accu-Chek FastClix cap on the lancing device and press until it clicks. Firmly press the clear cap against the selected site on your palm 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

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.

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.

It's a small sample—just 0.6 microliter.

Meter care and batteries

Browse your meter's Screen Messages or download the Owner's Booklet on the meter support page

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Press and hold the On/Off button again until "set-up" appears in the display.
  3. Press and release the arrows to decrease or increase the hour.
  4. Press and release the On/Off button to set the hour. The minutes flash.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to set the minutes, AM/PM, month, day and year. The flashing field is the one you are changing.
  6. Once you set the correct time and date, press and hold the On/Off button until the flashing test strip symbol appears.

The meter uses 2 3-volt lithium coin cell batteries (type CR 2032) found in many stores.

No. All test results, diary information, and settings are saved in the meter memory when the batteries are replaced.

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.

Special features

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

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Accu-Chek Nano meter

Accu-Chek Nano meter
Item Description

The Accu-Chek Nano SmartView system provides advanced accuracy, for results you can trust. Its small, sleek design fits in the palm of your hand, and the brilliant backlit display makes reading your numbers easy—any time, anywhere. Plus, it includes the lancing device that's been proven least painful and overall easiest to use.1

Product Manuals

DISPLAY

Backlit LCD

RESULTS

5 seconds

SIZE

2.7" x 1.7" x 0.8"

BATTERY TYPE

2 CR2032 lithium coin cell

TEST STRIP

Accu-Chek SmartView

LANCING DEVICE

Accu-Chek FastClix

Benefits and features
  • Advanced accuracy with Accu-Chek SmartView test strips
  • Small, sleek design to fit in the palm of your hand
  • Brilliant backlit display makes reading your numbers easy anytime, anywhere
  • No coding—for fewer steps in testing
  • Includes the Accu-Chek FastClix lancing device—proven least painful and overall easiest to use1
  • Use with fingertip or palm testing2
  • 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
  • Fun, stylish meter skins, sold separately, in a choice of bright, bold colors
  • Manufactured in the U.S.A.3
Additional specifications
Display:

LCD with backlight

Sample size:

0.6 microliter

Test time:

5 seconds

Power supply:

2 3-volt lithium coin-cell batteries (CR2032)

Memory capacity:

500 blood glucose results

Test averages:

7, 14, 30, 90 days

Dimensions:

2.7" x 1.7" x 0.8"

Weight:

Approximately 1.4 oz with batteries

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.