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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

Checking blood sugar

It's a small sample—just 0.6 microliter.

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.

Meter care and batteries

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:

  • From the main menu, select Settings and press the enter key.
  • Select Time/Date and press the enter key.
  • Select the Time entry field and press the enter key.
  • Set the Hour and press the enter key.
  • Set the Minutes and press the enter key.
  • If Time Format is 12 hr, select am or pm and press the enter key.
  • To save the changes and return to the Settings Menu screen, select Save.

Changing the date is a similar process. Simply select the Date entry field in step 3 and set the day, month and year.

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.

The meter uses 3 standard AAA batteries, preferably alkaline. Rechargeable batteries can also be used.

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

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.

At this time, the Accu-Chek Aviva Expert meter is not available for people whose prescriptions are covered by a government program, such as Medicare or Medicaid. Rest assured, however, that other 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. Find out more about Medicare Part B coverage changes.

1Coverage may vary based on your condition and other factors.

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.

Test strips, coding and control tests

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.

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 verify 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

Your meter uses Level 1 and Level 2 control solutions to check the meter's accuracy when blood glucose is low (Level 1) and high (Level 2). Some people just test the Level 1 control, but you can also test a Level 2 control. The meter will ask you to input the control level after you've run the test, so it can compare the results to the acceptable range.

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Important Notices

URGENT MEDICAL DEVICE CORRECTION: Accu-Chek Aviva Plus test strips

Important information regarding Accu-Chek Aviva Plus test strips with lot numbers 496947, 497291, 497296 and 497325: These affected test strips show an increased potential for strip errors prior to applying blood sample, strips not detected once inserted, or in a very limited number of cases, an inaccurate result may occur, which may not be detectable. Discontinue use of strips from these lot numbers and follow all instructions in the link below.

18-002 (May 2018)

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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
  • 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.2
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.
2Using U.S. and imported materials.