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ACCU-CHEK® Compact Plus meter system

The only one that's all-in-one

Your ACCU-CHEK Compact Plus system now uses ACCU-CHEK Compact or ACCU-CHEK Compact Plus test strip drums.

If your meter has a detachable lancing device, you may use ACCU-CHEK Compact Plus or ACCU-CHEK Compact test strips. The original flip-open ACCU-CHEK Compact meter with a separate lancing device will not work with the new ACCU-CHEK Compact Plus strips.

The ACCU-CHEK Compact Plus meter is the only blood sugar monitor with all-in-one convenience.

Brightest display—easy to read.1 The big, glow-in the-dark screen helps in poor lighting.

Load-and-go drum of 17 preloaded test strips. No more struggling with individual strips. And no coding means fewer steps.2

Detachable lancing device. The ACCU-CHEK Softclix Plus lancing device uses the same technology as the ACCU-CHEK FastClix device, which has been proven least painful.1 It features 11 customizable depth settings for different skin types.

Plus:

  • Quick, 5-second results
  • Comfortable design with nonslip rubber grips
  • Choice of 6 test sites on the body4
  • Downloadable 500-value memory with 7-, 14- and 30-day averaging
  • Small 1.5 microliter sample size
  • Uses regular AAA batteries
  • 1,000-test battery life
  • 4.9"H x 2.5"W x 1.3"D; 4.2 oz. with battery, lancing device and test drum
  • The ACCU-CHEK Compact Plus blood sugar meter is compatible with ACCU-CHEK data management tools
  • Covered on most healthcare plans and Medicare5 to help you save money on test strips

Alert

Important safety notice for ACCU-CHEK Compact Plus users: If you are taking the antibiotic Ceftriaxone, a new limitation has been discovered that may cause the ACCU-CHEK Compact Plus meter to provide erroneously low blood glucose results. Please click here for more information.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: Your health and safety are always our top priority

The ACCU-CHEK Compact Plus test strip, along with the ACCU-CHEK Compact Plus meter, delivers accurate test results in the presence of maltose, making the system suitable for use by people on peritoneal dialysis using solutions containing icodextrin, such as EXTRANEAL® dialysis solution, and people receiving therapy with solutions containing maltose, which is present in some immunoglobulin preparations (such as Octagam® 5%, WinRho® SDF Liquid or HepaGam B) or other therapies that contain or metabolize to maltose (such as Orencia®, ADEPT® or BEXXAR®).

If you are undergoing these therapies, make sure that you are using the ACCU-CHEK Compact Plus test strip and meter, the ACCU-CHEK SmartView test strip and ACCU-CHEK Nano meter, or the ACCU-CHEK Aviva Plus test strip and ACCU-CHEK Aviva meter. If you are using other ACCU-CHEK blood glucose systems in conjunction with peritoneal dialysis, your glucose readings will be inaccurate.

For more information, please check the insert provided with your product or send questions to accu-chek.care@roche.com.

For more information about EXTRANEAL (Icodextrin) and blood glucose testing, visit the Baxter Glucose Safety Web site.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The following U.S. Patents which may be marked on certain ACCU-CHEK® products have expired or are otherwise no longer in force and are no longer a part of any restricted, limited patent license in which any of them may have been included: 4,891,319; 4,924,879; 4,963,814; 4,999,582; 4,999,632; 5,053,199; Re.36,268; 5,206,147; 5,240,860; and 5,318,584/Re.35,803.

1When compared to leading competitive systems. Luminescence study data on file.
2User is not required to code the meter.
3Ranked first most often versus leading competitors. Data on file.
4Talk with your healthcare professional before deciding if alternate site testing is right for you.
5Coverage may vary based on your condition and other factors.

ACCU-CHEK Compact test strips

The ACCU-CHEK Compact Plus system uses ACCU-CHEK Compact Plus or ACCU-CHEK Compact test strips.

A load-and-go drum of 17 preloaded test strips means there's no more struggling with individual strips.

No coding means fewer steps in testing.1

Covered on most healthcare plans and Medicare2 to help you save money on test strips.

 

ACCU-CHEK Softclix Plus lancing device

The ACCU-CHEK Compact Plus blood glucose monitor comes with a detachable lancing device—you can choose to use it attached or detached from the meter. Plus, the ACCU-CHEK Softclix Plus lancing device uses the same technology as the ACCU-CHEK FastClix device, which has been proven least painful.3

Personalized comfort. The Comfort Dial offers 11 customizable depth settings for different skin types.

Precise lancet movement. Unique technology minimizes painful side-to-side motion.

Precisely manufactured lancets. Beveled 28-gauge lancets ensure smoother entry.

See how easy it is to use.

ACCU-CHEK Softclix Plus frequently asked questions

ACCU-CHEK Softclix Plus User's Guide

To view the User's Guide, you need Adobe Reader Version 3 or higher. If this is not already installed on your computer, you can download it free.

Download the latest version of Adobe Reader now.

 

Alert

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: Your health and safety are always our top priority

The ACCU-CHEK Compact Plus test strip, along with the ACCU-CHEK Compact Plus meter, delivers accurate test results in the presence of maltose, making the system suitable for use by people on peritoneal dialysis using solutions containing icodextrin, such as EXTRANEAL® dialysis solution, and people receiving therapy with solutions containing maltose, which is present in some immunoglobulin preparations (such as Octagam® 5%, WinRho® SDF Liquid or HepaGam B) or other therapies that contain or metabolize to maltose (such as Orencia®, ADEPT® or BEXXAR®).

If you are undergoing these therapies, make sure that you are using the ACCU-CHEK Compact Plus test strip and meter, the ACCU-CHEK SmartView test strip and ACCU-CHEK Nano meter, or the ACCU-CHEK Aviva Plus test strip and ACCU-CHEK Aviva meter. If you are using other ACCU-CHEK blood glucose systems in conjunction with peritoneal dialysis, your glucose readings will be inaccurate.

For more information, please check the insert provided with your product or send questions to accu-chek.care@roche.com.

For more information about EXTRANEAL (Icodextrin) and blood glucose testing, visit the Baxter Glucose Safety Web site.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The following U.S. Patents which may be marked on certain ACCU-CHEK® products have expired or are otherwise no longer in force and are no longer a part of any restricted, limited patent license in which any of them may have been included: 4,891,319; 4,924,879; 4,963,814; 4,999,582; 4,999,632; 5,053,199; Re.36,268; 5,206,147; 5,240,860; and 5,318,584/Re.35,803.

1User is not required to code the meter.
2Coverage may vary based on your condition and other factors.
3Ranked first most often versus leading competitors. Data on file.

See how to use your meter

Choose any video to find out more about key functions of your ACCU-CHEK blood glucose meter.

Introduction

Introducing the ACCU-CHEK Compact Plus Blood Sugar Meter System

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Using Your Lancing Device

Using the ACCU-CHEK Softclix Plus Lancing Device

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Performing Your Blood Sugar Test

Checking Blood Sugar: ACCU-CHEK Compact Plus System Video

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Installing Your Test Drum

Inserting the Test Strip Drum: ACCU-CHEK Compact Plus System

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Owner's Booklet

The ACCU-CHEK Compact Plus blood glucose meter Owner's Booklet provides step-by-step details about all the features of this blood glucose meter.

Open the ACCU-CHEK Compact Plus blood glucose meter Owner's Booklet:

English and Spanish Version

 

 

English Version

 

 

To view the Owner's Booklet, you need Adobe Reader Version 3 or higher. If this is not already installed on your computer, you can download it free.

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The ACCU-CHEK Compact Plus meter is easy to operate, because there's no more struggling with individual test strips. Plus, the integrated ACCU-CHEK Softclix Plus lancing device makes it easy to test anywhere.



















Checking blood glucose

See how to perform a blood sugar check.

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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.

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Checking blood sugar

How can I make it easier to get a drop of blood?

There are a few ways you can improve blood flow and make blood sugar checks easier:

  1. Warm your fingers by washing with warm, soapy water, then rinse and dry completely.
  2. Let your arm hang down at your side to increase blood flow to the fingertips.
  3. Grasp finger just below the joint closest to the fingertip and "milk" or massage gently toward tip of finger, then squeeze for 3 seconds.
  4. 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.

 

How long does the system take to check blood sugar?

You can count on quick, 5-second results.

How large is the sample size for a blood sugar check?

It's a small sample—just 1.5 microliters.

Can I double dose this blood glucose meter?

Yes. You have 25 seconds to reapply a blood sample. To ensure an adequate sample is applied the first time, hold the finger to the black notch on the test strip until the hourglass appears in the display, indicating an adequate sample has been applied.

Can I use a blood sample from other areas on my body?

Yes. In addition to the fingertip, the ACCU-CHEK Compact Plus meter system can be used with blood samples from the palm, forearm, upper arm, thigh or calf.1

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

 

How do I run a blood sugar check on a non-fingertip site?

Your ACCU-CHEK lancing device has a special clear plastic cap designed for testing on other areas of the body.1 Note: Do not use the clear cap when testing at the fingertip.

Follow the steps for fingertip testing, with a few differences:

  • Use the clear cap instead of the black plastic cap.
  • You may need a deeper setting. Try 3 for palm testing or 5-1/2 for forearm, upper arm, thigh or calf testing. (These are suggested settings, yours may differ.)
  • Press the opening of the clear cap firmly against a fleshy area of the non-fingertip site. 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.

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

 

Test strip drum and coding

Which test strip drums should I use with the ACCU-CHEK Compact Plus system?

The ACCU-CHEK Compact Plus system is compatible with ACCU-CHEK Compact Plus and ACCU-CHEK Compact test strip drums.

Note that the ACCU-CHEK Compact system—the one that does not come with an integrated lancing device—can only be used with ACCU-CHEK Compact test strip drums. Inserting an ACCU-CHEK Compact Plus drum into an ACCU-CHEK Compact meter will result in an error message.

Do I need to code the blood glucose meter?

There's no need for the user to code the meter, so you have fewer steps in testing.1

1User is not required to code the meter.

How does the test strip drum work?

See how to insert a new test drum.

The drum of 17 preloaded test strips eliminates struggling with containers and test strips each time. The system sets a new standard in convenience by:

  • Advancing and ejecting diabetes test strips automatically, eliminating the need to handle individual test strips
  • Integrating diabetes test strips into a load-and-go drum, so you don't need to carry a separate container

 

How do I open the drum door?

See how to insert a new test drum.

With the meter off, place your thumb or finger under the ridge just to the right of the test strip slot. Press upward to open the drum door. Be sure to lift up on the door to open it. Do not push the door in, as this can make it more difficult to open.

How can I tell how many diabetes test strips I have left in the drum?

On the back of the blood glucose meter, you'll see a small window with a number showing through. This number indicates how many unused strips are left in the test drum. When the test drum is empty, a dot will show through the window. This is your signal to discard the test drum and insert a new drum.

Other ways to see how many test strips are left in the drum:

  • After completing a blood sugar check, while the meter is still on and the strip is still sticking out of the meter, press and hold the test (on / off) button for several seconds. The number of strips remaining in the drum will be shown on the meter display. When the button is released, the meter will turn off.
  • Or, while in the memory mode, press and hold the test (on / off) button for several seconds. The meter display will show the number of strips remaining. When the button is released, the meter will turn off.

Can I use the same drums used with the ACCU-CHEK Compact system?

The ACCU-CHEK Compact Plus system can use ACCU-CHEK Compact Plus and ACCU-CHEK Compact test strip drums. However, the ACCU-CHEK Compact system—the one that does not have an integrated lancing device—uses only ACCU-CHEK Compact test strip drums.

Can I reinsert an unused strip?

No, you cannot reinsert an unused strip. You must discard any strip that has been removed from the test drum.

What happens if I use expired test strips?

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.

Display

Why is the system easier to read?

The bright, easy-to-read display on the latest ACCU-CHEK Compact Plus system uses OLED technology, instead of a back-lit screen. The numbers and symbols are self-illuminated in bold color, making them easier to read, even in low light. This means you get the brightest display compared to back-lit meters.

Can I adjust the brightness of the display?

Yes. The second step in the setup mode allows you to adjust the brightness by pressing the S button. Choose 1 of 3 brightness levels with the M button.

How can I make the display easier to read in bright sunlight?

While direct sunlight does make the OLED display difficult to read, you can shade the display with your hand to see your results.

Lancing device

How do ACCU-CHEK lancing devices help reduce pain?

ACCU-CHEK lancing devices all use technology that minimizes side-to-side motion for less skin tearing. Plus, the way our beveled lancets are precisely designed and manufactured allows for smoother entry. Finally, each device offers 11 customizable depth settings to help match your skin type and help eliminate blood glucose testing pain.

Can I detach the lancing device for a blood sugar check?

It's up to you. You can check blood sugar with the detachable ACCU-CHEK Softclix Plus lancing device either attached to or detached from the meter.

How do I use the lancing device?

See how easy it is to use.

The ACCU-CHEK Softclix Plus lancing device features 1 button to prime and fire the lancet.

  1. Remove the black cap by using your thumb and finger to pull on the recessed area. Insert a lancet until it clicks, then remove the protective cover.
  2. Line up the notches on the black cap and snap it back into place. Twist the cap to set your lancet depth.
  3. Press the plunger on the lancing device, like a pen, all the way down until it stops.
  4. Hold the lancing device against the side of your fingertip, then press and release the plunger.
  5. When you have completed the blood sugar check and released the diabetes test strip, take off the black cap to remove the lancet.
  6. Hold the meter so the lancet points downward. Press the plunger to release the lancet into a puncture-proof container. Line up the notches and snap the black cap back on.

Meter care and batteries

How do I set the time and date on my meter?

Your meter comes with the batteries already installed and a preset time and date. You may need
to change the time to your time zone.

To change the time:

  1. With the meter off, press S to enter the set mode. When the beeper symbol is displayed with your current selection flashing, press S twice to reach the year with the last two numbers of the year flashing. Press M to change the year. Press S to set your selection.
  2. The 12-hour or 24-hour time format appears. Press M to change the time format. Press S to set your selection.
  3. The hour flashes. Press M to change the hour. If you select the 12-hour time format, continue to press M to select a.m. or p.m. Press S to set your selection.
  4. Repeat this process until the minutes, month and day are set.

How long will the batteries last in my meter?

Your batteries should last for approximately 1,000 tests.

What types of batteries are used?

The meter uses 2 AAA batteries.

Can I use rechargeable batteries?

Yes. However, rechargeable batteries normally provide slightly lower power, so they may not provide as many tests per charge, and you may not be guaranteed a full 50 tests remaining when the battery icon appears.

Is the memory lost when the batteries are removed?

When the batteries are changed, no memory is lost. Time and date will also be retained if the batteries are replaced within 2 minutes.

How do I clean my meter and how often?

Your ACCU-CHEK meter does not require any internal cleaning. If meter has blood on the outside, you may clean it by wiping with a soft cloth that has been slightly dampened with rubbing alcohol (70% isopropyl alcohol) or a solution of 1 part bleach and 9 parts water. Do not get moisture into the test strip opening.

Where can I find out what an error code or screen message is telling me?

Visit your meter's Screen Messages page for a list of messages and definitions or download the Owner's Booklet for your meter.

Control tests

What control solution should I use?

ACCU-CHEK Compact Plus test strip drums use ACCU-CHEK Compact Plus clear control solution.

What are control tests?

A control test using the your meter's specific control solution ensures that you are performing tests correctly and receiving accurate results.

Testing with control solution is just 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 check 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

Does the system detect control solution?

No, the system will not automatically detect the control solution used with ACCU-CHEK Compact Plus test strip drums. You must manually flag the measurement when you run a control test.

General questions

Are ACCU-CHEK blood glucose meters covered by insurance?

All ACCU-CHEK products are covered on most healthcare plans and Medicare1 to help you save money on test strips.

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

 

Will changes to Medicare Part B affect coverage of ACCU-CHEK products?

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.

How should my meter checks compare with lab results?

Because your monitor and lab tests don't measure the same thing, these numbers are likely to vary. Lab tests generally test plasma, but a meter uses whole blood. As a result, even if you take both tests at the exact same time, your meter is likely to show a lower number than the lab results. This is perfectly acceptable, and your healthcare professional will already be factoring this in.

Are there any conditions where ACCU-CHEK blood glucose systems may not be suitable?

Yes, certain substances can interfere with some ACCU-CHEK blood glucose systems and cause falsely high results. For example, if you use peritoneal dialysis solutions containing icodextrin (such as EXTRANEAL®), take certain immunoglobulin therapies that contain maltose (such as Octagam® 5%, WinRho® SDF Liquid or HepaGam B™) or use other therapies that contain or metabolize to maltose (such as Orenica®, ADEPT® or BEXXAR®), your glucose reading will be inaccurate.

The ACCU-CHEK Compact Plus test strip used with an ACCU-CHEK Compact Plus meter, the ACCU-CHEK Aviva Plus test strip used with the ACCU-CHEK Aviva meter and the ACCU-CHEK SmartView test strip used with the ACCU-CHEK Nano meter deliver accurate test results in the presence of maltose.

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Free shipping! Order lancing devices, cases and other accessories in the ACCU-CHEK eStore. Or visit the Where to Buy page to find retailers that carry test strips and other ACCU-CHEK blood glucose testing supplies.


Lancing products

ACCU-CHEK Softclix Plus lancing device: Use it attached or detached from the meter. Offers the same technology as the ACCU-CHEK FastClix device, which has been proven least painful,1 and 11 customizable depth settings.

Test strips

ACCU-CHEK Compact test strips: A load-and-go drum of 17 preloaded test strips, so there's no more struggling with individual strips. And no coding means fewer steps in testing.2

Control solutions

ACCU-CHEK Compact Plus Clear control solution: Clear control solution for use only with ACCU-CHEK Compact Plus test strips.


Meter accessories

ACCU-CHEK Compact Plus carrying case: Protect your system with this handy case. This carrying case stores the ACCU-CHEK Compact Plus system, an extra drum of test strips, control solution and extra lancets.

Data management

ACCU-CHEK 360° diabetes management system: Automatic, 1-click downloads, graphing of comprehensive health data and simple print, fax and email functions make it easy to be on the same page with your healthcare team.

Glooko Logbook for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch: Use the Glooko™ Logbook app with the Glooko MeterSync Cable and Glooko IR Adapter to download your blood sugar numbers into your iPhone®, iPad® or iPod touch® and review them anywhere you go.3

Cables and adapters

ACCU-CHEK 360° replacement cable: Order a replacement or extra USB cable for downloading blood sugar results and insulin pump data to your PC. For the ACCU-CHEK 360° diabetes management system, click here.

ACCU-CHEK IR cable: Use this cable to transfer stored results from your ACCU-CHEK Compact or ACCU-CHEK Active meter (or the ACCU-CHEK Advantage meter with an ACCU-CHEK IR Key) to ACCU-CHEK Compass software.

Alert

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The following U.S. Patents which may be marked on certain ACCU-CHEK® products have expired or are otherwise no longer in force and are no longer a part of any restricted, limited patent license in which any of them may have been included: 4,891,319; 4,924,879; 4,963,814; 4,999,582; 4,999,632; 5,053,199; Re.36,268; 5,206,147; 5,240,860; and 5,318,584/Re.35,803.

1Ranked first most often versus leading competitors. Data on file.
2User is not required to code the meter.
3While not designed specifically for iPad, Glooko Logbook can be downloaded to an iPad and viewed in 2x compatibility mode.

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A pen-like device that pricks the skin with fine needle, or lancet, to obtain a blood sample for testing.

One millionth of a liter. 1 microliter of blood is a drop 1 millimeter wide, by 1 millimeter tall, by 1 millimeter deep.

A hand-held device for testing and measuring blood sugar levels. A drop of blood is placed on a small strip inserted in the meter. The meter quickly calculates and displays the blood sugar level. Also known as a blood glucose monitor.

A pen-like device that pricks the skin with fine needle, or lancet, to obtain a blood sample for testing.

A simple sugar created by the breakdown of carbohydrates in food. Glucose is the body's source of quick energy. On this site, we use "blood glucose" and "blood sugar" interchangeably.

Performing blood glucose tests on other parts of your body, such as the palm, forearm or upper arm.*

 

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

A pen-like device that pricks the skin with fine needle, or lancet, to obtain a blood sample for testing.

A disposable needle inserted into a lancing device and used to obtain a blood sample for testing.