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ACCU-CHEK® Nano meter

Small, bright and fits into your life

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

  • 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
  • Insulin-management tools, like test reminders and before- and after-meal markers
  • Fun, stylish meter skins, sold separately, in a choice of bright, bold colors
  • Designer Edition meter and free carrying case with embroidered peacock feather design available for a limited time

Plus:

  • Small, 0.6 microliter sample size means less blood
  • Fast, accurate results in 5 seconds
  • Use with fingertip or palm testing1
  • Includes simple, easy-to-use paper tools to help you lower your A1C3
  • Before- and after-meal markers help you see how food affects your blood sugar, plus 4 customizable test reminders
  • Downloadable 500-value memory with 7-, 14-, 30- and 90-day averaging
  • Uses 2 readily available 3-volt lithium coin cell batteries
  • 2.7" H x 1.7" W x 0.8" D; 1.4 oz. with batteries
  • Compatible with ACCU-CHEK data management tools
  • Manufactured in the U.S.A.4

ACCU-CHEK Nano Care Kit

The ACCU-CHEK Nano SmartView system with the ACCU-CHEK tool kit is available at retail pharmacies and may be available through your healthcare professional. Learn more about the structured testing tools included in the kit.

Alert

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

The ACCU-CHEK SmartView test strip, along with the ACCU-CHEK Nano 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 SmartView test strip and ACCU-CHEK Nano meter, the ACCU-CHEK Aviva Plus test strip and ACCU-CHEK Aviva meter, or the ACCU-CHEK Compact Plus test strip and 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.

1Talk with your healthcare professional before deciding if alternate site testing is right for you.
2Coverage may vary based on your condition and other factors.
3Polonsky WH, et al. Structured self-monitoring of blood glucose significantly reduces A1C levels in poorly controlled, noninsulin-treated type 2 diabetes: results from the Structured Testing Program study. Diabetes Care. 2011;34(2):262–267.
4Using U.S. and imported materials.

ACCU-CHEK SmartView test strips

Enjoy advanced accuracy with ACCU-CHEK® SmartView test strips.

  • Easy to handle, quick-fill strip with a bright yellow window makes dosing easy.
  • Small, 0.6-microliter sample size means less blood.
  • Covered on most healthcare plans and Medicare1 to help you save money on test strips.

 

ACCU-CHEK FastClix lancing device

Reduce the pain and hassle of blood glucose testing. The ACCU-CHEK FastClix lancing device is the only 1-click lancing device with a drum of 6 preloaded lancets.

  • Proven least painful and overall easiest to use.2 Precision-guided technology minimizes painful side-to-side motion and carefully manufactured, beveled 30-gauge lancets ensure smoother entry.
  • Personalized comfort. The Comfort Dial offers 11 customizable depth settings for different skin types.
  • Load-and-go drum of 6 preloaded lancets—no individual lancets to see or touch, and easy to use. Plus, the lancet lever makes it easy to advance to a new lancet and a counter shows the number of lancets remaining.

ACCU-CHEK FastClix frequently asked questions

ACCU-CHEK FastClix 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.

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Alert

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

The ACCU-CHEK SmartView test strip, along with the ACCU-CHEK Nano 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 SmartView test strip and ACCU-CHEK Nano meter, the ACCU-CHEK Aviva Plus test strip and ACCU-CHEK Aviva meter, or the ACCU-CHEK Compact Plus test strip and 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.

1Coverage may vary based on your condition and other factors.
2Ranked 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 Nano SmartView System

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Setting up your lancing device

1-Click Lancing: ACCU-CHEK Nano SmartView Lancing

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Performing your blood sugar test

Checking Blood Sugar: ACCU-CHEK Nano Meter Video

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Running a Control Test

Control Tests: ACCU-CHEK Nano Blood Glucose Meter

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Owner's Booklet

Your ACCU-CHEK® Nano Owner's Booklet gives you step-by-step details about all the features of this blood glucose meter.

Open ACCU-CHEK Nano blood glucose meter materials:

Owner's Booklet—English and Spanish version
Quick Start Guide—English
Quick Start Guide—Spanish


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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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.

 

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Checking blood sugar

What makes the ACCU-CHEK® FastClix lancing device "least painful and overall easiest to use?"1

The ACCU-CHEK FastClix lancing device is least painful because it offers 11 customizable depth settings for different skin types and unique technology minimizes painful side-to-side motion as the lancet enters your skin. What's more, the way our beveled lancets are precisely designed and manufactured allows for smoother entry.

In addition, because it requires just one click to prime and release the lancet and uses preloaded 6-lancet drums, the ACCU-CHEK FastClix lancing device was ranked easiest to use.

1Ranked first most often versus leading competitors. Data on file.

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 large is the sample size for a blood sugar check?

It's a small sample—just 0.6 microliter.

Why does the test sometimes start even if yellow is still showing in the strip window?

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.

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

Yes. In addition to the fingertip, the ACCU-CHEK Nano SmartView system 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.

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

The ACCU-CHEK FastClix lancing device has a special gray plastic cap designed for palm testing.1 Please e-mail the ACCU-CHEK Customer Care Center to request a cap. Note: Do not use the gray cap when testing at the fingertip.

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

  • Use the gray cap.
  • You may need a deeper setting—try 3 for testing on your palm. (This is a suggested setting. Yours may differ.)
  • Press the opening of the gray cap firmly against a fleshy area of the palm 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.

For complete details about where and how to test on your palm, refer to your Owner's Booklet.

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

Test strips, coding and control tests

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.

How do I code the meter?

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

What are control tests?

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 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 box of test strips
  • If you left the test strip container open, the test strips were stored in extreme temperatures or humidity, or you think the test strips may be damaged
  • When you want to check the performance of the meter or test strips
  • If you dropped the meter
  • Whenever your result does not agree with the way you feel
  • Whenever you want to check if you're testing correctly

Meter care and batteries

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

See how easy it is to change the time
on your ACCU-CHEK® Nano meter.

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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.
  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.

 

What types of batteries are used?

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

Is the time and date or memory lost when the battery is removed?

The meter includes an additional internal battery that retains the time and date while you change batteries. However, you'll still want to confirm that the time and date are correct.

When should the meter and lancing device be cleaned and disinfected?

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.

What is the difference between cleaning and disinfecting?

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.

What can I use to clean and disinfect the meter?

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.

What parts of the meter should be cleaned and disinfected?

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.

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.

Special features

How do the meal markers work?

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 an alternate site test or post-exercise result. When you review the results in 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.

How do I turn off the test reminder?

Once set, test reminders will beep every 2 minutes up to 3 times. It will turn off when you insert a test strip or press any button. To turn the beeper off all the way, refer to the set-up instructions in your Owner's Booklet.

What software can I use with my ACCU-CHEK Nano blood glucose monitor?

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

General questions

How does Roche assure that the ACCU-CHEK Nano SmartView system provides accurate results?

Roche goes above and beyond to deliver safe, accurate and dependable products.

  • For every lot of ACCU-CHEK test strips, containing millions of strips, one out of every 100 vials is tested for consistency of performance
  • Vials representative of the entire lot are tested a second time, some in a lab setting and others with blood from actual people with diabetes to reflect a real-world environment
  • As a result of our quality assurance process, we won’t release affected test strips when any of the samples show a reading outside our accepted limits

Find out more on our Meter Accuracy page.

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?

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.

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

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Lancing products

ACCU-CHEK FastClix lancing device: The only 1-click lancing device with a drum of 6 preloaded lancets. Plus, it's proven least painful and overall easiest to use.1

Test strips

ACCU-CHEK SmartView test strips: Advanced accuracy, plus they're easy to handle and easy to hold.

Control solutions

ACCU-CHEK SmartView control solution: Use to run a control test any time you want to ensure that your ACCU-CHEK Nano SmartView system is working properly and provide reliable results. Refer to the ACCU-CHEK Nano meter Owner's Booklet for information on when to run a control test.

Meter accessories

Silicone skins: Bold, contoured skins to personalize your ACCU-CHEK Nano meter with color.

Colors:

Textures:

Soft cases: Expressive styles that hold your meter, lancing device, strips and more.

Hard cases: Sleek cases protect your meter, strips, lancing device and an extra lancet drum.

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.2

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.

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.
2While 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.

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.

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

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.