How do I run a control test?
The Accu-Chek Aviva Nano blood glucose meter automatically recognizes Accu-Chek Aviva control solutions, so running a control test is easier than ever. First, wipe the tip of the control bottle. Then put the meter on a flat surface, insert the test strip, and squeeze a drop of the control solution onto the front edge of the test strip. A result appears with a flashing “L”. Press one of the arrow keys once to indicate a Level 1 control test or twice to indicate Level 2. Press the ON/OFF button to set the level in the meter. The control result and “OK” alternate in the display if the result is in range.
Why do I need to wipe the control solution bottle?
If the control solution evaporates or concentrates on the tip of the bottle, it could cause the meter to display an incorrect control reading.
Do control test values stay in the meter’s memory?
Control test values do not stay in the memory that you can access on the meter. Instead, the meter stores them in the downloadable memory, so you can view them with supported software.
For how long are control solutions good?
Control solutions are good until the expiry date, unless they are opened. Once they have been opened for use, the control solutions are good for 3 months.
How do I set or change 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 match your time zone or, if you live in a province that observes daylight saving time, to reflect the time change. Press and release the On/Off button to turn the meter on. The flashing test strip symbol appears. Press and hold the On/Off button again until "set-up" appears in the display. Press and release the arrows to decrease or increase the hour. Press and release the On/Off button to set the hour. The minutes flash. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to set the minutes, AM/PM, month, day and year. The flashing field is the one you are changing. Once you set the correct time and date, press and hold the On/Off button until the flashing test strip symbol appears
How do I change the battery in my Accu-Chek Aviva Nano blood glucose meter?
Make sure you have two new 3-volt, lithium batteries, number CR2032, to insert. Open the battery door on the back of the meter, remove the old batteries for at least 20 seconds, and press any button on the meter. Insert the new batteries with the “+” sign facing out. Snap the battery door back into place. Press the on/off button, and the meter will beep. Setup and hour are flashing on the display. If the date and time are correct, press and hold the on/off button for about 4 seconds. Release the button, and you’re done.
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.
What is the clock backup feature?
An additional internal battery supports the clock when the main battery is removed. You can leave the battery out of the meter for up to 72 hours and still retain the time and date. If you replace the battery within that time, the meter will ask you to verify the time and date the next time you turn it on. When you replace the main battery, the internal battery will automatically recharge. If you do not replace the battery within 72 hours, the meter will retain the time and date that was stored immediately before the internal battery was depleted.
Why is my clock not set to the correct time?
Some countries share meter configurations with other countries, have multiple time zones within their country, and/or change their time semi-annually. Therefore, manufacturing is unable to set the correct time for every country. The system directs you to confirm the time and date the first time you turn it on, and the default time should be within 1–2 hours of your correct time.
When should the meter and lancing device be cleaned and disinfected?
Clean the meter to remove visible dirt or other material prior to disinfecting. • Clean and disinfect the meter at least once per week and when blood is present on the surface of the meter. • Clean and disinfect the meter before allowing anyone else to handle the meter. Do not allow anyone else to use the meter on themselves for testing purposes.
What is the difference between cleaning and disinfecting?
Cleaning is simply removing dirt from the meter, while disinfecting refers to removal of most but not all, disease-causing and other types of microorganisms.