Accu-Chek Aviva Nano
Frequently Asked Questions
Testing blood glucose
An E4 displays on the meter, indicating not enough blood was drawn into the test strip for measurement or blood was applied after the test had started. You should discard the test strip and repeat the blood sugar test.
Meter care and batteries
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.
1. Make sure the meter is turned o.
2. Gently wipe the meter’s surface with a soft cloth slightly dampened (wring out any excess liquid) with
one of these cleaning solutions:
- 70% isopropyl alcohol
- Mild dishwashing liquid mixed with water
- 10% household bleach solution (1¬part bleach plus 9¬parts water) made the same day
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.
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.
Test strips, coding, and control tests
No. Although you can insert a code (activation) chip from another meter into the Accu-Chek Aviva Nano blood glucose meter, you will get an E-2 error message
No, check the use by date on the test strip container. Do not use test strips past the use by date.
A control test using your meter's specific control solution ensures that the meter and test strips are working properly. Testing with control solution is just like a blood sugar test, except you fill the window on the test strip with a drop of control solution instead of blood.
Performing a control test lets the user know the meter and test strips are working properly. Perform a control test when:
- You open a new test strip box
- You left the test strip container open
- You think the test strips are damaged
- You want to check the meter and test strips
- The test strips were stored in extreme temperatures, humidity, or both
- You dropped the meter
- Your test result does not match how you feel
- You want to check if you are performing the test correctly
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.
The display turns on automatically when is pressed or a test strip is inserted in the meter. The backlight and meter automatically turn off within 5 seconds after the test strip is removed from the meter, and the meter automatically powers off after 2 minutes of nonuse.
See Health and Safety Information
See Health and Safety Information
- Choking hazard. Small parts. Keep away from children under the age of 3 years.
- Keep new and used batteries away from children. Ingestion or insertion into the body may cause chemical burns, perforation of soft tissues, and death. Severe burns may occur within 2 hours of swallowing. If you think a battery might have been swallowed or placed inside any part of the body, seek medical attention immediately.
- If the battery compartment does not close securely, stop using the product and keep it away from children. Contact Roche.