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Frequently Asked Questions

Meter care and battery

The meter's full-color display provides instructions for dealing with most challenges you might come across. You can also visit your meter's Screen Messages page for a list of messages and definitions or refer to Accu-Chek Aviva Expert user manual.

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.

To clean your meter:

DO

  1. Ensure meter is off
  2. Gently wipe the meter’s surface with a soft cloth slightly dampened with 70% isopropyl alcohol
  3. Squeeze out any excess liquid from the cloth before you wipe the meter surface

DO NOT

  1. Get any moisture in the code key slot or test strip slot
  2. Spray any cleaning solution directly onto the meter
  3. Immerse the meter in water or liquid
  4. Pour liquid into the meter

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

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

Your batteries should last for approximately 2,000 checks. Rechargeable batteries can be used, but they may not last as long.

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 to reflect the time change. You can also choose to have the time set in 12hr or 24hr format.

To change the time:

  1. From the main menu, select Settings and press the enter key.
  2. Select Time/Date and press the enter key.
  3. Select the Time entry field and press the enter key.
  4. Set the Hour and press the enter key.
  5. Set the Minutes and press the enter key.
  6. If Time Format is 12 hr, select am or pm and press the enter key.
  7. 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.

Bolus advice and special features

The meter is compatible with Accu-Chek SmartPix device and software, and Accu-Chek Connect Online diabetes management software.

You can get insulin bolus advice in just 3 simple steps:

  • Check blood glucose
  • Enter carbs to be eaten
  • Confirm advice and deliver the insulin bolus

For more details, please contact Accu-Chek ExtraCare Line at 6272 9200

Your healthcare provider will work with you to determine your specific settings. Using your specific settings, your doctor or diabetes educator will set up the meter for you.

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Accu-Chek Aviva Expert

Item Description

Feel free to eat what you love without having to perform complex calculations to determine how much insulin you need. Get personalised insulin dose or carbohydrate intake advice based on the food you eat, your current blood glucose level, and insulin already in your system.

DISPLAY

Full-color backlit LCD

RESULTS

5 seconds

SIZE

94 x 55 x 25 mm

BATTERY TYPE

3 x AAA alkaline batteries

TEST STRIP

Accu-Chek Aviva

LANCING DEVICE

Accu-Chek FastClix (single patient use only)

Benefits and Features
  • Calculates the precise amount of insulin you need based on the blood glucose result, expected carb intake and insulin onboard
  • Helps minimise insulin "stacking", which can lead to lows
  • 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 personalised to suit your needs based on activity level, health events and current status
  • Preset and customisable alarms and reminders
  • Receive alerts based on hyper and hypo warning limits
Additional Specifications
Display:

Full color LCD with backlight

Sample size:

0.6 μl

Power supply:

3 x AAA alkaline batteries

Memory capacity:

1000 diary records

Dimensions:

94 x 55 x 25 mm

Weight:

Approximately 103 g with batteries

Data port:

Infrared (IR) window

Test principle:

Electrochemical

Test averages:

7, 14, 30, 90 days

Data management:

Track blood glucose, meal time, carbohydrates, health events and basal and bolus insulin; Display data in graphical or table format

Additional features:

Auto power off after two minutes

Checking blood glucose

The Accu-Chek Aviva Expert blood glucose meter is designed to give you confidence in the accuracy of your blood glucose results.

  1. Insert an Accu-Chek Aviva test strip into the meter, the meter will turn on automatically
  2. Use the lancing device (for single patient use only) to prick the side of a fingertip. Gently squeeze the fingertip to produce a small drop of blood
  3. Touch the drop of blood to the tip of the test strip - do not apply to top of the strip. The Accu-Chek Aviva test strip fills quickly and easily with only a tiny (0.6 μl)drop of blood
  4. A flashing hourglass appears when enough blood has been applied. Your result will appear in the display