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Frequently Asked Questions

Testing blood sugar (glucose)

Yes, it is approved for blood sample types including capillary, venous, arterial, and neonatal.

General Questions

Yes, at least 720 results will remain in the meter’s memory at all times.

Yes, the target ranges in the meter can be changed using the device settings on the Accu‑Chek Connect Online system or the Accu‑Chek Smart Pix system.

In range (green): 3.9-8.9 mmol/L, below range (red): 3.8-0.6 mmol/L, above range (blue): 9.0–33.3 mmol/L.

For the Accu‑Chek Instant meter, the date and time will be set and displayed during the process of setting up an Accu‑Chek Connect Online account or Accu-Chek Smart Pix system via USB cable. The date and time will match that of the connected device.

Meter care and battery

No, the USB cable does not charge the meter’s batteries.

To replace the batteries:

  • Open the battery door on the back of the meter
  • With both of the "+" signs facing up, slide the new batteries under the grey tabs
  • Replace the battery door and snap it closed.

Test Strips and control tests

Similarily to all the other Accu-Chek test strips, the Accu-Chek Instant test strip can be used until printed expiry date with proper storage and handling.

The easy-edge of the Accu‑Chek Instant test strip has a wide dosing area. Blood sample can be dosed anywhere along the yellow edge. This does not influence the test results as long as the yellow window is fully filled.

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Accu-Chek Instant

Item Description

Wishing there was an easy way to monitor your blood glucose levels? With the new Accu-Chek Instant meter, it's as easy and fast as checking your phone messages. There is no setup required – just insert a test strip, apply a small blood sample and read your blood glucose result on the large display.




Backlit LCD


Less than 4 seconds


2x 3-volt lithium batteries (CR2032)


Accu-Chek Instant


Accu-Chek Softclix

Benefits and Features
  • The intuitive target range indicator gives you visual reassurance if your blood glucose values are above range (blue), in range (green) or below range (red)
  • 1 button is all it takes. Your test result and averages (7/30/90 days) are visible on the meter
  • No set up required – simple preparation. Just insert a strip, apply a small blood sample, and read your blood glucose result on the large display
  • Easy-edge test strip - apply a small drop of blood effortlessly anywhere along the yellow edge of test strip dosing area. A wide blood application area compared to leading brands
  • Advanced accuracy - fulfilling the requirements of the ISO 15197:2013/EN ISO 15197:20151,2 and delivering even tighter accuracy3 for reliable results you can trust
  • Enjoy virtually pain free4 testing with the Accu-Chek Softclix lancing device


Reference: 1. ISO 15197:2013. 2. Accu-Chek Instant package insert. 3. Breitenbeck N, et al., J Diabetes Sci Techno 2017, 11(4):854-855. 4. Kocher S., et al., J Diabetes Sci Technol 2009;3(5):1136-1143.

Disclaimer: Accu-Chek Softclix lancing device is for single patient use only. The same device must not be used for multiple patients. 

Additional Specifications

LCD with backlight

Sample size:

0.6 µL

Memory capacity:

720 blood glucose results and 30 control tests results with time and date.
Viewable on meter: last result and 7, 30 and 90 days averages.
You may download your blood glucose readings to Accu-Chek Connect Online diabetes management system to view all your stored blood glucose results.


77.1 x 48.6 x 15.3 mm


Approximately 40 g with batteries

Data transfer:

Micro USB cable (with computer)

Test principle:


Test averages:

7, 30, 90 days

Test strip stability:

Test strips remain stable until expiry date printed on the vial

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