Testing Your Blood Glucose Level

Step 1 | Setting up your lancing device

A. Adjustable depth cap

B. Lancet

C. Lancet holder

D. Lancet protective cover

E. Device body

F. Sliding barrel

G. Trigger button

H. Lancet ejector

Instructions:

1. Twist and pull off the cap (A) of the lancing device.


2. Insert a new lancet (B) firmly into the lancet holder (C).


3. Remove the lancet protective cover (D) by holding the body of the device (E) and the lancet (B) firmly with one hand and twist off the lancet’s protective cover (D) with the other hand. (Note: Do not touch the lancet tip and save the lancet protective cover (D) for safe disposal of used lancet later.)


4. Replace and twist the adjustable depth cap (A) onto the body of the lancing device (E). When the cap (A) is properly closed in locked position,
you should see the arrow pointer and trigger button (G) are aligned.


5. Holding the cap (A) and select lancing depth. Select lancing depth by turning the arrow pointer to one of the five depth indicators on the cap (A). For soft skin, please
set the arrow pointer between 1-2 and for average skin, please select 3-4. For thicker skin, please select 4-5.

Step 2 | Washing your hands and preparing the finger

Clean your hands and sampling area. Wash your hands with  soap and water. Rinse thoroughly to remove any soap residue and turn off the tap with your arm or elbow. Dry them thoroughly with a paper towel. Never use hand wipes or hand sanitizer as these can affect the result. Clean the finger you’re going to prick with an alcohol swab, or with rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball.


Alcohol evaporates rapidly so there’s no need to dry the area; that will just recontaminate it. Just let the alcohol air dry.

Step 3 | Preparing your meter with the strip

Tear open a strip foil pack and take out the strip by holding it at the edge. Insert the strip into the port on top of the Safe-Accu-Easy blood glucose meter. You must not touch the electrodes where your blood sample will be collected. The meter will turn on automatically and display the screen with flashing drop of blood.

Step 4 | Pricking your finger and obtaining the blood sample

Instructions:

1. Hold the cap (A) in one hand and the sliding barrel (F) in the other hand. Gently pull the sliding barrel (F) away from
the top of the lancing device until a soft click is heard
.


2. Place the lancing device firmly against the side of the fingertip and press the trigger button (G) to obtain blood sample.


3. Allow a drop of blood to form at the site of the puncture and then bring the strip (already inserted into the meter) to the drop of blood so that the electrode touches the drop of the blood. The strip will absorb the required amount of blood through the electrodes.

4. After finishing the test, twist and pull off the cap (A) of the lancing device to remove the adjustable depth cap (A). Stick the used lancet tip into its protective cover (D).


5. Push the ejector (H) to remove the used lancet (B),
and dispose the lancet in an appropriate container

Never leave your lancing device or lancets (both new and used) in any place where any child can reach them.

Step 5 | Result of the test and disposing of the strip

By the time you have disposed of the used lancet (it takes 25 seconds to accurately analyze the blood sample and calculate the result), the result of you blood sugar level test will be displayed on the display of your Safe-Accu-Easy blood glucose meter. The result will be displayed in mmol/L.

The meter will store the result in its memory, but you should manually record the result in your logbook along with the date and time so that you can conveniently present the results to your doctor later.

After recording the result, you must dispose of the used strip from the meter. To do so, point the top of the meter towards a waste container and slide the ejector button upwards at the back of the meter to eject the used strip into the waste container without you having to touch the strip.

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