Is this the most accurate system in the market today?
The Accu‑Chek Instant meter is one of the most accurate systems our organization has ever manufactured and meets ISO 15197:2013/EN ISO 15197:2015 standards for accuracy. It has 10/10 analytical accuracy.
What is the “10/10 standard” for the Accu‑Chek Instant test strip?
10/10 references an ISO-compliant internal testing protocol. For three different lots of test strips, 95% of BG results must fall within ±10 mg/dL of reference result at glucose concentrations < 100 mg/dL or within ± 10% at glucose concentrations ≥ 100 mg/dL.
Can the target ranges be changed?
Yes, the target ranges in the meter can be changed using the device settings on the Accu‑Chek Connect Online system.
What are the default target ranges?
The IDF Guidelines are used for the High values range and the ADA Guidelines for the Low values range. In range: 70-160 mg/dL, below range: 69-10 mg/dL, above range: 161-600 mg/dL.
Can I use the meters for diagnosis?
No. As seen with almost all products designed for at-home use, the Accu‑Chek Instant meters do not have a claim for diagnosis.
Why do the Accu‑Chek Instant meters display an alternating “Err” with the error code?
During our human factors testing, we discovered that there could be some confusion in misinterpreting an error with an actual test result if the meter is held upside down while viewing the display. We implemented this approach to showing error codes so as to eliminate any risk of misinterpretation.
How much data can be stored on the meter and can the readings be reviewed directly on the meter?
At least 720 readings can be stored inside the meter. However only the last result and the 7, 30 and 90-day averages can be reviewed on the meter. To review all values the meter must be connected to one of the software solutions.
When and why is it helpful to test with a control solution?
Performing a control test lets the user know the meter and test strips are working properly. A control test should be performed when: • A new test strip box is opened • The test strip container has been left open • The test strips are thought to be damaged • Checking the meter and test strips • The test strips were stored in extreme temperatures, humidity, or both • The meter was dropped • The test result does not match how the PwD feels • Checking to see if the PwD is performing the test correctly
How long does it take to get a result from the Accu‑Chek Instant
The Accu‑Chek Instant meter have a fast test time of less than four seconds
What types of averages are available?
Test results may be seen in 7, 30 and 90-day averages.
Is pre- and post-meal flagging possible on the meter?
Flagging of test results is not possible on the meter itself. However, if a patient chooses to do so, they can add this information via mySugr app and the Accu‑Chek Connect account.
Is the USB port of the meter water- or dust-resistant?
No, the USB port for any of the Accu‑Chek Instant meter is not water- or dust-resistant.