Accu Chek Aviva test strips assist you to check your blood glucose levels. They also help you to manage your diet and insulin requirements. The Accu Chek Aviva test strips will help you save your readings for your doctor to check and to help manage your diabetes. This will help you establish your patterns of spikes or lows.
When you want to check your blood glucose levels, you will have to follow the correct steps to help you to get correct results and avoid contamination or mistakes. First, you have to remove the coding key which is provided with your Accu Chek Aviva test strips. You will get a new coding key with your vial for your Accu Chek Aviva test strips to help test the results.
You have to hold the meter upside down and slide the coding key in to the slot close to the top of the meter with the code stamp facing away from you. After this process, you have to clean your hands well using soap and water. You have to dry them with a clean towel. Then grasp the cap of the lancing equipment which is offered with the aviva. Then you have to pull the cap straight up to eliminate it. You have to add a lancet drum in to the top of the lancing tool, by pressing it down till it is full secure. Then you have to replace the cap by pressing it down till it locks.
It is also good to examine the expiry date of the Accu Chek Aviva test strips whether they are in the condition of usage. Do not use the expired test strips. After checking the date of expiry, you have to remove the strip from the vial and insert the same in to the collection slot at the bottom of the meter. You have to check the coding number which will be displayed on the test whether it suits with the test strip vial. You have to wipe your finger with an alcohol swap and then piece it with the lancing equipment. You have to draw a drop of blood and wipe it away with the alcohol swab.
Take a second drop of blood and apply the same in to the collection part of the test strip. You have to wait for few minutes to get your results. Dispose the lancets and test strips in the sealed containers. You have to check and follow the regulation which are used in the hospital or transfer station on disposal. This is because some states needs that test strips, syringes, lancets are to be given to the hospital for disposal and some state permits you to use particular containers and tape them closed. To check all these, your doctor should write a prescription for a glucose meter and for test strips. There are number of meters available on the market. Even on the Accu-chek brand, there are number of meters found like the Accu-Check Compact, the Accu-Chek Compact Plus, the Accu-Chek Aviva, the Accu-Chek Active, the Accu-Chek Complete, Accu-Chek Advantage, and the Accu-Chek Voice mate. The process of using all these meters along with your Accu Chek Aviva test strips is same.