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Ascensia Contour Blood Glucose Meter

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The following images provide an overview of using the Ascensia Contour meter:

Illustration Explanation

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1. The Ascensia Contour pack

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2. The pack contents – container of Ascensia MICROFILL Test strips, Ascencia MICROLET Lancing device and Ascensia Contour meter

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3. The Ascensia MICROLET Lancing device

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4. Remove the adjustable Endcap

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5. Insert a fresh Lancet until it comes to a stop. This should click into place. This will also re-set or prime the device.

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6. Lancet in place

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7. Twist off the protective cap.

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8. Replace the endcap

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9. If necessary you can also prime the device as shown in the photograph

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10. You can set the depth of the lancing device by rotating the bevel as shown.

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11. Insert a test strip into the meter. The grey end should be facing up. You do not need to code the meter.

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12. The meter will turn on automatically once the strip has been inserted.

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13. A symbol of a test strip with a flashing drop of blood will indicate to you that the meter is ready to accept a blood sample.

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14. Press the endcap firmly against the puncture site. The sides of your fingers are best. Press the blue release button to fire the device.

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15. Allow a drop of blood to form before bringing the test strip towards it. Hold the tip of the test strip in the blood drop until the meter beeps.

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16. After the beep, you will see the meter countdown for five seconds. The test result will then be displayed.

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17. To turn the meter off simply remove the test strip. Dispose of the strip in your sharps bin. If you do not have sharps bin make sure to recap the lancet before disposal.


November 2007