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How to use a meter

The following are the general instructions for using the OneTouch® Ultra™ meters and OneTouch® Horizon™:

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Insert the test strip, contact bars end first and facing up. Push it all the way until it will go no further.

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Compare the code number on the meter display with the code number on the test strip vial. If the two code numbers match, you may begin testing. If they do not match, press the button to select the correct code.

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The display will advance to the screen with flashing blood drop icon:Display

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Obtain a round drop of blood using the lancing device.

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Touch and hold the drop of blood to the narrow channel in the top edge of the test strip. Keep holding the blood until the confirmation window is full.

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After your meter counts down from 5 to 1, your blood glucose level appears on the display.

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Turn the meter off by removing the test strip.


How to Use a Lancing Device

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Turn the blue cap to remove it.

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Insert the lancet until into the holder and push in firmly. Twist the protective disk until it separates from the lance and save the disk for later use. Do not twist the lancet. Replace the cap by turning it clockwise.

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Adjust the puncture depth setting if necessary. Twist the depth adjustment knob towards the smaller bumps for a shallower puncture or towards the larger bumps for a deeper puncture.

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Slide the cocking control back until it clicks. If it does not click, it may have been cocked when you inserted the lancet.

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Hold the OneTouch® lancing device firmly against the side of your finger. Press the release button. Remove the OneTouch® lancing device from your finger. Massage the finger gently to obtain a round drop of blood. Proceed with the blood test.

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Cover the exposed lancet tip before removing the lancet. Place the lancet protective disk on a hard surface. Push the lancet tip into the disk.

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Point the lancing device down and away. Push the release button to ensure that the lancing device is not cocked. Eject the lancet from the sampler by pushing forward on the ejection/cocking control.

   
 

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