The Accu-Check Active provides effective blood glucose measurement and relatively low priced blood glucose test strips which may suit people who need to buy their own test strips.

If you have an older model of the Accu-Chek Active (which required coding of each new test strip pot), you can upgrade to a newer meter by contacting Roche Diabetes Care.

The newest version of the Accu-Chek Active meets the 2013 ISO standards for blood glucose meter accuracy.

Flexible dosing

The Accu-Chek Active includes flexible dosing, allowing users to choose whether to test with the test strip in the meter or to apply blood to the test strip and then put the strip into the meter within 20 seconds of applying blood.

Users can also do a visual deduction of the blood glucose level by matching the colour of the test strip against the chart on the side of the pot.

Note that the Accu-Chek Active test strips require a relatively large blood sample size by modern standards and meters which require a smaller drop of blood, such as the Accu-Chek Aviva, are available.

Lancet devices

This Accu-Chek Active blood glucose meter includes a lancing device that won’t tear the skin.

The Comfort Dial includes eleven separate depth settings to ensure the least painful testing possible.

As well as these features, the Accu-Chek Active has a large, simple display with a simple interface and user-friendly handling.

Accu-Chek Active Technical Information

  • Blood sample size: 1 to 2 microlitres
  • Time for result with test strip in the meter: 5 seconds
  • Time for result with test strip initially outside of the meter: 8 seconds
  • Memory: 500 results with date and time
  • Averages: 7, 14, 30 and 90 days
  • Battery: One CR 2032 coin cell battery
  • Battery Life: Approximately 1,000 tests or one year
  • Dimensions: 98 x 47 x 19 mm
  • Weight: 50 g (including battery)
  • Measurement range: 0.6 – 33.3 mmol/L
  • Display: LCD
  • Auto Power Off: 30 or 90 seconds according to operating status
  • Data transfer: Via USB interface with Micro-USB cable

Operating conditions

  • Temperature: 8° to 42°C (46° to 107°F)
  • Humidity: Up to 85% relative humidity

Storage conditions

  • Temperature (without battery): -25° to 70°C (-13° to 158°F)
  • Humidity: Up to 93% relative humidity

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