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Accu-Chek Mobile - anyone had faults when doing a reading?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Fingers11/2, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. Fingers11/2

    Fingers11/2 Type 2 · Member

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    has anyone had trouble with the aquecheck mobile having faults whilst doing a reading. I have lost quite a lot from my cassette, and my finger gets sore from doing all the re-tests. Is it the cassette or is it the machine.
     
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  2. Prem51

    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    I lose quite a lot of tests too, but I think it's due to me not getting the blood drop centred on the testing strip. I am going to try to be more careful in doing that.
     
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    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    I lose some too. Especially if I test with the light off early am. You mean the accu-chek mobile. Right?
     
  4. Fingers11/2

    Fingers11/2 Type 2 · Member

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    Yes I spelt it wrong, I must try to do it right , but it can happen three times in succession .
     
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  5. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    @Fingers11/2 me too. More so when I first stsrted using it. My tip is make sure it's a good size blood drop. More than the other makes of testers. ;)
     
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    Pilgrim22 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    The biggest mistake people do when testing with the mobile, is to swipe their finger across the test ribbon. You need to just hold it ever so slightly off, and let the blood drop and ribbon attract each other.
     
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    Barry Holt Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi I had same problem,finally decided to stop using it and went back to my old meter,plus I don't have sore fingers now
     
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  8. Prem51

    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    I once lost seven tests before I got a result. Another mistake I made for a while is that I used to hold my finger against the test strip until the mmol/L reading showed, but you are supposed to take your finger away as soon as the meter bleeps and it shows 'Test in progress'.
     
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    Fingers11/2 Type 2 · Member

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    Thanks for that advice
     
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    britishpub Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The main issue I have is getting a decent prick (as the actress said to the bishop) from the clicker attached to the side

    Other than that a decent sized blob and hold it against the strip where the arrow points, and hey presto.
     
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    TomGreen101 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've been using Acc check Mobile for a couple of years. You definitely need to be careful lining up the casset test strip. I've also lost several due to not enough blood and not lining up properly. They don't cost me anything so I still use it.
    I discussed this with Accu check and they have directed me to videos on how to test with the Mobile but I still get a few error messages. Personally, I love the meter over all others I have.
     
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    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    I found it's better to detach the clicker and press it into the side of my finger. I don't open the strip cover and switch meter on until I've got a decent size blob ready for testing. Sometimes I don't get enough blood from one finger so have to switch to another.
     
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  13. TomGreen101

    TomGreen101 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I. Use my thumb most of the time which tends to supply more blood. I like the lancet attached as it makes it easy to test whithout all the moving parts to pack away when you are out and about.
     
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  14. Prem51

    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    @TomGreen101 I keep the clicker permanently detached now, and put it and the meter in the free pouch they send you when you register your purchase.
     
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    britishpub Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've never detached the clicker, nor used my thumb.

    I'll try both.

    Thank you
     
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    TomGreen101 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've used my thumb for years. It is the easier digit to line up the mobile to get a decent reading.
    I have 2 Accu check Compact Plus. I use their lancet devices when I test other meters. I detached them and throw the other device lancets away. You have to press twice on those, once to **** and then to prick your finger.
     
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    britishpub Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @Prem51

    Guess what ??

    Me and my big mouth :arghh:

    How do you get it to work again after an error ? ....................I ended up taking the batteries out :confused:
     
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    azure Type 1 · Expert

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    @britishpub Hold the button in to turn it off, then start again.
     
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    NoughtQAF Type 2 · Active Member

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    Thank you for this thread. I thought I was just being a moron trying to use this new to me meter. The worst I've had is 7 failed failed readings in a row!
     
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  20. TomGreen101

    TomGreen101 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    that's a lot. I've had 3 in a row.
     
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