Future Diagnostics CareTouch Owner's Manual

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Blood Glucose and ß -Ketone Monitoring System
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  • Page 1 Blood Glucose and ß -Ketone Monitoring System Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 2 English Dear Care Touch System Owner: Thank you for choosing the Care Touch Blood Glucose and ß-Ketone Monitoring System. This manual provides important information to help you to use the system properly. Before using this system, please read the following contents thoroughly and carefully. The System measures blood glucose, and ß-ketone.
  • Page 3: Important Safety Precautions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS READ BEFORE USE  The meter and lancing device are for single patient use. Do not share them with anyone including other family members! Do not  use on multiple patients!   All parts of the kit are considered biohazardous and can potentially transmit infectious diseases, even after you have ...
  • Page 4 4. Do NOT use the equipment in places where aerosol sprays are being used, or where oxygen is being administered. 5. Do NOT under any circumstances use the device on neonates or infants. 6. This device does NOT serve as a cure for any symptoms or diseases.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS BEFORE YOU BEGIN Important Information Test Principle Contents of System Meter Overview (awaits update) Display Screen Test Strip SETTING THE METER THE FOUR MEASURING MODES BEFORE TESTING Calibration How to Code Your Meter (for ß-Ketone)(b) Checking the Code Number Control Solution Testing Performing a Control Solution Test TESTING WITH BLOOD SAMPLE...
  • Page 8: Before You Begin

    BEFORE YOU BEGIN Important Information  Severe dehydration and excessive water loss may cause readings which are lower than actual values. If you believe you are suffering from severe dehydration, consult a healthcare  professional immediately.   If your blood glucose results or ß-ketone are lower or higher than usual, and you do not have any symptoms of illness, first repeat the test.
  • Page 9: Test Principle

    Test Principle Your system measures the amount of sugar (glucose) or ß-ketone in whole blood. The glucose or ß-ketone testing is based on the measurement of electrical current generated by the reaction of glucose or ß-ketone with the reagent of the strip. The meter measures the current, calculates the blood glucose or ß-ketone level, and displays the result.
  • Page 10: Meter Overview (Awaits Update)

    Meter Overview (awaits update) 1. Test Strip Slot & Strip Indicator Insert test strip here to turn the meter on for testing.Connect strip port cable for data transmission. Test Strip Ejector Eject the used strip by pushing up this button. 3.
  • Page 11: Display Screen

    Display Screen 1. Glucose Symbol 2. Ketone Symbol/ Ketone Warning 3. Test Result 4. Warning Symbol 5. Low Battery Symbol 6. Day Average 7. Memory Symbol 8. Date/Time 9. Measurement Unit 10. Measurement Modes AC – before meal PC – after meal Gen – any time of day QC –...
  • Page 12: Setting The Meter

    NOTE: The Care Touch Blood Glucose and ß-ketone Monitoring System should only be used with Care Touch Test Strips. Using other test strips with this monitoring system may produce inaccurate results SETTING THE METER Before using your meter for the first time or if you change the meter battery, you should check and update these settings.
  • Page 13: The Four Measuring Modes

    “no” to keep the results in memory then press S to skip. To delete all the results, press M and select “yes” to delete all memory records. 7. Setting the reminder alarm The meter has four reminder alarms. The meter will display “OFF” and “AL1 ”.
  • Page 14: Before Testing

    BEFORE TESTING Calibration You must calibrate the meter every time you begin to use a new vial of ß-Ketone test strips by setting the meter with the correct code. Test results may be inaccurate if the code number displayed on the monitor does not match the number printed on the strip vial.
  • Page 15: Control Solution Testing

    WARNING:  It is important to make sure that the LCD displayed code is the same as the code on your test strip vial before testing. Failure to do   so will get inaccurate results.  The code number for ß-Ketone strip is three-digits; please ...
  • Page 16 2. Press M to mark this test as a control solution test With “QC” displayed, the meter will store your test result in memory under “QC”. If you press M again, the “QC” will disappear and this test is no longer a control solution test. 3.
  • Page 17: Testing With Blood Sample

    TESTING WITH BLOOD SAMPLE WARNING: To reduce the chance of infection:   Never share a lancet or the lancing device.    Always use a new, sterile lancet. Lancets are for single use only.  Avoid getting hand lotion, oils, dirt, or debris in or on the ...
  • Page 18    Rub the puncture site for about 20 seconds before penetration.  Clean the puncture site using cotton moistened with 70%  alcohol and let it air dry. Fingertip testing (i) Press the lancing device’s tip firmly against the lower side of your fingertip.
  • Page 19: Performing A Blood Glucose / Ss-Ketone Test

    Performing a Blood Glucose / ß-Ketone Test To perform a blood glucose or ß-ketone test, you will need: meter (c), strip (d), sterile lancet (g) and lancing device (f). 1. Insert the test strip to turn on the meter Wait for the meter to display “ ”, “ ”...
  • Page 20: Meter Memory

     If you have trouble filling the confirmation window, please contact your health care professional or the local customer  service for assistance.  5. Read Your Result ß-ketone The result of the blood glucose test / will appear after the ß...
  • Page 21: Reviewing Test Results

    Reviewing Test Results 1. Press and release M. “ ” will appear on the display. Press M again, and the first ß-ketone test reading you see is the last blood glucose or result along with date, time and the measurement mode. 2.
  • Page 22: Downlading Results To A Computer

    DOWNLADING RESULTS TO A COMPUTER Data transmission via cable You can use the meter with a strip port cable and the Health Care Software System to view test results on your personal computer. To learn more about the Health Care Software System or to obtain a strip port cable separately, please contact local customer services or the place of purchase for assistance.
  • Page 23: Maintenance

    MAINTENANCE Battery Your meter comes with two 1.5 V AAA size alkaline batteries. Low Battery Signal The meter will display one of the messages below to alert you when the meter power is getting low. 1. The “ ” symbol appears along with display messages: The meter is functional and the result remains accurate, but it is time to change the batteries.
  • Page 24: Caring For Your Meter

    batteries if you are not going to use the device for an extended period (i.e., 3 months or more).  Properly dispose of batteries according to your local  environmental regulations. Caring for Your Meter To avoid the meter and test strips attracting dirt, dust or other contaminants, please wash hands thoroughly with soap and water before and after use.
  • Page 25: Disinfecting Procedures

    To obtain disinfecting wipes and other information, please contact Future Diagnostics LLC at 1.866.890.8500. You can also purchase it at Amazon (www.amazon.com) or Walmart (www.walmart.com). Disinfecting Procedures 1. Wipe all meter’s exterior surface display and buttons by three passes vertically and three passes horizontally with a folded disinfecting towelette.
  • Page 26   Color or paint/printing on housing is abnormal   Scratches or abrasions on meter are higher than acceptable Please contact the customer service for a replacement meter if any of the signs of deterioration are noticed. NOTE:  ...
  • Page 27: Caring For Your Test Strips

    Caring for Your Test Strips   Storage conditions (for the blood glucose / ß-Ketone test strip): ․ Temperature: 35.6°F to 86°F (2°C to 30°C) ․ Humidity: 10 to 85%RH ․ Do not freeze  Store your test strips in their original vial only. Do not transfer ...
  • Page 28: System Troubleshooting

     Store the control solution tightly closed at temperatures  between 35.6°F ~ 86°F (2°C ~ 30°C). Do NOT freeze. SYSTEM TROUBLESHOOTING If you follow the recommended action but the problem persists, or error messages other than the ones below appear, please contact your local customer service.
  • Page 29: Error Messages

    Error Messages MESSAGE WHAT IT MEANS ACTION Appears when the Replace the battery battery cannot provide enough power for a test. immediately. Expired code strip. Repeat the test with a new lot of test strip. Appears when a used Repeat the test with a new test test strip is inserted.
  • Page 30: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting 1. If the meter does not display a message after inserting a test strip: POSSIBLE CAUSE WHAT TO DO Battery exhausted. Replace the battery. Test strip inserted upside Insert the test strip with contact bars down or incompletely. end first and facing up. Defective meter or test strips.
  • Page 31: Reference Values

    DETAILED INFORMATION Reference values Blood glucose monitoring plays an important role in diabetes control. A long-term study showed that maintaining blood glucose levels close to normal can reduce the risk of diabetes complications by up to 60%* . The results provided by this system can help you and your healthcare professional monitor and adjust your treatment plan to gain better control of your diabetes.
  • Page 32: Comparing Meter And Laboratory Results

    Comparing Meter and Laboratory Results The meter provides you with whole blood equivalent results. The result you obtain from your meter may differ somewhat from your laboratory result due to normal variation. Meter results may be affected by factors and conditions that do not affect laboratory results in the same way. To make an accurate comparison between meter and laboratory results, follow the guidelines below.
  • Page 33: Symbol Information

    *2: Surwit, R.S., and Feinglos, M.N.: Diabetes Forecast (1988), April, 49-51. *3: Sacks, D.B.: “Carbohydrates. “ Burtis, C.A., and Ashwood, E.R.( ed.), Tietz Textbook of Clinical Chemistry. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company (1994), 959. SYMBOL INFORMATION SYMBOL REFERENT SYMBOL REFERENT In vitro diagnostic Do not use if package medical device is damaged...
  • Page 34: Specifications

    SPECIFICATIONS Model No: Care Touch 96.5 (L) x 60.5 (W) x 22 (H) mm Dimension: Weight: Power Source: Two 1.5 V AAA alkaline batteries Display: LCD Memory: 1000 measurement results with respective date and time External output: Strip port cable communication Auto electrode insertion detection Auto reaction time count-down Auto switch-off after 3 minutes without action...
  • Page 36 Distributed by Future Diagnostics LLC 266 47 Street Brooklyn, NY 11220 1.866.890.8500 Hours of operation 9:00am-5:00pm EST For assistance outside of these hours, please contact your For self-testing healthcare professional.

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