Need some assistance?
In this article about the Accu-Chek Customer Careline we have included some frequently asked questions that we hear from you.
Do you have an Accu-Chek blood glucose meter query, want to register your meter if you cannot do so online, or need some information about Accu-Chek products? If so, the Accu-Chek Customer Careline is here to help, and our friendly trained operators are always happy to receive your call.
We have included a couple of frequently asked questions (FAQs) below. However, if you would like to know more about how to use an Accu-Chek product, test your blood sugar/glucose, store your meter, or get more information on any other topics, please visit our customer service section.
If you would like to contact the Accu-Chek Careline, then why not give us a call on our Freephone* number: 0800 701 000 (UK) / 1 800 709 600 (ROI) or contact us using our form which can be found here.
If you are using an Accu-Chek Pump, we also have an Accu-Chek Pump Careline. Our technical specialists can advise you about your pump and its accessories. For more information on this and how to access the Accu-Chek Pump Careline, please click here.
* Some mobile operators may charge for calls to these numbers.
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I do to avoid obtaining too little blood?
- Run warm water over your hands before testing to increase blood flow. Be sure to dry your hands completely before testing.
- Improve blood flow to the fingers by warming them.
- Lower hands to below your waist level and gently massage the selected finger before lancing.
- Press the finger pricker firmly against your finger.
- After lancing, massage your finger towards the tip.
- Only if all of the above are insufficient, increase the penetration depth of the finger pricker by rotating the depth selection dial one step at a time.
What’s the difference between HbA1c and blood sugar/glucose?
Blood sugar, or glucose, is a simple sugar obtained when your body breaks down carbohydrates in food. When you test your blood with a blood glucose meter, the result is a reflection of current blood sugar levels. The HbA1c test, or A1c, shows blood glucose levels over a longer period. It shows the control a patient has had over two to three months.
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