Due to its accuracy and ease of use, Revero uses the iGlucose meter. For reliable results, please follow these instructions.
Please also take a minute to watch this demonstration video:
For more help using your lancet pen or pricking your finger for a blood draw, please refer to the support article entitled:
In this article, you will learn:
- Correct procedure for testing
- How to use glucose strips
- Choosing the best time to test
When to test blood glucose at home
The timing and frequency of blood glucose testing depend on your specific needs, goals, and healthcare team's recommendations. Common testing times include:
- Test your blood glucose first thing in the morning in a fasting state, before you eat or drink anything (except water). About an hour after rising will work, though if you experience the “dawn phenomenon” and have consistently elevated morning glucose, you can wait two or three hours after rising.
- Test your blood glucose before your mid-day meal or before supper (pre-prandial) because this is the most accurate result, which can be used to gauge your progress.
- Test your blood glucose after a meal, then again one to three hours after eating. This will assess how the food affected your glucose levels.
You will need
To properly test your blood glucose, you'll need the following items:
- Lancet pen device
- Lancets (sterile, single-use needles)
- iGlucose blood glucose meter—make sure your meter is charged and ready to go!
- Test strips—test strips expire three months after opening. Please write the date opened on the container for reference. See the last page for tips on storing your test strips.
- Alcohol or soap and water
- Cotton ball or tissue
Wash your hands with soap and water, and clean your lancet pen with alcohol.
Set up your meter
Set your meter to measure your blood glucose before or after eating:
- Hold the “Home” button for 3 seconds to turn on the meter
- Look for an apple icon—a whole apple indicates “Before Meal” and an eaten apple “After Meal”
- Use the “Home” to select
- Go to settings by pressing the “triangle” button on the bottom right of device. Scroll to option 2, “Blood Testing” using the arrows.
- Select “Before Meal” or “After Meal” by pressing “Home”. The “Home” screen will display the icons of eaten or uneaten apple.
To insert the strip into the meter, hold the strip with your thumb and middle finger on the “Hold Bar” (dark part of the strip) facing towards you and the “Sample Port” up. Put the strip straight down into the “Sample Port.” You should hear it click into place. In 3 seconds, you will see the words “Apply a drop of blood.” You have 2 minutes to apply your blood sample.
Pricking your finger for a blood sample
Set your lancet pen for the draw by holding the base and pulling the plunger—this is sometimes called “cocking the pen.” Please refer to the above-referenced article for complete instructions on using your lancet pen.
Check out these tricks to easily get a drop of blood:
- Choose a finger of your non-dominant hand—usually on the side where it’s fleshy—to prick with the lancet pen device.
- Often, the middle finger is a good choice.
- Try running your hand under warm water and rubbing your finger to help blood flow.
- Also, hold your hand below your heart, so place your hand on a surface that is lower than your heart.
Place the lancet pen firmly against your fingertip and activate the lancet by pressing the button. The lancet pen will click, and you should feel a quick, small prick.
You’re all set to test
Gently squeeze your fingertip to get a small drop of blood. Wipe away the first blood drop and squeeze toward your fingertip to produce another sample for testing. Touch your blood drop to the edge of the test strip’s “Sample Port" so it fills the port. Avoid touching the strip directly with your fingertip.
The iGlucose test meter needs 0.75 microliters of blood to obtain a result.
Your results will appear in 5 seconds.
While you wait, wipe away any blood from your finger with an alcohol wipe
Apply pressure to the puncture site with clean gauze or a cotton ball to stem blood flow.
Put your used needle in a sharps container and your used strip in a sealed plastic bag before putting it in the garbage.
See the support article about safe disposal of used lancet needles and test strips for more information.
Replace the protective cap on the lancet pen device and store it safely.
Clean your device with an alcohol wipe.
Wash your hands and the site with soap and water, or alcohol.
Tips for test strip storage and temperature ranges
- When you open a new container of strips, write the date you opened it on the bottle label. Discard after 3 months.
- Test strips should be stored between 39 and 86 °F.
- Store strips away from heat.
- Keep them at a relative humidity of 10 to 90 percent.
- Do not store test strips near bleach products, as this will affect their performance.
- Your test strips are sensitive to temperatures that are cooler than 39 degrees or warmer than 86 degrees. If your test strips are exposed to these temperatures, it may affect how accurate they are. If you’re not sure, do a test using your control solution.
- You can perform a control solution test at any time if you’re concerned about test strip stability.
If you have any questions about your results or how to use your meter, reach out to your health coach on the app. Your coach is ready to help!
Programming Your iGlucose Blood Glucose Monitor’s Date, Time, and Audio Settings
One of the key features of this smart meter is its customizable settings, which allow Revero users with Type 2 diabetes to tailor the device to their preferences and needs. In this article, we will discuss the various settings available on the iGlucose meter, including audio options, and provide guidance on how to configure them.
Date and time
When you turn on your meter, the date and time are set automatically. A message appears on the screen reading, “Date and Time Synchronized.”
Setting the date manually:
- Turn on the meter by pressing and holding the “Home” button until your iGlucose turns on.
- Go to “Settings” by pressing the triangle button. There are six (6) options in Settings.
- Use arrows to scroll to option 1, “Date and Time,” and use “Home” to select.
- Scroll to “Set Date” and use “Home” to select. The year appears first. Use the arrows to select the year and press “Home.”
- Use this same method to set the month and day.
Setting the time manually:
- Go to “Settings.”
- Under “Date and Time,” select “Time” by using “Home.” The hour will appear. Use the arrows to choose. Press “Home” to select.
- The minute will appear; use the arrows to select.
- You are “Done.”
- Use the arrows to exit settings by selecting “Back” option 6.
The iGlucose meter offers adjustable audio settings to accommodate various user preferences and needs. The volume control ranges from “Silent” to “Level 5.”
- Go to “Settings” by pressing the triangle button.
- Use the arrows to select option 3, “Volume.” Press “Home” to select.
- Using the arrows, select the level of volume you want. “Level 5” is the loudest setting.
- Use “Home” to select.
- You are “Done.”
- Use arrows to select “Back,” option 6, to exit the menu.
If you have questions or need more help, please refer to your iGlucose meter’s user manual or ask your Revero health coach.