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How do you use an Arriva Medical diabetes meter?

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To use the Prodigy AutoCode diabetes meter by Arriva Medical, insert a test strip into the meter as far as possible, then wait for a drop-shaped icon to appear on the screen, explains Arriva Medical. Apply a single drop of blood to the strip, then read the meter after six seconds.

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To set up a new Prodigy AutoCode diabetes meter, open the battery compartment, and insert two AA batteries, explains Arriva Medical. The SET button to change language, date and other settings is inside the battery compartment. If language, date, volume or other settings need to be changed, do so after the batteries are inserted. The meters test blood that is taken from the fingertip, forearm, upper arm, calf, thigh or palm of the hand. It can operate in temperatures between 50 and 104 degrees Fahrenheit.

The Prodigy AutoCode talking diabetes meter offers audible instructions every time the meter is used, according to Arriva Medical. The default language is English. Reset the meter to speak Spanish, French or Arabic. New Prodigy AutoCode blood glucose meters are pre-set with time and date, and unit of measure. Time and date should be checked every time batteries are changed. AA batteries are expected to last for 1000 tests.

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