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  • Introduction

    This module will help you to use the Accu-Chek 360° configuration software. This software allows you to easily configure both the Accu-Chek Spirit and the Accu-Chek Spirit Combo insulin pump. It facilitates easy set-up of your insulin pump and additionally enables configuration of your custom menu. Furthermore, it provides access to features not directly manageable on the insulin pump, such as, providing individualized insulin pump screen text.

  • Goals

    At the end of this lesson, you will know:

    • How to use the software as a quicker way to set up your insulin pump
    • How to transfer the settings from a computer file given to you by your healthcare team to your insulin pump
    • How to lock out certain features to prevent accidental changes

    Let's get started by learning how to install the software.

  • Before installing your new software

    Before you start, check that you have everything ready:

    • CD containing the Accu-Chek 360° configuration software
    • Computer with the following specifications:
    • Minimum Requirements: 1 GHz or higher Pentium-compatible PC; 512 MB RAM (1 GB RAM for Windows Vista SP 2); 3 GB of available hard-drive space; CD-ROM drive; display resolution of 1024 X 768; 16-bit colors; available USB port; Bluetooth® wireless technology 2.1 compliant dongle for Bluetooth® connectivity (recommended).

    The Accu-Chek 360° configuration software is released for the following minimum operating systems and software from Microsoft: Windows XP with Service Pack 3 (but not recommended for use with Windows XP after April 8, 2014, as security update support is no longer provided), Windows Vista with Service Pack 2, Windows 7 with Service Pack 1, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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  • Installing your new software

    The simplest way to install your software is to insert the Accu-Chek 360° configuration software CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then follow instructions on the installation windows. You must first close all programs on your PC, including any antivirus or screen-saver software.

    After installation, your Start menu will show the Accu-Chek 360° configuration software group, and the Accu-Chek 360° configuration software desktop icon will be on your desktop.

    You can also install the software manually. The next screen will explain how.

  • Manual installation

    To install the software manually:

    1. Click Start from the Windows taskbar and click "Run".
    2. Type D:\Setup.exe (replacing D with the letter of your CD-ROM drive, if necessary) and click OK
    3. Follow instructions on the installation windows
    4. After installation, your Start menu will show the Accu-Chek 360° configuration software group, and the Accu-Chek 360° configuration software desktop icon will be on your desktop
  • Getting started

    To start the software:

    • Double-click the Accu-Chek 360° configuration software desktop icon from your desktop

    or

    • Select the Accu-Chek 360° configuration software group from your Start menu
  • The startup window

    When you start the program, the first window you see (the Startup window) asks you whether you want to:

    1. Read from a device click "Read from a Device" Click this option to open and/or modify information currently saved on the device.
    2. Open a settings file Click this option to open a file you have previously saved or received from your healthcare team.
    3. Set the date and time Click this option to set the date and time on the insulin pump.
    4. Copy device settings to another device Click on "Copy Device Settings"
    5. Click "More" to see other options you have available, like setting your device date and time.

    Depending on the version of the Accu-Chek 360° configuration software you are using, the screen may or may not look exactly like what you see here. For help, click the word Help in the upper right hand side of the window below the toolbar.

  • Reading from your insulin pump

    To read the settings from the insulin pump into the software, click Read from a device from the Startup window and follow the wizard instructions.

    You can now change the settings on your insulin pump. You can use the software to change any of the existing settings on your insulin pump.

    But before we do that, Let's see how to open a set of stored settings.

    Depending on the version of the Accu-Chek 360° configuration software you have, the screen may or may not look like what you see here. Contact your Accu-Chek pump hotline should you have any questions or difficulties.

  • Opening a settings file

    You or your healthcare provider can save settings to a computer file to use at a later time.

    To open such a settings file, either click Open from settings file on the Startup screen or click Open File on the toolbar at the top of the screen. This opens a window with a list of saved settings. Select a file to open and click OK. Then, to send the new settings to the insulin pump, click Save to Device and or File and follow the on-screen instructions.

    If you can't find the file you want in this window, look in the drop-down menu at the top of the Open File window.

  • Overview of Basal Rate Profiles

    You can set up, manage, and save five different basal rate profiles from the "Basal Rate Profiles" window:

    1. Click basal rates and Bolus on the left navigation menu. The basal rate Profiles screen is opened.
    2. The active basal rate profile is the one you would like your insulin pump to be using. It's marked with the Icon icon.

    You can now:

    • Change which basal rate profile is active by clicking Activate next to the profile you want to use

    or

    • Change the basal rate profile settings by clicking Options next to the profile you want to change

    Let's see how this works.

  • Activating a Basal Rate Profile

    When you open the basal rate profiles page, all five basal rate profiles are displayed, and the active profile is shown by a checkmark.

    To activate a different basal rate profile:

    1. Click Activate beside the desired profile
    2. Click Save Settings to device and/or File on the left navigation menu

    Now let's see what happens if you click Options instead.

    Look at what happens when you click Save Settings to pump and/or File a bit later in this module.

  • Changing the settings of a Basal Rate Profile

    You can adjust the settings for a basal rate profile from the "Profile" window that opens when you click Options next to the profile you want to change. In this window you can:

    • Limit the maximum amount of basal insulin to be delivered in an hour
    • Adjust (Icon or Icon) hourly basal rates
    • Adjust your entire profile by specifying a percentage change

    Let's look more closely at how to make each of these changes.

  • Adjusting the maximum hourly Basal Rate

    Use the Icon or Icon arrows to adjust the Maximum Hourly Basal Rate

    or

    • Enter the value for the number of units/hour that you want directly into the box

    When you are satisfied with your changes, press OK (or Cancel if you do not want to keep your changes)

  • Adjusting hourly Basal Rates

    To change the units for a specific hour:

    • You can simply click and drag the bar that corresponds to the change you wish to make for that hour

    or

    • You can click the corresponding bar and then enter the amount in the "Units/Hour" field.
  • Adjusting the entire Basal Rate Profile

    You can adjust your entire profile by specifying a percentage for the "Entire Profile Adjustment" either using the Icon or Icon arrows or by entering a percentage directly into the box.

    Any changes you make to your basal rate profile need to be sent to your insulin pump. You must use Save Settings to device and/or File to send this information to the insulin pump.

  • Sending your changes to the insulin pump

    When you are satisfied with your changes, click OK.

    If you now want to send these new settings to your insulin pump, click Save Settings to device and/or File and follow the on-screen instructions to save the changes to the insulin pump and/or a file. Remember to activate the basal rate profile that you have just changed if you want the insulin pump to use this profile to deliver insulin.

    The wizard will ask you to confirm the changes before they are sent to the insulin pump.

    If you need help putting your insulin pump in communication mode, just click I need help putting the insulin pump......in communication mode in the first screen of the wizard. You can choose not to be asked this again.

  • Temporary change to the Basal Rate

    By clicking on Temporary basal rate under basal rates and Bolus in the left hand navigation window, you can specify the settings for receiving a temporary increase or decrease in basal rate.

    Let's see what changes you can make to the Temporary Basal Rate Settings.

    Some values in the screen shots through out this training tool may vary compared to your own insulin pump. Check your configuration software for the exact value available.

  • Temporary Basal Rate: the default adjustment

    The Default Adjustment is the standard percentage by which the insulin pump changes the basal rate temporarily. Type the appropriate value in the box or use the Icon or Icon arrow to select the appropriate value.

  • Temporary Basal Rate: the maximum adjustment

    The Maximum Adjustment is the highest percentage by which a basal rate profile may be changed. Type the appropriate value in the box or use the Icon or Icon arrow to select the appropriate value.

  • Temporary Basal Rate: the maximum duration

    The Maximum Duration is the longest period of time that a temporary basal rate can remain in effect. Type the appropriate value in the box or use the Icon or Icon arrow to select the appropriate value.

  • Temporary Basal Rate: the duration increment

    The Duration Increment is the time interval by which the duration is adjusted. Use the drop-down arrow to select the appropriate interval.

  • Temporary Basal Rate:

    END OF TEMPORARY BASAL RATE ALERT

    Lastly, you can choose whether or not you want to be alerted when the temporary basal rate is no longer in effect (use the Signal End of Temporary basal rate drop-down arrow to select on or off).

    When you are satisfied with your changes to the Temporary basal rate Settings, click Save Settings to device and/or File and follow the on-screen instructions to send the changes to your insulin pump.

  • The Accu-Chek Spirit Combo bolus window

    The bolus window allows you to personalize the settings your insulin pump uses when giving a bolus.

    Use the arrows to adjust the Maximum Dose for all boluses

    • Maximum Duration and Duration Increment affect how an Extended Bolus and a Multiwave Bolus can be programmed
    • Bolus Increment affects the number of key-presses required to program a Quick Standard Bolus. It can be adjusted in increments of 0.1, 0.2, 0.5, 1.0 and 2.0 units.

    Each key press on your insulin pump will change the bolus size by the chosen increment

    It is extremely important to be very careful when you change values for the Bolus Increment. Selecting the wrong value could lead to an accidental over-delivery of insulin.

  • Insulin pump operations

    Click "Insulin pump Options" on the left navigation menu to access:

    • The "Operations" window to set Display Settings, keylock and Safety Features, Alerts and Alarm Clock Settings, and Date and Time Format
    • The "Insulin cartridges and Battery Types" window to set the Low Quantity Alarm, Prime Quantity, cartridge Wait Time, and Battery Type
    • The "User Menus" to choose which menu options you would like displayed on your insulin pump
    • The "Customized Labels" window to enter personalized text. This information is not visible from the insulin pump display, and can only be read or changed by using the Accu-Chek 360° configuration software

    When you are satisfied with the changed settings, click Save Settings to device and/or File and follow the on-screen instructions to send the changes to your insulin pump. Some values in the screen shots may vary compared to your own insulin pump. Check your configuration software for the exact value available.

    If your insulin pump has been limited to the custom menu, you may want to discuss this setting with your healthcare professional.

  • Saving your changes to a device and/or file

    Whenever you make any changes, whether to the basal rate profiles, the bolus settings or the insulin pump operations, you need to save your new settings to the insulin pump before they take effect. You can also save your changes to a file to use later on.

    You can choose whether to send your new settings to your device or to a file, or to do both.

    Click "Save Settings to device and/or File" and follow the on-screen instructions.

    You can save your basal rate profiles settings to a file...... by clicking the Icon icon (save to device) on the menu bar at the top of the screen.

  • See and print out a settings report

    It may be helpful to see exactly what changes you have made before you send them to the insulin pump. The settings report shows you the current settings in one column and the new settings in another, together with a chart of the changes to the basal rate profiles.

    It may be helpful to have a printed copy of your settings to remind you of your changes or to give to your healthcare team. To print out your settings report, click the Icon icon in the menu bar at the top of your screen.

    You can print out the settings report at any time, without going to the settings report window. Simply click on the printer icon.

  • Accessing the help files

    We´ve now covered all the features of the Accu-Chek 360° Configuration Software. If you find you need a reminder when using the program, simply click on the Icon icon or the word Help at the top right hand side to access all the help files that explain how to use each of the features.

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  • Lesson completed

    Good work! Now you know how to use the Accu-Chek 360°configuration software to get the best out of your insulin pump therapy.

  • Quiz

    True or false? Clicking "Activate" next to a Basal Rate Profile immediately changes your insulin pump settings.

  • Quiz

    True or false? You can use the "Bolus" window of the configuration software to program delivery of an insulin bolus by the insulin pump.

  • Congratulations

    on completing the Accu-Chek Combo insulin delivery system training modules!

    If you would like to revisit any of the lessons, you can access them by clicking on the Home Tab button located on the top of your screen or by clicking on the Modules directly in the index at the left hand side of the screen.

    We hope you enjoyed this learning experience!

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