Roche Accu-Chek Users

For those who use this amazing insulin pump or are interested in know something about it.


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Comment by shari lynn Giarraputo on November 22, 2013 at 9:30am
Had a question. I use the accu-chek spirit combo. What black key? I put the chip in the back. I buy in bulk so the code is the same in every box. Not sure if you guys are talking about something else. Trying to get over changing the battery every week. They just sent me a new pump. But I change the viva combo every week too. Sometimes more than the pump. 1 battery is not a problem changing 4 every week is not good. Sometimes 5. Most of the time.
Comment by Mike Ratrie on November 22, 2013 at 8:42am

Hi everyone! Wanted to let you know that I have received two of the black code keys. A definite thumbs up!!!

This is one of those small improvements that will quickly fade into the background. Years from now, we will all be saying, "Do you remember when you had to code your meter?"

FWIW, I have put one in my main meter and one in my back-up meter. Another benefit for me was I had two vials of strips where the code key had gone walkabout, and all I could do is lament over the $$$ essentially lost. Woo Hoo! Used those strips up!

So thanks a bunch to Rob Muller and the Accu-Chek team for recognizing the need for a small improvement and making it happen.

Comment by Mike on November 7, 2013 at 6:01pm

FYI to all, the black code keys are out. They are shipping with new boxes of test strips now and will be in the boxes for a while. I was told that if you get your strips from the VA then you might want to call Accu-Chek and get them to send you one as it may be a while before you get one because of the way the VA gets their strips.


Comment by TheoT1D on October 9, 2013 at 2:45am

Has anyone news about the postponed Accu-Chek Solo?

Comment by Chas on October 4, 2013 at 11:21pm

We have had these in the UK for about a year now, just put one black code key in the handset and your away, no more need to change keys. Works with all old and all new strips.

Comment by Mike on October 4, 2013 at 5:28pm

Rob...Thanks for the heads-up!


Comment by Mike Ratrie on October 1, 2013 at 2:53pm

Rob, that is excellent news. Thanks so much for the follow-up.

Comment by Rob Muller, Roche Diabetes Care on October 1, 2013 at 12:31pm

Hello again, Mike and Mike. I have just been told that the new black code keys will ship later this month (October). I can give the group a heads-up when they they ship, and will provide links to information and instructional videos, etc.
Thanks for your patience. Let me know if you have any other questions. I'm always happy to help.
Have a good afternoon.

Comment by Rob Muller, Roche Diabetes Care on September 30, 2013 at 5:16am

Hello Mike & Mike. Let me get the latest news on that and get right back to you. Stay tuned, and have a good Monday!

Comment by Mike Ratrie on September 29, 2013 at 6:25pm

I periodically "find" a container of 50 floating around in my supply drawer that I no longer have the code for. This especially happens when I get near the end of a 90-day supply and/or the code changes at the end of a "run". Since every strip is precious, I hate it when I essentially throw money away (not to mention losing a portion of the 90-day supply).


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