There is no denying the positive impacts smart phones have on our lives. They serve as alarm clocks, remind us about meetings, store our music catalogues, take photos, connect us to the world, and perform lots of other functions, all with remarkable accuracy. The introduction of health, fitness and lifestyle apps means that our smart devices help us stay active, eat better and monitor our calorie intake. This technology has paved the way for interconnected health care to help take the management of chronic health conditions like diabetes to the next level.
As most people with diabetes know, logging blood glucose results after testing can be inconvenient and time consuming, and logbooks don’t necessarily show a complete and accurate picture. But now, smart technology is helping to simplify this routine. By integrating your blood glucose meter with an app on your smartphone, readings can be recorded and make more sense with the help of your personal notes. Over time, your enhanced results can create meaningful insights into how your activities affect your blood glucose levels, which may help improve your understanding of your diabetes and provide more personal treatment solutions.
The new CONTOUR® NEXT ONE smart meter and the CONTOUR® DIABETES app do just this. The CONTOUR®NEXT ONE meter is simple and easy to use and results go beyond the minimum industry accuracy standards.1 CONTOUR® NEXT One is the most accurate system developed by Ascensia Diabetes Care shown to deliver remarkable accuracy, with 95% of results coming within +/-8.4%* 2 of a laboratory reading. More accurate readings are important to help you make the right decisions when they matter most.
The CONTOUR® NEXT ONE meter also uses a smartLIGHT feature to quickly let you know whether your blood glucose result is within range. A red light indicates a result below target, a green light indicates within range, and a yellow light indicates above range. And if you didn’t apply enough blood to the strip the first time, Second-Chance® Sampling technology lets you apply more to the same strip, within 60 seconds. Now you can prevent wasted strips without compromising accuracy.
The secure, cloud-based CONTOUR® DIABETES app automatically and seamlessly captures your blood glucose readings to help you identify patterns and trends. These results are presented in a way that’s easy to review, helping you to stay on track. You can record events such as diet, activities & medications, and also add photos, notes or voice memos about what you’ve done throughout the day to help put your results in context. The beauty of the CONTOUR® DIABETES app is that you have the ability to send your results to your healthcare professional. You’ll both be better informed and can focus your discussion points when you meet.
* +/- 8.4% applies to laboratory reference values for glucose concentrations <5.55 mmol/L or ≥ 5.55 mmol/L, respectively, when tested via subject obtained capillary fingertip results (patients).
- Current regulation based on Health Canada recognized ISO 15197:2013 standard requires results within ±15% range, specifically: ≥95% of results must fall within ±0.83 mmol/L for blood glucose concentrations <5.55 mmol/L and within ±15% for blood glucose concentrations ≥5.55 mmol/L.
- Christiansen M et al. Accuracy and user performance evaluation of a new blood glucose monitoring system in development for use with CONTOUR® NEXT test strips. Poster presented at the 15th Annual Meeting of the Diabetes Technology Society (DTS); 22–24 October, 2015; Bethesda, Maryland, USA.
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