Ascensia Diabetes Care has launched the CONTOUR NEXT ONE blood glucose monitoring system (BGMS) in the UK.
The CONTOUR NEXT ONE BGMS features an easy-to-use, wireless-enabled smart CONTOUR NEXT ONE meter that connects to a smart mobile device via Bluetooth.
The meter provides an immediate feedback while seamlessly connecting to the CONTOUR DIABETES app, which collects, stores and analyses patient blood glucose results received from the meter.
This app then combines the results with other data recorded by users to generate a detailed report on their condition.
The report helps patients in understanding how the disease is impacting their regular life, thereby paving the way for a better management of the ailment.
Patients can also share the report with their healthcare professional through the app either in advance or on the day of their appointment, helping to create more informed discussions.
Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust diabetes and endocrinology consultant Dr Partha Kar said: “People with diabetes are turning to mobile devices to help manage and track their condition.
“They want solutions that seamlessly integrate into their lives and present their readings in a simple and intuitive way.
"The CONTOUR NEXT ONE system appears to be a development for interconnected diabetes management that has the potential to engage more people with diabetes in their treatment plans, which could lead to better outcomes”.
Additional features of the meter are the smartLIGHT to offer instant feedback on blood glucose readings and the Second-Chance sampling, which prompts reapplication of blood if there is not enough the first time, helping to avoid lancing for a second time and the wasting of strips.
Ascensia Diabetes Care country head Ros Barker said: “In the management of diabetes, the accuracy and quality of blood glucose data from an individual is crucial.
"The CONTOUR NEXT ONE blood glucose meter has demonstrated consistently remarkable levels of accuracy and precision for patients.
"There is significant value for doctors and nurses by having easy access to this highly accurate data, which can help to improve how patients are managed.”
Image: Ascensia's CONTOUR NEXT ONE system. Photo: courtesy of Ascensia Diabetes Care.