US-based maker of blood glucose monitoring systems LifeScan has launched its new OneTouch Verio Blood Glucose Monitoring System, which enables diabetes patients to easily understand their results.
The easy-to-use system features a colour-coded range indicator, which shows whether a test result is within, below or above range limits set in the meter, eliminating the need to scroll or push buttons.
In addition, the system features high-resolution colour display with large on-screen results, and uses two replaceable AAA alkaline batteries that are included with each system.
The company said the system also looks for signs of progress, and offers positive reinforcement with progress notes, which inform patients about the progress they are making in managing their diabetes, and how often their blood glucose results are in range.
Behavioral Diabetes Institute president Dr William Polonsky said: "Nearly one third of people with diabetes say they can't make sense of their blood sugar results, and many may feel overwhelmed by too much information, information that isn't clear, or simply by the day-to-day effort required to manage diabetes.
"The OneTouch Verio Meter can help patients feel more confident about managing their blood sugar by providing helpful feedback about their results and opportunities for better control."
Low and high range limits in the system can be customised for each patient, according to healthcare professionals' recommendations.
The system provides two types of progress notes, including an achievement message that is displayed when the current result is in range following three consecutive above range results. A consistency message appears when 70% of results in the past seven days are in range.
Image: The new OneTouch Verio Blood Glucose Monitoring System. Photo: courtesy of PRNewswire / LifeScan.