diabetes kit, Ascensia Diabetes Care, Contour Next One

KIT

KIT THAT'S COMING SOON...

WHAT'S NEXT FROM

ASCENCIA

T

he Contour Next One is

a seamless meter and

smartphone app. The

Contour meter range is

well-known in the UK but

until recently was under the auspices of

Bayer, the huge pharmaceutical company.

Recent changes in the company set up

has given rise to a small, dedicated

company called Ascencia Diabetes Care.

Based in the UK, the company's focus

now is to grow awareness of Ascencia

name and brand. Diabetes Specialist

Nurses know the name well, but patients

might not be as familiar with it yet.

The company is starting out in the UK

this month with the launch of it's Contour

Next One meter and app. It's possible to

order the new meter now, with distribution

taking place from 18th October. An

evolution of the Contour Next USB meter,

which had won hearts with its easy

downloads into PCs, the Coutour Next

One comes with an iOS and Android

app (both together, not one first while the

second continues in development).

It's not the first meter and app combo,

but it comes with pedigree, and seeing

blood test results on Smartphones leads

to an immediate understanding of current

diabetes control, aided by the use of

colours, graphs and alerts within the app

itself. With the tagline, 'your diabetes,

illuminated,' Ascencia's plan is connectivity

for all, not just niche audiences. A while

back, data downloading could be quite a

challenge, and it was only for those who

wanted to download to PCs. Now it's

accesible to anyone with a smartphone

,thanks to meter-and-app-combos such

as this. Research indicates that 52% of

people with diabetes using a health app

say their behaviour changed as a result.

The Contour Diabetes app will only

work with this new meter. It's worth

noting that he accuracy of the new

meter exceeds the recommended ISO

standards while using same Contour

Next test strip that is widely used already

and on prescription. So, if you have a

few boxes in your cupboard, there's no

need to use them up. You'd be ready to

get going without having to get a new

prescription.

App ready

The meter is 'app ready' out of the box,

you just need to download the app. All

the data it collects is stored in the Cloud,

which means you can log in to it from

anywhere. Likewise, the user can give

permissions to allow parents and carers

www.contournextone.co.uk/des16 to log in to view. Patterns and trends can

be shared from your phone via email so

you can get advice without going to clinic.

Up to 800 readings are stored in the

meter, with more stored in the Cloud.

Aided by the use of a smartLIGHT feature,

it uses a colour coded system to give you

instant feedback on your blood glucose

control, letting you know if your result is

above, within or below target. It's an easy

way to quickly understand your blood

glucose status from which you can make

sensible dosing decisions.

Parents and carers are likley to be

interested in the app's capacity to be

set so that if the user has a low reading,

the mobile can automatically phone

a designated contact. It's also good

to know that the app can be used on

multiple devices (it can be used on an

iPhone or iPad or on other smartphone

and a tablet), allowing for greater flexibility.

It's also very easy to use, aiming to help

people to make sense of blood glucose

readings with personalised insights. The

folk at Ascencia Diabetes Care are also

keen to point out that, over time the app

will evolve. Sometimes technology can

seem overwhelming. But sometimes, you

just know when something not only looks

good, but feels right. This is one of them.

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