Contour Next One Diabetes app, Contour Next One blood test meter, Ascencia Diabetes

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APP UPDATE

Newer, smarter app for Contour Next One users

T

here is now a newer,

smarter app that works

with Ascensia's Contour

Next One blood test

meter. An update on

the existing app - and available for free

from both Apple's App Store as well as

in an Android version from GooglePlay

- it has several new features that help

interpret blood test results in order to

help users gain more from the tests

they have already taken. Feedback on

the earlier version of the app has been

incorporated from users.

The latest version of the app can

recognise 14 different patterns and

includes 11 different structured testing

plans. The My Patterns feature identifies

patterns in blood glucose results that

could affect the health of people with

diabetes, prompts them to think about the

causes, and offers easy-to-follow advice

and helpful reminders.

Ros Barker, Country Head UK and

Ireland for Ascensia Diabetes Care, says

of the newly upgraded tool, "This latest

upgrade to the Contour Diabetes app

provides patients with a smarter tool that

can help to make the self-management of

their diabetes easier. We are very excited

to be able to bring this new innovation

to people with diabetes. At Ascensia we

are listening to feedback from people

with diabetes about their needs, and

are continuing to invest in the further

development of the Contour Diabetes

app, so that we can provide solutions that

make diabetes self-management better,

easier and smarter."

In this version of the app, Blood Sugar

Reports show a summary report as well

as added patterns information. Within

the Blood Sugar Diary section, which

is similar to a logbook but which goes

beyond simply listing results, you can

see blood glucose results but also carb

and insulin values that you have inputted

but in a way that can aid self-discovery

of patterns and trends for as long as a

3-month period, one page per week. Data

can be easily exported as a .csv file and

can therefore be viewed on a multiple

platform or imported into a spreadsheet.

The app has been developed with

the input of Dr Bill Fisher, a Canadian

psychologist who has studied the science

of behavior and proposed an 'information,

motivation and behavior skills model for

chronic diseases' which has been applied

to diabetes. The three key elements -

information, motivation and behavioural

skills - can help people with diabetes to

make the best use of blood testing and

improve their self-management, possibly

leading to a reduction in HbA1c levels

(given time, studies of the use of this app

to improve control are likely to prove this).

Says Barker, "It's the ongoing nature

of interacting with the app that can

lead to behaviour changes and health

improvements. The app will continue to

evolve in the future to include additional

patterns and testing plans, as well as

adding new features and functionality."

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The updated app can track

patterns and you can chose to

'learn more' if you wish. It can

also suggest possible causes

for patterns, which can lead to

behavioural changes.

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