Ascensia Contour Next One Diabetes blood test meters

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IN THE BLOOD

Blood testing accuracy is vital, especially when

picking up on lows. Sue Marshall chats with James

Richardson about the need for data certainty.

F

or many of us, blood

testing is a several-timesa-day activity.

We do it the

way other people look at

their watches. All Type 1s

and some Type 2s are likely to be testing

daily, although some T2s may only be

testing weekly, but even so it's a big deal.

At a conference, Advanced

Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes

(ATTD), held in Madrid in early 2020 data

was presented that showed the impact

of blood glucose monitor selection on

glycaemic control when using a diabetes

management app. In other words, your

choice of blood test meter can affect

the advice you get out of some of the

apps that are out there, the point being

that the apps make suggestions based

on the information they get, and if that

information is not accurate, how can the

advice be?

James Richardson, Medical lead

on BGM for Ascensia, explains, "Any

blood glucose app requires input of

data, such as a blood test result. It then

does something with that inputted data,

whether from a continuous glucose

monitor (CGM) or blood glucose monitor

(BGM)." To date, this was usually manually

inputted. Now we are moving towards

interoperable devices, where your choice

of pump and your choice of CGM or BGM

'talk' to each other and your app.

"Anyone with insulin-treated diabetes

may agree that the accuracy of the data is

particularly important for hypos, notionally

set less than 3.9mmol. Yet the truth is that

the capability of picking up blood glucose

levels absolutely nosedives when true

blood glucose goes down. Put simply,

there is simply less glucose to find to test

and measure, so meters need to be more

accurate at detecting it when levels are low.

"Blood glucose meters conform to

an ISO standard.* Roughly speaking,

they have to be within a 15% accuracy

compared to a laboratory test. A margin

of 15% - above or below - is considered

acceptable. When the value is above

5.6mmol (100mg/dL), however it is only

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  2. Abbott Freestyle Libre, Flash Glucose Monitoring
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  5. BD, Becton Dickinson, injection technique, BD pen needles
  6. JDRF, Karen Addington, Teresa May, type 1 diabetes
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  9. diabetes and coronavirus and Covid-19
  10. diabetes, coronavirus and Covid-19
  11. Dexcom CGM, continuous glucose monitoring
  12. diabetes, coronavirus and Covid-19
  13. Medtrum A6 Touchcare patch pump and CGM in harmony
  14. food news for people with diabetes
  15. Sweet Freedom, food news for people with diabetes
  16. desang diabetes magazine
  17. Abbott FreeStyle Libre, DTN diabetes technology network
  18. Ascensia Contour Next One Diabetes blood test meters
  19. Association of British Clinical Diabetologists, Diabetes Technology Network, Libre Flash education p
  20. BD and Me, Dexcom
  21. Home test HbA1c, A1C Now Self-Check
  22. Medtrum TouchCare, Shacey Petrovic Insulet Corportation, Owen Mumford
  23. Medtronic Minimed 670G hybrid closed loop insulin pump
  24. Spirit Health, Spirit Digital, insulin injection devices, blood glucose monitors
  25. Spirit Health, Spirit Digital, insulin injection devices, blood glucose monitors
  26. Air Liquide Healthcare UK Tandem t:slim insulin pump with Basal IQ
  27. Roche Diabetes Care UK, Roche mySugr, Accu-Chek Combo, Accu-Chek Insight, Conn O'Neill
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  30. Insulet Omnipod DASH insulin pump with insulin pods, podders, Omnipod DASH Personal Diabetes Manager
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  38. ISO 15197, MARD for CGM, Desang magazine reader survey
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