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required to be within about 0.83mmol

(15mgdL) when below 0.83mmol (15mg/

dL). An app is given a value, which may

prompt it to advise an action based on that

value. For example, it might say 'consider

taking some carbohydrates, it looks like

your glucose is going down'. However, if

the value was wrong then the advice from

the app could be inappropriate. The app

is not necessarily wrong, but if the value is

not accurate then its advice might not be.

'Appy talk

The study Ascensia reviewed looked at

more than 5000 diabetes apps, which

shows you how many there are out

there) of which 370 met the criteria to be

included, one of which was that the app

be in English. As many as 60% of these

gave an alert when the value was low,

and that action was possibly required.

Not all actions were within American

Diabetes Association (ADA) guidelines,

either the suggested action was wrong

or too vague.

One of the questions in the study had

been, how did the app perform? Says

Richardson, "If the glucose reading is

inaccurate and the app is also incorrect that

means that there are anomalies. You need

accurate test results and a good quality

app in order to get the correct advice and

outcome. Ascensia is a leader in accuracy

where it matters."

Accuracy matters

- the detail

The first-of-its-kind data highlighted

the importance of meter selection

for diabetes management apps by

assessing accuracy at low blood glucose

ranges. Ascensia presented data from a

study that assessed the performance

of blood glucose monitoring systems

(BGMSs, or just 'meters') when used with

mobile applications (apps) for diabetes

management1. At the event, data from

Ascensia's presentation highlighted the

challenges of hypo management using

apps, demonstrating that not all BGMSs

using apps are capable of detecting

hypos with a high probability (which has

the potential to make them less effective

in supporting overall glycaemic control).

Apps for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes

management often rely on data from

glucose monitoring devices, such as

BGMSs. These apps are designed to

provide support that can help to reduce

the occurrence of hypos and enable

more effective glycaemic control.

Therefore, the performance of these

apps in hypo management is dependent

on the quality and accuracy of the data

from the BGMSs, particularly in the low

blood glucose range. The low blood

glucose range (LBGR) is defined as less

than 3.9 mmol/L (70 mg/dl).

Ascensia sponsored the study

used a statistical model applied to real

meter data to calculate the probability

of achieving ±15% of a reference blood

glucose (BG) value of 50 mg/dl for a

variety of available BGMSs that can link

to apps for diabetes management1. The

blood glucose meters included were

Ascensia's Contour Next One, AccuChek Aviva

Connect, FreeStyle Freedom

Lite, GlucoMen Areo and OneTouch

Verio. The study demonstrated that not

all systems were capable of detecting

hypos with a high probability.

These results follow two other recent

studies that demonstrated the accuracy of

products in the Ascensia Contour portfolio

in the low blood glucose range. Together,

the results of these studies highlight the

importance of selecting a highly accurate

meter in order to enable effective diabetes

management through an app.

Sabina Furber, M.D., Chief Medical

Officer at Ascensia Diabetes Care,

commented, "These findings demonstrate

the importance of the accuracy of blood

glucose monitoring systems in the low

blood glucose range where the risks to

health are the highest and the impact of

accuracy on the effectiveness of diabetes

management apps. We want to be at

the forefront of scientific excellence in

assessing the quality of diabetes devices

and digital solutions. These data further

validate the accuracy of Ascensia's worldrenowned

Contour product portfolio,

which many people depend upon to

manage their diabetes."

References

1. Richardson J. et al., Challenges of

Hypoglycemia management using mobile

applications. Poster presented at International

Conference on Advanced Technologies &

Treatments for Diabetes, Madrid, Spain, 2020.

2. Stuhr A. et al., Accuracy of CONTOUR®NEXT

ONE blood glucose monitoring system in

low blood glucose range using probability

methodology. Poster presented at International

Conference on Advanced Technologies &

Treatments for Diabetes, Madrid, Spain, 2020.

3. Shaginian R. et al., Blood glucose monitoring

systems' performance in low blood glucose range

and its clinical implications. Poster presented

at International Conference on Advanced

Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes, Madrid,

Spain, 2020.

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  1. Free online Desang diabetes magazine diabetes information
  2. Abbott Freestyle Libre, Flash Glucose Monitoring
  3. ng diabetes, magazine diabetes information, Sue Marshall diabetes
  4. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes news
  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
  31. Insulet Omnipod DASH insulin pump with insulin pods, podders, Omnipod DASH Personal Diabetes Manager
  32. Insulet Omnipod DASH insulin pump with insulin pods, podders, Omnipod DASH Personal Diabetes Manager
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  36. Ascensia Contour Next One Diabetes blood test meters
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  38. ISO 15197, MARD for CGM, Desang magazine reader survey
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