Ascensia Diabetes Care Launches Smarter Version of CONTOUR®DIABETES App with New Attributes to

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The CONTOUR®DIABETES app seamlessly connects to the CONTOUR®NEXT ONE blood glucose meter. The My Patterns feature on the updated CONTOUR®DIABETES app analyses data obtained from the meter to identify and notify the consumer of sub-optimal patterns within their blood glucose readings. When it has informed the consumer that a pattern was recognized, the CONTOUR®DIABETES app will prompt users concerning the possible causes of the pattern and supply guidance to help address it. It allows patients to set reminders or use testing programs to help improve their sub-optimal blood glucose patterns, also will track their progress to find out if the pattern improves over time. The latest edition of the app includes the ability to recognise 14 unique patterns and includes 11 different structured testing programs. The app will continue to evolve in the future to add additional patterns and testing programs, as well as adding new features and functionality.

My Patterns was developed using behavioural science concepts and is based on the Information, Motivation and Behavioural Skills version for chronic diseases which was initiated by psychologist Dr William Fisher. The basis of this model is that people with diabetes need actionable information, motivation to act on that information and specific behavioural skills, so as to create changes that may enhance the management of the diabetes. Studies that have analyzed this version have shown that the presence of all three components of this model in people with diabetes have been associated with more frequent blood glucose testing and improved self-management actions[1]. The My Patterns characteristic of this CONTOUR®DIABETES app is intended to encourage the consumer in these three regions and encourage more effective self-management, enabled by technology.

Heather Daly, Independent Nurse Consultant, remarked: “Self-management is essential in diabetes. One of the keys to successful diabetes self-management for sufferers would be to supply them with resources which may enable them to understand their way of life or actions affect their diabetes and how they can make adjustments. Digital and cellular technologies have significant capacity to aid people with diabetes improve their self-management behaviours through personalised solutions. The newest CONTOUR®DIABETES program reflects a real advance in the use of data for diabetes control by identifying sub-optimal routines and supplying tailored reminders which may assist patients in making improvements.”

Ros Barker, Country Head UK and Ireland for Ascensia Diabetes Care, said: “This latest upgrade to the CONTOUR®DIABETES app provides patients with a smarter instrument which may help to produce the self-management of the diabetes easier. We are very excited to be able to bring this new invention to people with diabetes. In Ascensia we are listening to feedback from people with diabetes for their wants, and are continuing to invest in the further development of this CONTOUR®DIABETES app, so that we are able to provide solutions which make diabetes self-management better, easier and smarter.”

The CONTOUR®NEXT ONE blood glucose monitoring system has remarkable precision and printed study data has proven that it exceeds the EN ISO 15197:2015 precision criteria[2] in both the laboratory and clinical setting. The analysis showed that 95 percent of results were within ±0.47 mmol/L or ±8.4 percent of their laboratory reference values for glucose concentrations <5.55 mmol/L or ≥ 5.55 mmol/L respectively, when analyzed via subject obtained fingerstick outcomes[3].

1. Fisher WA, Kohut T, Schachner H, Stenger P. The Diabetes Educator (2011) 37;1:85-94

2. International Organization for Standardization (2015). In vitro diagnostic evaluation systems-requirements for blood-glucose monitoring systems for self-testing in managing diabetes mellitus (EN ISO 15197:2015)

3. Christiansen et al.. Poster presented at the 15th Annual Meeting of the Diabetes Technology Society, , Bethesda, Maryland

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