The company who brings you CONTOUR® products, Ascensia Diabetes Care offers a portfolio of blood glucose meters which provide suitable accuracy levels for various therapy types.
Accurate readings can help you make the right decision when they matter most.
This means no matter which of these CONTOUR® meters you use, you can be confident that your meter meets or exceeds accuracy requirements.
Have you have ever compared two different types of blood glucose meters and wondered why you don’t get the same reading? How can you be sure that the readings you are getting are accurate?
The below are some of the factors which influence blood glucose meter accuracy and performance:
1 International Organisation for Standardisation. In-vitro diagnostic test systems - requirements for blood-glucose monitoring systems for self-tFNEXTesting in managing diabetes mellitus. Geneva, Switzerland: International Organisation for Standardization, 2015
2 CONTOUR TS User Guide.
3 Data on File. Ascensia Diabetes Care.
4 Harrison, B. et al. Poster presented at the 6th International Conference on Advanced Technologies and Treatments for Diabetes. Paris, France, 27 February – 2 March, 2013.
5 CONTOUR®NEXT LINK, Data on File. Ascensia Diabetes Care UK Limited
6 Barry H. Ginsberg, M.D., Ph.D. et.al. Factors Affecting Blood Glucose Monitoring: Sources of Errors in Measurement, J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2009 Jul; 3(4): 903–913.
7 Tonyushkina M.D et. al. Glucose Meters: A Review of Technical Challenges to Obtaining Accurate Results, J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2009 Jul; 3(4): 971–980.
8 CONTOUR®NEXT test strips with GDH-FAD chemistry cross react with xylose. Do not use CONTOUR®NEXT test strips during or shortly after a xylose absorption text
9 Harrison B, et al. Poster presented at the International Clinical Diabetes Technology Meeting of the Diabetes Technology Society (DTS). Los Angeles, California, 20-21 April, 2012
10 Department of Health evaluation, best practice. A guide to blood glucose meters in the UK market, 2015. 11 Bailey T et al. Performance evaluation of the CONTOUR® blood glucose monitoring system, with an updated meter algorithm, in the hands of users. Abstract 58. Presented at the 8th International Conference on Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD); 18-21 February 2015; Paris, France.
*The improved version of the CONTOUR® meter (black and silver design) meets the more stringent EN ISO 15197:2015 accuracy requirements,1,2 but functions in exactly the same way as the original meter, using the same strips. The only visible difference is the change in colour from blue/purple/green and silver to black and silver. If you or any of your customers are using one of the original Contour® meters (blue/purple and green colours), contact us immediately to upgrade your meter today by calling Ascensia Diabetes Care support on 0345 600 6030 (Mon-Fri 8am-8pm quoting WEBUPG).
*When calling, you will be asked to supply your contact details, meter name, serial number and to quote reference ‘WEBUPG’. We will arrange to supply you with a meter straight away from our current Contour portfolio which meet the standards.