New OneTouch® UltraMini® Blood Glucose Meter With SmartCode25™
Provides Effortless Accuracy By Eliminating The Need For Manual Coding
Market News Publishing - -For many Canadians living with diabetes, regular blood glucose monitoring, as recommended by their healthcare professional, is a key part of their daily diabetes management and can help prevent or delay serious complications. However, the majority of people living with diabetes sometimes experience uncertainty between their blood glucose readings and how they feel.1 According to a recent survey, while 82 per cent of Canadians living with diabetes feel that the readings on their meters are accurate, 40 per cent said they sometimes test their blood sugar levels twice in one sitting to make sure the readings are accurate.
Canadians living with diabetes can feel assured in their blood glucose readings with the new OneTouch® UltraMini® Meter with SmartCode25(TM), which provides an effortless way to keep their meter calibrated for accuracy by eliminating the need for manual coding.
“While blood glucose readings are essential for patients on insulin to provide critical information for accurate dose adjustment, patients on oral medications may still benefit enormously from identifying the impact food, exercise and stress can have on their blood glucose levels,” says Dr. Andrew Farquhar, a family physician in Kelowna, British Columbia and consultant to LifeScan. “The new OneTouch® UltraMini® Meter with SmartCode25(TM) keeps the meter calibrated for accuracy while removing the need for manual coding so patients can still feel confident in their results.”
The new OneTouch® UltraMini® Meter with SmartCode25(TM) works with the OneTouch® Ultra® Blue Test Strips, the only test strip with DoubleSure® Technology that automatically checks each sample twice to confirm the result. All OneTouch® Ultra® Blue Test Strips are also manufactured to a single calibration code, Code25. Since the new OneTouch® UltraMini® Meter with SmartCode25(TM) is locked to Code25 at manufacturing, there is no need to manually code the meter. The new OneTouch® UltraMini® with SmartCode25(TM) is also small and portable, features a large, easy-to-read screen, and provides accurate results in just five seconds. People living with diabetes can find out more about the new OneTouch® UltraMini® Meter with SmartCode25(TM) by talking to their pharmacist or healthcare professional and by visiting www.OneTouch.ca.
The Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) recommends that people with type 1 diabetes check their blood glucose at least three times a day, and those with type 2 diabetes on an oral medication or insulin check at least once a day as part of a diabetes management plan.2 People living with diabetes should always speak to their healthcare professional about the best diabetes management plan to fit their individual needs.
If left untreated or improperly managed, diabetes can result in a variety of complications, including: heart disease, kidney disease, eye disease and nerve damage.3
About LifeScan Canada Ltd.
LifeScan, the manufacturer of OneTouch® blood glucose monitoring products, is dedicated to creating a world without limits for people with diabetes. For information about diabetes care and OneTouch® products and services, visit www.OneTouch.ca.
1 Leger Marketing. Diabetes Study. April 1, 2010.
2 Canadian Diabetes Association. Canadian Diabetes Association 2008 Clinical Practice Guidelines.
3 Canadian Diabetes Association. Diabetes Facts.
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