BURNABY, BC, Jan. 17 /CNW/ - 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™, 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™ 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™ 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™ is locked to Code25 at manufacturing, there is
no need to manually code the meter. The new OneTouch® UltraMini® with
SmartCode25™ 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™ 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
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. Available at: http://www.diabetes.ca/for-professionals/resources/2008-cpg/ Accessed on December 14, 2010.
3 Canadian Diabetes Association. Diabetes Facts. Available at: http://www.diabetes.ca/files/Diabetes_Fact_Sheet.pdf.Accessed on December 14, 2010.
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