BURNABY, BC, Nov. 3, 2014 /CNW/ - For the nearly three million Canadians living with diabetes,1 self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) is an integral part of diabetes management. However, nearly one third of patients living with diabetes can't make sense of their blood glucose results2 and many are therefore afraid to act. Canadians living with diabetes can feel more confident about managing their blood glucose with the new OneTouch Verio® Meter because it automatically provides helpful information with every test, and can help them better understand their results. Unlike other meters that just provide a number, this easy to use system provides results and key information on one screen, without any extra effort on the part of the patient. A colour-coded range indicator shows whether results are above, below or within a personal target range. And an automatic message appears with each test, which makes results simple to understand.
"To be successful in diabetes management patients need to work with numerous variables including diet and exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, monitoring blood glucose levels and adhering to medication, and as a result, patients often feel overwhelmed by all that they need to do to manage their condition," says Gail MacNeill, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Mount Sinai Hospital. "The new OneTouch Verio® Meter can help patients understand their blood glucose results by providing helpful feedback about their readings and information on opportunities for better control, without having to put in any extra effort or work."
OneTouch Verio® Meter Key Features:
- Easy to Use: simple 2-step testing, with no need to scroll or push buttons
- Colour-coded Range Indicator: shows whether results are high, low or in range
- Automatic Messages: make results simple to understand
- Accurate Results: meets the ISO 15197:2013 standard for system accuracy
- Uses OneTouch Verio® Test Strips: 5-second test time, requires only a small amount of blood (0.4 μL), easy to apply blood to either side of test strip
- 500-test memory
- Uses two AAA alkaline batteries
People living with diabetes can find out more about the new OneTouch Verio® Meter by talking to their healthcare professional and by visiting www.OneTouch.ca.
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 Canadian Diabetes Association. Diabetes Facts. Available at: http://www.diabetes.ca/files/Diabetes_Fact_Sheet.pdf. Accessed on September 11, 2014.
2 U.S. Roper 2011. Sandra Mausner Consulting, Inc. 9-10-12.
SOURCE: LifeScan Canada Ltd.
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