Official sponsors – Ascensia Diabetes Care
Established in 2016, Ascensia Diabetes Care has fast become one of the leading specialist diabetes care companies in the world, committed to helping people living with diabetes.
The company’s mission is to empower people living with diabetes through innovative solutions that simplify and improve their lives. Ascensia Diabetes Care combines innovation with specialist expertise in the diabetes field to develop high quality solutions and tools that make a positive, daily difference for people with diabetes
Home to the world renowned CONTOUR® portfolio of blood glucose monitoring systems, the company’s products combine advanced technology with user-friendly functionality that help people with diabetes to manage their condition.
In 2017 an upgraded version of the CONTOUR®DIABETES app was launched in the UK and Ireland to provide a “smarter tool” to help people manage the condition.
It featured the My Patterns feature, which analyses blood glucose results received from the CONTOUR®NEXT ONE meter and provides personalised and meaningful feedback to help improve self-management for people with diabetes.
Available in both the Apple App Store (iOS) and Google Play (Android), the app seamlessly connects to the CONTOUR®NEXT ONE blood glucose meter.
Although the latest version includes the ability to recognise 14 different patterns and has 11 different structured testing plans, Ascensia Diabetes Care will continue to evolve the app to increase its functionality.
‘Self-management is critical’
Heather Daly, independent nurse consultant, said: “Self-management is critical in diabetes. One of the keys to effective diabetes self-management for patients is to provide them with tools that can help them to understand how their lifestyle or activities affect their diabetes and how they can make adjustments. Digit
al and mobile technologies have significant potential to assist people with diabetes improve their self-management behaviours through personalised solutions.
“The new CONTOUR®DIABETES app represents a real advance in the use of data for diabetes management by identifying sub-optimal patterns and providing tailored reminders that can support patients in making improvements.”
Committed to continued research, innovation and development, Ascensia Diabetes Care is proud to produce life-changing products and solutions.
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 tool that can help to make the self-management of their diabetes easier. We are very excited to be able to bring this new innovation to people with diabetes.
“At Ascensia we are listening to feedback from people with diabetes about their needs, and are continuing to invest in the further development of the CONTOUR®DIABETES app, so that we can provide solutions that make diabetes self-management better, easier and smarter.”
As a trusted partner in the diabetes community, Ascensia collaborates closely with healthcare professionals and other partners to ensure its products meet the highest standards of accuracy, precision and reliability.
Ascensia Diabetes Care products are sold in more than 125 countries, employs around 1,700 employees and has operations in 30 countries.
For further information, please visit the Ascensia Diabetes Care website.