Diabetes affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide and is predicted by some to become one of, if not the biggest health issues of the 21st century. Up to now, many diabetics manage their blood glucose levels using some form of electronic reader.
They are then left up to their own devices to keep a note of any recurring trends which need to be addressed. This could mean that problems go unnoticed could cause further issues in the long term.
Thankfully, Bayer Diabetes Care have come up with a solution for simpler management of the condition. Their Contour USB Diabetes Meter accurately records up to 2000 readings of blood glucose levels and directly plugs into any PC via USB. It contains 500Mb of storage for all your personal diabetes records and information.
It acts like any blood glucose meter in that you have to take samples and let the machine work its magic in calculating your levels. It’s after that where the Contour USB Diabetes meter is set apart from previous devices. There is a bright colour display which projects information regarding the current level, time of day and meal times etc. It’s an all round management system for anyone with diabetes.
“This technology has the potential to transform the way people manage their diabetes; instead of seeing a single blood glucose level, they can now simply see & review the whole picture” said Dr. Iain Cranston, Consultant Physician, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth.
“Up until now visualisation of this data has been difficult and people with diabetes have often just been reacting to their one-off blood glucose levels on a real-time basis, but CONTOURÂ® USB gives them a much bigger overview, enabling them to spot regular patterns and potential problems emerging and allowing them to take a more proactive role in their condition.”
As I said, the device stores thousands of records which are translated into trends, patterns and fluctuations which can be accessed via the built in screen or via your PC through means of a USB connection. It is the only diabetes management system of its kind and the technology is forecast to have a major impact on the lives of diabetics on a global scale.
Glucofacts DELUXE diabetes management software is available with the device for your PC. The software plays an integral part in ensuring the successful management of the device. This is where your records are most accessible and you can manage the tests, numbers and issues easily from your PC at home.
The company is backed by Jonas Brothers star Nick, who has been using the device and went on records himself by stating, “I have been using Bayer’s CONTOURÂ® USB meter and really like it. The technology has made monitoring my blood sugar, logging the results, and sharing information with my healthcare professional an easier process for me, especially with my busy schedule. This new meter has totally simplified my diabetes management experience.”
I myself do not suffer from the condition, all though I do have a relative who does. I can only imagine how useful this device and all round package would be to people simply down to the fact that it makes it…simpler. The world is always looking for ways to move forward particularly in medicine and managing conditions and illnesses. I’m guessing this is one of those innovations which will be regarded as real solid progress for diabetics.
The Contour USB Diabetes Meter / Monitoring System is available from Bayer’s online store for only £24.99 which doesn’t sound too expensive from where I’m sitting.