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Denah and Wayne Smith: Relying On Family
A family bond is a strong one, especially when dealing with diabetes. See how Denah and Wayne use their relationship to help Wayne deal with his diabetes diagnosis and the lifestyle changes that come with it.
More than 70 years helping people manage diabetes.
Established in 2016 through the acquisition of Bayer Diabetes Care by Panasonic Healthcare Holdings, Ascensia Diabetes Care is a global company dedicated to improving the health and lives of people with diabetes. Already including the world-renowned CONTOUR® range of blood glucose monitoring systems, we are committed to adding more innovative and life-changing products to our portfolio.
Go beyond the standard.
Canadian industry standards for blood glucose meters have an acceptable error range of 15%1 from lab readings. That means that readings on a meter can be 15% higher or lower, compared to the lab. CONTOUR® NEXT meter results go beyond the industry standards, by coming within 10% of a lab reading2. And a more accurate reading can help you make even better insulin dosing decisions3. 1 Current regulation based on Health Canada recognized ISO 15197:2013 standard requires results within ±15% range, specifically: ≥95% of results must fall within ±0.83 mmol/L for blood glucose concentrations <5.6 mmol/L and within ±15% for blood glucose concentrations ≥5.6 mmol/L. 2 CONTOUR® NEXT meter meets ±10% accuracy vs. laboratory method, specifically: 98.1% of results within ±10% for blood glucose concentrations ≥5.6 mmol/L, and 99.4% of results within ±0.56 mmol/L accuracy vs. laboratory method for blood glucose concentrations <5.6 mmol/L. 3 AADE position statement 2010.
Max Domi: The Importance Of A Team
See how Max's team, family and friends, play a role in his diabetes management.
Get FREE accessories, offers, and tools when you join the ContourCare Program.
ContourCare is a FREE customer support program designed exclusively for CONTOUR® meter users. The program is intended to help you get the most out of CONTOUR® diabetes products and services so that you can better manage your diabetes.
Second-Chance® Sampling is one more way we help you be remarkable.
Second-Chance® Sampling lets you apply more blood to the same strip if you didn’t get enough the first time, helping to prevent wasted strips without compromising accuracy.
Insulin was administered for the first time ever in January 1922
A 14-year old boy from Toronto, Canada was the first person to receive an insulin injection. Leonard Thompson quickly regained his strength and appetite after his injection which lead to further testing on other volunteers. One brave kid getting one brave shot, that helped kickstart research and advocacy for years to come. Source: https://www.nobelprize.org/educational/medicine/insulin/discovery-insulin.html
How do I know which meter is right for me?
Take a look at this helpful comparison chart. Everyone's condition is unique so look for the features that are most important to your diabetes management.
Why is accuracy important for diabetes management?
Accurate readings can help you make the right decisions when they matter most. You depend on your meter to help you make important decisions with respect to blood glucose management. For example, you might rely on your meter to: - Allow you to make more accurate insulin dosing decisions - Tell you if your blood glucose is too low (hypoglycemia), too high (hyperglycemia) or just right - Help you make decisions about your food, activity and medications
Eleven million Canadians are living with diabetes or pre diabetes.