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Future innovation for self-monitoring of blood glucose

Lifescan, Inc has announced their latest innovation, the OneTouch Verio Reflect™. This came as part of a symposium on the future of connected self-monitoring of blood glucose at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD). As world leaders in glucose monitoring, this latest innovation features the new Blood Sugar Mentor™ and allows you to analyse your blood glucose trends and understand potential causes of your hypo or hyperglycemia. Learn more about the OneTouch Verio Reflect™ here with PIF.

Real-time, personalised guidance

"The OneTouch Verio Reflect™ system delivers real-time, personalised guidance and encouragement based on a patient's blood glucose results. The new system can be customised to individual patients and their needs over time," says David DeJonghe, Head of Portfolio Strategy, Lifescan, Inc., who announced plans for the new product during the symposium. "Lifescan has a rich heritage of innovation in blood glucose monitoring. We will continue to innovate for patients and accelerate progress with solutions such as OneTouch Verio Reflect™ and our diabetes management app, OneTouch Reveal®."

The OneTouch Verio Reflect™ system

The OneTouch Verio Reflect™ system features the Blood Sugar Mentor™, which is designed to analyse patterns, inform patients of blood glucose trends, and provide them with personalised guidance which could help detect when blood sugar levels are rising above or falling below a desired range.

It also features a ColorSure® Dynamic Range Indicator (ColorSure® PLUS) that is an expansion of ColorSure® technology from the OneTouch® brand. ColorSure® PLUS technology is designed to help patients understand when glucose results are nearing highs or lows. The OneTouch Verio Reflect™ meter will also unlock user-inspired features in the OneTouch Reveal® mobile app, which continues to be one of the top downloaded diabetes apps globally.

Systems for the self-monitoring of blood glucose

"Many people living with type 2 diabetes really don't want visibility of their diabetes, rather they want discretion and the ability to choose, so wearing a device full-time would not be their preferred solution. Blood glucose monitors remain the most accurate means of testing at the lowest cost," said Katharine Barnard, Ph.D., visiting professor of Health Psychology at both Bournemouth University and the University of Southampton and UK-based Chartered Health Psychologist who specialises in the psychosocial impact and management of diabetes. "The development of next-generation connected SMBG tools will minimise the time people have to think about their diabetes tasks while helping their self-management with reduced diabetes burden. That will be a real win."

The new system is the culmination of a Lifescan-sponsored symposium where top international experts in diabetes care declared the continuing importance of self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) and the possibilities of connected SMBG systems which use smartphones as an enabler and acknowledged the still unmet need for consistent patient support and interaction.

Innovation for the future

The OneTouch Verio Reflect™ meter is awaiting CE marking certification with commercial launch in France anticipated for Q4 2018 with other EMEA markets following in 2019. The product has also been submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for 510(k) clearance, and to Health Canada for a Medical Device Licence.

In addition, the OneTouch Ultra Plus Reflect™ meter – a blood glucose meter with the same features as the OneTouch Verio Reflect™ meter that utilises OneTouch Ultra Plus® test strips in place of the OneTouch Verio® test strips – is also awaiting CE marking certification with commercial launch in Germany and Belgium anticipated for Q4 2018, and other EMEA markets following in 2019.

The OneTouch Reveal® mobile app is available as a free download for Apple® devices on the App Store® and Android™ devices on Google Play™ in 20 countries globally.

For more information and to keep up to date with the latest developments with the OneTouch Verio Reflect™, contact Lifescan, Inc. today.

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