Contour Accurately Detects Hypoglycemia

Data presented at Diabetes Technology Meeting

| Feb 1, 2007

Data presented at the November 2006 Diabetes Technology Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, found that the Contour Blood Glucose Meter from Bayer accurately detects hypoglycemia.

According to the study, 34 participants were given intravenous insulin in a controlled manner to obtain low blood glucose concentrations. Capillary blood samples were taken at various times after administration of insulin. Results were obtained for 181 capillary blood samples, with glucose values ranging from 36.9 to 116.8 mg/dl. Performance of the Contour meter was determined across the entire glucose range.

“The Contour meters were accurate in all ranges,” says Bayer Diabetes Care.

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Source: Bayer Diabetes Care

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Posted by Anonymous on 22 May 2008

I am not a registered user, but I am diabetic, and a registered nurse with some experience . Please notify Bayer that their new ad for the Contour meter is misleading to the poorly educated. Depicting a woman who does vigorous exercise & who has a blood sugar reading of 30mg/dl will lead the uniformed to believe that this is WNL. In fact, I think it indicates poor control.
Perhaps they should withdraw the ad, and explain that their meter is capable of indicating dangerously low sugars; but, that these may indicate poor control of the disease!

Patricia Clow, RN,CRNA,BS

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