Bayer's Contour USB Glucometer Review Video

Patients have traditionally relied on log books to help keep track of their blood sugar levels but with new technological advancements, patients can easily identify important blood sugar issues.
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Female Speaker: There are more then 3 millions Canadians living with diabetes many of them need in so and to manage there disease and how to check there blood glucose levels frequently to ensure they are getting the right amount. These Canadians will now have a new solution to help manage their diabetes. Health Canada has approved a new blood glucose meter. That will make it easier for people with diabetes to track patterns in there blood glucose levels and make adjustments to better manage there disease. Bayer's Contour USB is the first blood glucose meter approved in Canada with built-in USB technology and plug and play diabetes software, allowing for instant access to blood glucose results Dr. Amish Parikh is an Endocrinologist at the Trillium Health Centre Dr. Amish Parikh: Patient have traditionally relayed on log books to help keep track of their blood sugar readings. Log book can be very cumbersome and time consuming for patient to fill out Bayer's Contour USB is a blood glucose meter with built in USB technology. This is the unique device allowing one to use it with any computer either PC or Macintosh. Bayer's Contour USB can help patients to identity problematic areas by allowing patients to download results instantly. They can than look for trends such as the high blood sugars or low blood sugars that occurred during the day. The other advantage is that no specific software needs to be downloaded or put on a computer, all of it travel with the meter itself. Female Speaker: For people with diabetes who use insulin effective diabetes management includes checking their blood glucose levels numerous times throughout the day to ensure the blood glucose level is in a normal range. The Canadian Diabetes Association recommends that people with Type I diabetes check at least three times a day. And those with Type II diabetes on an oral medication or who use insulin check at least once a day. Dr. Amish Parikh: Many patients find it difficult to understand what their blood sugar levels actually mean Bayer's Contour USB can simplify the interpretation process. Patients can look for a trends on the meter itself, but can download their levels instantly and then can work with there healthcare provider to look for trends and patterns. Identifying important trends allows one to adjust medications and insulin dosage appropriately. Female Speaker: Bayer's Contour USB is as easy to use as any standard blood meter. The meter is equipped with plug and play GLUCOFACTS DELUXE diabetes management software, helping the user to identify patterns and trends in blood glucose levels. The meter is stores up to 2,000 results which patients can access on any computer whether at home, at the doctors office or on the go with their laptop without the need for installing additional software. Mark Saltzman is one of the Canada's leading technology experts. Mark Saltzman: Technology is all about making people's lives easier so it's great to see it applied for the benefit of people living with diabetes. Bayer's Contour USB includes many of the advanced and convenient features typically found in today's tech devices, with it's sleek, stylish and user friendly designed features it's a great fit for today's busy plugged in life style. Female Speaker: Bayer's Contour USB meter is based on Bayer's Contour system and uses Contour blood glucose test strips currently available for other Contour meters. Bayer's Contour USB will be available for purchase online at bayercontourusb.ca or at selected retail pharmacies.

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