Blood glucose meter readings may be
further from lab results than you think.
Industry standards have an acceptable error range of ±15% between the meter reading and the lab reading on the same blood sample.1
CONTOUR® NEXT LINK 2.4 meter provides remarkable accuracy with blood glucose readings that are within ±10% of lab results.2
This means the readings from your CONTOUR® NEXT LINK 2.4 meter may be closer to lab results, which can help you make even better insulin dosing decisions.3
Why is accuracy important?
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
To have confidence that you are making the right decisions based on accurate readings, you need the values on your meter to reflect your actual blood glucose as closely as possible. A reading that is off by 15% vs. a reading that is off by only 10% could mean that you inject too much insulin or eat too little carbohydrates, which could put you at risk for a hypoglycemic episode.
Highly accurate readings, such as those provided by the CONTOUR® NEXT meters, can help you make the right decisions when they matter most.
CONTOUR® NEXT LINK 2.4 features:
- The only meter designed exclusively for use with your Medtronic MiniMedTM 630G insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system.
- The CONTOUR® NEXT LINK 2.4 meter wirelessly sends blood glucose results directly to the Bolus WizardTM calculator on your Medtronic MiniMedTM 630G insulin pump to help save time and effort
- Option to automatically enter blood glucose results when calibrating your Medtronic insulin pump with continuous glucose monitoring
- For more information on the MiniMedTM 630G System with SmartGuardTM Technology, click here.
- Highly accurate blood glucose readings that are within ±10%2 of the lab reading
- Remote bolus dosing at the touch of a button: send a manual or preset bolus dose directly to the MiniMedTM 630G insulin pump from the meter for convenience and discretion (CONTOUR® NEXT LINK 2.4 meter only)
- 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
- NEW 2.4 GHz radio frequency protocol with enhanced security and encryption to protect the communication between the meter and the insulin pump
- Convenient one-step download of blood glucose and insulin information from your MiniMedTM 630G insulin pump into Medtronic’s CareLinkTM Personal Web-based Data Management Software (replacing the CareLinkTM USB device). For additional information on getting started on Medtronic CareLinkTM, please visit medtronicdiabetes.ca/carelink
- Fast, 5-second countdown with small sample size –0.6 µL
- Rechargeable battery
- Illuminated strip port and display for testing in the dark
- Fasting, pre- and post-meal markers with audible reminders
- 14 different language options
Learn more about second-chance® sampling
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.*
81% of HCPs said that their patients would prefer a meter system that allows them to reapply blood to the same strip.†
Learn more about No Coding™
Coding is an adjustment made to the meter’s electronic system to make sure the meter matches the blood glucose test strips and to ensure an accurate reading for every test.
All CONTOUR® meters feature the No Coding™ technology. This means they code automatically the second you insert the test strip. You don’t have to do any manual coding. No Coding™ technology helps ensure accurate readings, so you and your healthcare team can confidently make decisions and properly manage your diabetes.
Three easy steps
CONTOUR® NEXT LINK 2.4 meter is easy to use:
- Step #1Insert the grey end of the CONTOUR® NEXT test strip into the meter.
- Step #2Lightly touch the test strip to the drop of blood and hold until the meter beeps. The test result will be displayed after a 5-second countdown.
Step #3Send your results to your Medtronic MiniMedTM 630G pump.
Sending test results wirelessly to your pump
There are two easy ways to connect your meter to your pump: Manual Connect and Auto Connect. Use Auto Connect to quickly and easily connect your meter to your pump. Use Manual Connect if there are other Medtronic devices nearby. With Manual Connect, you will be prompted to enter the device (meter) serial number so the pump can find your meter. With Auto Connect, there is no need to enter a serial number. The meter and pump search for each other, and you just need to confirm the serial numbers to connect. For more information on linking your meter and pump, refer to the CONTOUR® NEXT LINK 2.4 User Guide or Quick Reference Guide that came with your meter.
Using your CONTOUR® NEXT LINK 2.4 meter is as easy as 1-2-3.
Before you begin, you may need to charge your meter’s battery. To charge your battery, plug your meter into the USB port on your computer.
Turn on your meter and follow the prompts to easily set up your meter including connecting to your MiniMedTM 630G insulin pump.
The remote bolus function allows you to send a manual or preset bolus from your meter to your pump if your pump and meter are connected.
You can send a manual or preset bolus from your CONTOUR® NEXT LINK 2.4 meter test results screen or from the Main Menu. See your MiniMedTM insulin pump user guide for instructions on how to turn on/turn off remote bolus at your pump and setting up a preset bolus.
NOTE: To send a bolus from your meter, you must be connected to the pump AND the remote bolus feature must be turned ON at the pump. Remote bolus is ON by default on the pump. See your MiniMedTM insulin pump user guide for more information.
CONTOUR® NEXT LINK 2.4 meter uses CONTOUR® NEXT control solution. Click here to order CONTOUR® NEXT control solution free of charge. Alternatively, you can call Ascensia Diabetes Care Customer Care Support at 1-800-268-7200.
CONTOUR® NEXT LINK 2.4 meter uses CONTOUR® NEXT test strips, available by prescription. It is not compatible with the original CONTOUR® test strips.
Always keep the test strips in the original bottle and tightly close the bottle immediately after removing a test strip. The bottle is designed to keep the test strips dry. Exposure to room humidity from leaving the bottle open or not storing them in the original bottle can damage your test strips and cause inaccurate results.
Do not drop blood directly on the flat surface of the test strip. Your test strip is designed to easily "sip" the blood into the sample tip.
Check the expiry dates on your test strips and control solution to help ensure accurate results. Never use expired test strips or strips that have already been used. CONTOUR® NEXT test strips have Second-Chance® sampling, allowing blood to be reapplied to the same test strip if necessary during a test. You should always discard a used test strip.
To return to the Main Menu after performing a test, pull the strip out, and press and hold the Menu button.
AutoLog lets you mark your test result as Fasting, Before Meal, After Meal and No Mark, which helps organize testing trends, making testing even more valuable and meaningful.
Your meter comes with AutoLog turned OFF. To turn AutoLog ON, go to the Setup menu on your meter. If you would like to see your results when Fasting, Before Meal or After Meal, we recommend that you turn on this feature.
When AutoLog is ON, a result will not appear unless marked as Fasting, Before Meal, After Meal or No Mark. Results above or below the set target range will always appear straightaway, even if AutoLog is switched on.
If AutoLog is ON and you were not able to mark the test before the high or low alert appeared, press the Notes button. You may now select Fasting, Before Meal, After Meal or No Mark by pressing the button next to it.
Viewing your testing trends can tell you the average of your test results in a certain time period, which can give you an idea of your overall control for that time. The Trends screen also shows you how many results were above, below and within your target range.
You can choose to view your 7-, 14-, 30- or 90-day averages. If AutoLog is OFF, the only screen that will display is the 14-day results screen, but this can be changed in the settings mode to 7, 30, or 90 days.
The Logbook contains blood sugar test results and notes that you have made to those test results. The Logbook will hold up to 1000 results. When the maximum is reached, the oldest test result will be removed as a new test is completed and saved to the Logbook. A sound indicates the last entry. You can access the Logbook through the Main Menu. Scroll through your readings using the up and down arrows.
Notes may be added to your test result to help explain results and to remind you about an unusual result. Your notes will be saved in the Logbook. You can add notes by pressing the Options button, then Notes button from the test result screen, and then selecting one of the choices from the drop-down menu: Fasting, Before Meal, After Meal, Time After Meal, Don't Feel Right, Sick, Stress or Activity.
If you select After Meal with AutoLog turned on, you can record Time After Meal. Simply press Notes in the Result screen and Time After Meal shows as an option. The default Time After Meal is 2 Hours. By scrolling up or down you can change the default to between 15 minutes and 3 hours. You can add multiple notes to one test result. The notes will scroll across the bottom so that you can read them all.
Once the test result is recorded in the Logbook on your CONTOUR® NEXT LINK 2.4 meter, you cannot add a Note. However, GLUCOFACTS® DELUXE Diabetes Management Software gives you the ability to manually add notes which are only visible in your Logbook Reports.
Your meter comes preset with a high alert level of 13.9 mmol/L and a low alert level of 3.9 mmol/L. When AutoLog is ON, you can set Target ranges for Fasting, Before Meal and After Meal. To change Target ranges, from the Main Menu, go to Setup and Target.
Set a Reminder on CONTOUR® NEXT LINK 2.4 meter to remind you to test − any time, anywhere.
Certain error messages and the Reminder alarm will override the Sound Off setting, so you can still hear Reminders when the sound is switched off.
If you wish to charge your meter using your computer, it is recommended to use a high-power USB port to charge CONTOUR® NEXT LINK 2.4 meter. If the charging status displays “Low Power Charging”, you should try a different USB port on your computer. Depending on the operating system, low-power ports may indicate that the USB device has exceeded the power capacity of the port.
The USB extension cable is included for your convenience when charging your meter or connecting to a computer.
The Illuminated test strip port makes it easier to test in low-light conditions and at night. Activate it by pressing the menu button twice.
To charge your battery, plug your meter into the USB port on your computer. You cannot test while the battery is charging. To check the charging status, press the Menu button while the meter is plugged in.
Normal charging may take up to 2 hours in a high-power USB port. When charging is finished, the test strip port light will turn off.
Unplug the meter to test. If you wish to test immediately after disconnecting from your computer, please use the USB cable to charge your meter. This is because USB ports in some computers and self-powered USB hubs can be warmer than room temperature.
If the battery is low when you plug in your meter, it will Rapid Charge for about one minute. You can test as soon as Rapid Charge is complete.
You may wish to perform a control test if:
- You are using your meter for the first time
- You want to check that you are testing correctly
- You leave the test strip port open for an extended period of time
- You think your meter may not be working properly
Always use CONTOUR® NEXT control solution. To order CONTOUR® NEXT control solution, free of charge, click here or call Ascensia Diabetes Care Customer Care Support at 1-800-268-7200.
You can wirelessly transfer data from your MiniMedTM insulin pump, including blood sugar test results, to Medtronic CareLinkTM Personal or CareLinkTM Professional using your CONTOUR® NEXT LINK 2.4 meter. Your CONTOUR® NEXT LINK 2.4 meter acts as a flow through device to transfer the data (replacing the CareLinkTM USB device). Simply plug your meter into the USB port on your computer and open CareLinkTM. Refer to the CareLinkTM Personal or CareLinkTM Professional user guide for instructions on how to set up your CareLinkTM Software and load the required drivers onto your computer.
If you have any additional questions about your CONTOUR® NEXT LINK 2.4 meter, please call Ascensia Diabetes Care Customer Care Support at: 1-800-268-7200. We are available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST, Monday to Saturday. You can also contact us via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Always have your meter and test strips available when calling the Ascensia Diabetes Care Customer Care Support.
CONTOUR® NEXT TEST STRIPS
CONTOUR® NEXT test strips can be used with CONTOUR® NEXT, CONTOUR® NEXT USB, CONTOUR® NEXT LINK 2.4, CONTOUR® NEXT LINK and CONTOUR® NEXT EZ meters.
CONTOUR® NEXT meters and test strips provide a powerful combination designed for remarkable accuracy.Learn more about CONTOUR® NEXT test strips
*With 30-second time frame.
†Indicated in an online survey of 400 HCPs and patients with diabetes in the US, Canada, Denmark and the UK as a potential benefit of Second-Chance® sampling. Data on file, Ascensia Diabetes Care
1. Regulations based on Health Canada−recognized ISO 15197:2013 standards require results within ±15%, 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 LINK 2.4 meter meets ±10% accuracy vs. laboratory method for blood glucose concentrations, specifically: 99.3% of results within ±10% for blood glucose concentrations ≥5.55 mmol/L, and 98.4% of results within ±0.56 mmol/L accuracy vs. laboratory method for blood glucose concentrations <5.55 mmol />L.
3. AADE Position Statement, 2010.