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Contour® Next Test Strips

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Blood glucose 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.

This means that your blood glucose meter reading could actually be 15% higher or 15% lower than the true value of the glucose in your blood.

CONTOUR® NEXT meters go above the industry standard by providing blood glucose readings that are within ±10% of the lab reading. This means that the reading you get from CONTOUR® NEXT meters will be closer to the lab results.

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.

Accuracy you can trust

THE CONTOUR® NEXT
Test Strip Features:

CONTOUR® NEXT test strips can be used with CONTOUR® NEXT, CONTOUR® NEXT USB, CONTOUR® NEXT LINK and CONTOUR® NEXT EZ blood glucose meters to give you:

  • Remarkable accuracy in test results
  • Second-Chance® sampling
  • Easy Sip-In Sampling® automatic strip filling action that helps you test correctly the first try
  • Accuracy even at low blood glucose levels
  • No Coding technology
  • No interference with maltose and galactose, and other common substances (such as acetaminophen, vitamin C and uric acid)
Second Chance Sampling

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.

No Coding

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.

‡ No interference has been observed with the CONTOUR® NEXT test strips tested with maltose and galactose concentrations up to 9.8 mmol/L and 18.6 mmol/L, respectively.

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ARE YOU TESTING AS OFTEN AS YOU SHOULD BE?

Check out these tips for better blood glucose testing

 

Blood Sugar testing is important

  • It helps you and your healthcare professional detect patterns of high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) and low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
  • It’s an easy way to measure how food, activity, and medication affect your blood sugar
  • It gives you and your healthcare professional information so you can adjust your diabetes treatment if needed

Canadian Diabetes Association Recommendations for Blood Sugar Testing1

Diabetes treatment Recommended testing frequency

Using multiple daily injections of insulin (at least 4 times/day), OR
Using an insulin pump

At least 4 tests/day

Using insulin less than 4 times/day

At least as often as insulin is injected (e.g., if injecting 3 times/day, blood glucose should be checked at least 3 times/day)

Pregnant (or planning to become pregnant), whether using insulin or not

Based on healthcare professional recommendation; may involve testing 4 or more times/day

Hospitalized or acutely ill

Based on healthcare professional recommendation; may involve testing 4 or more times/day

Starting a new medication known to cause high blood sugar (hyperglycemia), e.g., steroids

Based on healthcare professional recommendation; may involve testing 2 or more times/day

Experiencing an illness known to cause hyperglycemia (e.g., an infection)

Based on healthcare professional recommendation; may involve testing 2 or more times/day

 

Adapted from the Canadian Diabetes Association Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Diabetes (2013)1

 

Do you fall into any of the categories below?1

Your healthcare professional may recommend that you test more frequently if any of the following apply to you:

  • You are taking medication drugs known to cause low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) or have a history of low blood sugar
  • You have a job where low blood sugar poses a safety hazard (e.g. driving, operating machinery)
  • You are not meeting blood sugar targets
  • You are newly diagnosed with diabetes (e.g., diagnosed less than 6 months ago)
  • You have had changes to your medication dose or a change in type of therapy

1Canadian Diabetes Association Clinical Practice Guidelines Expert Committee. Canadian Diabetes Association 2013 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes in Canada. Can J Diabetes 2013;37(suppl 1):Appendix 4. Available at: http://guidelines.diabetes.ca/executivesummary/appendices/Appendix4.aspx.

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* 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.
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.