CONTOUR USB is a great tool, but if you’ve not already got one or if you have, but haven’t got round to exploring it properly yet, what are the key features, and how do they benefit you?
The first blood glucose meter with a built-in USB which inserts directly into a computer was launched earlier this year by Bayer Diabetes Care.
CONTOUR USB is a great tool, and here are some of its useful features:
Knowledge at your fingertips
You can organise your test results by marking them as before or after meal (or no mark) with the CONTOUR USB AutoLog feature:
- During the 5-second count down, press ‘Before Meal’, ‘After Meal,’ or ‘No Mark’ if you are testing at a time other than immediately before or after a meal. This enables you to see how food, activity and medication affect your blood glucose.
- You can set an audio testing reminder so you don’t forget to do it.
- You can access the logbook on your meter by pressing the logbook button from the main menu, to scroll through all the stored test results in its memory.
- By using GLUCOFACTS Deluxe software, you can view your downloaded results on your computer.
By pressing the Trends button, you can review an average of your before meal, after meal or total day results, and see the number of tests within, above or below your target range. You can spot when you have low or high sugar levels at particular times of the day. Armed with the information, you can then discuss it with your healthcare provider, working out how to adjust your exercise, nutrition and insulin to better manage your diabetes.
You can also make notes so you can explain unique testing circumstances – for instance, you may have experienced a low or high reading during a period of stress or sickness.
Feedback from one of our users
Here’s what one of our CONTOUR USB users had to say about CONTOUR USB and all its useful features:
“The meter suits my busy lifestyle because before I had it I was always forgetting to record my glucose results in the diary but now I don’t have to because it is all set into the meter.”
“I think the best part is that I can make charts and graphs on the computer and then send them to my diabetes specialist nurse by email so that he will be able to see my results before arriving at clinic.
“Another good thing is I can set targets into the meter and it shows me a fourteen day average.”
If you’d like to explore all these features in more detail, just log onto the website www.bayercontourusb.co.uk.