Wednesday, December 7, 2011

First Ever Blood Glucose Meter to Help Patients Identify Blood Glucose Patterns On-Screen

Now Available in Canada:

BURNABY, British Columbia, December 6, 2011 /Canada NewsWire/ - Research indicates that the majority of patients on insulin self-report not achieving glycemic control. While regular self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) is an integral part of diabetes management, obtaining a single reading helps people using insulin make adjustments in the moment and does not help them identify trouble spots over time. Pattern management is a key practice that helps people living with diabetes - especially those taking insulin - identify these trouble spots, interpret, and act on high and low blood glucose patterns to make more informed adjustments and achieve better control. Canadians living with diabetes can now feel empowered to easily spot high and low blood glucose patterns with the new OneTouch® Verio™IQ System, now available in Canada. This features the first meter ever with PatternAlert™ Technology that looks for patterns of highs and lows and provides alerts right on screen, when it finds them.

The OneTouch® Verio™IQ System includes the Test Smart® Pattern Guide, a quick reference tool to help people living with diabetes interpret and resolve high and low patterns.

"Patterns in blood glucose control can be identified when three or more tests are done at the same time of day over several days. It is particularly important to address blood glucose patterns that are above or below target as these patterns identify areas of concern that need to be addressed," says Lori Berard, RN, CDE, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, Health Science Centre Winnipeg, Diabetes Research Group. "The new OneTouch® Verio™IQ System now affords people living with diabetes - especially those taking insulin - the ability to easily identify their blood glucose patterns and will also provide guidance on what actions can be taken to enhance their glucose control."

The new OneTouch® Verio™IQ System works exclusively with OneTouch® Verio Gold Test Strips with SmartScan™ Technology. The meter also features a colour LCD screen with large, easy to read numbers and strip port light and automatic backlight for testing in the dark.

People living with diabetes can find out more about the new OneTouch® Verio™IQ System by talking to their pharmacist or healthcare professional and by visiting

About LifeScan Canada Ltd.

LifeScan, the manufacturer of OneTouch® blood glucose monitoring products, is dedicated to creating a world without limits for people with diabetes. For information about diabetes care and OneTouch® products and services, visit

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