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News You Can Use: Smart Diabetes Management

February 19, 2017

Often, when my husband and I see one of our little guys struggle with life’s basic lessons – like tying a shoelace or cracking an egg – we often say, “If this was an app he’d have it mastered in 15 seconds.”

There’s no denying it – we live in a digital world.

I embrace advancements in technology, particularly when it comes to healthcare. Visiting with my family doctor, he can pull up my medical history before we’ve finished our small talk. After having blood work done, I love that I can view my results online within 12 hours. And when I have appointments with specialists, it’s terribly convenient they can chat with my family doctor – in real time – via their own messaging app.

We know app technology has paved the way for digital healthcare management, helping us to take charge of chronic health conditions, stay fit and focus on healthy eating. Today, I’m pleased to introduce you to CONTOUR® NEXT ONE. If you, or someone you love, is living with diabetes, you’ll want to read on.

Ascensia Diabetes Care was recently issued a Health Canada license for the CONTOUR® NEXT ONE blood glucose monitoring system (BGMS) in Canada. The CONTOUR NEXT ONE is a new smart meter that presents blood glucose (BG) results in a simple and easy-to-use manner that is personalized to the user.

The meter features smartLight Technology and Bluetooth to connect to smartphones. When used with the CONTOUR DIABETES App, patients can:

– View results over time
– Add events to the readings
– Share results and reports with healthcare professionals  (more…)

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Making the Right Decisions when they Matter Most.

August 9, 2015

“You don’t draw blood every day without developing a thicker skin.”

I admit that the above quote gave me chills, especially after hearing Max Domi steadfastly utter those words.

Max, a World Junior Ice Hockey Champion and son of famed Toronto Maple Leafs enforcer Tie Domi, has Type 1 Diabetes. He regulates his blood sugar levels using an insulin pump attached to his hip. During games, he excuses himself every 15 minutes to test his blood glucose level. And, he wears number 16 in homage to Bobby Clarke, a famed hockey player who also suffered with the disease. (Source)

So, how’s your day going? Got any excuses for why you’re not on top of your game?

In Canada, there were 3.3 million people living with diabetes in 2014, of whom between 5 and 10 per cent would have Type 1, which for Max and others will be a lifelong concern. Chances are, you know someone afflicted with the disease. And even though there is no cure – only ways to manage symptoms and prevent complications – more and more Canadians diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes have achieved extraordinary professional milestones despite living with the disease. Like Dessi Zaharieva, MMA Artist and International Tae Kwon Do Bronze Medalist. Or James Coones, a Fire Captain with the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters’ Association. And my personal favourite, Max Domi, captain of the London Knights.

I’m no stranger to diabetes. My paternal grandmother was diagnosed at a young age, and I had two high school friends who either regularly tested their blood glucose levels or injected insulin on a daily basis. But it didn’t let it stop them.  (more…)

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