'Accurate Blood Glucose Meters’ - Clinical and practical approach to new International Standards
Speaker: A/Prof Kittie Wyne
This practical presentation aims to simplify the new accuracy standards (ISO 15197:2013) by outlining the real impact on patient’s management with case study scenarios and to compare the accuracy of the most commonly used blood glucose meters in Australia and around the world.
It will also introduce the ‘Contour NEXT’ blood glucose meter from Ascensia Diabetes Car.
For patients with diabetes, regular monitoring of blood glucose levels is an essential part of managing their diabetes therapy. Self-monitoring of BG (SMBG) is recommended especially for patients treated with multiple daily insulin injections or using an insulin pump. Devices for SMBG are thus daily companions for patients who have to rely on the values being precise and reliable enough to ensure an adequate glycemic control, especially when they calculate their insulin doses on the basis of current BG levels. If displayed BG values are, for example, higher than the true BG concentration, this might conceal hypoglycemia or lead to an inappropriately high insulin dose that might induce hypoglycemia.
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