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Effective Self-Management of Blood Glucose Can be Achieved by Using Meters With Advanced Features Paired With Diabetes Education
Date:9/23/2010

aning for Bayer Diabetes Care"At Bayer Diabetes Care, we are taking a leadership role in developing the awareness that self-monitoring of blood glucose is an important behavioral tool in the management of diabetes," said Dr. David Simmons, VP and Chief Medical Officer, Bayer Diabetes Care.  "The results of the ACT study will help us to identify areas of patient and professional education. They will also provide us with insight for more focused development and improvements in our products and their features, as well as new services we can provide for our customers."  

About Bayer's Blood Glucose MetersBayer's CONTOUR® USB and DIDGET meters were not used in the ACT clinical study, however both meters are based on Bayer's trusted CONTOUR® system that was used in the ACT clinical study, using the same advanced meter features and providing the same easy accuracy and No Coding™ technology, automatic correction for hematocrit and many common interfering substances (such as acetaminophen and ascorbic acid), 5-second test time and small (0.6 mL) sample size. The meters use CONTOUR® blood glucose test strips currently available for Bayer's CONTOUR® meter. For more information, visit www.bayercontourusb.com.

Study Design ACT: Actions with the CONTOUR® Blood Glucose MeterSubjects (n=211) had type 1 (n=120) or type 2 (n=90) diabetes, used meal-time insulin at least one meal per day, and tested their blood glucose levels at least three times per day. Subjects received diabetes education and were randomized to Basic (no meal marker or reminder) or Advanced (meal marker and reminder), and were instructed to record blood glucose levels in their logbook.  Subjects were seen at baseline, six weeks, three months, and six months with no mandated actions between vi
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