Diabetic Monitoring Study Finds Inaccuracies in Improperly Coded Blood Glucose Meters as high as 43%

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Ascensia® Test Strips Require No Coding, Reducing Inaccuracies in Diabetic Monitoring

In a recent diabetic monitoring study that compared OneTouch® Ultra® blood glucose meter, FreeStyle™ blood glucose meter, and Ascensia® Contour® diabetic monitoring system, Ascensia Contour was found to offer superior accuracy in diabetic monitoring.

What makes Ascensia blood glucose meters the best blood glucose meters for accuracy? It’s their unique no coding Ascensia test strips. Unlike OneTouch Ultra and FreeStyle blood glucose meters, Ascensia Contour, Dex and Breeze diabetic monitoring systems don’t needed to be recoded every time you put in a new batch of Ascensia test strips. Coding, or calibrating, is the process by which a blood glucose meter is matched with the reactivity of the diabetic test strips. To ensure the accuracy of diabetic monitoring results, most blood glucose meters first need be coded (or calibrated), usually by inserting a code strip or entering a code number into the meter. This "coding" needs to be done every time new test strips are used, such as when a new box of OneTouch Ultra and FreeStyle test strips is purchased. If the wrong box of diabetic test strips is bought, the improperly coded blood glucose meter can have inaccuracies as high as forty-three percent.

“Many diabetics get confused when replacing their diabetic test strips and are not able to change the codes on their meters. This causes inaccuracies in their diabetic monitoring,” states Lorne Yaffe Vice-President of American Diabetes Services, “That’s why we encourage our customers to use Ascensia Contour, Dex and Breeze diabetic monitoring systems.” American Diabetes Services offers the Ascensia Contour, Dex and Breeze diabetic monitoring systems and Ascensia test strips with their free diabetic supplies program.

Read the complete diabetic monitoring study, The Effect of Coding on the Accuracy of Blood Glucose Results Obtained with OneTouch® Ultra®, FreeStyle™, and Ascensia® Contour® Blood Glucose Monitoring Systems.

About http://www.AmericanDiabetes.com
American Diabetes Services is one of the nation's leading mail-order distributors of brand name diabetic supplies delivered directly to the individual's home. American Diabetes Services provides personalized customer service and reduced expenses to those with diabetes, often free diabetes supplies are delivered at no cost to the patient.

American Diabetes Services benefits include: free delivery directly to patient's homes, no insurance paperwork to complete, no upfront costs or waiting weeks or months for reimbursement, diabetes supplies delivered at very low or no cost to you. American Diabetes Services is a supplier of all Ascensia test strips and blood glucose meters including: Ascensia Contour, Ascensia DEX, Ascensia Elite XL, and Ascensia Breeze.

American Diabetes Services is a Medicare participating provider and specializes in providing diabetic supplies paid for by Medicare and we accept Medicare assignment. In addition, we support Private Insurance, Major Medical and Group Health Insurance Plans; we accept most plans in all 50 states with the exception of HMO's.

AmericanDiabetes.com includes free diabetes information, a diabetes profile to see if you qualify for free diabetic supplies, detailed product information on blood glucose meters and tips on alternate site testing.

American Diabetes Services has a free form on their website about how you can qualify free diabetic testing supplies. To request American Diabetes Services, and to complete a free online form to see if you qualify for low cost or free diabetic supplies visit http://www.AmericanDiabetes.com , or call toll free at 1-800-933-8085 to compete a free application over the phone.

Media Contacts: Jay Berkowitz, Ten Golden Rules, http://www.tengoldenrules.com , 561-716-1334 and Robert S. Weinroth, American Diabetes, http://www.AmericanDiabetes.com , (561) 338-4900

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