Lifescan, Inc., a world leader in blood glucose monitoring, revealed its latest innovation—the OneTouch Verio Reflect™ blood glucose meter—as part of a symposium on the future of connected self-monitoring of blood glucose at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) 2018 annual meeting today.
The OneTouch Verio Reflect™ system features the Blood Sugar Mentor™1, which is designed to analyze patterns, inform patients of blood glucose trends, and provide them with personalized guidance which could help detect when blood sugar levels are rising above or falling below a desired range. It also features a ColorSure® Dynamic Range Indicator (ColorSure® PLUS) that is an expansion of ColorSure® technology from the OneTouch® brand. ColorSure® PLUS technology is designed to help patients understand when glucose results are nearing highs or lows. The OneTouch Verio Reflect™ meter will also unlock user-inspired features in the OneTouch Reveal® mobile app, which continues to be one of the top downloaded diabetes apps globally2.
“The OneTouch Verio Reflect™ system delivers real-time, personalized guidance and encouragement based on a patient’s blood glucose results. The new system can be customized to individual patients and their needs over time,” says David DeJonghe, Head of Portfolio Strategy, Lifescan, Inc., who announced plans for the new product during the symposium. “Lifescan has a rich heritage of innovation in blood glucose monitoring. We will continue to innovate for patients and accelerate progress with solutions such as OneTouch Verio Reflect™ and our diabetes management app, OneTouch Reveal®.”
The new system is the culmination of a Lifescan-sponsored symposium where top international experts in diabetes care declared the continuing importance of self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) and the possibilities of connected SMBG systems which use smartphones as an enabler and acknowledged the still unmet need for consistent patient support and interaction.
“Many people living with type 2 diabetes really don’t want visibility of their diabetes, rather they want discretion and the ability to choose, so wearing a device full-time would not be their preferred solution. Blood glucose monitors remain the most accurate means of testing at the lowest cost,” said Katharine Barnard, Ph.D., visiting professor of Health Psychology at both Bournemouth University and the University of Southampton and UK-based Chartered Health Psychologist who specializes in the psychosocial impact and management of diabetes. “The development of next-generation connected SMBG tools will minimize the time people have to think about their diabetes tasks while helping their self-management with reduced diabetes burden. That will be a real win.”