Roche is releasing its brand new Accu-Chek Guide blood glucose system which includes a lancet, glucometer, test strips, and a smartphone app to manage all the readings. A couple of the innovations of the Accu-Check Guide include a cartridge that lets patients pull out one test strip at a time without spilling the rest and accuracy the firm says outperforms many other glucometers on the market.
The Accu-Chek Connect app communicates with the glucometer via low-energy Bluetooth and stores all the readings on the cloud for easy sharing with family, caretakers, and one’s doctor. Additionally, the system performs pattern recognition to identify the causes of the crests and troughs on the blood glucose chart.
From the announcement:
The Accu-Chek Guide system not only fulfills current accuracy standards but delivers even tighter 10/10 accuracy for more reliable results. Consistently accurate measurements are essential for reliable BG monitoring and deriving the correct therapy decisions. Large deviations of the measured BG values from the true glucose levels can result in higher HbA1c levels, glycemic excursions and markedly increased rates of hypoglycemic events, as a recently published retrospective study revealed. In addition, studies have demonstrated that only about half of the BG meters evaluated meet the minimum accuracy requirements as defined by the ISO 15197:2013/EN ISO 15197:2015 standard.