Roche launches next generation blood glucose monitoring system

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Roche launches innovative Accu-Chek® Guide blood glucose monitoring system, which makes every step of testing easy

  • To simplify everyday diabetes routines, the Accu-Chek® Guide system offers a new spill-resistant SmartPack vial and a unique strip design with a large easy-edge dosing area
  • Wireless connectivity to the Accu-Chek® Connect mobile app and the cloud-based diabetes management system enables easy handling of important diabetes data and remote monitoring
  • The Accu-Chek® Guide system’s advanced accuracy enables reliable diabetes management

Roche has announced the launch of the Accu-Chek® Guide, the next-generation blood glucose monitoring system. This new system is designed to make everyday blood glucose (BG) monitoring easier with features such as the spill-resistant SmartPack test strip vial, which helps users to remove just one strip at a time and avoid spillage or contamination. The Accu-Chek® Guide system also provides for advanced accuracy, which enables reliable diabetes management. “As the global leader in diabetes management we are dedicated to supporting people with diabetes, in thinking less about their daily therapy routines. We are very excited to introduce this innovative system, that simplifies blood glucose monitoring and improves the testing experience,” said Roland Diggelmann, CEO Roche Diagnostics. First markets to launch the new system are Denmark, Switzerland and Australia. Morecountries will follow subsequently starting in early 2017.

The Accu-Chek® Guide system enables on-board pattern detection that helps to increase awareness of too high or too low glucose readings as well as Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity to the Accu-Chek® Connect diabetes management solution via a mobile app. This cloud-based solution guarantees a secure online data exchange and automatic data logging. People with diabetes, caregivers, and healthcare providers can share diabetes information virtually anywhere for timely advice and remote monitoring. Such telemedicine solutions can help people with diabetes and their caregivers manage diabetes more efficiently and give them peace of mind and a feeling of relief. Hence, 97% of 197 participants in a recently published study from France and the US agreed that the system was very easy to use and offers a better testing experience1.

The Accu-Chek® Guide system not only fulfills current accuracy standards2 but delivers even tighter 10/10 accuracy for more reliable results3. Consistently accurate measurements are essential for reliable BG monitoring and deriving the correct therapy decisions4,5. 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 revealed6. 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.