Reminders about Testing accuracy from Bayer's

Having trouble viewing this? Click here.

Bayer May Email 2012 Masthead
Insulin Resistane and Heart Disease

FACTORS THAT AFFECT
TESTING ACCURACY

Bayer’s blood glucose meters and test strips deliver accurate results you can rely on, but what other factors affect the accuracy of your test results? Consider these factors when performing your next blood glucose test:

SKIN CLEANLINESS

Before pricking your skin, thoroughly wash your hands and the testing site with soap and water.

DAMAGED OR EXPIRED TEST STRIPS

Never use defective or expired test strips. Store your strips in a sealed container away from heat, moisture and humidity.

IMPROPER CODING

Some meters require coding for each package of test strips. Make sure the code on your meter matches the code on your test strip container. Bayer’s blood glucose meters feature No Coding technology, so there are fewer steps and no chance of inaccurate results due to miscoding.

TESTING SITE

Blood samples from sites other than your fingertips aren’t as accurate when your blood sugar level is rising or falling quickly. If you’re using an alternate test site and you think your reading is incorrect, test again with blood from your fingertip.

EXTREME TEMPERATURES

Your blood glucose meter and test strips should be kept at room temperature and out of direct sunlight.

To learn more about testing, visit Bayer’s blood glucose testing page on BayerContour.com.

Source:Mayo Clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/blood-glucose-monitors/AN02037

heading Contour Choice

CONTOUR®
CHOICE SAVINGS

Save up to $35** today on Bayer test strips and get savings on up to 12 refills throughout the year with Bayer’s
Contour® CHOICE card.

SAVE TODAY >

Go to www.contourchoice.com for details.

Contour USB

SAVE $5 ON
CONTOUR® USB

Pick up Bayer’s CONTOUR® USB meter, the first blood glucose meter with built-in USB connectivity, for just
$29.99 (MSRP). Plus, get $5 off today*.

SAVE TODAY >

*Limitations and restrictions apply.

Contour A1C

SAVE $7 ON A1CNOW®
SELFCHECK

Now, you can check your A1C at home
in between doctor visits. Bayer’s
A1CNow® SELFCHECK is the first and
only at-home A1C test with results in 5
minutes. get $7 off today*.

SAVE TODAY >

*Limitations and restrictions apply.

BayerContour.com

**Patient pays the first $15 in co-pays and can receive savings up to $35 per month using the Contour CHOICE card. Savings vary by state and health plan. Not valid in the states of Massachusetts and Vermont or for patients with prescription benefits covered by federal and/or state government programs (e.g., Medicare, Medicaid). This card is valid towards out-of-pocket expenses only and void where prohibited by law. Card is valid for up to 12 months of refills or until 6/30/2013, whichever occurs first. Limit one (1) savings card per patient for use across select Bayer HealthCare diabetes supplies. Bayer reserves the right to cancel this program at any time without notice. Offer expires 6/30/2013.

Views: 176

Tags: Bayer's, blood, coupons, metters, sugar, testing

Comment by mother4peace - Christine on May 24, 2012 at 7:52pm
Omg! I just blogged about cleaning my hands properly before testing during DBlog week! It was my one good thing. :)

Comment

You need to be a member of Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes to add comments!

Join Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes

Advertisement



REsources

From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

DHF Partners with HelpAround in an Effort to Connect People Touched by Diabetes

  Leer en español Technology has the amazing ability to ease the stress associated with diabetes; It simply makes our lives a little more bearable. That’s why we are excited to announce DHFs partnership with HelpAround. This new application will help Read on! →

La Diabetes Hands Foundation y HelpAround uniendo las personas tocadas por la diabetes

  Para nuestra comunidad de diabetes la tecnología ha venido a llenar muchos vacíos y a hacer de nuestras vidas un poco mas llevaderas. Eso mismo nos proporciona una nueva aplicación de geo-localización llamada HelpAround (Ayuda a tu alrededor). HA Read on! →

Diabetes Hands Foundation Team

DHF TEAM

Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, Editor, has LADA)

Emily Coles
(Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Development Manager, has type 2)

Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)


DHF VOLUNTEERS


Lead Administrator

Bradford (has type 1)


Administrators

Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)

Gary (has type 2)

David (dns) (type 2)

 

LIKE us on Facebook

Spread the word

Loading…

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.

© 2014   A community of people touched by diabetes, run by the Diabetes Hands Foundation.

Badges  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Service