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Accu-Chek.co.uk offers patient-focused product information on our portfolio of meters, insulin pumps, data management, and structured testing tools. Please follow the link below for more information.

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Under 18?

This website for under 18's from Roche Diabetes Care contains some great interactive tools to help you and your family learn more about diabetes and encourage you to get more involved.

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Structured SMBG

 A closer look with SMBG

Structured SMBG data offers insight into the results behind the average glucose, allowing healthcare professionals to identify and assess glycaemic abnormalities and providing patients with objective feedback on the impact of food choices, exercise and medication on their glycaemic control.

Identifying specific blood glucose results to collect and reviewing those SMBG results in a structured way offers patients and healthcare professionals:

  • Identification of out-of-target glucose levels19
  • Recognition of glycaemic patterns and events, including:18 , 17 , 6 , 7

It all begins with testing for a reason

Structured SMBG involves testing at the right frequency, right times and right way to generate the information you need to support the right decision. Structured SMBG procedures should be adapted to address each patient’s unique clinical situation.15

Develop structured SMBG plans based on the aspect of therapy under investigation. Structured SMBG can be routine or focused and can support the need to address overall therapy questions or to determine factors related to a specific event.

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Efficiently identify glycaemic abnormalities

Use pattern management to identify and address glycaemic abnormalities

Product solutions

Identify glycaemic variability with Accu-Chek diabetes product solutions

6 Polonsky WH, Jelsovsky A, Panzer S, Parkin CG, Wagner RS. Primary care physicians identify and act upon glycaemic abnormalities found in structured, episodic blood glucose monitoring data from non-insulin treated type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2009; 11(5): 283-291.
7 Parkin CG, Davidson JA. Value of self-monitoring blood glucose pattern analysis in improving diabetes outcomes. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2009; 3(3): 500-508.
15 International Diabetes Federation Clinical Guidelines Taskforce and SMBG International Working Group. Self-monitoring of blood glucose in non-insulin-treated type 2 diabetes. Brussels: International Diabetes Federation; 2009.
17 Rodbard D. Optimising display, analysis, interpretation and utility of self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) data for management of patients with diabetes. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2007;1(1): 62-71.
18 Dailey G. Assessing glycaemic control with self-monitoring of blood glucose and haemoglobin A1c measurements. Mayo Clin Proc. 2007; 82(2): 229-236.
19 Pearson J, Bergenstal R. Fine-tuning control: pattern management versus supplementation: View 1: Pattern management: an essential component of effective insulin management. Diabetes Spectrum. 2001; 14(2): 75-78.

low blood glucose

the glycaemic pattern assessment revealed by an identification of blood glucose results above or below the target range

short-term measure of diabetes control; assesses the degree to which blood glucose levels fluctuate from high to low

high blood glucose following a meal

at-home blood glucose testing conducted by people with diabetes, typically with a blood glucose meter

On-going support for routine diabetes management

Accu-Chek solutions adapt to your practice and your technology level, from quick and easy one-click reports with minimal start-up to comprehensive data management tools with a wide range of customisable features and networking capabilities.

Accu-Chek 360° diabetes management system

Accu-Chek Smart Pix device reader

Understand your patients' learning style

Identify each patient’s learning preferences to reach them as individuals.

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