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Accuracy you can trust
Industry standards have an acceptable error range of +/-20% to lab results. Bayer's CONTOUR® NEXT meter gives an even more accurate reading, within +/-10% to lab results.

  • Bayer's CONTOUR® NEXT USB blood glucose meter is an easy-to-use system that can help you organize your testing information, so you and your healthcare professional get the complete picture.
  • Test and log your blood glucose, mark your results and even add your carb and insulin information - for a complete picture of your control.
  • With Bayer's new CONTOUR® NEXT USB system, it's easy to see patterns and trends for better conversations with your healthcare team.



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Bayer's CONTOUR® NEXT USB meter has a smart, practical design and easy-to-use system to help transform daily testing results into understanding to better manage your diabetes.

Meter Design Management Features
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Meter Features

With Bayer's CONTOUR® NEXT USB meter, you can test and log your blood glucose, mark your results and even enter your carbohydrate and insulin information.

You can review your logbook and trends on your meter, or download the results using your computer. Then you can share your blood glucose results with your health care professional.

Bayer's CONTOUR® NEXT USB meter also has a rechargeable battery, so you won't need to replace it.

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View & Share

Built-in USB connection allows you to plug CONTOUR® NEXT USB directly into your computer so you can:

  • Easily access GLUCOFACTS® DELUXE diabetes management software
  • View data quickly and easily
  • Avoid the need for cables
  • Share individual test results and trends with your healthcare professional
  • Recharge your meter's battery using the USB connection
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CONTOUR® NEXT Test Strips

The CONTOUR® NEXT USB meter uses only Bayer's CONTOUR® NEXT test strips, giving you:

  • Next-generation accuracy in test results
  • Remarkably accurate even at low blood glucose levels
  • Second-Chance® sampling lets you re-apply blood to the same test strip if the first sample was not enough
  • No interference with maltose and galactose, and other common substances (such as acetaminophen, vitamin C and uric acid
  • Bayer's No Coding™ technology automatically codes your meter with every test, so you don't have to
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Night Testing

The illuminated strip port and brightly coloured display allow you to test in poor lighting or at night with Bayer's CONTOUR® NEXT test strips.

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Autolog

Bayer's CONTOUR® NEXT USB has a unique AutoLog feature to help organize your test results.

During the 5-second count down, press Fasting, Before Meal, After Meal or No Mark so you can:

  • Keep more detailed track of your blood glucose
  • See how food, activity and medication affect your blood glucose by viewing your testing trends
  • Then set a reminder or add a note
  • Bayer's CONTOUR® NEXT USB meter stores up to 2,000 test results
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Target Range

Customize your own blood glucose target ranges for before meal and after meal with Bayer's CONTOUR® NEXT USB meter.

You can personalize your target range and then view your trends to make it easier to see the complete picture of your diabetes management.

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Trends

Bayer's CONTOUR® NEXT USB meter helps you see patterns in your test results by reviewing testing trends on your meter or on your computer.

You can review:

  • Average results for fasting, before meal, after meal or total day
  • Number of tests within, above and below your Target Range
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Log Carbs

Bayer's CONTOUR® NEXT USB meter has the option to add your carbohydrates (carbs) information after testing or from the Logbook menu.

Viewing your carbs and insulin information alongside your blood glucose results makes it easier for you to review patterns and help you understand the things that affect your blood glucose control.

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Log Insulin

Bayer's CONTOUR® NEXT USB meter has the option to add your insulin dosage information after testing or from the Logbook menu.

Viewing your carbs and insulin information alongside your blood glucose results makes it easier for you to review patterns and help you understand the things that affect your blood glucose control.

Three Easy Steps
Bayer's CONTOUR® NEXT USB meter is easy to use straight out of the box:
  1. Insert the grey end of the CONTOUR® NEXT test strip into the meter
  2. Lightly touch the test strip to the drop of blood and hold until the meter beeps
  3. Choose your Autolog selection, press OK. Wait 5 seconds. At the end of the countdown, your test result will be displayed. To turn the meter off, simply remove the test strip.
CONTOUR® NEXT USB meter 3-Step Demo

Tips

Getting Started

Doing a blood glucose test with Bayer's CONTOUR® NEXT USB meter is as easy as 1-2-3. You don't even need to use a computer.

Before you begin, you may need to charge your meter's battery. To charge your battery, you can either plug your meter into the USB port on your computer or you can use the optional Wall Charger. Check the battery tips to find out more.

You can use the Quickstart feature for a faster setup before your first test so you can start using the meter sooner. For more information on Quickstart, download the User Guide. You can choose to set the date and time manually, or simply plug the meter into your computer. It automatically syncs up with the date and time on your computer.

Quality Control Solution

Bayer's CONTOUR® NEXT USB meter uses CONTOUR® NEXT control solution. To order, free of charge, visit BayerCare or call Bayer Diabetes Support at 1-800-268-7200.

Test Strips

Bayer's CONTOUR® NEXT USB meter uses CONTOUR® NEXT test strips, available by prescription. It is not compatible with original CONTOUR® test strips.

Always keep the test strips in the original bottle and tightly close the bottle immediately after removing a test strip. The bottle is designed to keep the test strips dry. Exposure to room humidity from leaving the bottle open or not storing them in the original bottle can damage your test strips and cause inaccurate results.

Do not drop blood directly on the flat surface of the test strip. Your test strip is designed to easily "sip" the blood into the sample tip.

Check the expiry dates on your test strips and control solution to help ensure accurate results. Never use expired test strips or strips that have already been used. CONTOUR® NEXT test strips have Second-Chance® sampling, allowing blood to be reapplied to the same test strip if necessary during a test. You should always discard a used test strip.

To return to the main menu after performing a test, pull the strip out and press and hold the Menu button.

AutoLog

AutoLog lets you mark your test result as Fasting, Before Meal, After Meal and No Mark, which helps organize testing trends, making testing even more valuable and meaningful.

Your meter comes with AutoLog already turned ON. Keep this feature turned on to get the most out of your meter.

When AutoLog is ON, a result will not appear unless marked as Fasting, Before Meal, After Meal or No Mark. Results above or below the set target range will always appear straightaway, even if AutoLog is switched on.

If AutoLog is ON and you were not able to mark the test before the high or low alert appeared, press the Notes button. You may now select Fasting, Before Meal, After Meal or No Mark by pressing the button next to it.

AutoLog can be switched OFF by accessing the Setup menu on your meter.

Trends

Viewing your testing trends can tell you the average of your test results in a certain time period, which can give you an idea of your overall control for that time. The Trends screen also shows you how many results were above, below and within your target range.

You can choose to view your 7-, 14-, 30- or 90-day averages. If AutoLog is OFF, the only screen that will display is the 14-day results screen.

Logbook

If you count carbohydrates (carbs), you can log your carbs information after testing or from the Logbook Menu. You can also add this information from the Logbook menu within 24 hours. Your CONTOUR® NEXT USB meter will store this information for you and display it in the Logbook.

If you are logging carbs, you can choose from three carb units of measurement in the Setup Menu: Grams, Points or Choices. Ask your healthcare professional which unit of measurement to use.

You can record your insulin dosage after testing or from the Logbook Menu. You can log insulin units in 0.5 unit increments from 0.5 to 200 units. Your CONTOUR® NEXT USB meter will store this information for you and display it in the Logbook.

You may add notes to your test results to help explain them. From the test results screen, press the Options button. Press Notes and then scroll through the choices to select one: Fasting, Before Meal, After Meal, Time After Meal, Don't Feel Right, Sick, Stress or Activity. Press the OK button when your choice is highlighted.

The Logbook can hold a maximum of 2,000 entries. You cannot delete results from the meter memory, but when the maximum number of results is reached, the oldest entry is automatically deleted. So you always have the most recent test results stored.

Notes

Notes may be added to your test result to help explain results and to remind you about an unusual result. Your notes will be saved in the Logbook. You can add notes by pressing the Options button, then Notes button from the test result screen and selecting one of the choices from the drop-down menu: Fasting, Before Meal, After Meal, Time After Meal, Don't Feel Right, Sick, Stress or Activity.

If you select After Meal with AutoLog turned on, you can record Time After Meal. Simply press Notes in the Result screen and Time After Meal is an option. The default Time After Meal is 2 Hours. By scrolling up or down you can change the default to between 15 minutes and 3 hours.

You can add multiple notes to one test result. The notes will scroll across the bottom so that you can read them all.

Once the test result is recorded in the Logbook on your CONTOUR® NEXT USB meter, you cannot add a Note. However, Bayer's GLUCOFACTS® DELUXE diabetes management software gives you the ability to manually add notes which are only visible in your Logbook Reports.

Target Ranges

Your healthcare professional will help you set your appropriate Target Ranges. Bayer's CONTOUR® NEXT USB meter comes preset with 3.9-7.2 mmol/L for Before Meal testing and 3.9-10.0 mmol/L for After Meal testing. These target ranges can be changed on the meter or in the GLUCOFACTS® DELUXE software.

Reminders

Set a Reminder on Bayer's CONTOUR® NEXT USB meter to remind you to test - any time, anywhere.

Certain error messages and the Reminder alarm will override the Sound Off setting, so you can still hear Reminders when sound is switched off.

USB Connection

If you wish to charge your meter using your computer, it is recommended to use a high-power USB port to charge Bayer's CONTOUR® NEXT USB meter. If the charging status displays "Low Power Charging," you should try a different USB port on your computer. Depending on the operating system, low-power ports may indicate that the USB device has exceeded the power capacity of the port. If GLUCOFACTS® DELUXE does not appear within a minute or so, another port should be tried.

The USB extension cable is included for your convenience when charging your meter or connecting to a computer.

Illuminated Test Strip Port

The Illuminated Test Strip Port makes it easier to test in low-light conditions and at night. Activate it by pressing the menu button twice.

Rechargeable Battery

To charge your battery, you can either plug your meter into the USB port on your computer or you can use the optional Wall Charger. You cannot test while the battery is charging. To check the charging status, press the Menu button while the meter is plugged in.

Normal charging is expected to take up to 2 hours in a high-power USB port or with the wall charger. When charging is finished, the test strip port light will turn off. A fully charged battery should last for approximately one month, depending on how many tests are carried out each day.

Unplug the meter to test. If you wish to test immediately after disconnecting from your computer, please use the USB cable to charge your meter. This is because USB ports in some computers and self-powered USB hubs can be warmer than room temperature.

If the battery is low when you plug in your meter, it will Rapid Charge for about one minute. You can test as soon as Rapid Charge is complete. You can claim a free wall charger by signing up at BayerCare.

Performing a Control Test

You may wish to perform a control test if:

  • You are using your meter for the first time
  • You want to check that you are testing correctly
  • You leave the test strip port open for an extended period of time
  • You think your meter may not be working properly

Always use CONTOUR® NEXT control solution. To order CONTOUR® NEXT control solution, free of charge, visit BayerCare or call Bayer Diabetes Support at 1-800-268-7200.

Sharing Your Results

You can print your reports (to take to your appointment) or download a PDF (to e-mail to your healthcare professional) using GLUCOFACTS® DELUXE. You can also choose to upload your reports to your personal MyReports area of the BayerCare website. You can then log into the site and view your reports from any internet compatible smartphone or tablet.

Bayer Diabetes Support

If you have any additional questions about Bayer's CONTOUR® NEXT USB meter or GLUCOFACTS® DELUXE software, please call the Bayer Customer Service Help Line at 1-800-268-7200. We are available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST, seven days a week. You can also contact us via email at: questions@bayerdiabetes.ca.

Always have your meter and test strips available when calling the Bayer Customer Service Help Line.

Wall Charger

You can claim a free wall charger by signing up for our Bayercare program at www.bayercare.ca Simply create an account and add a CONTOUR® NEXT USB meter to your profile. You will then see a link to order your free wall charger.

FAQs

Q. What is the CONTOUR® NEXT USB operating system compatibility?

A. System requirements for CONTOUR® NEXT USB are shown below:

Windows® (32 bit and 64 bit processors) Mac OS® X (Intel® 64 bit processors only)
Windows® XP SP3 Mac OS®X 10.7.1
Windows® Vista SP2 Mac OS®X 10.7.1
Windows® 7 Mac OS®X 10.7.1
Java® version 1.6.0_17 or higher* Java® SE 6
Java® 7 compatible*

*Need help to check or update Java? Click here for more information.

Q. Where can I find information on my operating system?

A. Windows® users should click on the System icon in the Control Panel. The Windows® version is listed under the General tab.

Mac® users should click on the Apple icon in the top left corner of the Desktop. Click on About this Mac™.

Q. What happens the first time I plug my CONTOUR® NEXT USB meter into my computer?

A. The first time you plug your CONTOUR® NEXT USB meter into your home computer, a window will open. Select 'Open folder to view files' to launch the GLUCOFACTS® window. Double click on the GLUCOFACTS® DELUXE Smart Launch Win icon and follow the instructions to install Smart Launch. Installing Smart Launch means that GLUCOFACTS® DELUXE will automatically start whenever the meter is plugged in to that computer.

The first time you launch GLUCOFACTS® DELUXE software, allow a few extra minutes for the program to load.

GLUCOFACTS® DELUXE requires Java™ software, and will verify your version of Java. If needed, you will be directed to update your Java version. The latest version of Java can be downloaded at http://www.java.com or installed from the JAVA folder on the GLUCOFACTS® drive. After updating Java, unplug your meter and reinsert it to re-start GLUCOFACTS® DELUXE.

Q. Do I need to register my CONTOUR® NEXT USB Meter?

A. It is important that you register your CONTOUR® NEXT USB meter to claim your free wall charger and to have access to all the benefits provided to Bayer meter users. These include: access to Bayer Diabetes Support and a full lifetime warranty.

Q. How do I get upgrades for GLUCOFACTS® DELUXE diabetes management software?

A. GLUCOFACTS® DELUXE software checks for updates on the Internet every seven days and if updates are available you will get a link to download the latest software. The latest version is always available as a free of charge download from the BayerCare website. Register on BayerCare today at www.bayercare.ca to make sure you're always updated.

Q. Can a computer virus impact my blood glucose results?

A. No, there is no risk of your blood glucose results being affected as that data cannot be accessed by a virus.

Q. Will spyware interfere with Bayer's CONTOUR® NEXT USB meter?

A. Spyware can interfere with the normal operation of your computer including running software applications such as Bayer's GLUCOFACTS® DELUXE. The use of reputable spyware detection and removal tools is highly recommended.

Q. Why is Adobe® Reader required?

A. Adobe® Reader is required to view user guides and quick reference guides and to create a PDF document in Bayer's GLUCOFACTS® DELUXE diabetes management software that you can save and/or email to your healthcare provider or caregiver.

For further information please visit the Adobe.com website for a comprehensive list of questions and answers.

Q. What do I do if I accidentally delete the folder called GLUCOFACTS® DELUXE?

A. It is possible to restore GLUCOFACTS® DELUXE software by logging in to BayerCare at www.bayercare.ca, and choosing Update/Restore on your CONTOUR® NEXT USB meter.

Q. How do I safely eject Bayer's CONTOUR® NEXT USB meter from my computer?

A. Close the GLUCOFACTS® DELUXE software. Then right click on the Safely Remove icon in the system tray and choose Safely Remove Hardware.

Q. The reports are not printing out. What do I do?

A. First, check that you have selected a report to print, and that you have chosen a date range that covers the time period you want to review. If your time period is correct, it is likely that there is an issue with your printer. Contact your printer manufacturer for assistance.

Q. How do I get a free wall charger?

A. Create an account on the BayerCare website at www.bayercare.ca and add a CONTOUR® NEXT USB meter to your profile. You will then see a link to order your free wall charger.

Q. Can I use a different wall charger than the one supplied by Bayer?

A. No, Bayer has not tested other wall charges and cannot recommend their usage with your CONTOUR® NEXT USB meter.

Q. Can I use the wall charger supplied by Bayer for other products?

A. The wall charger supplied by Bayer has been designed to be used only with Bayer's CONTOUR® NEXT USB rechargeable battery, not with other products.

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