Changing Health and Ascensia team up to revolutionise diabetes support

Changing Health, the service transforming digital education and support for people with Type 2 diabetes, has partnered with Ascensia Diabetes Care to combine cutting edge behavioural change programmes and a state-of-the-art diabetes management solution.

The collaboration empowers people with Type 2 diabetes to take control of their health, make lasting lifestyle changes and monitor their diabetes in real time, with three months of free access to the Changing Health programme and a free CONTOUR® NEXT ONE blood glucose meter and test strips.

Changing Health users benefit from one-to-one telephone coaching sessions with professionally trained health coaches, along with an app incorporating the most effective evidence-based diabetes education available.

The CONTOUR®NEXT ONE blood glucose meter seamlessly connects with the CONTOUR®DIABETES app, providing a self-management solution for people living with diabetes that enables them to better understand and manage their diabetes.

John Grumitt, Changing Health Chief Executive, said: “We’re excited to be teaming up with one of the global market leaders in diabetes management solutions to offer a new, accessible way to take control of diabetes. Combining high-impact behaviour change support with highly accurate blood glucose monitoring makes diabetes management simpler. People with diabetes can better control their condition through positive lifestyle changes, while gaining instant feedback on whether their blood glucose is on, above or below target.”

Ros Barker, Country Head UK & Ireland for Ascensia Diabetes Care, said: “Coaching and education are a key part of managing type 2 diabetes. They can help individuals to better understand their condition and provide personalised feedback to improve self-management. We are delighted to be collaborating with a pioneering company in this field. The programme from Changing Health is based on robust behavioural science and is designed to support and empower people with diabetes. Using these services alongside our highly accurate blood glucose meter has the potential to help people manage their diabetes in a better and easier way.”

Changing Health and Ascensia are offering 200 free CONTOUR® NEXT ONE blood glucose meters along with three months of access to the Changing Health lifestyle behaviour change coaching programme in a prize draw. To enter the draw, visit