Changing Health and Ascensia team up to offer game-changing 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.

NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, UK - (HealthTech Wire / News) - 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 remarkably accurate 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  

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John Grumitt and the Changing Health behavioural change coaches are available for interview. Please contact to arrange this.

About Ascensia

Ascensia Diabetes Care is a global specialist diabetes care company, dedicated to helping people living with diabetes. Our mission is to empower people living with diabetes through innovative solutions that simplify and improve their lives. We use our innovation and specialist expertise in diabetes to develop high quality solutions and tools that make a positive, daily difference for people with diabetes.

Home to the world renowned CONTOUR™ portfolio of blood glucose monitoring systems, our products combine advanced technology with user-friendly functionality that help people with diabetes to manage their condition. We are committed to continued research, innovation and development of new products and solutions. As a trusted partner in the diabetes community, we collaborate closely with healthcare professionals and other partners to ensure our products meet the highest standards of accuracy, precision and reliability, and that we conduct our business compliantly and with integrity.

Ascensia Diabetes Care was established in 2016 through the sale of Bayer Diabetes Care to Panasonic Healthcare Holdings Co., Ltd. Ascensia Diabetes Care products are sold in more than 125 countries. Ascensia Diabetes Care has around 1,700 employees and operations in 38 countries.

For further information please visit the Ascensia Diabetes Care website at:

Changing Health

Changing Health empowers people with Type 2 diabetes, risk of diabetes and weight management issues to make lasting lifestyle changes.

Based on eight years of research from some of the UK’s leading health and lifestyle academics, our behavioural change programmes give participants the knowledge and tools to lose an average of 7.4kg over 12 weeks. Some people become free of their diabetes and can stop taking medications entirely.

Users benefit from personalised one-to-one telephone support from professionally trained health coaches, using proven behaviour change techniques. They're scheduled at any time to suit, six days a week, and combined with an app incorporating the most effective evidence-based diabetes education available.

The programmes can be customised to meet the needs of individual patients. They allow healthcare providers to deliver successful behaviour change solutions at scale, at a lower cost than face-to-face education, and on budget and provide key data for monitoring and measuring patient outcomes.

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