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Re: [IP] MiniMed News Release



sounds like they are copying off of deltec LOL

Justin
>
> MEDTRONIC MINIMED INTRODUCES NEW INSULIN PUMP SOFTWARE DESIGNED TO IMPROVE
> DIABETES MANAGEMENT
>
> Solutions* Software 5.0 Enables Diabetes Patients and Clinicians to View
> Important Data, Identify Trends and Optimize Diabetes Care
>
> NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - Aug. 6, 2003 -Medtronic MiniMed, the diabetes
> management business of Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT), today announced the
> availability of a new software program, which captures important
information
> from insulin pumps and glucose meters, allowing patients and clinicians to
> view important data and adjust therapy to improve diabetes care.
Solutions*
> Software 5.0 was introduced at the American Association of Diabetes
> Educators (AADE) meeting in Salt Lake City.
>
> Solutions Software 5.0 creates easy-to-understand graphs and charts using
> information from many Medtronic MiniMed insulin pumps and a variety of
> popular blood glucose meters, including the Paradigm Link(tm) Blood
Glucose
> Monitor.  By viewing blood sugar and insulin delivery (basal and bolus)
data
> from the software, clinicians and patients can more easily identify trends
> and adjust diabetes therapy to improve blood sugar control.  Maintaining
> blood sugar control within a normal range can improve health and extend
life
> for many diabetes patients.
>
> "By having easy-to-read reports during office visits, I am able to quickly
> assess therapy changes and spend more quality time with my patients to
> improve their care," said H. Peter Chase, MD, professor of Pediatrics,
> Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, University of Colorado Health
> Services Center, in Denver.  "Information contained in these reports is
> accurate and reliable since the information comes directly from the pump
and
> meter, enhancing my ability to make more informed treatment decisions.
> Additionally, patients who previously relied on handwritten logbooks can
use
> this software to be more proactive in their own diabetes care."
>
> The software also captures food carbohydrate values entered by the user
into
> Medtronic MiniMed's recently released Paradigm. 512 pump.  The new pump
uses
> carbohydrate data in its Bolus Wizard(tm) calculator, which performs
complex
> "diabetes math" and recommends an insulin dosage based upon information
> preset by the user.  The Paradigm 512 pump system's Paradigm Link monitor,
> co-developed with BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), serves
as
> the information conduit, transferring important data from Paradigm insulin
> pumps to the software stored in a personal computer.
>
> "Solutions Software 5.0 represents an important step forward in data
> management for clinicians and patients," said Jeffery A. McCaulley, vice
> president and general manager of Medtronic MiniMed.  "When used with our
new
> integrated, 'intelligent' insulin pump and glucose monitor system, users
can
> optimize diabetes therapy by easily sorting data to monitor historical
pump,
> meter and carbohydrate activity.  Accurate reports of this kind can help
> improve diabetes management, making life better for many patients."
>
> Solutions Software 5.0 downloads data from Medtronic MiniMed Models 507C
and
> 508 pumps, Paradigm 511 and 512 pumps, and a variety of blood glucose
> meters.  In addition, Web-enabled users have access to "Solutions on the
> Web," an Internet-based software "tutorial" to help users navigate through
> reports to enhance their understanding of this important data.
>
> It is estimated that more than 1 million Americans with Type 1 diabetes
and
> another 3 million Type 2 diabetes patients use insulin to control blood
> sugar levels, improve their health and attain a better quality of life.
> High and low blood sugar fluctuations can cause loss of consciousness or
> even death, as well as long-term complications such as blindness, kidney
> failure, amputation, impotence and heart disease.  For many patients,
> managing diabetes is difficult without frequent blood glucose monitoring
and
> the use of an insulin pump.
>
> Medtronic MiniMed (<A HREF="http://www.minimed.com/">www.minimed.com</A>
<<A
> HREF="http://www.minimed.com/">http://www.minimed.com/</A>>) designs,
> develops, manufactures and markets advanced infusion systems with a
primary
> emphasis on the intensive management of diabetes.  The company's products
> include external pumps, related disposables, and a continuous glucose
> monitoring system.  Medtronic, Inc. (<A
> HREF="http://www.medtronic.com/">www.medtronic.com</A>
> <<A HREF="http://www.medtronic.com/">http://www.medtronic.com/</A>>),
> headquartered in Minneapolis, is the world's
> leading medical technology company, providing lifelong solutions for
people
> with chronic disease.  More information about Solutions Software is
> available online at <A HREF="http://www.minimed.com/">www.minimed.com</A>
<<A
> HREF="http://www.minimed.com/">http://www.minimed.com</A>>.
>
>                                 - 0 -
>
> EDITOR'S NOTE:  Detailed information about diabetes, insulin pump therapy
> and the Paradigm 512 pump and Paradigm Link system is available by
accessing
> Medtronic's online newsroom at
> <<A
>
HREF="http://www.medtronic.com/newsroom/media_kits_Diabetes.html">http://www
> medtronic.com/newsroom/media_kits_Diabetes.html</A>>.
>
> Any statements made about the company's anticipated regulatory approvals
are
> forward-looking statements subject to risks and uncertainties such as
those
> described in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended
> April 25, 2003.  Actual results may differ materially from anticipated
> results.
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