Re: [IP] MiniMed News Release
sounds like they are copying off of deltec LOL
> 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
> from insulin pumps and glucose meters, allowing patients and clinicians to
> view important data and adjust therapy to improve diabetes care.
> 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
> Monitor. By viewing blood sugar and insulin delivery (basal and bolus)
> 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
> 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
> meter, enhancing my ability to make more informed treatment decisions.
> Additionally, patients who previously relied on handwritten logbooks can
> this software to be more proactive in their own diabetes care."
> The software also captures food carbohydrate values entered by the user
> Medtronic MiniMed's recently released Paradigm. 512 pump. The new pump
> carbohydrate data in its Bolus Wizard(tm) calculator, which performs
> "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
> 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
> integrated, 'intelligent' insulin pump and glucose monitor system, users
> optimize diabetes therapy by easily sorting data to monitor historical
> 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
> 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
> 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
> the use of an insulin pump.
> Medtronic MiniMed (<A HREF="http://www.minimed.com/">www.minimed.com</A>
> HREF="http://www.minimed.com/">http://www.minimed.com/</A>>) designs,
> develops, manufactures and markets advanced infusion systems with a
> 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
> <<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
> with chronic disease. More information about Solutions Software is
> available online at <A HREF="http://www.minimed.com/">www.minimed.com</A>
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> EDITOR'S NOTE: Detailed information about diabetes, insulin pump therapy
> and the Paradigm 512 pump and Paradigm Link system is available by
> Medtronic's online newsroom at
> Any statements made about the company's anticipated regulatory approvals
> forward-looking statements subject to risks and uncertainties such as
> 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
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