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Re: [IP] MiniMed CGMS question



thanks shelly,  i'm really interested in these devices.  keep me posted.

Giovanna


>From: "Shelley Valentine" <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: <email @ redacted>
>CC: "email @ redacted" <email @ redacted>
>Subject: Re: [IP] MiniMed CGMS question Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2003 18:04:46 
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>Brian -
>
>This is what you wanted/expected:
>
>  <<TheraSense has under development a continuous glucose monitoring device
>designed to continuously monitor glucose levels, provide alarms at 
>predetermined
>glucose values and store these results for future analysis by the user or a
>physician.
>
>  Our FreeStyle Navigator Continuous Glucose Monitor is designed to be 
>minimally
>invasive. It will utilize a disposable, miniaturized electrochemical sensor 
>that
>can be easily inserted under the skin by the user using a spring-loaded
>insertion device.
>
>  The FreeStyle Navigator System is intended to be a substitute for current
>glucose self-monitoring devices.
>
>  Our goal is to provide a wireless system. A small low-power transmitter
>co-located with the sensor sends data to the handheld meter/information 
>display.
>This meter displays glucose levels, trends, monitors alarm thresholds and 
>can be
>conveniently carried in a pocket, a purse or left on a nightstand while
>sleeping.
>
>  Untethered by wires, the device is designed to accurately and discreetly
>measure glucose levels without the recurring pain and hassle of traditional
>finger stick testing.
>
>  Our continuous glucose monitor is designed to offer people with diabetes 
>the
>following benefits:
>
>Accurate and discreet measurement of glucose levels on a continuous basis
>
>  Elimination of the anxiety of not knowing glucose levels between periodic
>measurements
>
>Minimally invasive insertion procedure
>
>Comfortable to wear during use
>
>Warnings against dangerously high or low glucose levels, even while 
>sleeping
>
>Have a disposable sensor that lasts for several days
>
>Use a 1-point calibration to provide continuous accurate glucose readings
>
>  Ability to improve health through intensively managed therapy from 
>continuous
>glucose information
>
>  We expect that the increased number of glucose readings will allow people 
>with
>diabetes and their healthcare providers to more effectively adjust insulin, 
>oral
>medication, diet and exercise.
>
>  For more information on the FreeStyle Navigator, please visit our 
>Continuous
>Glucose Monitor FAQs.>>
>
>Shelley
>
>--
>Mom to Joshua, 3, dx'd. @ 20 mos.-Pumping Cozmo 6/3/03 & Jessie 21
>western Massachusetts
>--
>
>
>
>

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