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Re: [IP] News from ADA ezMangaer Plus

So I assume ezManager is only for pumpers with Animas pumps??

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rodney F. Mead, Jr." <email @ redacted>
> Animas Corporation receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for its diabetes
> software system
> Frazer, PA - June 19, 2003 - Animas Corporation, a manufacturer of insulin
> infusion pumps and other products for patients with insulin-requiring
> diabetes, announced today that it has received US Food and Drug
> Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance to market ezManager Plus.
> ezManager Plus, the first software system of its kind to receive FDA
> clearance, differs from other available systems with its comprehensive
> database, carbohydrate calculator, and ability to accept download
> information from both the Animas IR 1000 insulin pump and a variety of
> glucose meters.
> This software system, with both a Palm-OS and desktop module, is designed
> help people better manage their diabetes and help reduce the time
> professionals need to spend helping patients manage diabetes. With this
> intuitive program, patients can:
>     a.. Access a database of more than 3,000 different foods, including
> food restaurants and customized favorites,
>     b.. Record daily activity on a personal digital assistant (PDA),
>     c.. Automatically calculate insulin needs for carbohydrate intake and
> blood glucose readings,
>     d.. Download and electronically send insulin pump history, blood
> meter and PDA records, and
>     e.. Do trending analysis and obtain other statistical analysis.
> Commenting on the FDA clearance, Dr. Katherine Crothall, Animas' CEO said,
> "Managing diabetes properly is very time-intensive for patients and their
> healthcare teams. Patients need to adjust their insulin intake based upon
> the carbohydrate content of their meal and current blood glucose readings,
> necessitating patients thumbing through food databases and performing
> multi-step computations. Many patients simply make wild guesses. ezManager
> Plus removes much of the guesswork and significantly simplifies the
> time-intensive computations.
> "We are also committed to developing tools that reduce the strain on the
> already over-burdened healthcare system. The reports available from
> ezManager Plus give patients and the healthcare team a comprehensive view
> important parameters of diabetes management and allow healthcare
> professionals to focus more efficiently on developing treatment plans for
> their patients," Dr. Crothall explains.
> ###
> About Animas Corporation: Animas, a leading maker of insulin infusion
> and related products, is dedicated to improving diabetes management and
> making insulin pump therapy easier for patients with insulin-requiring
> diabetes and healthcare professionals through product innovation,
> customer support and superior customer education. For more information on
> Animas, visit www.animascorp.com or call Animas Corporation at
> For Immediate Release
> Contact: Mindy Cooper
> Animas Corporation
> 610-644-8990, ext. 1157
> email @ redacted
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