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[IP] Pump Group Meeting in San Jose, California

For those living in or visiting the San Francisco Bay area, the November 
meeting of the Baypumpers Pump Group is scheduled for Tuesday, November 
18 at the Diabetes Society of Santa Clara Valley in San Jose.  The 
moderator for the meeting will be Alice Orth who is a certified pump 
trainer, RN and CDE. We are a diverse, friendly group and we always have 
fun while at the same time learning new things about pumping. The 
meeting is a great place to share ideas and experiences and the group 
leaders are very helpful for answering questions and exploring 
problems.  Family members, significant others and friends are also 
welcome to attend.  There is no cost and you do not need to be a member 
of the Diabetes Society.
We have several interesting guests invited for the meeting this month.  
Linda Miller, Professional Sales Specialist with Lifescan, the maker of 
a variety of One Touch glucose meters including the Ultra, will be with 
us to show us the recently introduced Ultrasmart meter.  This meter 
allows you to do more than simply test your blood sugar.  With 
push-button ease, you can keep track of your food, exercise, medication 
or other factors that may affect your blood sugar.  You can also view 
charts and graphs and spot trends.  It should be interesting for us to 
learn more about this meter.   In addition, Linda will also give us a 
brief demonstration of the LifeScan Diabetes Management Software.

Our second guest is someone that was with us in October.  At that 
meeting, Keri Leone and Carrie McCorkindale, representatives of Animas, 
demonstrated the Animas IR 1000 insulin pump.  In the last month, Animas 
has announced the upcoming introduction of a new model with new 
features.  Carrie, Clinical Manager for Animas as well as a Registered 
Dietician and Certified Diabetes Educator,  will be back with us to tell 
us about the new pump and when it will be ready for sale.   We also 
invited Carrie for a return visit because of the collaboration of 
Lifescan and Animas to produce a meter/pump combination similar to the 
one introduced by Medtronics MiniMed and BD.  With Linda Miller joining 
us from Lifescan, it seemed appropriate to have Carrie with us, too.
Looks like we will have a busy and informative meeting.  But we will 
also have time for discussing questions, thoughts and ideas about 
diabetes and pumping, so bring yours along.

Meeting details are as follows:

   When: 7 to 8:30 PM, Tuesday, November 18
   Where: Diabetes Society of Santa Clara Valley
                The office is located in the Willow Glen area
                just south of downtown San Jose, in the
                renovated Garden Theater building at:

                1165 Lincoln Avenue, Suite 300
                San Jose CA 95125
                Phone: (408) 287-3785

There is free parking at the rear of the building.  Enter the building 
from the front or rear and take the elevator to the third floor.  Turn 
left out of the elevator and the Diabetes Society is just ahead on the 

If you have any questions or need to know more, please contact me.

Hope to see you on Tuesday!
Bob Goodman
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