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[IPu] Fw: [IP] Medtronic Receives FDA Approval of Guardian Continuous Glucose Monitoring System

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, September 21, 2004 3:35 PM
Subject: [IP] Medtronic Receives FDA Approval of Guardian Continuous Glucose 
Monitoring System

 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the Guardianb" Continuous
 Glucose Monitoring System, a device designed to protect diabetes
 patients by alerting them to potentially dangerous fluctuations in blood
 sugar (glucose) levels. By sounding an alarm when glucose levels become
 too high or too low, the system warns patients to take action to
 normalize their blood sugar, which can result in improved health and
 quality of life..

 The new Guardian system is an external device that utilizes a glucose
 sensor to continuously record blood sugar readings for up to three days.
 These glucose readings are transmitted to the monitor, which is designed
 to sound an alarm when blood sugar levels reach high or low limits
 pre-set by the patient or healthcare professional. Information from the
 systembs monitor can be downloaded to a computer for additional trend
 analysis to further improve diabetes care. The system requires a
 physician prescription and is calibrated a minimum of twice a day using
 a discrete blood glucose meter.

 LINK    http://diabetes.about.com/cs/glucosemonitoring/a/blnGuardian204.htm
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