AskNadia: Need Printed Insulin Pump Manual

I want to get a replacement manual for my daughter’s insulin pump. I don’t want an on-line version. I want the paper booklet. Karen South Hamilton MA Hello Karen, You can call the insulin pump company directly at their 800 number and request a manual to be mailed to you. I have listed all the phone numbers and their links as a reference source for

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Special Trade in Offer from All Insulin Pump Companies for Asante’s Snap Users

This article is being reposted with the new Tandem update on their trade-in offer for the Asante insulin pump users. If you are a Snap insulin pump user, Asante’s closure could have you scrambling, wondering what your next step is. As a former insulin pump distributor, I know how important choice is when it comes to selecting any one medical device. For this reason, I have

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A Bolus Bonus

The iPhone is taking a seat at the dinner table. Studies done with people with type 1 diabetes using automated bolus calculators (ABC’s) which are available in a number of glucose meters (Accu-Chek®, Aviva Expert®, and FreeStyle Insulux® are just a few) have proven effective in preventing hypoglycemia. Those using insulin pumps probably have the ABC already integrated into their devices. But now, (cliché alert),

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Study Says ACCU-CHEK Meters Score Highest Satisfaction

A study by J.D. Power and Associates recently published online examined customer satisfaction with blood glucose meters among 2,681 adult meter users who have either type 1 or 2 diabetes. Survey results found the highest level of satisfaction among users of Roche Diabetes Care’s ACCU-CHEK products compared with other blood glucose meter brands. The survey assessed six factors: performance, ease of use, design, features, test

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ACCU-CHEK Combo Insulin Pump Now Available in U.S.

Roche Diagnostics says that its ACCU-CHEK Combo insulin pump system is now available in the US market. The system uses Bluetooth wireless technology to allow a glucose meter/insulin pump combination exchange data. The wireless capability not only enables quick readings by users, it also allows for remote operation. It also features a “bolus advisor” to help users determine the proper amount of insulin. Other system

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The New Accu-Chek Nano Blood Glucose Meter

The new Accu-Chek Nano was approved for diabetes patients in January 2012, and distribution of the product began in April. Jennifer Aspy, the director of product marketing and operations, sat down with me at the American Association of Diabetes Educators to talk about the merits of this new medical device. Nadia: Tell me about the new Accu-Chek Nano. Jennifer: It uses the Accu-Chek SmartView test

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MinuteClinic Providing Free Monitoring This Spring

MinuteClinic, a division of CVS Caremark Corporation, is helping patients with diabetes stay on top of their condition this spring by offering a free monitoring visit. This service helps patients with diabetes keep their health in check between visits to a primary care provider, and is available seven days a week at the walk-in medical clinics inside select CVS/pharmacy stores across the United States. The

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