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Accu-Chek

Roche Diagnostics, based in Indianapolis, is the maker of ACCU-CHEK products. They provide blood sugar monitoring systems and insulin pumps and help people with diabetes check and manage their blood glucose to improve their self-care.

The Big Blue Test

Please get online for the Big Blue Test (www.BigBlueTest.org) to help a diabetes child get life-saving equipment! Over 70,000 children in the world cannot afford insulin and the other diabetes supplies they need to survive. If 8,000 people take the Big Blue Test, Accu-Chek will donate $75,000 to support the International Diabetes Federation's effort to get insulin and other supplies to children in need. All you need to do to help is test your glucose, exercise for at least 15 minutes, retest your glucose, and report your results online. Easy!!!

Roche and Dexcom Partner Up

Dexcom is making more friends. Already having partnerships with Animas and Omnipod, Dexcom has now signed a research and development agreement with Roche Diagnostics U.S. The plan is to integrate Dexcom's continuous glucose monitor into Roche's insulin pumps so you can see trends and blood glucose data in one handheld device.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Blood Glucose Meters

Freestyle Freedom Lite Blood Glucose Meter

Taking good care of your diabetes today means avoiding other health related problems often related to diabetes in the years to come. Work with your healthcare team to design the best care plan. Use of a blood glucose monitor with blood glucose test strips will help provide valuable information to help you control your diabetes.

Infusion Set Comparison

Although patch pumps applied directly to the skin are more available, most pumps infuse insulin from a pump reservoir through an infusion set. No single set works well for everyone, so choosing an infusion set can be difficult. The type of set shipped with a new pump is usually one manufactured by the pump company and this set may or may not be the best choice. Fortunately, there are many alternatives to choose from.

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