Insulet and Johnson & Johnson announced an agreement to incorporate the OneTouch technology into the Omnipod's remote controller. The next Omnipod will have a built in blood glucose meter in the PDM, allowing you to carry one less device. Insulet already has a deal with Abbott Diabetes Care to include their Freestyle technology in their new PDM but the deal isn't exclusive. Upon release, Insulet could decide to have a separate device for each blood glucose meter technology or switch to Lifescan exclusively after the Abbott deal expires in 2013.
The Race Across America (RAAM) is an ultra-distance bicycle endurance competition that starts on the West Coast and ends on the East Coast. It is essentially a time trial all the way across America. The race categories are Solo, 2-Person, 4-Person, and 8-Person. This year's 8 person winning team was Team Type 1.
This year's team members were:
From left: Tom Kingery, Mark Suprenant, Alex Bowden, Lonny Knabe, Jeff Bannink, Simon Bennett, Matt Brooks and Bob Schrank. Photo by Karen Scheerer.
Insulet Corporation is a privately-held company that has been in business since 2000. With the advice of diabetes patients, educators, and physicians, Insulet Corporation has developed a new solution to assist in diabetics efforts to live a healthier life. The OmniPod™ Insulin Management System has been specifically designed to make living with diabetes easier than ever by bringing together the proven healthcare benefits of continuous subcutaneous insulin delivery with FreeStyle® blood glucose monitoring technology in a safe, convenient, and discreet two-part system.
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