Roche Diagnostics launches insulin pump system in USA
24 Oct 2006
Indianapolis, USA. Roche Diagnostics has launched its
ACCU-CHEK Spirit insulin pump system in the United States. This new diabetes
self-management system includes an insulin pump, a blood glucose monitor,
and software with a bolus calculator.
The insulin pump system has features
such as three operating menus, four bolus options and five basal rate
profiles to make insulin pump therapy more flexible and convenient for
people with diabetes. It enables doctors and people with diabetes to adjust
insulin delivery to individual needs.
"The availability of the ACCU-CHEK Spirit insulin pump system in the U.S.
offers many flexible options people with diabetes are interested in using,
including the selectable user menus that allow users to see the features
they want to use. People new to pump therapy or those who prefer just basic
functions can choose the Standard menu, whereas those who prefer more
advanced features can choose from the Advanced or Custom menu options. The
Advanced menu is the most comprehensive, while the Custom menu can be
customized to meet individual user preferences," said Sarah Hanssen, Vice
President and General Manager, Disetronic Medical Systems. "This is a
milestone for our Diabetes Care business unit and for our customers. It
confirms our ongoing commitment to providing people with state-of-the-art
insulin pump therapy products, and help them better manage their diabetes."