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Insulet Announces Sponsorship of International Diabetes Federation's World Diabetes Day Campaign
Date:11/3/2008

BEDFORD, Mass., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Insulet Corporation, (Nasdaq: PODD), the global leader in patch pump technology, and the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) today announced that Insulet is an official partner of IDF's World Diabetes Day (WDD) campaign. World Diabetes Day, celebrated on November 14, will raise awareness of children and adolescents with diabetes, spotlighting both the impact of the disease and access to care.

"Insulet's mission is to improve the lives of people with diabetes, so we felt it was imperative to join IDF to increase global awareness of this devastating disease, which affects millions of people worldwide," said Duane DeSisto, Insulet's president & chief executive officer. "Our easy-to-use OmniPod(R) Insulin Management System helps people with diabetes stay healthy while living life fully. OmniPod's innovative, tubing-free design provides all the benefits of pump therapy, which supplies the best control over diabetes, while eliminating the hassles of a traditional pump. Its virtually pain-free automated insertion has no needles in sight, which appeals to both children and adults. But primarily, OmniPod enables people with diabetes to simply live their lives normally."

The campaign also emphasizes that, with the right treatment, children and adolescents can live full, healthy and productive lives. To ensure this, it's vital that parents know the early warning signs of diabetes and if their child shows these signs, to seek immediate medical attention. These signs include:

-- Frequent urination

-- Excessive thirst

-- Increased hunger

-- Rapid weight loss

-- Tiredness

-- Lack of interest and concentration

-- Blurred vision

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