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First and Only Meter to Look for Patterns of High and Low Blood Sugar and Alert Diabetes Patients Right on Screen
Date:1/9/2012

MILPITAS, Calif., Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The key to reducing the risk of short and long-term complications associated with diabetes is to minimize high and low blood sugar levels.  But, for the nearly 26 million Americans living with diabetes, this can be a daily challenge.  Now, the new OneTouch® Verio™IQ System with PatternAlert™ Technology helps make it fast and easy to zero in on patterns of highs and lows so patients can take action to prevent them in the future.(1)  It is the first and only meter(2) to display patterns of highs and lows right on screen with messages such as: "Looks like your blood sugar has been running LOW around this time."  The system was introduced today by LifeScan, Inc., the leading maker of blood glucose monitoring systems. 

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The OneTouch VerioIQ System is specifically designed to meet the needs of patients who take insulin because they are at the greatest risk of experiencing hypoglycemia (low blood glucose), and also test their blood glucose in order to adjust their insulin for meals and other activities.

Evidence shows that hypoglycemia is a major limiting factor in achieving control of diabetes, and repeated hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) can lead to a number of long-term complications.  Detecting and managing patterns early may help.

"All meters will tell you your blood sugar level at a particular moment in time.  But, the OneTouch VerioIQ System is the only one to compare your current result with your previous results and to proactively alert you to important patterns you might not even be aware exist," says Michael Pfeifer, Chief Medical Officer, LifeScan, Inc.  "Our goal is to make a real difference for people with diabetes by providing simple tools that help patients discover ways to improve their glyce
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