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Survey Reveals Significant Public Lack of Diabetes Awareness

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 27, 2007 - According to a recent nationwide survey released today, nearly 80 percent of the American public does not know the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The survey, conducted by Harris Interactive(R) and commissioned by Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE:MDT), showed that almost half of respondents were also unaware that two distinct forms of diabetes existed. The results of the survey, particularly those focusing on type 1 diabetes, corroborate Medtronic's decision to announce today the launch of an education initiative to raise awareness of type 1 diabetes, and the most effective therapy options available to treat it.

"The diabetes community has speculated for some time about the public's poor understanding of type 1 diabetes. These survey results unfortunately confirm our fears," said Francine Kaufman, MD, director of the Comprehensive Childhood Diabetes Center and head of the Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. "Type 1 diabetes is a life-long disease that occurs most often in children, although it can manifest itself in adults. Type 1 requires daily intensive insulin therapy to maintain a normal quality of life, and has nothing to do with a patient's diet or lack of exercise."

In the survey, nearly 70 percent of people incorrectly believed a cure existed for type 1 diabetes. The majority of respondents mentioned proper diet (25%), weight loss (18%), exercise (22%), insulin (16%) or other medication (12%) - as ways patients could cure their type 1 diabetes. These misconceptions reaffirm many of the myths associated with the disease. They also draw attention away from the need for intensive and aggressive insulin management of type 1 diabetes to reduce the incidence of long-term complications. Some of the most advanced therapy options currently available for patients include insulin pump therapy and continuous gl
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