Roche Launches Insulin Pump
It is safe, simple, convenient, and optimises blood glucose
Roche Diagnostics Ltd recently introduced Accu-Chek Spirit, the new insulin
pump in the market. Accu-Chek Spirit is launched for the first time in India
and is available across six metros namely, Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi,
Kolkata and Hyderabad.
The benefits of using Accu-Chek Spirit is that it is safe, easy, simple, convenient,
and flexible, optimises blood glucose levels and helps significantly reduce
long-term complications and the need of multiple daily injections is avoided,
thus making the life of a diabetic independent and flexible. It also gives flexibility
to choose what to eat, when to eat and how much to eat.
Additionally, sleeping patterns like going to bed early and sleeping late are
as flexible as with non-diabetics, shift work, pregnancy or invitations for
dinners are typical metabolic challenges that can be easily managed with an
insulin pump and pumps are being used successfully by children, adolescents
and pregnant or breast-feeding women.
Accu-Chek Spirit is the first insulin pump with three different operating menus.
This innovative function provides the option to programme the insulin pump according
to the people's level of experience and individual requirements.
The standard menu for beginners is easy to handle and provides the basic features
of the pump. The advanced menu for experienced users allows the use of all the
features Accu-Chek Spirit offers. The custom menu for individual needs enables
the people with diabetes to choose menu functions according to preference.
According to Sanjay Gupta, Head, Roche Diagnostics Diabetes
Care-India, "The launch of Accu-Chek Spirit has taken a step towards completing
the circle between diabetes monitoring, insulin therapy and advice for people
with diabetes to achieve better self management. The product is designed to
make the life of diabetics the way they prefer."
Spirit is the first insulin pump with three different operating menus
which provides the option to programme the insulin pump according to
the people's level of experience and individual requirements.
- With the option of four bolus functions,
the insulin dosage can be closely adjusted to the individual needs of
the people with diabetes.
- Accu-Chek Spirit offers five basal rate
profiles for an optimum coverage of physiological needs. These profiles
give more flexibility to match different daily routines such as shift
work, weekends, or international travel.
EH News Bureau