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Diabetes

Roche Launches Insulin Pump

It is safe, simple, convenient, and optimises blood glucose levels

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."

Features
  • Accu-Chek 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

 

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