Free Diabetes Management Software Helps People Track Blood Glucose-Related Information and Identify Trouble Spots
- Provides Personalized Overview in Easy-To-Read Reports to Help Monitor Diabetes -
MILPITAS, Calif., July 23, 2003 -- LifeScan, Inc., a Johnson & amp; Johnson company, has introduced OneTouch(TM) Diabetes Management Software, offering people with diabetes a powerful tool to help them track diabetes-related health information that they can use at home or share with their diabetes educator or healthcare provider. Available for downloading from the company's Web site, www.LifeScan.com, the new software offers specially designed reports that make it easy to identify trends and trouble spots by representing data in easy to understand graphs, pie charts and tables. In addition, the new software helps people with diabetes to better understand how individual actions, such as what you eat or when you exercise, can affect blood glucose levels.
"People now have the ability to use their home computer as a personal healthcare tool to visually track key factors in their diabetes management," said Donald K. Zettervall, RPh, CDE, Director of the Diabetes Center, Old Saybrook, CT. "This software allows people to enter personalized information about their diabetes, such as blood glucose target ranges, diabetes medications and insulin regimens, and to compile the data into simple-to-understand charts and graphs."
Software Enables People To Link Blood Glucose Readings to Everyday Choices
Offering 11 easy-to-read reports for people to view their glucose and diabetes information, the charts and graphs of OneTouch Software can help people better understand how the choices they make in their everyday lifestyle impact their blood glucose control, the key to managing diabetes. For example, a pie chart that shows the percentage of mealtime glucose readings that fall in or out of range may indicate that a person needs to modify what he or she is eating at a particular meal. OneTouch Software can help people identify blood glucose trouble spots and patterns that don't automatically surface just from reviewing the individual blood glucose results in a handwritten logbook.
Helps Personalize Information and Makes It Easier to Share with Healthcare Providers
OneTouch Software provides easy-to-use tabs and icons that enable customized entry of diabetes information. These allow people with diabetes to enter personal blood glucose target ranges, diabetes medications by name, information on up to five different insulin regimens, and working and non-working schedules, which can help them account for differences in eating and exercise patterns between weekdays, weekends and vacations. The software also enables users to track other diabetes-related factors, such as exercise, diet, weight, and even other health measures like blood pressure and cholesterol. These other factors shed light on what may be affecting a person's glucose levels, something that is particularly helpful when users share reports with their healthcare providers, which can be done directly from the software via e-mail, fax or printed copies.
OneTouch(R)Meter Compatibility, Availability, and Computer Requirements
The new OneTouch Diabetes Management Software, version 2.0, is compatible with the entire family of OneTouch(R) Monitors, including the new OneTouch(R)UltraSmart(TM), OneTouch(R)Ultra(R), OneTouch(R)Basic(R), OneTouch(R)Profile(R), InDuo(R), OneTouch(R)Surestep(R), OneTouch(R)FastTake(R) and OneTouch(R)II.
A OneTouch Interface Cable is required to connect the user's OneTouch Meter to a computer to transfer information, and can be ordered from LifeScan's Web site. OneTouch Software is also available for download from the company's Web site, www.LifeScan.com. If a user cannot or prefers not to download the software from the Web site, customers have the option to purchase the software CD for $29.99. Both items can be ordered by calling LifeScan Customer Services at 1-800-382-7226.
Computer requirements for use of the OneTouch Software include an IBM(R)-compatible computer (266 MHz or greater; Pentium II); Windows 95c, 98SE, NT 4.0 Server or Workstation (SP5 or above), 2000 Server or Professional Editions (SP2 or above), ME, XP (SP1 or above) Home or Professional; 64 MB of RAM or higher; 100 to 200 MB of free hard disk space during installation and 60 MB of free hard disk space after installation; CD-ROM drive or high speed Internet connection recommended; an available RS-232 port; and an 800 x 600 display resolution (or better) 256-color monitor. A 9-pin OneTouch Interface Cable is required (25-pin users will be able to use 2.0 via adapter to the 9-pin Interface Cable).
LifeScan, a leading maker of blood glucose monitoring products, is dedicated to creating a world without limits for people with diabetes. More pharmacists and diabetes specialists recommend the company's OneTouch Systems than any other brand. For information on diabetes care and LifeScan products and services, visit www.LifeScan.com or call LifeScan Customer Services at 1-800-227-8862.
Contact: Nicole Russo
Robert Marston Marketing
SOURCE LifeScan, Inc.,
/PRNewswire -- July 23/
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Last Updated: Sunday August 03, 2003 15:17:04
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