MEDISENSE, AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION AND NORTHWEST MEDICAL TEAMS INTERNATIONAL, INC. PARTNER TO AID OREGON FLOOD VICTIMS WITH DIABETES
MediSense, Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of biosensor A device that detects and analyzes body movement, temperature or fluids and turns it into an electronic signal. See lab on a chip and data glove. Biosensor blood glucose testing monitors for people with diabetes, has teamed up with the American Diabetes Association’s Oregon Affiliate and Northwest Medical Teams International, Inc. to provide life-saving Precision Q-I-D(TM) blood glucose monitors and MICROFLO(TM) Test Strips to victims in the flooded areas of Oregon. Initial shipments of monitors and test strips have been donated by MediSense to help flood victims with diabetes continue to measure their blood sugar levels on a regular basis, an essential component in delaying or preventing life threatening complications of diabetes. MediSense will continue to coordinate with the American Diabetes Association to supply monitors and strips to flood victims until the crisis has passed.
Flood victims with diabetes are urged to call Northwest Medical Team International, Inc., a disaster relief organization active in the Oregon flood relief efforts, at 503-624-1000 to speak with disaster relief representatives concerning availability of blood glucose monitors and testing strips. For product information on Precision Q-I-D or questions and education on monitoring, flood victims and disaster relief delegates are encouraged to call MediSense’s 24-hour, toll-free hot line at 800-527-3339.
Now in its fifth year, the collaborative effort of the American Diabetes Association and MediSense’s Disaster Relief Program has aided patients with diabetes through natural disasters such as: Hurricane Andrew, the Midwest Floods, the Los Angeles earthquake, the Southeast Texas floods and the Oklahoma City bombing See Terrorism “The Oklahoma City Bombing” (Sidebar); Venue “Venue and the Oklahoma City Bombing Case” (Sidebar). disaster.
Dr. Robert L. Coleman, president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of MediSense said, “MediSense is dedicated to assisting people with diabetes in the flood- stricken areas with all the resources at our command. Research shows that monitoring is vital to controlling the adverse effects of diabetes. Disaster situations like this can be potentially life-threatening. MediSense is both proud and pleased to join forces with the American Diabetes Association to ensure the hardships imposed by the flood won’t prevent monitoring efforts.”
The mission of the American Diabetes Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The American Diabetes Association recognizes the importance of careful diabetes control and the difficulties that people with diabetes may encounter after a natural disaster such as the flood. The American Diabetes Association appreciates the willingness of MediSense, Inc. in providing emergency assistance for people with diabetes who have been affected by this disaster. For information on diabetes, call the American Diabetes Association (800-DIABETES).
MediSense, Inc. based in Waltham, MA is the worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer of Precision Q-I-D(TM), ExacTech(R) and MediSense(R)2 self-monitoring biosensors, and the Precision-G(TM) hospital biosensor testing system. The systems were developed to enable people with diabetes and healthcare providers to manage diabetes more effectively. MediSense has received ISO (1) See ISO speed.
(2) (International Organization for Standardization, Geneva, Switzerland, http://www.iso.ch) An organization that sets international standards, founded in 1946. The U.S. member body is ANSI. 9001 certification demonstrating MediSense’s continued commitment to quality assurance and management standards for all its products and practices. MediSense also provides support networks for customers and healthcare professionals at 800-527-3339.
NOTE: Precision Q-I-D, Precision-G and MICROFLO are trademarks of MediSense, Inc. MediSense2 and ExacTech are registered trademarks of MediSense, Inc.
CO: MediSense, Inc; American Diabetes Association; Northwest Medical
Kathleen Van Gorden or Dan Ring of Lehman Millet, 617-439-0288, or Neil Sheridan of MediSense, 617-895-6175, or Eric Odell of Northwest Medical Teams International, 503-624-1038/