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MEDTRONIC RECEIVES FDA APPROVAL FOR INSULIN PUMP

April 17, 2006
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Medtronic announced FDA approval of the MiniMed Paradigm Real-Time Insulin Pump and Continuous Glucose Monitoring System, a new therapy available for patients who use insulin to treat diabetes. For the first time in the history of diabetes management, an insulin pump integrates with real-time continuous glucose monitoring (CGM), the company said. This new technology will help patients take immediate or preventive action to maintain healthy glucose levels and delay or prevent diabetes-related complications, including coma, blindness, kidney failure, amputation, impotence, and heart disease.