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Photo: Introduction of the Amigo Insulin Pump Offers a Lifestyle Where 'Life Has No Limits'

Friday, May 2, 2008 General News J E 4
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MIRAMAR, Fla., May 1 Nipro Diabetes Systems introduces theAmigo(R) Insulin Pump available for the first time to the market. The pumphelps control blood glucose for children and adults with types 1 and 2diabetes. Built for safety, reliability, accuracy and durability, the Amigo isuser friendly with computer-like help screens for easy programming. Developedand manufactured in the United Sates by people with diabetes and healthcareprofessionals who specialize in the disease, the Amigo has been designedaround the patient and in response to the ever changing treatment of diabetes.

The Amigo Insulin Pump mimics the pancreas by consistently deliveringbasal insulin throughout the day and night and allowing the wearer to programbolus insulin whenever needed. It utilizes rapid-acting insulin that is verysimilar to the insulin produced by the human pancreas. The Amigo is also asmart pump because it is capable of calculating bolus insulin for food andhigh blood glucose readings through parameters prescribed by the physician andstored in the pump.

The Amigo's 'Life Has No Limits' campaign emphasizes the freedom forpeople with diabetes to take control of their lives instead of letting thedisease control them. No matter what you eat, where you go, or what you do,the Amigo empowers you to participate in a wide variety of activities.

Nipro Diabetes Systems differentiates the Amigo Insulin Pump from otherpumps in the market through its dedication to high quality customer service.Certified Diabetes Educators are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week toanswer any questions. From education in carbohydrate counting to technicalaspects of the Amigo Insulin pump, there is always a 'friend' a phone callway.

Charitable work is also part of Nipro's mission, with a portion of everyAmigo sale going to the Kids on the GO Foundation. The charity was created tobring lower income children and their families together with kid-focuseddiabetes events. The funds will be utilized to help families cover the cost toattend diabetes conferences and camps.

Nipro Diabetes Systems is located in Miramar, Florida where the Amigoinsulin Pump is manufactured and distributed along with diabetes supplyproducts through our online store. The parent company, Nipro Corporation, is amulti-billion dollar company headquartered in Osaka, Japan that has been aleader in the healthcare field since 1954. For additional information on theAmigo Insulin Pump, call toll free 1-888-651-PUMP(7867) or log ontowww.niprodiabetes.com.To view the Multimedia News Release, go to:http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/niprodiabetes/31430/

SOURCE Nipro Diabetes Systems
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