Experience ″A Day in the Life″ of an Insulin-using Patient with Diabetes through Interactive Infographic

   Experience ″A Day in the Life″ of an Insulin-using Patient with Diabetes
                       through Interactive Infographic

PR Newswire

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Nov. 14, 2013

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of World Diabetes
Day, Abbott has created an interactive infographic to help raise awareness
about what life can be like for an insulin-using patient who has diabetes.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131114/AQ16999-INFO)

Approximately 26percent of the 18.8million Americans diagnosed with diabetes
follow an insulin regimen recommended by their healthcare provider in order to
manage their condition^i. Many people with diabetes are prescribed insulin,
either because their bodies do not produce insulin or do not use insulin
properly.^ii

Abbott′s interactive infographic takes the user through a "day in the life" of
an insulin-using patient, which can include a complex routine of regular blood
glucose monitoring, counting and logging carbohydrates, and calculating and
injecting precise doses of insulin.

To visit the interactive infographic visit
http://www.abbott.com/insulin-using-patient.htm

About Abbott Diabetes Care

Abbott Diabetes Care, based in Alameda, Calif., is a leader in developing,
manufacturing and marketing glucose monitoring systems designed to help people
better manage their diabetes. Additional information about Abbott Diabetes
Care may be found at www.abbottdiabetescare.com.

About Abbott

Abbott (NYSE: ABT) is a global healthcare company devoted to improving life
through the development of products and technologies that span the breadth of
healthcare. With a portfolio of leading, science-based offerings in
diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic
pharmaceuticals, Abbott serves people in more than 150 countries and employs
approximately 70,000 people.

Visit Abbott at www.abbott.comand connect with us on Twitter at @AbbottNews.

^i Treatment of Diabetes in the United States, 2007–2009 (National Health
Interview Survey). 2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet. Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention.

^ii
http://www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/treatment-and-care/medication/insulin/



SOURCE Abbott

Website: http://www.abbott.com
Contact: Media, Vicky Assardo, +1 (510) 864-4690
 
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