Waltham, MA (PRWEB) February 27, 2012
Nova Diabetes Care, manufacturer of the Nova Max® Plus glucose/ketone meter, is proud to sponsor Diabetes Education and Camping Association (DECA). DECA, established in 1997, serves as the worldwide voice for diabetes camping. They provide networking and resources to enhance and expand diabetes camp programs worldwide. DECA assists diabetes camp organizations by developing guidelines for diabetes education and management. They also develop programs that inspire health and confidence in youth, young adults and families affected by diabetes.
As part of its sponsorship, Nova Diabetes Care will attend diabetes camps to offer educational material and free Nova Max Plus Glucose/Ketone meters. Nova Max Plus is an accurate, fast and no coding meter for glucose testing that can also be used to monitor blood ketone levels on sick-days and whenever glucose is elevated, as recommended by the American Diabetes Association.1 Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is the most common cause of hospitalization and death in children with diabetes.2 Hospitalizations were shown to be reduced by 50% when ketones were tested in the blood compared to ketones tested in urine.3
Lorne Abramson of DECA notes “we are so pleased that Nova Diabetes Care will be supporting DECA and its member camps this year. The diabetes camps are the perfect venue to educate the children and their families about the importance of blood ketone testing as part of their sick-day management to help avert DKA, a potentially life-threatening condition that families can control through diligent monitoring and management”.
About Nova Diabetes Care
Nova Diabetes Care is the exclusive distributor of the Nova Max brand of consumer glucose meters and strips in the United States. Nova Diabetes Care is dedicated to improving lives of people with diabetes by providing advanced technology products along with 24 hour, best in class customer support. Nova Diabetes Care representatives are available throughout the U.S to provide Nova Max sample meters and educational materials for diabetes educators and other healthcare professionals, and educational programs for their patients. Nova Cares toll free customer service line is available 24 hours per day, 365 days per year to answer questions and provide support concerning the use of Nova Max products. Further information about Nova Diabetes Care and the Nova Max products can be found at http://www.novacares.com or by calling our toll-free customer service number 800-681-7390.
1. American Diabetes Association. Diabetes Care 2004; 27(S1):S91-93.
2. Wolfsdorf J et al. Diabetes Care 2006; 29(5):1150-1159.
3. Laffel LM et al. J Diabetes Sci Technol 2007; 1(1):133-136.
NovaMax is a registered trademark of Nova Biomedical.
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