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  1. 1. Key Concepts of Glucose Monitoring and the AlphaTRAK® Blood Glucose <br />Monitoring System<br />ALPHA-347/R1 January 2010 ©2010 Abbott Laboratories<br />
  2. 2. Canine/Feline Diabetic Cases<br />There are an estimated 1.43 million diabetic dogs and cats in the U.S.<br />600,000 (43%) diabetic patients are undiagnosed<br />270,000 (19%) are diagnosed, but untreated<br />Data Sources: Populations – Pet Food institute, 2005. Incidence and Treatment – IMS, 2003 and<br />2005 and from Humane Society website:<br />ALPHA-347/R1 January 2010 ©2010 Abbott Laboratories<br />
  3. 3. Untreated Diabetes<br />Untreated diabetes can lead to other serious diseases:<br />Ketoacidosis<br />Neuropathy (nerve damage)<br />Increased incidence of infections (i.e. Urinary Tract Infections)<br />Cataracts (dogs)<br />Gastrointestinal dysfunction<br />Early treatment can help a pet live a healthier life.<br />ALPHA-347/R1 January 2010 ©2010 Abbott Laboratories<br />
  4. 4. Early detection can be accomplished by:<br />Understanding the symptoms e.g., <br />Excessive urination, drinking, hunger <br />Weight loss<br />Understanding and actively looking for the risk factors e.g.,<br />Age<br />Obesity<br />Inactivity<br />Genetics<br />ALPHA-347/R1 January 2010 ©2010 Abbott Laboratories<br />
  5. 5. Early detection can be accomplished by:<br />Understand and look for co-morbidities<br />According to Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI), the top ten medical claims are:<br />Dogs<br /><ul><li>#1 Ear infections
  6. 6. #2 Skin Allergies
  7. 7. #3 Psyoderma/Hot Spots
  8. 8. #4 Gastritis / vomiting
  9. 9. #5 Entertis/Diarreha
  10. 10. #6 Urinary Tract Infection
  11. 11. #7 Benign Skin Tumors
  12. 12. #8 Eye Inflammation
  13. 13. #9 Osteoarthritis
  14. 14. #10 Hypothyroidism</li></ul>Cats<br />#1 Urinary Tract Infection<br />#2 Gastritis / vomiting<br />#3 Chronic Renal Failure<br />#4 Enteritis/Diarrhea<br />#5 Diabetes<br />#6 Skin Allergies<br />#7 Colitis/Constipation<br />#8 Ear Infections<br />#9 Respiratory Infections<br />#10 Hyperthyroidism<br />ALPHA-347/R1 January 2010 ©2010 Abbott Laboratories<br />
  15. 15. Managing Diabetes<br />ALPHA-347/R1 January 2010 ©2010 Abbott Laboratories<br />
  16. 16. Key Factors in Managing Diabetes<br />Managing and treating diabetes occurs with:<br />Diet<br />Exercise<br />Insulin Regulation<br />Monitoring<br />“Our goal is that when we’re treating pets with insulin, we want to keep their glucose levels down to a point where their clinical signs are going into remission.” <br />Dr. David Bruyette, DVM, DACVIM<br />ALPHA-347/R1 January 2010 ©2010 Abbott Laboratories<br />
  17. 17. Importance of Blood Glucose Monitoring<br />Monitoring is the process of tracking the patient’s glucose level over time: <br />Helps to assess the effectiveness of prescribed treatment<br />Assists in enabling changes to optimize treatment<br />Helps balances the appropriate level of insulin necessary<br />Blood Glucose Curve<br />ALPHA-347/R1 January 2010 ©2010 Abbott Laboratories<br />
  18. 18. Importance of Home Blood Glucose Monitoring<br /><ul><li> Home monitoring of blood glucose levels can make a positive difference in a treatment plan by:
  19. 19. Reducing the affects of “white coat” syndrome (e.g. hyperglycemia)
  20. 20. Obtaining readings in a pet’s natural environment (e.g., more accurate)
  21. 21. Achieving readings more frequently than possible in-clinic</li></ul>“Achieving good control of blood glucose levels quickly is key to preventing negative side effects associated with diabetes. This rapidity of control can only be achieved through the use of injectable insulin and at home blood glucose monitoring.” Dr. Sara Ford, DVM, DACVIM<br />ALPHA-347/R1 January 2010 ©2010 Abbott Laboratories<br />
  22. 22. AlphaTRAK®<br />Blood Glucose Monitoring System<br />The AlphaTRAK® System provides unique benefits to you and your patients <br />ALPHA-347/R1 January 2010 ©2010 Abbott Laboratories<br />
  23. 23. Accuracy<br /> Proven results equivalent to those from a reference method, the “gold standard”<br />“We have found that the AlphaTRAK® Meter was more accurate in determining blood glucose levels in dog and cats than portable human meters.”1<br />Dr. Elizabeth Cozzi, Ph.D.<br />1-Data on specific meters on file<br />ALPHA-347/R1 January 2010 ©2010 Abbott Laboratories<br />
  24. 24. Validated for Veterinary Patients<br />Human blood is different than dog or cat blood<br />The AlphaTRAK® meter is calibrated and validated for cats and dogs<br />1 Mackay EM. The Distribution of Glucose in Human Blood (From the Scripps<br /> Metabolic Clinic). J Biological Chem. May 1932:685-8.<br />2 Coldman MF and Good W. The distribution of sodium, potassium and glucose<br /> in the blood of some mammals. Comp Biochem Physiol. April 1967;21(1) 201-6.<br />ALPHA-347/R1 January 2010 ©2010 Abbott Laboratories<br />
  25. 25. Now Validated for Glucose Monitoring in Horses and Ferrets<br /><ul><li>The hand-held meter is easy for use in the field or in-clinic
  26. 26. The AlphaTRAK® Meter provides accurate results in just seconds</li></ul>ALPHA-347/R1 January 2010 ©2010 Abbott Laboratories<br />
  27. 27. Expanded Testing Range<br />Now provides validated numeric readings up to 750 mg/dL in cats <br /> and dogs<br />“This is a significant improvement because many newly-diagnosed and unregulated cats have glucose values above 500 mg/dl. Being able to better quantify the glucose level in the upper range will significantly improve patient diagnosis and our resulting treatment plan.”<br />Dr. Gary D. Norsworthy, DVM, DABVP<br />ALPHA-347/R1 January 2010 ©2010 Abbott Laboratories<br />
  28. 28. Easy to Use<br />Obtain an accurate blood glucose result in <br /> four simple steps …<br />ALPHA-347/R1 January 2010 ©2010 Abbott Laboratories<br />
  29. 29. Small Sample Size<br />Small Sample Size –<br />Requires only 0.3µL of blood without the need <br /> for a needle and syringe<br />Speed –<br />Gives you accurate numeric readings <br /> in seconds<br />ALPHA-347/R1 January 2010 ©2010 Abbott Laboratories<br />
  30. 30. AlphaTRAK®Blood Glucose Monitoring System<br />Look to the AlphaTRAK® Meter for:<br />Accurate results<br />Specific species blood glucose readings<br />An expanded testing range<br />Readings within seconds<br />ALPHA-347/R1 January 2010 ©2010 Abbott Laboratories<br />
  31. 31. To learn more about Abbott Animal Health, our dedication to animal health excellence and our quality products, contact your local Abbott sales representative or Customer Service at 888-299-7416 or visit<br />ALPHA-347/R1 January 2010 ©2010 Abbott Laboratories<br />