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Market The number of diabetes patients has risen from around 1 million in the mid 1900s to about 16 million today as diabetes has become a leading cause of death among Americans. The effects of diabetes can be very far-reaching, and symptoms can manifest themselves as blood pressure problems, blindness, kidney failure, and/or cardiovascular disease. Patients with diabetes need to be able to monitor their glucose concentration in blood so they can maintain an optimal level of glucose, which helps by decreasing the chance of experiencing negative side effects associated with diabetes. (Diabetes: A Growing Public Health Concern, U.S. FDA) As expected from the statistics, the market for glucose monitors is large. According to LifeScan, more than 3 million patients use their products to measure their blood sugar levels (LifeScan Medical Device Company Intelligence Report, www.piribo.com ) . There are more than 25 different companies offering their own unique glucose monitor system. LifeScan, Inc.’s largest
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