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CASCADE MEDICAL'S CHECKMATE SYSTEM: USER-FRIENDLY AND RELIABLE

 CASCADE MEDICAL'S CHECKMATE SYSTEM: USER-FRIENDLY AND RELIABLE
 Unique, Built-In Safeguards Designed to Give Accurate Results
 MINNEAPOLIS, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Blood glucose monitoring can be accurate and precise for all types of diabetics, with the CheckMate(TM) Blood Glucose Monitoring System from Cascade Medical of Eden Prairie, Minn. Automatic calibration, automatic temperature and hematocrit correction and other built-in safeguards are designed to ensure that the CheckMate gives an accurate reading, regardless of differences in operator techniques.
 With the CheckMate System, a safety message alerts the user if proper test procedures were not followed. Other meters may give inaccurate readings if test procedures are not precisely followed -- if the sample size is too small, for example, or if the user fails to calibrate the system properly. When that happens with other meters, the user (and the user's physician) may not know the test results are incorrect.
 The CheckMate System offers a number of other unique features, including: patent built-in lancing device, user-set alarms, memory for verifiable results, blood containment in test strip and a lifetime warranty.
 "We're pleased to offer a truly user-friendly product," said Richard E. Jones, Ph.D., president and CEO of Cascade Medical. "There are a number of monitors out there that look impressive. However, users and their doctors understand the importance of the questions: 'Are the results reliable under all conditions?' 'Is the monitor convenient and easy to use?'
 "Many monitors provide accurate readings only under certain specific conditions," added Jones. "We at Cascade Medical recognize the fact that users have varying degrees of sophistication, and that even careful people may make mistakes. With the unique safeguards built into the CheckMate System, diabetics don't need to be laboratory technicians to get a reading they -- and their doctors -- can trust."
 Cascade Medical developed, manufactures and holds the patents for its CheckMate blood glucose home monitoring system and disposable test strips. CheckMate users purchase a microprocessor-based meter and can quickly determine their blood glucose level with the use of disposable test strips.
 In January 1992, Cascade Medical regained worldwide marketing rights to the system from the Wampole Laboratories division of New York-based Carter-Wallace, Inc., which had marketed it under the name Answer(R) Blood Glucose Monitoring System. Cascade Medical renamed the system CheckMate.
 Cascade Medical has achieved nationwide distribution of its blood glucose monitoring system and is presently establishing distribution in several key international markets.
 Cascade Medical operates a 24-hour-a-day telephone customer support center at 1-800-525-6718.
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 /CONTACT: Perry Ketchum of Ketchum & Metz, Inc., 612-349-2727, for Cascade Medical/ CO: Cascade Medical, Inc. ST: Minnesota IN: MTC SU:


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