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Diabetes in the news, in my life

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

CGMs are all around me. Ads for the Dexcom G5, in particular, keep popping up on websites. I am guessing this is because I Googled it while writing a story about Medicare’s recent decision to start paying for certain CGMs (the Dexcom currently being the only one that meets the criteria at this time).

Health care, for a Price

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Monday, January 23, 2017

I’ve been making a round of calls to HME industry consultants today to see what they’re working on with their provider clients. (Managing Editor Theresa likes to call the story that I write from these calls “Consultant’s corner.”) I can’t say that I’ve dug up much yet.

It was a ResMed kind of year

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

In our HME Newswire on Monday, we featured a story on the top 10 most viewed stories on www.hmenews.com for all of 2016.

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What happens in Vegas sometimes requires a little DME

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

I’m back in the office after two (glorious!) weeks away. For Christmas, Mom, I and Aunt Patti went to a little burg known to many as Sin City.

As an HME provider, you more likely know it as the site of Medtrade Spring.

Wrap it up for the holidays

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

If you’re like me, you’ve been frantically trying to wrap things up at the office so you can get the hell out of dodge for the holidays.

One consultant’s take: ‘I’ve never seen people so positive’

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Friday, December 16, 2016

I was on the phone this week with a seasoned consultant who advises medical device companies on strategic plans and M&A. He said he’s gearing up for a very busy 2017.

Ending on a high note

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Friday, December 2, 2016

It’s not everyday someone who has such close ties to the HME industry gets appointed to a top post like secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

I mean, has it happened, ever?

Blood glucose checks? It's not finger-prickin' good.

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Friday, December 2, 2016

In my position as both an editor covering diabetes supplies but also, as a person with diabetes, I am well attuned to all the diabetes news and announcements that come out.

Sometimes, as in the case of headlines about insulin sticker shock, I am tempted to duck my head.

Thanksgiving challenge

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

To come up with enough grist for the mill for the HME Newswire in two and a half days on account of the Thanksgiving holiday has been a bit of a challenge, so Managing Editor Theresa, Associate Editor Tracy and I thought we might have to get crafty.

Red or blue? I'll take Santa instead!

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Friday, November 11, 2016

When Editor Liz offered up her monthly list of suggestions for the front page of our next issue she included a photo, submitted by the Friends of Disabled Adults and Children, of Santa and Mrs. Claus. Perfect timing for December, right?

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