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At the diabetes center, they just roll with it

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

My diabetes checkup went better than expected. My AIC was 7.7, which is on the high side (she wants it below 7), but she was pleased overall.

Do I check my sugar? Yes. Do I write it down? Not so much.

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Monday, November 7, 2011

I was talking to the folks at the National Community Pharmacists Association last week and the subject of audits, especially for test strips, came up.

Diabetes: Some of us are all too aware

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Yesterday, as I was writing this blog, I found myself wondering at my use of the word "awareness." What does it mean, exactly? I worried that it's tossed around all too frequently to cover, well, everything.

Next year, I am going with the tats

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

It seems somehow appropriate that Diabetes Awareness Month kicks off after the sugar high that is Halloween. And just for the record, I did give out candy this year (M&Ms and Smarties) along with fake tattoos. I am pleased to say the tattoos went the fastest.

An unfair advantage? You be the judge

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

It's that time of year again. Medicare Advantage open enrollment. How do I know this? My mailbox is stuffed with postcards and brochures attempting to woo me to their plans.

Why is it so hard to get my name removed from this mailing list (I also get frequent mailers from the AARP)?

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Providers, providers and more providers

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

I edited a batch of stories from Elizabeth, our shiny new associate editor, this morning and when I handed them back to her, I pointed out that she used the word "provider" in all of her headlines for the provider section (that's the green one, folks).

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Customer service: It's basic

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A couple of weeks ago, I cruised the Burger King drive through to get a small diet coke.

"I'll have a small diet coke, please," said I.

"We no longer have small," came the disembodied mechanical voice. "We have basic, medium and large."

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Summit live: A brand new day. A potential new market.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

People don't want to go back to the hospital, but nearly 20% do. For COPD patients, its 22.6%. Providers are well positioned to help turn this statistic around, says Dr. Greg Spratt, homecare chair of the AARC.

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Summit live: There is opportunity in the unknown

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Monday, September 12, 2011

HME providers aren't exactly the hottest properties in town, but there is opportunity out there, say industry M&A experts.

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Summit live: An excellent panel

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Monday, September 12, 2011

Only at HME News do we give you an award, then reward you by sticking you on the hot seat, in this case, a panel discussion here in front of 170 of your peers at the HME Business Summit.

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