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Say hello to my little friend

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Friday, May 20, 2011

Aside from some momentary confusion this morning at 5 a.m. (and really, who isn't confused at that hour?) when I mixed up my regular meter with the CGM, it was a fairly uneventful night. That is, if you don't mind be squawked at several times to check your blood sugar (for the record, one low).

Things that go beep in the night

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

When I checked my CGM, it was apparently as disoriented as I was, because it was displaying question marks (Elaine never said anything to me about question marks).

Don't drop it in the toilet

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

"This thing costs $1,000. Please don't drop it in the toilet."

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Validation for the audit-weary

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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Last week, I wrote here about what appeared to be some files missing from my medical record. I was annoyed, but figure they'll show up eventually (and yes, I plan to ask at my next visit).

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The paperwork prescription

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

I started my morning at the doctor's office. It's been just over a year since my last visit. In the interim, I was assigned a new doctor, and the practice–part of the state's largest hospital system–apparently switched to a new, electronic records system.

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Here's my two cents on application fee

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

By now you've heard that HME providers will have to pony up an application fee when they enroll in Medicare. The current amount is $505. That's a chunk of money for the typical small business, and I have some sympathy for providers who must pay this fee on top of all their other expenses.

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Bleeding the system?

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

I couldn't resist this headline: Diabetes: Making people bleed for profit.

The premise of the article was that the recent trend toward having Type 2s test their blood sugar 8x to 10x per day is unnecessary, and could cause anxiety and depression.

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How do you like them apples?

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Proving the old adage that the apple really doesn't fall far from the tree, a Miami (again) mother and her two daughters have been charged with health care fraud, according to an article on miamiherald.com.

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Diabetes news never seems to get better

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Well, it's Diabetes Alert Day again and it seems like the news only gets worse.

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