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Mail order bids, test strip limits and the scary world of Medicare diabetes

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Here's an interesting question: Are the providers who accepted winning bids for mail order diabetes ticked off with the proposal to limit the number of times a d

Diabetes: What's in a name?

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

It's diabetes awareness month—oh wait. It just ended (where does the time go?). I digress.

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Walking and rolling

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I had an interesting chat with provider Bert Berns today. Berns has been in a wheelchair since 1982. When a person is first injured, he told me, it's hard to believe life isn't over.

"No matter what they tell you," he said, 'that's eveybody's initial thought."

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Stop thinking rationally

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

"We're screwed." So says Stan Collender, keynote speaker at AAHomecare's legislative update here at Medtrade this afternoon.

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Bureaucracy is, as bureaucracy does

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Friday, November 5, 2010

Note: This blog has nothing to do with HME.

You may recall that I wrote a few months back that Maine was so bad at managing its food stamp program that it got some money to help fix the problem.

Here's an example of the problem, as reported on Maintoday.com.

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Dreaming in diabetes

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

I once read that you knew you had mastered a foreign language when you dreamed in it.

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This issue always gets me fired up

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

It's not a question of if my dad will need home oxygen, it's a question of when. He's smoked like a chimney all his life. We're talking, at times, about three packs a day here, folks. In fact, it's a miracle he is only just now starting to feel the effects of his long-term vice.

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Sleeping on the job?

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Well this is a new one.

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Face shapers and rubber hoses?! What kind of torture is this?

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Does anyone remember Welcome Back Kotter? The old 70s sitcom set in a high school classroom with a very (very) young John Travolta?

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Help Rhonda

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

As I may have mentioned already, I've been talking to women's health providers about National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Which is now.

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