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It's a diabetes thing

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Last week, I mentioned to editor Liz that I needed to leave early for a dentist appointment.

“It seems like you’ve been going to the dentist a lot,” she said.

“Yep. I go four times a year now,” I replied.

“Is that a diabetes thing?” she asked.

CMS to update definitions for shoe inserts

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11/07/2017

WASHINGTON – CMS has proposed revising the definitions of custom fabricated and therapeutic inserts in Appendix C of the DMEPOS Quality Standards to account for new technology.

Patient self-management key to diabetes

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10/20/2017

Among the patient population with chronic illnesses, diabetes is the most common catalyst and comorbidity, which makes it one of the most complex and important disorders facing providers. And its growth, gradually rising for decades, continues unabated.

Ascensia, Dexcom bundle diabetes products

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07/19/2017

PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Ascensia Diabetes Care and Dexcom have hammered out a commercial agreement that they expect to increase access to the Dexcom G5 continuous glucose monitoring system.

Data on diabetes explodes in the cloud

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05/23/2017

Patients with diabetes create a lot of data, whether its their blood glucose levels, A1c results, or medication adherence.

Ascensia, Dr. Oz team up to empower people with diabetes

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05/12/2017

PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Dr. Mehmet Oz has given Ascensia Diabetes Care a big boost in its efforts to educate people about diabetes and help the nearly 30 million Americans with the disease better manage their condition.

CCS Medical ‘Connects’ diabetes patients

‘We never dismiss or discharge anyone’
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03/17/2017

FARMERS BRANCH, Texas – CCS Medical is seeing 25% higher testing rates for hemoglobin A1c, blood pressure, cholesterol, kidney and eye tests, and reductions in emergency room visits and hospitalizations for patients in its virtual diabetes education program.

Insulet posts 24% increase in revenue

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03/03/2017

BILLERICA, Mass. – Insulet Corp. has reported fourth quarter revenue of $103.6 million, representing year-over-year growth of 24%. Net loss was $9.2 million vs. $15.9 million. Fourth-quarter revenue in the U.S.

CMS greenlights CGMs for coverage

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01/17/2017

WASHINGTON – CMS classified “therapeutic” continuous glucose monitoring systems as durable medical equipment in a Jan. 12 ruling.

Breathalyzer targets ‘stunningly low’ compliance for glucose checks

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01/03/2017

For decades, researchers have sought to find noninvasive ways for people with diabetes to test their blood glucose levels without the dreaded finger stick. Western New England University professors Dr. Ronny Priefer and Dr.

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