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GlucoseBuddy and the big fail

Thursday, January 3, 2013

This year, encouraged (dare I say, excited, even?) by Diabetes Forecast mag's annual product update, I decided to download an app, the GlucoseBuddy, so that I could log numbers and track patterns (when you have diabetes, it's all about the patterns).

Rearview 2012: Sleep, diabetes feel squeeze on all sides


Sleep therapy is such a booming business that it’s hardly surprising sleep-related stories once again dominated the specialty provider sector in 2012.

Error rate hits 95% for diabetic shoes


WASHINGTON – Ninety-five percent of claims for therapeutic shoes for persons with diabetes were denied in the third quarter of 2012, according to a prepayment review conducted by National Government Services, the DME MAC for Jurisdiction B.

CDC report: Diabetes rates spike across US


ATLANTA – From 1995 to 2000, there was at least a 100% increase in the prevalence of diagnosed diabetes cases in 18 states, according to a Morbidity and Mortality report from the Centers

To pass out candy or not?

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Another Halloween, another moral battle with myself. I won't keep you in suspense. I lost. This year, I will once again be handing out seasonal tattoos but instead of supplementing the tattoos with, say, pretzels, I opted for candy (Nerds, in case you're wondering). Sigh.

A big pain in the ... arm

Monday, October 22, 2012

Looking for a new product area to delve into? I have two words for you: pain management.

Nipro provides retail options


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Nipro Diagnostics, a manufacturer and marketer of diabetes products and supplies, has launched a new line of ancillary products that gives providers more retail options.

CMS scrutinizes diabetes bids


YARMOUTH, Maine – When it comes to awarding contracts in the national mail order bid for diabetes supplies, CMS may be doing its homework this time around, industry stakeholders say.