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$10.41?! Why not just give the stuff away?

Friday, February 1, 2013

Did I really say, in my last blog, that expected payment amounts for Round 2 for diabetes test strips would about $15? Boy, was I (and, apparently, pretty much everyone else) wrong. The strips came in at $10.41.

Diabetes attacks!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The other day, there was yet another article in which a person with diabetes experienced a low blood sugar while driving. The driver had a "diabetic attack," said the article. Which led to commenters posting how much they hated that phrase.

Package pushes diabetes payments off a cliff

'I don’t know that Congress knows what they did'

WASHINGTON – Medicare payments for all diabetes testing supplies stand to be drastically reduced this summer.

Liberty Medical liberates itself


PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – It may have come as a shock to many when Liberty Medical in December exited the Medicare fee-for-service diabetes supply business, but there was some behind-the-scenes movement leading up to that decision.

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