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Smile, it's Diabetes Awareness Month

Friday, November 8, 2013

November gives me  an excuse to climb up on my diabetes soapbox and blog (as if I needed one, already!).

Diabetes Care Club adds pain management to mail-order offering


FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Diabetes Care Club, one of 19 contract suppliers for the national mail-order program for diabetes supplies, has inked a deal with Neurometrix to distribute its pain management system.

Mortality rate rises with diabetes-related disease, regardless of race, study says


Worcester, Mass – Postmenopausal women die of diabetes-related disease at the same rate, regardless of race or ethnicity, according to a new UMass Medical School study.

Work? Diabetes? Where does the time go?

Friday, September 13, 2013

The month of August marks two anniversaries for me: the first, it's been 14 years since I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

In brief: Prodigy responds to FDA, Sunrise launches program


CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Prodigy Diabetes Care has conducted a regulatory assessment by an independent auditor to examine, review and revise certain procedures and training to ensure compliance with FDA requirements, it told patients, caregivers and partners in a Sept. 4 letter.

China surpasses US in prevalence of diabetes, study says


CHICAGO – A new study suggests the prevalence of diabetes among Chinese adults has risen to 11.6%. Published Sept.

FDA warns Prodigy


CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Add Prodigy Diabetes Care to the list of HME manufacturers that has received warning letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Inappropriate, questionable billing for test strips, says OIG


WASHINGTON – Medicare inappropriately allowed $6 million in claims for diabetes test strips in 2011, according to a report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG).

Liberator reports earnings


STUART, Fla. – Liberator Medical posted sales of nearly $17.5 million for its fiscal third quarter ended June 30, 2013. That’s an increase of 16.9% compared to the same period last year, the company stated in an earnings report released Aug. 9.

Insulet hits financial milestone


BEDFORD, Mass. – Insulin pump maker Insulet reported revenues of $60.1 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2013, an 18% increase compared to the same period last year. Gross profit was $26.8 million, compared to $22.3 million.