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Me and Mr. Brooks

Friday, August 2, 2013

I have a new twitter follower. It's none other than John Brooks, the CEO of Joslin Diabetes Center.

Call me a dork, but that was pretty exciting for me. Joslin is a big name in the diabetes world, big as in BIG. In fact, I've been following them on twitter myself.

Rep. Welch introduces diabetes bill


WASHINGTON – Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., on July 26 introduced H.R. 2845, a bill that would allow community pharmacies to deliver diabetes supplies to Medicare beneficiaries.

New meter: Early observations

Friday, July 26, 2013

Yes, after much ado, I got the strips for my new meter. The insurer would still only authorize 1/3 of the prescription but I was so beaten down and discouraged (in other words, right where they wanted me) that I took it.

Prescription for test strips? You do the math

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Why is health insurance so costly? I think part of it may that insurers require a lot of money to develop convoluted and arcane mathematical algorithms to try and squeeze every dollar out their subscribers.

Longtime diabetes supplier closes shop


When Howard Rich closed his business on May 24, he closed the door on 22 years of serving the tri-county area of Fort Lauderdale-Palm Beach-Miami-Dade, Fla.

Diabetes Care Club buys back into game


FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Now that Diabetes Care Club has acquired Priority Diabetes Supply, a contract supplier, the playing field for the national mail-order program has been set, say industry watchers.

A plus or minus for the plus-sized?

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The American Medical Association (AMA) today endorsed recognizing obesity as a disease, rather than a mere condition.

Medical Supply Liquidators: Open for business


WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Medical Supply Liquidators, an online supplier of diabetic supplies, is celebrating its grand opening, according to a press release.

AASM: CPAP may also improve diabetes


BALTIMORE – Citing a study conducted by researchers at the University of Chicago, physicians at the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) say CPAP treatment may also relieve symptoms of Type 2 diabetes, according to a press release.

Hot stuff? The seed of an idea goes a long way

Monday, June 3, 2013

Despite 90-degree temperatures over the weekend that made us hardy Mainers wilt like so many hothouse flowers, I managed to get my "crops" planted. I planted green and jalapeno peppers and a san marzano tomato plant which was supposed to be a roma plant but I grabbed the wrong kind.