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New meter: Early observations

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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

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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

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06/21/2013

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

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06/21/2013

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?

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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

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06/10/2013

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

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06/04/2013

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

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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.

Study: CPAP may benefit those with prediabetes

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05/20/2013

PHILADELPHIA –Prediabetic patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) saw significant improvement in their glucose levels after CPAP treatment, according to a small clinical trial.

Diabetes Care Club buys contract supplier

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05/17/2013

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Diabetes Care Club, a provider of mail-order diabetic test strips owned by Simplex Healthcare, has acquired Jupiter, Fla.-based Priority Diabetes Supply, according to a press release.

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