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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.

There's no app for that

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Friday, April 19, 2013

You may recall my brief and failed attempt at using a diabetes app to record stats.

It’s Downhill for Diabetes

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03/22/2013

American Diabetes Wholesale (ADW) in February sponsored “Downhill for Diabetes,” a fundraiser for diabetes research. The daylong skiing and snowboarding event was held at Pico Mountain Resort in Killington, Vt., and is sponsored by Donations for Diabetes.

CCS Medical teams up with LifeScan

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03/07/2013

FARMERS BRANCH, Texas – CCS Medical has entered into an agreement with LifeScan to become a mail-order supplier of its products, including the OneTouch Ultra meter and test strips, according to a press release.

ADA study: Diabetes costs jump 41% from 2007

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03/07/2013

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The costs associated with diabetes, including medical care and lost productivity, rose from $174 billion in 2007 to $245 billion in 2012, a 41% increase, according to a new study by the American Diabetes Association (ADA). 

Revenues climb at Insulet

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03/01/2013

BEDFORD, Mass. – Insulet, a provider of insulin pumps for patients with diabetes, reported $58.7 million in revenues for the fourth quarter of 2012, a 23% increase over the same period in 2011. It reported net losses of $10.2 million vs. $14.3 million.

Study: Shoe inserts reduce diabetes-related amputations

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02/26/2013

GOTHENBURG, Sweden – A new study conducted by researchers in Sweden found that shoe inserts could reduce diabetes-related amputations by 50%, according to a press release from Orthofeet, a manufacturer of specialty footwear based in Northvale, N.J.

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