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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.

Buy-sell debate fuels diabetes market

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02/22/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine – A handful of national mail-order diabetes providers have been on the hunt for smaller companies to buy, but so far, it doesn’t look like there have been many takers.

Poll: One in eight Americans diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes

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02/20/2013

WASHINGTON – A new Harris Interactive/HealthDay Poll suggests one in eight Americans has been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, according to an article from U.S. News.

The big sticking point of my new meter

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Providers are always talking about how beneficiaries have trouble learning new things or are resistant to new brands.

Liberty Medical files for bankruptcy

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02/19/2013

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – The changes at Liberty Medical Supply are happening at a dizzying speed.

Bottom drops out of diabetes market

‘There is no way (these suppliers) are going to get there’
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02/08/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine – Days after CMS announced draconian cuts to reimbursement for diabetes testing supplies, providers were still scratching their heads.

Study: Diabetes Health Plan offers reduced costs

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02/06/2013

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – A two-year study from UnitedHealthcare found that Diabetes Health Plan (DHP) participants saw reduced costs compared to that of a control group, according to a press release.

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