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CCS Medical teams up with LifeScan


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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’

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


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.