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Market for diabetes remains strong


Demand for testing supplies, skin and eye care products, footwear and compression hosiery continues to be steady and, according to vendors, has the potential to grow as diabetes remains an epidemic. Statistics show that close to 8% of the U.S. population has diabetes with approximately 1.7 million new diabetics added each year.

It's complicated, cupcake

Friday, February 12, 2010

I just got my Diabetes Newswire, and the news looks grim. A few partial headlines:

"Minorities less likely to receive 'cornerstone' diabetes test"

"Eye damage from diabetes remains the leading cause of blindness'"

"'Silent strokes' linked to kidney failure in diabetics"


Ohio takes step in right direction

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Ohio lawmakers yesterday passed a bill that would require insurance coverage for diabetes. The state is one of a handful that do not currently require such coverage.

Health care reform and the $22,000 employee

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

So, I am reading some health care reform news today on Crain's New York and there is an article about how disease state management programs can reign in costs for diabetes patients.

Well, this doc's bedside manner could use improving, but he has a point

Monday, November 23, 2009

Dr. Earl Sunderhaus told an overweight patient she was fat. His medical license is now up for review.

Go Blue for diabetes

Friday, November 13, 2009

Tomorrow is World Diabetes Day.  Have you ever heard of it? It started in 1991 as a way to,  you guessed it, raise awareness about diabetes. The date, Nov.

AgaMatrix take a bite out of Apple


AgaMatrix, the manufacturer of WaveSense blood glucose monitors, has created a free application (app) for Apple's iPod Touch and iPhone to help people with diabetes better manage their disease.