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Med-Care recognizes children with diabetes


DALLAS – Fifty children and their families will attend the Nov. 22 Dallas Mavericks basketball game as part of “One Shot Away,” a diabetes recognition program hosted by Med-Care Diabetic & Medical Supplies, the Mavericks and the North Texas Chapter of the American Diabetes Association.

In brief: CMS briefs, Invacare hires, KCI slips


WASHINGTON – A meeting with CMS and congressional staff on DME competitive bidding, originally cancelled due to the government shutdown, has been set for 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 18, says The VGM Group.

Congratulations! You made it out of bed this morning!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

"What's the congratulations for?" my coworker, Jo, asked me this morning.

"What congratulations?"

"Didn't I just hear Heather say 'congratulations?'"

Smile, it's Diabetes Awareness Month

Friday, November 8, 2013

November gives me  an excuse to climb up on my diabetes soapbox and blog (as if I needed one, already!).

Diabetes Care Club adds pain management to mail-order offering


FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Diabetes Care Club, one of 19 contract suppliers for the national mail-order program for diabetes supplies, has inked a deal with Neurometrix to distribute its pain management system.

Mortality rate rises with diabetes-related disease, regardless of race, study says


Worcester, Mass – Postmenopausal women die of diabetes-related disease at the same rate, regardless of race or ethnicity, according to a new UMass Medical School study.

Work? Diabetes? Where does the time go?

Friday, September 13, 2013

The month of August marks two anniversaries for me: the first, it's been 14 years since I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

In brief: Prodigy responds to FDA, Sunrise launches program


CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Prodigy Diabetes Care has conducted a regulatory assessment by an independent auditor to examine, review and revise certain procedures and training to ensure compliance with FDA requirements, it told patients, caregivers and partners in a Sept. 4 letter.

China surpasses US in prevalence of diabetes, study says


CHICAGO – A new study suggests the prevalence of diabetes among Chinese adults has risen to 11.6%. Published Sept.

FDA warns Prodigy


CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Add Prodigy Diabetes Care to the list of HME manufacturers that has received warning letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).