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Mobile Prescription Therapy: A Lazy and Dangerous Approach to Diabetes Management

Mobile Prescription Therapy: A Lazy and Dangerous Approach to Diabetes Management

Mobile Prescription Therapy (MPT) uses smartphones and other devices to essentially advise you on managing your diabetes. I thought that’s what an Endocrinologist or PCP was for, but what do I know? I know the FDA is using people with diabetes (PWDs) as guinea pigs for this new ‘therapy’. You need a prescription for MPT …
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5 New Innovations in Diabetes Technology – Benefits and Warnings

Progress in diabetes technology can seem a bit slow at times, but the 5 products below should be available in the U.S. by the end of 2014. 1. Dario DMS Pocket Pal (LabStyle Innovations) Diabetes can be very restrictive for people who are constantly on the move. Even if you’re not taking insulin, you still …
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101 Industry Experts – Teststripz Executive Spotlight: Diabetes Management Services

I’ve come to realize that there’s still confusion about what our company actually does. I’m hoping this will clarify any questions about how our business operates and what drives us. We were recently interviewed by Worldwide Who’s Who about that very question. It was gratifying when they chose to publish our interview in the Top …
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Impact of Competitive Bidding on Accessing Test Strips and Diabetes Supplies

Imagine if the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented a new program aimed at sparking some competition among heart surgeons. Past Medicare reimbursements for heart surgery would be done away with, and a new system would be created to help lower Medicare costs. All heart surgeons were asked to submit bids on the …
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Recommerce and the New Market for Affordable Diabetes Supplies

It’s time to stop deluding ourselves. The government has no plan or solution to make Universal Healthcare affordable or sustainable. Nothing rational at least. But we have some ideas. For one, an alternative market for diabetes supplies has been established. Look at the increasing sales for these supplies on eBay, Amazon, and online stores (but …
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Diabetes and the Emasculation of America

“We wanted our children to have it better than we did when we were growing up. In our attempts to give them the things we never had, we gave them instead an overwhelming feeling of entitlement. We protected them from adversity and criticism and as a result, they cannot deal with either. We made excuses …
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MEDICARE DEATH PANELS (IPAB) – GANGSTERS WITHOUT GUNS

A few months ago, my Papa caught Pneumonia and went to the hospital to see his PCP. The Doc was busy treating other patients, so the Physician’s Assistant prescribed him 7 pills of antibiotics. Despite being covered by Medicare, he was told the prescription was $178. My mother works in a hospital and she asked …
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Competitive Bidding Creates Shortages of Diabetes Testing Supplies

As expected, many of the new programs under Obamacare are creating havoc in the market for glucose test strips and other vital diabetes testing supplies. A recent survey from the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) suggests that Medicare’s recently introduced Competitive Bidding Program for diabetic testing supplies (CBP) is limiting beneficiaries’ access to the …
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Medicare and Medicaid Integration – Diabetes Getting the Shaft Again

I think I’ve cracked the Government strategy for implementing healthcare reform… mislead the public, and simply blame the doctors, providers, insurance companies, and hospitals. Everyone but the people who actually wrote the healthcare reform bill. I was picking up test strips from a friend and customer today, when I asked about an Electroretinography (ERG) Eye …
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Why Are Test Strips So Expensive?

The last time I checked retail prices, test strips were selling for about $160 per box (100). A few days ago, we received a shipment of One Touch Ultra Blue test strips. One of the boxes still had the retail price stuck to it. It cost $189.95. That’s the highest I’ve seen anywhere. When you …
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