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Medtronic’s 670G Hybrid Closed Loop System: How to Customize Settings For The Best Performance

Medtronic’s Hybrid Closed Loop System: Getting More Bang For Your Buck By, Gary Scheiner MS, CDE, Jennifer Smith RD, LD, CDE, Alicia Downs RN, MSN, CDE, Annette Valle RN, [...]

By |2019-02-09T17:20:07+00:00February 7th, 2019|9 Comments

Why is Insulin so Expensive And What Options Do Insulin Users Have?

A recent study showed that the insulin users in North America make up 14% of all insulin users worldwide, but they account for nearly 50% of total world-wide sales. With so many profit-making avenues, you can see why this three-company oligopoly (Lilly, Novo Nordisk, Sanofi) is keen to keep raising insulin prices.

By |2019-01-02T15:33:04+00:00January 2nd, 2019|2 Comments

ADA Scientific Sessions 2018: Gary’s Top-5 Observations

As usual, this year’s American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions didn’t place much emphasis on a healthy lifestyle.  There was food everywhere, and trust me, we’re not talking fruits & veggies.  But there was a great deal of research presented on diabetes medications and devices. 

By |2018-07-31T16:13:08+00:00July 24th, 2018|8 Comments

Medicare and Diabetes Technology Insurance Coverage

It's awesome that people with diabetes are living normal lifespans, but the current Medicare system is not set up to provide coverage of the technologies that we become accustomed to using when we have commercial insurance coverage to control the disease as well as we can.

By |2016-10-14T19:10:39+00:00October 14th, 2016|1 Comment

Back to School for kids with Diabetes

Heading back to school is an exciting and anxious time for most and no doubt diabetes can add to that anxiety level. Whether your child is very young, newly diagnosed or maybe just heading to a new school this year, the thought of going back to school may have you both on edge.

By |2016-12-08T23:26:38+00:00August 29th, 2016|0 Comments
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