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Medtronic's Response to Zachariah Kramer's Letter Cautioning Against Unrealistic Expectations About CGMs

What follows is Medtronic's response to Zachariah Kramer's letter to Diabetes Health cautioning against unrealistic expectations about CGM systems.

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DexCom's Response to Zachariah Kramer's Letter Cautioning Against Unrealistic Expectations About CGMS

What follows is DexCom's response to Zachariah Kramer's letter to Diabetes Health cautioning against unrealistic expectations about CGMS.

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Diabetes Community Rallies Against Insurance Providers for Repeated Denials of Life Saving Device
Diabetes Community Rallies Against Insurance Providers for Repeated Denials of Life Saving Device

VALLEY STREAM, NY: July 2, 2008 -- On Tuesday, July 1 online community Diabetes Talkfest sponsored the first CGMS Denial Day online rally highlighting the excessively high rate of denials issued by insurance companies for continuous glucose monitors. CGMS have been proven to help people with diabetes control their blood sugar levels, and quality of life. The event was held in association with social network site Tudiabetes.com.

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Bon Voyage: You CAN Take that Trip You’ve Been Dreaming About… Just Plan Ahead
Bon Voyage: You CAN Take that Trip You’ve Been Dreaming About… Just Plan Ahead

I’ve always been a pretty good traveler. I simply checked the weather at my destination and packed accordingly. Easy. Then I learned that I had diabetes, and suddenly even weekend trips required an intense amount of additional preparation.

Comments 2 comments - Jul 3, 2008 - * * * * *

FDA Clears Medtronic and LifeScan to Market Integrated Wireless Diabetes Management System
FDA Clears Medtronic and LifeScan to Market Integrated Wireless Diabetes Management System

The FDA has cleared the OneTouch UltraLink wireless meter as the only meter certified by Medtronic to wirelessly communicate with its diabetes management products in the United States. The meter uses Medtronic-certified wireless technology to transmit glucose readings directly to MiniMed Paradigm insulin pumps and the Guardian® REAL-Time continuous glucose monitoring system. This makes bolus dosing more accurate and easier for patients compared to the manual entry of blood glucose readings.

Comments 8 comments - Apr 28, 2008 - * * * * *

"I Don't Live Like I Have Diabetes"
"I Don't Live Like I Have Diabetes"

A Question-and-Answer Session With Jordan Hoese, A 14-Year-Old Type 1 Marathon Runner.

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Tim Parker, "Medtronic's" Millionth. Touts His CGM As Both a Lifesaver and an Educational Tool
Tim Parker, "Medtronic's" Millionth. Touts His CGM As Both a Lifesaver and an Educational Tool

Tim’s Parker’s 15 minutes of fame – at least in the diabetes community – began in March when he learned that he had been the purchaser of Medtronic’s one millionth continuous glucose monitoring sensor.

Comments 1 comment - Apr 16, 2008 - * * * *

Determined Mom and Daughter Take on Blue Cross And Win Their Battle for a Continuous Glucose Monitor
Determined Mom and Daughter Take on Blue Cross And Win Their Battle for a Continuous Glucose Monitor

Hello to all of you hardworking diabetes educators. We have some exciting news from California! It's about the first case of a health insurance company paying for a patient's continuous glucose monitor, as well as the ongoing monthly supplies. It's also the story of a mother-and-daughter team that had the courage to blaze a new trail for us all. These two women, Laura and Gillian Miller, truly went where no man has gone before! That's why Diabetes Health Professional is honored to tell their story, which you can read on page 27. 

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What happened after Blue Cross rejected her daughter Laura's application for a continuous glucose monitor?  Gillian Miller took on the big boys and won!
What happened after Blue Cross rejected her daughter Laura's application for a continuous glucose monitor? Gillian Miller took on the big boys and won!

Fifteen-year-old Californian Laura Miller, a brittle diabetic, and her mother, Gillian, thought they had a strong case when they asked Blue Cross in late 2007 to pay for a continuous glucose monitor for her.

Comments 15 comments - Mar 27, 2008 - * * * *

Blood Sugar Management: the Core of Your Care

Blood sugar control is the heart and soul of diabetes management. How you handle it determines what will be the consequences of your diabetes.

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