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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.

Comments 2 comments - Mar 13, 2008 - * * * *

Fingers Still Crossed - Because We Still Want a Non-Invasive Meter
Fingers Still Crossed - Because We Still Want a Non-Invasive Meter

"It feels like you accidentally pricked yourself with a pin, only it's not accidental and you have to do it over and over again in the same areas."

Comments 35 comments - Jan 18, 2008 - * * * * *

Bayer Recalls Test Strips After False Readings

Bayer Diabetes Care has recalled 230,000 bottles of Contour TS test strips after finding that the strips resulted in blood glucose readings 5 to 17 percent higher than actual levels.

Comments 0 comments - Dec 29, 2007 - * * * * *

Our 5th Annual Product Reference Guide
Our 5th Annual Product Reference Guide

Over the course of the year, we meticulously update all our charts to bring you the most accurate information about hundreds of products, services, and medications. Now we've gathered every one of those charts, from humble lancets to sophisticated continuous glucose monitors, into one handy place.

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Lazarus Takes on Test Strip Gouging

Los Angeles Times columnist and newly diagnosed type 1 David Lazarus is becoming quite an advocate for people with diabetes.

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More Technology Patients Won't Use
More Technology Patients Won't Use

This morning, a major meter manufacturer announced that its blood glucose meters will now operate on Microsoft's HealthVault. HealthVault is an online service that allows a patient to store and manage his health records without paying a fee.

Comments 32 comments - Oct 31, 2007 - * * * *

Market for Meters Looking Very Bright in Asia

Frost & Sullivan, whose mission is to research and analyze new market opportunities for corporate growth, has some happy news about the diabetes epidemic: It's creating a huge demand for glucose meters and strips in Asia.

Comments 4 comments - Oct 30, 2007 - Not Yet Rated

Pretty in Pink: The New UltraMini Meter
Pretty in Pink: The New UltraMini Meter

Want a meter that matches your ensemble of the day? LifeScan has the very thing. Now you can get their OneTouch UltraMini blood glucose meter in pink, black, silver, or green.

Comments 4 comments - Oct 5, 2007 - * * * *

"Psychologically Dependent" Type 2s Use Too Many Test Strips?

According to Pulse, the UK's leading medical weekly, a review of the evidence has concluded that for type 2s on oral medication whose A1c's are below 7.5%, blood glucose monitoring offers "little advantage and may increase the likelihood of hypoglycemia."

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