A Talk with Elliott Yamin: Diabetes Street Cred

Today is World Diabetes Day! In New York City, and around the globe, hundreds of monuments will be lit up in deep sky blue to turn the spotlight on this devastating condition.
Elliott Yamin, the American-Idol-borne pop star who’s stepped out recently as a huge diabetes advocate (he was diagnosed with Type I at age of 16) will be singing today on the UN lawn. Man, I wish I could be there! Because after our…

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Lighting Up San Francisco!

I’m very excited to announce that tomorrow afternoon, DiabetesMine will be co-sponsoring a World Diabetes Day event in San Francisco — we’ll be lighting up Coit Tower in blue!
Thanks again to Kelly Close of Close Concerns for making this happen. This will be the only “iconic building” lit up in San Francisco, and this due directly to her team’s hard work.

For those of you not familiar with our fair city, Coit Tower is…

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Stand Up for Yourself

Here it is, Folks: the link to our grassroots survey about why we, the patients, believe that diabetes technology matters. Click HERE or on the hot-linked image below.

Thanks to Kelly Close of Close Concerns for putting this together, and Jeff Hitchcock of CWD for his support. I’d like to clarify that the aim here is NOT to knock Kahn or the ADA, but simply to give the patient community a chance to stand behind…

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Those CGMS Insurance Codes

Many of you may have heard by now about the newly created health insurance reimbursement codes for Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems (CGMS). Sounds exciting. But what does it really mean?
As anyone who’s ever run into billing snafus with their health insurance knows (is there a PWD who hasn’t?), you’ve got to have these numerical billing codes assigned, and also correctly submitted, for any medical service or treatment in order for said treatment to be…

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eMedTV on Diabetic Plaque

Just to clarify, that common enemy that all of us with diabetes face is really plaque. No really. Sticky plague that builds up in your blood vessels and causes all of those nasty complications. Watch the inaugural video from the newest online health channel eMedTV.com for the scoop:

Isn’t it telling that they chose to feature DIABETES in their launch video? Not just because November happens to be National Diabetes Awareness Month, I’m sure, but…

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