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Study Suggests Cost-Effectiveness of CGM Will Rise as Technology Improves

Study calls for the sensor to be replaced every 7 days.

But the researchers noted that in practice, patients seeking to save money wear sensors up to 10 days. This makes a difference in the cost-effectiveness calculations. And as sensors continue to last longer—given what’s in the pipeline—the cost-effectiveness argument will tilt even more heavily in favor of CGM, allowing the technology to penetrate beyond those with type 1 diabetes (T1D) to the 29 million Americans who have type 2 diabetes (T2D).

Study Results

New results from the DIAMOND study evaluated 158 patients with T1D who started the study with glycated hemoglobin (A1C) of at least 7.5% and were randomized 2:1 to use either CGM or test strips to monitor their blood glucose. Patients were measured at baseline and at 6 months. While those using CGM had higher overall costs at 6 months—$11,032 compared with $7236—much of this was the upfront cost of the CGM,

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Frequent Testing Is Best! You may need extra tests before you exercise, when you suspect you have high or low blood sugar, if you wake up with high or low blood sugar levels, or when you're sick. The more often you test your blood sugar levels and make needed adjustments to your treatment program, the less likely you are to develop diabetes-associated health problems. Monitoring with Test Strips Urine Test Strips Urine test strips can be used to test for sugars or ketones.

Diabetes in Women, Adolescence, Pregnancy, and Menopause
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Name and Manufacturer Test Strip Used Range Test Time (mg/dL) (Seconds) Warranty Features Accu-Chek Active (Roche Diagnostics) Accu-Chek Advantage (Roche Diagnostics) Accu-Chek Compact (Roche Diagnostics) Accu-Chek Complete (Roche Diagnostics) Accu-Check Voicemate (Roche Diagnostics) Ascensia DEX 2 Diabetes Care System (Bayer Corporation, Diagnostics Division ) Ascensia Elite Diabetes Care System (Bayer Corporation, Diagnostics Division) Ascenia ...

Memorandum Report, Medicare Market Shares of Mail Order Diabetes Test Strips 3-6 Months After the Start of the National Mail Order Program
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this leads to a revenue of $60 million from diabetic strips in the United States alone. The number of diabetics is estimated to climb to 14.5 million by the year 2008 (Diabetic Test Strips, 2007). The number of diabetics was estimated to be 12 million in the year 2003 (Smalltimes, 2003). One may anticipate errors in the estimate of the actual number of diabetics made by different authors, nevertheless, the numbers of diabetics is very large, and in all probability, this number is bound to ...

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On Call Plus Blood Glucose Monitoring System
The test strips that are included in the kit make blood application quick and simple. And if you run out of test strips for your On Call Plus Blood Glucose Monitoring meter, you can easily buy inexpensive test strips in online stores like TestCountry.

Humana's RightSource adds diabetic supplies
The service includes home delivery of blood glucose meters, test strips, lancets and other supplies necessary for diabetics to manage their blood-sugar levels, the release said. RightSource serves about 600000 Humana plan members in all 50 states and

Marian Clinic in dire need of diabetic supplies
The organization says it needs glucometers and test strips which its patients use to monitor the disease. Normally pharmaceutical companies offer the supplies to the clinic free of charge, but the companies have stopped due to the recent economy.

UPDATED: Diabetes - Bayer recall of diabetes test strips comes to the U.S. ...
Bayer's Hong Kong recall of its Contour diabetes testing strips makes its way to the US, Bayer releases an official statement. Bayer HealthCare confirmed that it has recalled all retail stock of its Contour 10- and 25-count and Counter TS 10-count

A Cartoonist Laughs at Diabetes and Her Book Will Make You Laugh Too
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