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Insulet’s Omnipod 5 cleared for use ages two and up

August 24, 2022HME News Staff

ACTON, Mass. – Insulet has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance for its Omnipod 5 Automated Insulin Delivery System for individuals aged two years and older with Type 1 diabetes. “We received tremendous first-hand reports of how Omnipod 5 made diabetes management easier for our pivotal trial participants, and the clinical data demonstrated impressive glycemic improvements, as well,” said Dr. Trang Ly, MBBS, FRACP, PhD, Insulet’s senior vice president and medical...

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One Drop’s glucose forecasting improves outcomes

July 20, 2022HME News Staff

NEW YORK – One Drop users with Type 2 diabetes using One Drop’s glucose forecasting feature were more likely to log glucose values in the app than those who did not receive forecasts, according to a new study published in the Journal of Internet Medical Research. They also had more glucose measurements within a healthy range after 12 weeks, corresponding to significantly lower average glucose. "AI-based digital health tools must go beyond data generation to keep people engaged and...

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Abbott receives FDA clearance for FreeStyle Libre 3

June 1, 2022HME News Staff

ABBOTT PARK, Ill. – Abbott has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its FreeStyle Libre 3 system for people with diabetes age four and up. "The FreeStyle Libre 3 system is a direct result of listening to our customers – and giving them the innovation and sensing technology they've been looking for," said Jared Watkin, senior vice president of Abbott's diabetes care business. "It's a game changer for the millions of people living with diabetes....

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Better Living Now debuts in Idaho 

May 23, 2022HME News Staff

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. – Better Living Now plans to complete its expansion into the Northwest on June 1. The company’s new 19,000-square-foot distribution facility in Twin Falls, Idaho, will be headed up by Lauren Pope, vice president of operations. “We are thrilled to better service our customers – patients, providers and health plans – located in the Northwest and Southwest region of the United States,” Pope said. “As an essential business, our new facility will...

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Specialty Providers

Walmart, American Diabetes Association partner on program for businesses

May 19, 2022HME News Staff

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – MeMD, a national telehealth provider that’s part of the Walmart Health family, has launched the Walmart Health Virtual Care Diabetes Program to better provide for patients with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes and assist employers and other institutions supporting the specific health needs of their employees.  Available as a standalone or as part of a comprehensive medical and behavioral telehealth program, the Walmart Health Virtual Care Diabetes Program was developed...

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Ascensia study shows reduction in blood glucose readings

May 11, 2022HME News Staff

BASEL, Switzerland – People who use Ascensia Diabetes Care’s connected CONTOUR BGM systems (BGMS) and CONTOUR DIABETES App (CDA) for at least six months can see a reduced frequency of hypoglycemic and hyperglycemic blood glucose readings, according to a new study from the company. “We’re pleased to see results from the study showcasing that our CDA system is helping people with diabetes to manage their condition,” said Frank Held, head of BGM marketing and strategy....

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CGM technology drives diabetes market

April 2, 2022John Andrews

As the diabetes market observes the 100th anniversary of insulin therapy, manufacturers are optimistic about the growth of medical technology in the category. Specifically, the evolution of continuous glucose meters has charted a path forward for the industry to follow, they say.  Elaine Anderson, head of the Eversense CGM business unit at Parsippany, N.J.-based Ascensia Diabetes Care, calls CGM the “first step change” in diabetes treatment since the “transformative discovery”...

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Abbott Freestyle Libre receives expanded coverage in Japan

March 30, 2022HME News Staff

ABBOTT PARK, Ill. – Abbott has received approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare for expansion of reimbursement coverage for its FreeStyle Libre system to include all people with diabetes who use insulin at least once a day. The expanded coverage will enable more people with diabetes to access the glucose data needed to manage their condition without the routine fingersticks associated with traditional blood glucose monitoring. "The best health care solution is the...

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Virtual diabetes clinic now offers Contour Next

March 24, 2022HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO – 9am.health, a virtual diabetes clinic, now offers the Contour Next One blood glucose meter and Contour Next test strips to its patients with Type 2 diabetes and prediabetes to complement its care offering. “We are excited to team up with 9am.health to bring the benefits of our products to more people with diabetes,” said Frank Held, head of BGM marketing and strategy at Ascensia Diabetes Care. “Our remarkably accurate Contour Next One glucose meter is a great addition...

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Better Living Now: ‘This helps transform journey’ 

March 22, 2022HME News Staff

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. – Better Living Now has launched a new Diabetes Health Improvement Program with health plans, health systems and employer groups that it says results in increased member retention, higher engagement and improved operational efficiencies. As part of the program, Better Living Now works closely with providers and health plans, combines a pharmacy and medical supply delivery service, and offers educational materials and clinical support to assist members with managing their diabetes....

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