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Bigfoot ready for big time

January 21, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

MILPITAS, Calif. – Bigfoot Biomedical is gearing up to roll out its diabetes management system to a larger market after a busy 2021 that included clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  Bigfoot launched its Unity Diabetes Management System in June to a handful of small clinics and in December it made three senior hires in business development, marketing and sales.   “We are at the point where things are taking off,” said Dr. Jim Malone, chief medical...

Bigfoot Biomedical, Diabetes, diabetes self-management, Insulin pen


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One Drop named ‘Best Place to Work’ by Built In

January 5, 2022HME News Staff

NEW YORK – One Drop has been honored in the 2022 Best Places to Work Awards by Built In, earning a place on the Best Midsize Companies to Work For in Austin list. The annual awards program includes companies of all sizes, from startups to those in the enterprise, and honors both remote-first employers and companies in the eight largest tech markets across the U.S. "It is an honor to be recognized for the culture we foster at One Drop, both in-person and remotely, and the benefits offered in...

Diabetes, Jeff Dachis, One Drop


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Bigfoot hires three, primes expansion

December 16, 2021HME News Staff

MILPITAS, Calif. – Bigfoot Biomedical, a company dedicated to better health outcomes for people with insulin-requiring diabetes, announced three senior hires with deep experience in the diabetes and health care sectors. Matthew Clemente joins Bigfoot as senior vice president of development; Robin A. Beadle joins as vice president of marketing; and Scott Snead joins as vice president of national accounts. All three positions are new to the company as it moves to expand access to its Bigfoot...

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One Drop targets cardiovascular disease

November 19, 2021Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

NEW YORK – While One Drop has made a name for itself in the diabetes management space, the provider of digital health solutions understands there’s a lot of existing overlap between diabetes and a host of other chronic conditions.   It recently launched, in partnership with Bayer, a cardiovascular prevention module to help users reduce cardiovascular disease risk. The user-friendly mobile app offers a platform for consumers looking for ways to engage with their...

Cardiovascular Disease, Chronic Care Management, Diabetes, One Drop


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Insulet highlights ‘growing power’ of Omnipod

November 8, 2021HME News Staff

ACTON, Mass. – Insulet Corp. reported revenue of $275.6 million for the third quarter of 2021, up 17.8% over the same period last year.  It reported revenue was $260.3 million, up 22.7%, for Omnipod.  "Our third quarter results reflect the growing power of Omnipod,” said Shacey Petrovic, president and CEO. “We are driving global new customer starts, have momentum across our business, and are advancing exciting new innovations. We continue to share compelling clinical...

Diabetes, Insulet, OmniPod


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VGM Wound Care publishes Diabetic Program Guide

October 11, 2021HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa— VGM Wound Care, a division of VGM & Associates, has released its Diabetic Program Guide. It includes directions on how to develop a diabetes program. “The new diabetic guide was designed to help our members understand the diabetic market and decide if a diabetic program is right for their business,” said Heather Trumm BSN, RN, CWON, and director of VGM Wound Care and Bariatrics. “The guide walks the DME through looking at the opportunity, considerations and...

Diabetes, Home Medical Equipment, VGM Wound Care


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Advanced Diabetes sees complement in US MED

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Advanced Diabetes sees complement in US MED

August 20, 2021Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

CARLSBAD, Calif. – Advanced Diabetes Supply increases its visibility in the eastern U.S. and gains a large platform on which to grow with its recent acquisition of US Medical Supply (US MED).  “Both companies have a good brand, and they really complement each other,” said Tim Cady, president of ADS. “Our immediate plan, short term, is to keep both brands out there.”  ADS’s focus on insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors – a shift forced...

Advanced Diabetes Supply, CGMs, Diabetes, Tim Cady, US Medical Supply


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Lawmakers urge VA to drop finger stick requirement

August 20, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, along with Reps. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., and Tom Reed, R-NY., Co-Chairs of the Senate and Congressional Diabetes Caucuses, sent a letter to Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough urging the VA to stop requiring veterans to use the medically unnecessary four finger stick tests prior to initiating continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) therapy.  In their letter, the lawmakers highlighted...

CGMs, Diabetes, Veterans Affairs


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NCPA announces sophomore class for DPP program

August 17, 2021HME News Staff

 ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists, in collaboration with the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists and OmniSYS, has announced that 30 neighborhood pharmacies have been selected to receive training and financial support to become Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-recognized National Diabetes Prevention Program providers. The National DPP, launched in 2020, is a nationwide effort that created partnerships between public and private organizations...

Community Pharmacists, Diabetes, National Diabetes Prevention Program, NCPA, OmniSys


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Ascensia program increases access to CGM

July 21, 2021HME News Staff

BASEL, Switzerland – Ascensia Diabetes Care has launched a Patient Assistance Program to reduce out-of-pocket costs for its Eversense Continuous Glucose Monitoring System. “Our fundamental goal at Ascensia is to simplify and improve the lives of people living with diabetes through technologies that facilitate better outcomes and reduce the burden of managing the condition,” said Mary Puncochar, head of Ascensia’s Region US. “We therefore want to be able to offer Eversense...

Ascensia Diabetes Care, CGMs, Diabetes, Eversense


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