Guest Post: Victor Walsh on Competitive Bidding

victor-a-walshDPAC shares stories about access and the issues patients have encountered in getting the diabetes supplies, medications, and services they need. Dr. Victor Walsh, Ph.D and PWD (person with diabetes),  gives his thoughts and comments about the Medicare Competitive Bidding program for diabetes […]

Lancet Poke The FDA! ACT by June 1, 2016!

In a clinical setting, cross-contamination through lancet re-use and sharing of lancing devices is a serious issue. Hepatitis B outbreaks in long-term healthcare facilities are still happening despite infection protocol policies. Other blood-borne viruses can be transmitted through lancet re-use. These transmissions can […]

Of Test Strips, Bidding, and Harm

ACT NOW: Find the Truth About Medicare Test Supply Bidding.

Test strips are the foundation of good diabetes self-care. People with diabetes, particularly those who use insulin, need to test frequently to manage their blood glucose and make care adjustments, particularly with the insulin. As simple as it sounds test […]

Replay: Ask An Expert: Risk of Virus Transmission in Healthcare Settings Due To Diabetes Supplies

DPAC Ask An Expert: Dr. Pamela Allweiss MD, MPH- Risk of Virus Transmission in Healthcare Settings Due to Diabetes Supplies

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Dr. Pamela Allweiss, MD, MPH, Medical Officer for the Division of Diabetes Translation at the Centers for Disease […]

Keep Care Settings Infection Free

ACT NOW: Write State Officials to Keep Care Settings Infection Free

Assisted blood glucose monitoring in long-term care facilities, clinic, and hospitals is sadly a primary source of blood-borne virus disease transmission. Between 1990 and 2008, there were 18 hepatitis B virus infection outbreaks in the United States that […]