Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Dr. Bill Quick's Posts

How Often Should You Check Control Solutions for Blood Glucose Meters?

I'm out of control solutions for both my blood glucose meters. And I must admit, I haven't thought about control solutions (which I'll abbreviate as CSs) for at least a year, ever since I received my most recent meter, and dutifully ran the CS on it to verify that the device was working within specs. It was. And I quit doing CS testing then and... Read moreChevron

Making the GRADE

A large long-term multicenter study of add-on medications for type 2 diabetes (T2DM), sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, is underway to determine the best long-term combination drug treatment. The study, Read moreChevron

Medicare Policies are Killing People with Diabetes

In 2011, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) implemented a trial of a Competitive Bidding Program (CBP) for... Read moreChevron

A Smart Insulin Patch

In the usual effusive prose of health-related news stories, the media has latched on to a mouse research study with titles like A Smarter Way to Treat Diabetes: Insulin Patch Uses 100 Tiny Needles to Measure Sugar... Read moreChevron

What Is Sensor-Assisted Pump Therapy?

I just learned a new term at the ADA meeting: "Sensor-Assisted Pump Therapy" (SAPT). The term has been around awhile, but seems to have somewhat different meanings to different authors. To me, it means use of blood glucose (BG) levels as displayed on a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) device to help guide adjustments of insulin doses... Read moreChevron