Diabetes Health in the News: Medicare to Pay for Complex Medical Care

A new set of Medicare rules put into effect on January 1, 2017 will help to more adequately pay physicians for the time-consuming work of managing chronic healthcare needs among older patients. Under these new rules, physicians will be paid for the legwork associated with working in healthcare teams to improve care for older adults with hypertension, diabetes, heart failure, and similar serious health issues.

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AskNadia: Why Medicare Covers Some Insulin Pumps

I was thinking about getting an insulin pump, but I am worried that Medicare will not cover it. Why does Medicare cover insulin pumps for some people and not for others? Barbara Florida Dear Barbara, Insulin pumps are covered under Medicare if you meet their insulin pump management criteria, insulin antibody test or C-Peptide test. If you are thinking about getting an insulin pump, this

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Diabetes Health in The News: Consumer Safety and Fresh Produce

http://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Aug-22_-2015_-9_08_46-PM.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadClick here to listen to the audio version of  Diabetes Health In The News A recent survey found that consumers are becoming increasingly more confident with the safety of fresh produce. Their greatest concerns were with seafood, meat and takeout food. Fresh produce. was of their least concern.  They also felt confident with the safety of locally grown produce.

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Diabetes Health: Get More Out of Your Doctor Visit

When you go to the doctor, it is important that you act as a good self-advocate by properly explaining your symptoms. However, since many people do not have medical training, it can sometimes be difficult to convey properly, exactly what we are feeling. This can sometimes result in you leaving your doctor’s office feeling frustrated and misunderstood. Fortunately, by learning how to communicate better, your

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Aging is a normal part of life, but that doesn’t mean you can’t give the process a piece of your mind! Or, as the case may be, take that piece right back.

Walking has been show to help improve your cognitive function and actually slow down the aging of your mind. In fact, walking can help keep your body and heart healthy, too! A recent study has shown that even just adding a few regular walks to your exercise routine (even if they’re the only part of that routine) can help significantly improve executive cognitive functions. Adding

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