New Diabetes Guidelines May Lower Patient Medical Bills
New guidelines issued by the American Diabetes Association Thursday may reduce the number of people who need to take blood pressure medications, and they may help more people get insurance coverage for testing their blood sugar levels. "We're constantly looking at the data to try to make our treatment guidelines as personalized and as consistent as possible," said Dr.
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Since: Dec 12
#1 Dec 20, 2012
Not sure if lowering the guidelines will help in the long run. Cost wise sure, but if loosing the guidelines for blood pressure means people could become less compliant. I think keeping the blood pressure guidelines the same, and working out a solid deal directly with the big companies(bayer, lifescan, etc.) to lower the cost of test strips, pumps, meters, etc. would be a MUCH better way to help. Our small organization is trying to do that now. Imagine what a HUGE org like the ADA or AADE could do...
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