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New Non-profit Diabetes Resource Site - Diabetes Act Now

New Non-profit Diabetes Resource Site - Diabetes Act Now

New non-profit diabetes resource site - Diabetes Act Now New Member Working with diabetes non profit New non-profit diabetes resource site - Diabetes Act Now Just wanted to let you all know about a new non profit, informational resource site for those with diabetes. The site is www.DiabetesActNow.org and contains topics from basic to more advanced. It is intended to help everyone manage and learn about their diabetes, and features a number of very well produced videos, tools, and information. When you get a chance, take a look, and let me know if you have any questions as I would be happy to help! i did finally get a page to show up but trying to see anything else took forever to load!! what we have here is a failure to communicate cool, Charles. Can I make a suggestion though? A lot of folks with diabetes have some issues with vision, and while I don't have such I found a lot of the home page hard to read. It needs to be more visible imo, certainly all the stuff that is 'grey and artsy typeset' at the bottom which I found nearly impossible to read. I don't have any questions, but thanks for the link, and good luck with your site, it looks like it's focus is heart health. I enjoyed my visit to there D.D. Family preD 1971 - T2 2003 - insulin 2005 the guy that is talking indicates to click something to the right or left and there is nothing to click metformin-2000mg, lisinopril-20mg, thyronorm-137mcg Any website that recommends a goal of less than 7 for the a1c is something I won't spend much time at . . . . . if that single piece of information is so far outdate, one can only imagine the rest is similarly thought through . . . . Diagnosed type two at about age 40, now in my early sixties . . . . Using Metformin and three types of Insulin . . . . last a1c was 5.4 - Septe Continue reading >>

Diabetes And The Affordable Care Act

Diabetes And The Affordable Care Act

University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Address correspondence to:, Mark R. Burge, MD, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, UNM SOM INT MED MSC10_5550, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001, E-mail:Email: [email protected] This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. The Affordable Care ActObamacareis the most important federal medical legislation to be enacted since Medicare. Although the goal of the Affordable Care Act is to improve healthcare coverage, access, and quality for all Americans, people with diabetes are especially poised to benefit from the comprehensive reforms included in the act. Signed into law in 2010, this massive legislation will slowly be enacted over the next 10 years. In the making for at least a decade, it will affect every person in the United States, either directly or indirectly. In this review, we discuss the major changes in healthcare that will take place in the next several years, including (1) who needs to purchase insurance on the Web-based exchange, (2) the cost to individuals and the rebates that they may expect, (3) the rules and regulations for purchasing insurance, (4) the characteristics of the different metallic insurance plans that are available, and (5) the states that have agreed to participate. With both tables and figures, we have tried to make the Affordable Care Act both understandable and appreciated. The goal of this comprehensive review is to highlight aspects of the Affordable Care Act that are of importance to practitioners who care for people with diabetes by discussing both the positive and the potentially negative aspects of the program as they relate to diabetes care. The Affordable Care Act (ACA), otherwise known as Obamacare, was passed by Cong Continue reading >>

Diabetes Legislation | Congressional Diabetes Caucus

Diabetes Legislation | Congressional Diabetes Caucus

Diabetes Legisation Introduced by Caucus Leadership Eliminating Disparities in Diabetes Prevention, Access, and Care Act ( H.R. 2651 ) This bill will enhance research at the National Institutes of Health on the causes and effects of diabetes in minority communities. Additionally, under the bill, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will provide more effective diabetes treatment, prevention, and public education to highly impacted populations. This will include access to effective community interventions like the National Diabetes Prevention Program. Lastly, the bill will strengthen the public health workforce in areas highly impacted by diabetes through efforts by the Health Resources and Services Administration. For long-term improvements, the bill requires a report to Congress on the existing federal activities with respect to diabetes and prediabetes in minority populations followed by a strategic plan to address these disparities over time. Protecting Access to Diabetes Supplies Act ( H.R. 771 )This bill would improve the Competitive Bidding Program (CBP) for Durable Medical Equipment and Supplies to ensure Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes have access to the testing supplies of their choice. Specifically, the 50% rule would be strengthened to ensure suppliers actually provide at least 50% of the percent of all types of diabetes test supplies on the market before implementation of the CBP. Additionally, the no-switching rule would be strengthened to prevent suppliers from pressuring beneficiaries into changing their choice of testing supplies and make it easier for beneficiaries who wish to change testing supplies to receive the products of their choice Medicare CGM Access Act ( H.R. 1427 ) This bill creates a new benefit category under Medicare for co Continue reading >>

Robbins Schwartz - Additional Obligations Placed On Schools Related To Students With Diabetes:

Robbins Schwartz - Additional Obligations Placed On Schools Related To Students With Diabetes: "the Care Of Students With Diabetes Act" Becomes Law In Illinois

Additional Obligations Placed on Schools Related to Students with Diabetes: "The Care of Students with Diabetes Act" becomes Law in Illinois On December 1, 2010, the Illinois General Assembly voted to override the Governors amendatory veto making the Care of Students with Diabetes Act (Act) Illinois law. This Act is effective immediately. The Act allows a student to independently manage his diabetes in the classroom, in any area of the school or school grounds and at any school related activity or event if authorized by the students diabetes care plan which must be approved by their physician. In allowing a student to independently manage his diabetes in school, the Act specifically sets forth the following guidelines related to what a student with diabetes must be permitted to do at school: Check blood glucose when and wherever needed; Administer insulin with the insulin delivery system used by the student; Treat hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia and otherwise attend to the care and management of his or her diabetes in the classroom, in any area of the school or school grounds and at any school-related activity or event in accordance with the diabetes care plan; and Possess on his or her person, at all times, the supplies and equipment necessary to monitor and treat diabetes. This Act also requires a parent or guardian to sign and submit a diabetes care plan to the school for a student who seeks assistance with diabetes care in the school setting. The diabetes care plan will include the following information: the health care providers instructions concerning the students diabetes management at school, including a signed prescription and methods of insulin administration; the diabetes related services needed by a student at school; the appropriate staff to provide and sup Continue reading >>

Warner, Scott Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Protect Diabetes Supplies

Warner, Scott Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Protect Diabetes Supplies

Warner, Scott Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Diabetes Supplies WASHINGTON Today, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced theProtecting Access to Diabetes Supplies Act of 2017to strengthen patient protections included in the Medicare National Mail Order program for Diabetic Testing Supplies (DTS). The legislation reinforces existing protections that ensure Medicare beneficiaries are able to continue accessing familiar diabetes supplies and test systems through DTS. The legislation directs the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to establish new surveillance programs and requirements for mail order suppliers to better guard consumer access. We want to ensure seniors can access the life-saving supplies and technologies that work best for them,said Sen. Warner.This bill will allow Medicare to continue employing innovative, cost-saving payment models while also guaranteeing patients access to necessary medical supplies. This legislation builds on existing consumer protections and aims to strengthen these safeguards in a pointed and data-driven manner. About a quarter of all Medicare beneficiaries suffer from diabetes, and we should be finding ways to ensure they are able to use medical supplies that provide life-saving results,said Sen. Scott.I am glad to work with my colleague Senator Warner on this bipartisan, no-cost legislation to help make sure Medicare beneficiaries living with diabetes have the ability to access state-of-the-art diabetes testing supplies. Under the Medicare Competitive Bidding Program (CBP) for Durable Medical Equipment and Supplies, suppliers are paid the same amount by Medicare for DTS regardless of what they supply to a beneficiary. To ensure that beneficiaries continue to have access to familiar t Continue reading >>

Act For Diabetes

Act For Diabetes

Do you or someone you love have type 1 or type 2 diabetes? Are you at risk for diabetes? Become an advocate and help change diabetes. Together, we can transform the lives of all people with diabetes if we ACT now! Click here to contact your elected officials in Washington, D.C. and advocate on behalf of the entire diabetes community. Contact Congress Find Elected Officials Sign Up to ACT Fill in your email address below and you will be redirected to the sign up form to join ACT for Diabetes. Thanks for helping us Achieve Change Together for Diabetes! Your involvement in the political process is paramount to increasing diabetes awareness across the country. Learn more about registering to vote in upcoming elections, finding your polling place and candidates, and how to let the candidates know what in the diabetes fight is most important to you. How many people are living with prediabetes or diabetes? According to the CDC, 29.1 million people are living with diabetes in the United States. 86 million people are living with prediabetes. 1 out of 4 people do not know they have diabetes. 9 out of 10 people do not know they have prediabetes. Diabetes cost the U.S. more the $322 billion in 2012. How many people have cosponsored an important issue such as National Diabetes Clinical Care Commission Act? As of 9/7/16, there are 255 cosponsors on NDCCCA (H.R. 1192/S. 596). Continue reading >>

Ways To Act: Stop Diabetes American Diabetes Association

Ways To Act: Stop Diabetes American Diabetes Association

Colgate Total has been a long time supporter of the American Diabetes Association by helping us create more awareness about the connection of oral health as it relates to the management of diabetes. Research has shown that those living with diabetes are twice as likely to develop gum disease than those without the disease but with good oral care, they can help take charge of their overall health. As a National Strategic Partner of the Association, Colgate Total sponsors a variety of community events and programs across the country to educate those affected by diabetes about the importance of taking care of their mouth as part of their diabetes management plan. Those events/programs include: Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, EXPO, Feria de Salud and Project Power. Also, in honor of National Dental Hygiene Month (Oct) and American Diabetes Month (Nov), Colgate Total will launch a public awareness campaign entitled "Small Steps Make a Big Difference." During this time, Colgate Total will amplify their oral health messaging and promote their alliance with the Association by engaging with Americans through their PR activities and utilizing social media. The American Diabetes Association thanks Colgate-Total for their continued support in our fight to Stop Diabetes and helping Americans everywhere live an overall healthy lifestyle. Stop Diabetes is the Association's movement to end the devastating toll that diabetes takes on the lives of millions of individuals and families across our nation. Join the Millions in the Movement. Together we can Stop Diabetes. Continue reading >>

Diabetes Nsw & Act - Wikipedia

Diabetes Nsw & Act - Wikipedia

Sydney , Australia (27July1938(1938-07-27)) To prevent diabetes and its complications A major contributor to this article appears to have a close connection with its subject. It may require cleanup to comply with Wikipedia's content policies, particularly neutral point of view . Please discuss further on the talk page . ( Learn how and when to remove this template message ) Diabetes NSW & ACT is a charitable organization for New South Wales (NSW) and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) that assists people living with or at risk of diabetes , their families and carers . It is a member organization of Diabetes Australia and is the oldest and largest diabetes organization in Australia . The Diabetic Association of Australia was formed in 1938. In 1956 the Diabetes Federation of Australia was formed and New South Wales changed its name to the Diabetic Association of NSW. In 2010, the name was changed to the Australian Diabetes Council, but in April 2014, after a change in the leadership, the organisation became known as Diabetes NSW. In 2016 following the merger with Diabetes ACT the organisation became known as Diabetes NSW & ACT - the peak consumer body for diabetes in New South Wales and the ACT. The organisation provides support and services to people living with and at risk of diabetes, their families, carers, friends and allied health professionals in New South Wales and the ACT. Diabetes NSW & ACT has 47,000 members in New South Wales . Diabetes NSW & ACTs head office is located in Glebe , Sydney . Diabetes NSW & ACT is a member based charity dedicated to helping people living with or at risk of diabetes, their families and their carers. The priority for the organisation is the health and wellbeing of the diabetes community and they provide services, programs and Continue reading >>

Ap Sat Act Accommodations For Type 1 Diabetics

Ap Sat Act Accommodations For Type 1 Diabetics

AP SAT ACT Accommodations for Type 1 Diabetics AP SAT ACT Accommodations for Type 1 Diabetics AP SAT ACT Accommodations and Dual Credit classes for Type 1 Diabetic students requires some advance planning. Today our High School students weave in and out of standard High School classes. They merge into college classes that fall under the rules of post-secondary (college) education. And all those standardized college admission tests to apply for college also have different rules. Post-secondary education is not covered by the Free Appropriate Public Education law that protects our Type 1 students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. Type 1 Diabetic students must self-advocate and seek accommodations on their own. You need to know this if your student plans to pursue post-secondary education. It means that accommodations may need to be requested outside of the High School setting. Some of these accommodations will need to be initiated by the parent or student. And they may take up to 6-8 weeks to obtain. Whether parent of school initiated, the testing company will contact the existing school to confirm existing accommodations. This is why an effective 504 Plan should already be in place in High School. Before you start this process, check with your school to see what role they play in helping you request your accommodations. Each school is different. Remember to allow extra time for the school's role in this process. out this on our NEW SAT page . SAT simplifies accommodation process in 2017if you have a 504 Plan. Seeking accommodations under College Board just became easier. Effective January 2017, they will accept the school's 504 Plan for testing accommodations since a school's 504 plan meets the same criteria the College Board uses to determine eligibility for accommoda Continue reading >>

Diabetes | Act Health

Diabetes | Act Health

Gestational Diabetes Group and follow up appointments Specialised satellite multidisciplinary medical, nursing and allied health services for adults and paediatric clients within community health centre settings Children, adolescents, pregnant women diagnosed with gestational diabetes and adults who require diabetes care and treatment for Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes. Fees may apply for non eligible patients. Check costs when making an appointment. Diabetes appointments with a medical specialist require a medical referral. Nursing and allied health staff will accept self referrals for appointments but GP referral is preferred. To make an appointment for nursing or allied health services, fax your referral to the above fax number or call, between 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays), the relevant number below. Type 1 or Type 2 on injectables: Insulin or Byetta & Pump Initiation & Stabilisation ACT Health Diabetes Service Diabetes phone: 62443794 ACT Health Diabetes Service Diabetes fax: 6244 4616 ACT Health Diabetes in Pregnancy Service phone: 61747625 ACT Health Diabetes in Pregnancy Service fax: 6244 3834 Community Health Intake (CHI) phone: 6207 9977 Community Health Intake (CHI) Fax: 6205 2611 Blood glucose meter and record book for diabetes To start insulin or Byetta a GP letter outlining current treatment new treatment plus dosage and relevant pathology and medical history Recent pathology results if not included in referral List of current medications and/or medication packets if not included in referral Relevant scans and x-rays if not included in referral Continue reading >>

The Care Of Students With Diabetes Act Becomes Law

The Care Of Students With Diabetes Act Becomes Law

The Care of Students with Diabetes Act Becomes Law The Illinois legislature overrode the Governors prior amendatory veto of HB 6065 to enact the Care of Students with Diabetes Act. The Governor had suggested delaying the effective date of the Care Act to June 1, 2011, to give the legislature a chance to pass more comprehensive legislation that applies to all students with chronic illness, not just diabetes. Instead, the legislatures veto makes the Care Act effective immediately. In summary, the Care Act establishes a process for ensuring students diagnosed with diabetes receive care at school and at school sponsored activities. The process established in the Act may differ from the process school districts have used in the past. Parents are required to submit a signed diabetes care plan that includes the treating health care providers instructions concerning the students diabetes management. The Care Act specifies the detailed information that must be included in the diabetes care plan, which will serve as the basis of the students Section 504 plan. School districts are responsible for following diabetes care plans. The Care Act also provides that delegated care aides will perform the duties necessary to assist the students, as provided in the diabetes care plan and authorizes students to self-manage their care when appropriate. School districts are required to provide basic training regarding diabetes for all school employees as well as detailed training for care aides. The Care Act raises a host of legal issues for school districts. One major issue will be the labor implications of requiring an aide to perform duties established in the diabetes care plans. Other issues include limiting liability and integrating the requirements of the Care Act into school districts S Continue reading >>

Balance Your Act (diabetes)

Balance Your Act (diabetes)

Bulk Discounts for Balance Your Act (Diabetes) Below are the available bulk discount rates for each individual item when you purchase a certain amount Managing diabetes is a juggling act - and juggling diet, exercise and medicine sounds, well... manageable, but toss in hypo- and hyperglycemia, self-monitoring of blood glucose, insulin and oral agents, exercise precautions, meal planning and exchanges, weight control... Whew... it adds up fast. And out in real-life, what your patients learn about managing diabetes may feel sleight-of-hand. How can you make sure your patients are ready for real-time? Send them home with Balance Your Act- the step-by-step guide for adults to learn to manage their type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes. This 96-page book reminds patients how to place each part of their diabetes management plan into motion, building the foundation for a better, healthier and longer life. Balance Your Act is simply the closest thing to sending a great diabetes educator (like you) home with your patients! Continue reading >>

Is Diabetes Covered Under The Americans With Disabilities Act (ada)?

Is Diabetes Covered Under The Americans With Disabilities Act (ada)?

As a woman with diabetes, you should be aware of how you/your disability (diabetes) are covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act. This varies based on your specific circumstances. The good news is that the you are more likely to be covered under the ADA since it was amended by Congress in 2008. In the past, diabetes often was not accepted as a disability under the ADA. However, Congress has made it clear now that it wants a much broader range of disabilities to be covered under the ADA. Congress wants the ADA to apply to most if not all conditions generally considered disabilities to the general public. While the three part ADA definition of a disability has not changed, the recent amendments modified the meanings of phrases used in the definition. The ADA definition of disability is: (1) Disability.--The term 'disability' means, with respect to an individual-- (A) a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities of such individual; (B) a record of such an impairment; or (C) being regarded as having such an impairment. Specifically, the amendments to the ADA require the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to change their regulations 1) from a strict narrow interpretation of “substantially limits” to a broader more inclusive concept, 2) to prohibit the consideration of most mitigating factors when determining whether a disability is covered under the ADA, 3) to expand the definition of major life activities, 4) to assume that a condition is active even if a condition is currently or sometimes in remission and 5) to allow people that do not have a disability but are merely considered to have a disability to be covered under the ADA without having to show any limits to life activity. These are discussed below in m Continue reading >>

H.r.3271 - 115th Congress (2017-2018): Protecting Access To Diabetes Supplies Act Of 2017 | Congress.gov | Library Of Congress

H.r.3271 - 115th Congress (2017-2018): Protecting Access To Diabetes Supplies Act Of 2017 | Congress.gov | Library Of Congress

Reported to House amended, Part I (12/06/2017) Protecting Access to Diabetes Supplies Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to modify provisions relating to Medicare's competitive acquisitionprogram(through which rates are set through a competitive bidding program rather than by an established fee schedule) with respect to diabetic testing strips. Specifically, the bill requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)to: use specified data to determine whether a bid satisfies certain requirements related to volume of coverage with respect to such products, reject a bid if the bidder does not demonstrate its ability to furnish such products in a manner consistent with its bid, and establish a process to monitor the extent to which an entity continues to cover the product types included in its bid. The CMS may terminate a contract if it determines that an entity, for reasons other than product discontinuation or market-wide shortage, fails to maintain ready access to such products included its bid. In addition, the bill specifies that an entity furnishing such products to beneficiaries under the program: (1)must furnish to each beneficiary a brand of strips that is compatible with the beneficiary's home blood glucose monitor, (2) may not attempt to influence or incentivize a beneficiaryto switch the brand of either type of product, and (3) must contact and receive a request from a beneficiary no more than 14 days prior to dispensing a refill to the beneficiary. Continue reading >>

105ilcs145/care Of Students With Diabetes Act.

105ilcs145/care Of Students With Diabetes Act.

provide students with diabetes equal educational opportunities and a healthy and safe environment. (5) A school nurse is the most appropriate person in a school setting to provide for all students' healthcare needs; however, a school nurse may not be available when needed, and many schools do not have a full-time nurse. (6) Many students are capable of checking their blood glucose levels, calculating a carbohydrate-to-insulin ratio, and administering insulin independently. Allowing capable students to manage diabetes independently in school is consistent with the recommendations of pediatric endocrinologists and certified diabetes educators and other specialists. (7) Because appropriate and consistent diabetes care decreases the risks of serious short-term and long-term complications, increases a student's learning opportunities, and promotes individual and public health benefits, the General Assembly deems it in the public interest to enact this Act. Sec. 10. Definitions. As used in this Act: "Delegated care aide" means a school employee who has agreed to receive training in diabetes care and to assist students in implementing their diabetes care plan and has entered into an agreement with a parent or guardian and the school district or private school. "Diabetes care plan" means a document that specifies the diabetes-related services needed by a student at school and at school-sponsored activities and identifies the appropriate staff to provide and supervise these services. "Health care provider" means a physician licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches, advanced practice registered nurse who has a written agreement with a collaborating physician who authorizes the provision of diabetes care, or a physician assistant who has a written supervision agreemen Continue reading >>

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