Friday, June 30, 2006

New Glucose Meter Will Change How Diabetics Monitor Type 2 Diabetes and Nutrition

OneTouch Ultra 2, Monitor Type 2 Diabetes and Nutrition - American Diabetes Services

New OneTouch Ultra 2 Meter introduced by LifeScan is designed to let diabetics monitor their blood sugar levels before and after meals with just a spec of blood to help manage type 2 diabetes and nutrition.

With nearly 9 out of 10 people newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes being overweight, this new glucose meter raises awareness on how diabetics' nutrition habits affect their type 2 diabetes. OneTouch Ultra 2 allows diabetics to monitor their blood glucose before and after their meals, averaging together testing results to let diabetics know how their nutrition choices are affecting their type 2 diabetes.

American Diabetes Services will be offering a free OneTouch Ultra 2 Glucose Meter to eligible diabetics. "Lifescan's OneTouch Ultra 2 Meter will revolutionize how diabetics monitor type 2 diabetes and nutrition," states Lorne Yaffe Vice-President of American Diabetes Services, "That's why we're offering a free OneTouch Ultra Meter to all eligible diabetics."

Click here to get more information on OneTouch Ultra 2.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Health Care Accreditation Organization Honors American Diabetes Services with Exemplary Provider Award

Health Care Accreditation Organization Awards One of the Leading Diabetes Suppliers - American Diabetes Services

American Diabetes is proud to announce they were awarded Exemplary Provider(tm) Award. One of the few leading diabetes suppliers to receive recognition from The Compliance Team, a health care accreditation organization that reviews health care providers to ensure they are compliant with current fraud and abuse awareness safeguards, as well as having patient care programs in place to meet customer needs. American Diabetes Services received over 90 percent score on their testing.

"We choose Exemplary Provider(tm) Accreditation because the Compliance Team's validation process was simply the best and most sensible way for us to meet the accreditation requirements of the Medicare Modernization Act. At the same time, we see their accreditation as a quality recognition branding opportunity that highlights our on-going commitment to maintaining the highest levels of patient care excellence to continue to be one of the leading diabetes suppliers," Robert Weinroth, President of American Diabetes Services.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Law Firm Investigates Link Between AstraZeneca's Seroquel and Diabetes

Law Firm Investigates Link Between AstraZeneca's Seroquel and Diabetes

Paul Pennock, head of Weitz & Luxenberg's drug and medical device litigation unit, says, "Weitz & Luxenberg is aggressively investigating the link between Seroquel and diabetes. We have received a flood of inquiries from concerned individuals."

Once heralded as the miracle drug for schizophrenia, Seroquel has recently in the last couple of years has come under scrutiny of the medical community. In 2004, four medical societies named Seroquel as one of six anti-psychotic drugs that are linked with type 2 diabetes complications. Seroquel manufacturers AstraZeneca have been requested by US regulators to include warnings about the risk of elevated blood sugar and diabetes on their US label; however currently their US label for Seroquel does not warn patients and doctors of this known problem and the need to monitor for type 2 diabetes complications.

Seroquel - Defective Drug Information