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A How-To Guide for Using a CGM

How To Get Started Using a CGM

You’re ready to start using your CGM. You and your doctor have decided that you should try a CGM, and you’ve done all this research about which supplier and type of CGM to purchase, but perhaps you don’t know what to do now that you have received your new CGM. Well, let’s take it out…

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CGM Products

Different Types of CGM Devices

CGMs (Continuous Glucose Monitoring) always have the same three components: sensor, transmitter, and receiver. However, the way those components work varies significantly. If you are new to CGM systems knowing what type of CGM to purchase can be overwhelming. The first thing that you should do when deciding on a specific type of CGM is…

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Top Suppliers for CGM

Living with diabetes can be hard enough. You shouldn’t have to worry about sticking yourself with needles multiple times a day. Instead, ask your doctor about Continuous Glucose Monitoring (or CGM). These systems are composed of a small sensor and transceiver device that constantly monitor your blood sugar levels. To learn more about CGM and…

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How to Keep Injection Sites Healthy

Lipohypertrophy is a thickened, rubbery swelling under the skin that can happen to people where they inject insulin. These lumps may be firm or soft. You may not always be able to see these since they are under the skin. At times you will need to press on your skin to be able to feel…

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Diabetes and Exercise

Plan Your Diabetic-Friendly Exercise Routine

It’s All in the Mind We often make promises to ourselves that begin with the purest of intentions to see through to completion, but for one reason or another we often end up not exactly fulfilling or maintain consistency in our plan of action.  A New Year’s resolution would be a prime example of this,…

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CGM A Beginner's Guide

CGM (Continuous Glucose Monitoring) A Beginner’s Guide.

When you live with diabetes a common term you might hear is Continuous Glucose Monitoring, also known as C.G.M.  For the uninitiated to the world of diabetes management, C.G.M. might seem an overwhelmingly daunting task.  All types of questions can present you with a challenge but with a little information such as the kind laid…

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Ten Tips for Living with a Catheter

10 Tips for Living with a Catheter

Blockages Catheter blockages can be a serious issue for catheter users if the tubing bends or folds restricting the flow of fluids.  Adjust the tubing and gently pinch it to allow for the passage of the blocked materials such as blood in the urnine. Size counts when pertaining to catheters, so larger and wider catheters…

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Smoking & Diabetes

The Effects of Smoking & Diabetes

Cardiovascular Disease Smokers have a 30-40% higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes over non-smokers.  Smoking also makes it difficult to control the disease and determine proper insulin dosage since it makes your body more resistant to insulin leading to higher glucose levels.  The more prevalent the smoking habit is, the higher the risk of…

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10 ways to fight diabetes

10 Natural Ways to Combat Diabetes

1. Early Prevention It’s not hard to speculate why so many people develop diabetes.  Genetics has a lot to do with it, but lack of activity will most certainly cause weight gain, increasing risk factors.  Prediabetes is on the rise, in where raised blood sugar levels are not at it’s peak yet to cause symptoms. …

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