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Type 1 Diabetes vs Type 2 Diabetes

What is the Difference Between Type 1 Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes? If you’ve recently been diagnosed with diabetes, you’re probably searching for clear answers about the differences between Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes. We know it can feel overwhelming, so we’re here to help distinguish between these two forms of the condition.…

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Do I Need a CGM Prescription? Answers for People with Diabetes

These days, most people with diabetes have at least heard of continuous glucose monitors (CGMs). These devices allow you to test your glucose levels by simply applying a  sensor, significantly lowering your reliance on finger prick tests in the process.  Are you wondering, “Do I need a CGM prescription?” If so, you’re in the right…

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Managing Diabetes and Depression: Strategies for Your Mental Health

Both diabetes and depression can be difficult conditions to manage – and that’s especially true when you’re dealing with both at the same time. Get advice on how to cope from US MED. 

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Managing Diabetes When You’re Sick: Essential Tips

Many aspects of everyday life are more difficult when you’re managing diabetes, and that includes taking care of other illnesses. While colds and the flu can be inconvenient for anyone, having diabetes can increase your odds of getting seriously sick. Meanwhile, these conditions put extra stress on your body, potentially increasing your blood sugar levels…

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Can Stress Raise Blood Sugar? | A Guide to Managing Stress and Diabetes

If you suspect stress may be affecting your ability to manage your diabetes, you’re not alone. Medical professionals have looked into possible connections between stress and diabetes since the 17th century. Today, scientific research indicates there may very well be a direct link between these two issues. Anyone who’s wondered “can stress and anxiety cause…

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The Link Between Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease: What You Need to Know

Maintaining optimal cardiovascular health is paramount for individuals navigating life with diabetes. It’s a reality that those managing diabetes face an increased likelihood of developing cardiovascular diseases (CVD), such as heart disease and stroke. In fact, CVD accounts for a significant portion of mortality among individuals with type 2 diabetes, comprising two-thirds of all deaths…

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How to Care for Diabetes: A Guide for Families and Caregivers

Navigating the journey of diabetes care can be complex, but with the right knowledge and support, managing diabetes becomes more manageable. At US MED, we’re dedicated to empowering families and caregivers with essential insights on how to care for diabetes, especially for aging loved ones who face unique challenges with their condition. No matter who…

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The Future of Diabetes Management: Why CGM and GLP-1s are a Symbiotic Pair

As a leader in the diabetes supplies industry, I have a front-row seat to the evolving landscape of care. One prominent discussion centers on the rise of GLP-1 semaglutide for type 2 diabetes. While some may see this as a threat to continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) technology, I believe the opposite is true: GLP-1s and CGM…

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Best Blood Glucose Meters for 2024 | A Curated Guide

For people with diabetes, blood glucose meters aren’t just helpful—these devices are an essential component of any worthwhile diabetes management strategy. Still, some glucometers are better than others, so we’re here to shine a light on the best glucose meters on the market. And since you’ll be using your meter so often, it’s wise to…

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Different Types of CGM: A Complete Guide

What is the Best Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) for Your Diabetic Needs? It’s a fact of life – people with diabetes need to check their glucose levels every so often. In the past, that meant doing multiple finger-prick tests per day. But these tests are inconvenient and painful, so it’s not hard to see why…

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Dexcom G7 Compatibility with Tandem t:slim X2: What You Need to Know | US MED

In early 2023, Dexcom began offering the Dexcom G7 Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System to U.S. residents with diabetes. This system launched with features like unmatched accuracy*, a discreet and comfortable sensor†, and a warm-up time twice as fast as any other CGM‡. But when this device launched, it was missing one capability its predecessor…

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Diabetes and Dental Health: How to Protect Your Smile and Prevent Complications

Diabetes and Dental Health: How to Protect Your Smile and Prevent Complications Diabetes management can undoubtedly be stressful, but it’s best to face each day with a smile—though you’ll want to take a few steps to protect your smile first. In addition to diabetes complications such as heart problems and nerve damage, studies suggest a…

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The Role of Technology in Diabetes Management: From Apps to Continuous Glucose Monitors

Since its discovery in 1921, insulin has played a central role in treating type 1 (and, in some cases, type 2) diabetes. But while this was undoubtedly a milestone in the history of diabetes management, technological progress hasn’t stopped there. Much more recent developments have also led to notable improvements in the lives of people…

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Diabetes and Family Support: Navigating the Impact and Outcome Together

Living with diabetes presents its challenges, and as a family member or caretaker, your support is crucial. Diabetes requires constant management and doesn’t just disappear over time. With approximately 28.7 million diagnosed cases in the US alone, it’s clear that many families are affected by this condition. Your loved one needs a strong support system…

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Intermittent Fasting and Diabetes: Potential Benefits and Consideration

In this article we take a closer look at Intermittent Fasting and share with you the risks and benefits.

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Having a Social Life and Navigating Events with Diabetes

Having a Social Life and Navigating Events with Diabetes

Managing diabetes can be difficult enough as it is. This is US MED’s guide on how to balance diabetes management and still have a fun time.

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Is There a Link Between Diabetes and Stress?

Are you interested in improving your diabetes management strategy by taking steps to deal with the physical and mental side effects of stress? If so, keep reading for a comprehensive overview of the link between diabetes and stress.

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Main Differences Between the Freestyle Libre 3 vs 2

Learn the key distinctions between Abbott’s latest continuous glucose monitoring systems in this guide with US MED.

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What Is a Closed-Loop System?

Learn all about closed-loop diabetes management solutions, combining the use of a CGM and insulin pump, in this guide from US MED.

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Traveling with Diabetes: Tips for a Smooth Journey and Blood Sugar Control

Planning a trip is stressful, but managing your diabetes makes it even more challenging. US MED has all the tips you need, so you can get into vacation mode.

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Going Back to School with Diabetes

Back-to-school season can be stressful for any parent, and there’s even more to worry about if your child has diabetes. This comprehensive guide from US MED can help make sure your prepared.

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What is Diabetic Neuropathy?

Find out more about Diabetic Neuropathy, including the causes, symptoms, and ways to avoid and treat this well-known diabetes complication.

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Shoes, Diabetes, and Foot Health

Foot problems are common in people with diabetes, and wearing the right shoes is a great way to keep your feet safe. Learn more with US MED.

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Diabetes and Hearing Loss: How Are They Connected?

There is a correlation between diabetes and hearing loss, read on to get the answers you’re looking for from the experts at US MED.

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10 Natural Ways to Combat Diabetes

With diabetes cases increasing in America, it’s more important than ever to take action. If you need to know how to fight diabetes naturally, these ten tips from US MED can help.

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Mushrooms and Diabetes: How Can Mushrooms Help with Blood Sugar Levels?

Learn more with US MED’s guide to adding mushrooms to your diabetes diet and discover how this food can help keep your blood sugar in check. 

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Medicare Benefits: Does Medicare Cover Diabetes Supplies | US MED

Are you wondering if Medicare will cover your purchase from US MED? Find out more about Medicare coverage and our wide selection of diabetes supplies.

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Tips for People Newly Diagnosed with Diabetes

When you have newly diagnosed diabetes, knowing your next steps is crucial. Here are US MED’s tips for living with diabetes.

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Diabetes Support Groups: Why Are They Important?

If you’re curious about diabetes support groups but don’t know how to get started, US MED can help. Here, you’ll find our comprehensive overview. 

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Staying Active with Diabetes: How Yoga for Diabetes Can Help

Following a yoga regimen could help you deal with the stress related to diabetes management. If you have type 2/type 1 diabetes and yoga sounds like something you might enjoy, keep reading for the information you need on starting a yoga routine.

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How Does Diabetes Affect Sleep?

Are you wondering “how does diabetes affect your sleep?”. This is US MED’s overview of how sleep and diabetes type 2/type 1 intersect. 

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Being a Parent with Diabetes

When you know how to deal with diabetes, you’ll find it easier than ever to live with diabetes and raise your kids along the way. Here, you’ll find US MED’s advice for parents with diabetes. 

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How to Handle an Insulin Overdose

If you’re asking yourself “can you overdose on insulin?,” you should know this is a real possibility. Here’s the US MED guide to handling an insulin overdose.

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The Top 20 Best Foods For Diabetes Control

Sick of always being told what NOT to eat? Well, there are foods out there that can help regulate blood sugar so consider this list in the DO category. Here we share the top-20 foods good for the diabetes diet.

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Pre-existing Diabetes and Pregnancy

Have you been looking for information on pregnancy and diabetes? If so, there’s a good chance you’re already familiar with gestational diabetes—that is, diabetes initially diagnosed mid-pregnancy. However, that doesn’t mean there’s no connection between other forms of diabetes and pregnancy. As recently as the mid-20th century, women who had type 1 diabetes were discouraged…

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What Body Shape Says About Health | Diet & Fitness

Learn all about different body shapes and what each shape might reveal about your health and well-being.

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Managing Diabetes While in College

 Are you wondering how to manage diabetes as a new college student? If so, keep reading for valuable diabetes/college advice. You’ll find US MED’s complete guide to living with diabetes in college right here. 

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Dexcom G7 Release Date, Features & Cost Insights

Are you interested in learning more about the Dexcom G7 and what distinguishes it from other CGMs available today? If so, you’re in luck. Take a look at our complete overview of this exciting new product!

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Dexom G7 CGM Super Bowl Ad with Nick Jonas

The long-awaited Dexcom G7 CGM is here. With the help of Nick Jonas, Dexcom is introducing the new Dexcom G7 CGM in a 2023 Super Bowl commercial.

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Know Your Diabetes ABCs | US MED

Learning essential diabetes management steps can make managing this disease far simpler. Learn the ABCs of diabetes with US MED.

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Dexcom G6 vs. Dexcom G7: What You Need to Know

Learn about the latest news on Dexcom G7, how it compares to the Dexcom G6, and how to get through US MED.

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10 Knee Strengthening Exercises to Relieve Knee Pain

Incorporating regular knee exercises in your everyday routine can help to decrease any knee pain you might be experiencing. Learn more about our top six knee strengthening exercises.

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Insulin Pump vs CGM

How much is a CGM? How is an insulin pump different than a CGM? Get answers to these question and more in this product breakdown.

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How To Apply a Continuous Glucose Monitor

It’s no secret that continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) are popular among people with diabetes these days. If you’re wondering, “how is CGM inserted?,” keep reading for a complete guide to CGM installation and more. 

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Does Diabetes Cause High Blood Pressure?: Understanding Between High Blood Pressure and Diabetes

If you’re wondering, “can diabetes cause high blood pressure?” or “how can I control high blood pressure with diabetes?,” read on for all the answers you need.

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Diabetes Sweating Connection: Why Does Diabetes Make You Sweat?

Diabetes may cause you to sweat more than usual. Learn more on how diabetes and sweating are connected in the article below.

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Gestational Diabetes : What Should You Eat When You’re on a Healthy Meal Plan?

Type 1 and type 2 diabetes may be the most well-known forms of diabetes, but they aren’t the only diabetes types you should be aware of. During pregnancy, you may experience a condition known as “gestational diabetes.”

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Postprandial Blood Sugar: How Long After Eating Does it Take for Blood Sugar to Return to Normal?

Keeping your postprandial blood sugar under control is an essential part of living with diabetes. Here, you’ll find US MED’s in-depth explanation of postprandial blood sugar, along with tips on how to control it.

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A1C Overview: What is A1C? | US MED

One reliable method of diagnosing diabetes is the hemoglobin A1C test. If you’re asking yourself, “What is A1C testing, anyway?” Learn more with US MED.

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10 Exercises for Managing Diabetes for  Seniors

Know the Best Diabetes Exercises for Seniors 

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