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Diabetes

FreeStyle-Libre-CGM-Comparisons

Freestyle Libre vs Freestyle Libre 2 CGM

“Should I switch to the new FreeStyle Libre 2 CGM System?” Many Freestyle Libre users have asked themselves this question since the release of the FreeStyle Libre 2 earlier this year. Here at US MED, we have been asked all kinds of questions like “What’s the difference?”, “Is it worth it to switch?”, and “Does it warn you of highs and lows like the Dexcom G6?” These are all great questions and to help…

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10 Tips Video

10 Tips: Diabetes and Exercise

 10 Tips: Diabetes and Exercise  Let’s talk about exercise! In this video we’re going to go through 10 tips every person with diabetes should know to exercise safely and effectively. Before you get started it’s important to consult your doctor and make sure you’re cleared to start an exercise routine. The benefits of exercising are huge, especially for people with…

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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 Devices

Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Devices Comparison

When researching CGMs (Continuous Glucose Monitor) it can be difficult to know which device to choose. In this article we’ll compare the manufacturers of four of the most popular CGM devices on the market today. Then, we’ll go through the individual CGM devices’ features, pros and cons of each, and how to choose between them.   The first thing you should do before deciding on a specific type of…

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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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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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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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