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Diabetes

CGM Devices

Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Devices Comparison

Choosing a Continuous Glucose Monitor is a big decision. Here we breakdown the top CGMs, their manufacturers, and features so you can select the right CGM to fit your lifestyle.

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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 how CGMs…

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How to Keep Injection Sites Healthy

Studies found that almost 2/3 of all people who inject insulin have some degree of lipohypertrophy, which is thickening or rubbery skin at injection sites. Here we’ll discuss ways to avoid lipo and what insulin users need to look out for.

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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 CGM.  For the uninitiated to the world of diabetes management, using a CGM might seem an overwhelmingly daunting task.  All types of questions can present you with a challenge, but you’re not alone!  Read on for answers…

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Probiotics & Diabetes

Probiotics for Diabetes

Probiotic supplements and foods can boost the number of good bacteria in your system. These bacteria and yeasts can have significant health benefits – and they might even have a positive effect on diabetes management! In this article, the team at US MED will take you on a deep dive into the world of probiotics.

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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 Natural Ways to Combat Diabetes

Are you wondering how to fight diabetes and how to fight prediabetes? The diabetes experts at US MED have compiled a list of some common-sense strategies you can put to use.

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More than 2 Types of Diabetes

More Than Two Types of Diabetes?

For the past 20 years diabetes has always been classified as either type 1 or type 2, but new revelations show that there could actually be five different types.  New research such as one found in an article out of The Lancet: Diabetes & Endocrinology suggests a need for a revision to the diabetes classification system. …

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Apple Watch Diabetes

Apple Watch Detects Diabetes with 85% Accuracy

The Apple watch is not just a hi-tech fashion statement but is now able to detect diabetes with 85% accuracy, according to part of a larger DeepHeart study with Cardiogram and UCSF.  It used data from Apple Watch users and detected 462 of them as having diabetes using the watch’s built-in heart rate sensor and artificial intelligence-based…

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