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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Are All Glucometers Created Equal?

Need to buy a new blood glucose meter? It’s important to make sure you’re getting a glucometer that’s a good fit for your needs. Read on for frequently asked questions, simple instructions, and a brand analysis.

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Insulin Pump 101

How Does An Insulin Pump Work?

In this article we’ll answer all your insulin pump-related questions, provide safety tips, and break down the types of insulin pumps available.

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The Most Common Catheter Questions

We’re covering everything you can imagine, from catheter care to your favorite brands. Learn more about what you really want to know.

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Freestyle Libre vs. Freestyle Libre 2 CGM

What’s the difference between the FreeStyle Libre 14-Day and the new FreeStyle Libre 2 from Abbott? We’ll provide all the differences so you’ll know which Continuous Glucose Monitor is right for you.

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A How-To Guide for Using a CGM

How To Get Started Using a CGM

Sensors, transmitters, readers…there’s a lot to understand about Continuous Glucose Monitors. Let us take you through the components, their functions, and how to get the most out of your CGM.

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What are Continuous Glucose Monitoring Devices and How to Choose a CGM?

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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10 Tips for Living with a Long-Term Catheter

Wondering how to safely live with a long-term catheter? In this article, we’ll take you through 10 tips that long-term catheter users should keep in mind. By following these tips for living with a catheter – male or female – you’ll be able to mitigate health risks such as UTIs and blockages.

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9 Steps to Better Catheter Self-Management

We share the 9 steps that every catheter user should know. Self-manage your catheter with these safety steps.

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Top 10 Reasons To Use Your CPAP Machine

Around 25 million Americans experience OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea), and approximately 60% of them actually utilize a CPAP machine nightly.  Incorporating CPAP therapy can be difficult, but OSA is a risky condition that does not improve on it’s own.  Here are some top ten reasons to make CPAP a part of your nightly ritual: 1.…

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Advantages of Wearing a Back Brace

Chronic back pain is a condition that plagues many people, young and old. This explains why so many people find themselves using back support braces for additional support. A study by The University of Maryland Medical Center states that 60 to 80% of adults in the U.S. have lower back pain, which is also the…

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Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM)

Get Accurate Blood Glucose Monitoring While some diabetics only need to check their blood sugar levels a couple of times a day, those who are suffering from more severe forms of diabetes may require continuous glucose monitoring (CGM). This constant monitoring will ensure their glucose levels remain at safe levels, allowing them to make any…

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