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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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Are All Glucometers Created Equal

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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Catheter FAQs

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 Sensor Reader

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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CGM Devices

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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Straight Catheters

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 Management

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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CPAP

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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Back Braces

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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CGM

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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