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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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Best Diabetes Apps

Let’s answer the question: what is the best app for people with diabetes? It doesn’t matter if you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes: managing your care can be complex and includes counting calories, counting carbs, and closely monitoring your activity for impact on your blood sugar levels. Whew! It’s a lot to take…

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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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The Future of Medical Records on The Blockchain

With the recent explosion of Bitcoin and all the hype surrounding it, the one thing that is for certain is that its underlying technology called the blockchain will be an industry disruptor for many financial sectors in the years to come.  One of those sectors that can see a major use-case for such innovation is…

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