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Type 1 diabetes vs Type 2 diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes vs Type 2 Diabetes

What is the Difference Between Type 1 Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes? If you’ve recently been diagnosed with diabetes, you're probably searching for clear answers about the differences between Type ...

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Type 1 diabetes vs Type 2 diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes vs Type 2 Diabetes

What is the Difference Between Type 1 Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes? If you’ve recently been diagnosed with…

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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…

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Managing Diabetes and Depression: Strategies for Your Mental Health

Both diabetes and depression can be difficult conditions to manage – and that’s especially true when you’re dealing with both at the same time. Get advice on how to cope from US MED. 

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Managing Diabetes When You’re Sick: Essential Tips

Many aspects of everyday life are more difficult when you’re managing diabetes, and that includes taking care of…

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Can Stress Raise Blood Sugar? | A Guide to Managing Stress and Diabetes

If you suspect stress may be affecting your ability to manage your diabetes, you’re not alone. Medical professionals…

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The Link Between Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease: What You Need to Know

Maintaining optimal cardiovascular health is paramount for individuals navigating life with diabetes. It’s a reality that those managing…

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How to Care for Diabetes: A Guide for Families and Caregivers

Navigating the journey of diabetes care can be complex, but with the right knowledge and support, managing diabetes…

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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….

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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…

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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 –…

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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…

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Diabetes and Dental Health: How to Protect Your Smile and Prevent Complications

Diabetes and Dental Health: How to Protect Your Smile and Prevent Complications Diabetes management can undoubtedly be stressful,…

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Recipes

Low-Carb Tiramisu

Low-Carb Tiramisu

Low carb and diabetes friendly, this delicious recipe is easy to put together! Ready in less than 20 minutes, it the perfect treat.

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Pumpkin Apple Bar

Pumpkin Apple Bars

Elevate your snacking game with this Pumpkin-Apple Bar recipe from US MED! Click on the link to view the full recipe.

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Shrimp Scampi

Chef Robert’s Shrimp Scampi

Chef Robert (The Happy Diabetic) shares with us his recipe for easy, delicious, and diabetes-friendly Shrimp Scampi.

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Chicken Chili

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

This hearty and healthy Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili is the perfect comfort for your next Game Day!

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Banana Pancakes

Banana Pancakes

A Diabetes-Friendly Delight to Start Your Day Right!

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Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp

Savor the Warmth of Fall with this irresistible, delicious, and diabetes-friendly Apple Crumble recipe from US MED.

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Oven-Baked Chicken Taquitos

These diabetes-friendly Oven-Baked Chicken Taquitos come out perfectly crisp, without any frying!

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Sugar free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sugar-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies (Low-Carb)

These sugar-free chocolate chip cookies are both diabetes-friendly and low carb, so you can enjoy them anytime! Easy and quick to make, this recipe is a true crowd pleaser!

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Chef Robert’s Chicken Piccata of Love

Chef Robert Lewis (The Happy Diabetic) presents his Chicken Piccata of Love recipe. Chicken piccata is a silky, lemony, buttery, tender delicious diabetes-friendly chicken recipe that is quick and easy to make.

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Watermelon and Lime Slushie

Watermelon Lime Slushie

These Watermelon Lime Slushies are both a refreshing and tasty treat for the summer! With no added sugar, they’re sure to be a new favorite.

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Carmelized Salmon with Fruit Salsa and Balsamic Glaze

Chef Robert Lewis (The Happy Diabetic) presents his recipe for Caramelized Salmon with Fruit Salsa recipe. It makes a protein-rich savory entrée that is diabetes safe and delicious, and is , is light and bright and oh-so flavorful.

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Overnight Berry Chia Pudding

Overnight Berry Chia Pudding

Taking only 5 minutes to prepare this Overnight Berry Chia Pudding recipe makes for the perfect breakfast, dessert, or sweet treat!

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Diet & Fitness

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The Link Between Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease: What You Need to Know

Maintaining optimal cardiovascular health is paramount for individuals navigating life with diabetes. It’s a reality that those managing…

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Diabetes and Dental Health: How to Protect Your Smile and Prevent Complications

Diabetes and Dental Health: How to Protect Your Smile and Prevent Complications Diabetes management can undoubtedly be stressful,…

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Intermittent Fasting and Diabetes: Potential Benefits and Consideration

In this article we take a closer look at Intermittent Fasting and share with you the risks and benefits.

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Is There a Link Between Diabetes and Stress?

Are you interested in improving your diabetes management strategy by taking steps to deal with the physical and mental side effects of stress? If so, keep reading for a comprehensive overview of the link between diabetes and stress.

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Mushrooms and Diabetes: How Can Mushrooms Help with Blood Sugar Levels?

Learn more with US MED’s guide to adding mushrooms to your diabetes diet and discover how this food can help keep your blood sugar in check. 

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Staying Active with Diabetes: How Yoga for Diabetes Can Help

Following a yoga regimen could help you deal with the stress related to diabetes management. If you have type 2/type 1 diabetes and yoga sounds like something you might enjoy, keep reading for the information you need on starting a yoga routine.

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The Top 20 Best Foods For Diabetes Control

Sick of always being told what NOT to eat? Well, there are foods out there that can help regulate blood sugar so consider this list in the DO category. Here we share the top-20 foods good for the diabetes diet.

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Pre-existing Diabetes and Pregnancy

Have you been looking for information on pregnancy and diabetes? If so, there’s a good chance you’re already…

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What Body Shape Says About Health | Diet & Fitness

Learn all about different body shapes and what each shape might reveal about your health and well-being.

Product Information

cgm-prescription-for-diabetes-patients-with-medicare

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…

glp-1-drugs

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….

best-blood-glucose-meter

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…

woman-checking-her-cgm-device

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 –…

Dexcom-G7-and-Tandem-tslim-X2-Compatibility

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…

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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…

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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.