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How to Quiet Your Mind | Mental Health Matters

If you follow US MED, you know we talk a lot about physical health, which makes sense since we focus on helping people with diabetes. Physical health is important, but ...

Diabetes

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How to Quiet Your Mind | Mental Health Matters

If you follow US MED, you know we talk a lot about physical health, which makes sense since ...
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What Nails Say About Your Health | Health & Wellness

If you have diabetes, it should come as no surprise to hear that your body can let you ...
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The 7 Most Common Diabetes Myths

Diabetes is a common disease these days. In the US, 34.2 million people (slightly more than 1 in ...
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Is The Keto Diet Good For Diabetes?

If you’re a person with diabetes, there’s a good chance you’ve heard someone suggest the ketogenic diet as ...

Taking Diabetes Management To Another Level | Get Inspired

A diabetes diagnosis is certainly an emotional time. It's important to maintain a positive attitude and focus on ...
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How To Do a Fasting Blood Glucose Test

It’s widely known that blood sugar levels can vary significantly based on how long it’s been since a ...
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Diabetes in Children | Symptoms, Types, & Management

Diabetes can affect anyone’s life - even children. According to the National Diabetes Statistics Report 2020, approximately 210,000 U.S. ...
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Type 1 Diabetes | Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Its name may suggest otherwise, but type 1 diabetes is not the most common form of diabetes - ...
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Diabetic Ketoacidosis | DKA Symptoms & Causes

Diabetic Ketoacidosis Overview  DKA develops when your body does not have enough insulin to allow blood glucose to ...

Diet & Fitness

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Is The Keto Diet Good For Diabetes?

If you’re a person with diabetes, there’s a good chance you’ve heard someone suggest the ketogenic diet as ...
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Yogurt Desserts | The Dessert Diaries | Diabetes Friendly Desserts

Yogurt Desserts: Diabetes Friendly Desserts from The Dessert Diaries Granola & Yogurt Breakfast Popsicles Get your day off ...
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Diabetes Friendly Fruit Desserts | The Dessert Diaries

Diabetes Friendly Fruit Desserts from US MED’s: The Dessert Diaries  Living with diabetes can make enjoying desserts difficult, but ...
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Coffee & Diabetes: Is It Safe To Drink?

Is It Safe For People With Diabetes To Drink Coffee? When you’re living with diabetes, it’s important to put thought into everything you eat ...

Foods And Drinks That Cause Blood Sugar Spikes

  Diabetes can transform the seemingly-simple task of meal planning into a minefield. When you have this disease, ...
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Diabetes and Exercise: Small Changes Can Make A Big Difference

If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, one of the best things you can do for yourself is getting exercise. ...
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Best Snacks For People With Diabetes

Healthy Diabetic Snacks Nobody enjoys the feeling of having low blood sugar between meals, but people with diabetes ...
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Diabetes Management: Control It With Diet & Exercise

Foods to Avoid Let’s start with some diet tips. First of all, if you have diabetes, there are some foods ...
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Diabetic-Friendly Chocolate Desserts | The Dessert Diaries

For people who have diabetes, desserts can be complicated - but that doesn’t mean you can’t indulge your ...

Product Information

Are All Glucometers Created Equal?

When you’re managing diabetes, you’ll need a blood glucose meter you can rely on. These devices provide blood ...
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How Does An Insulin Pump Work?

For those living with insulin-managed diabetes, constant injections can be inconvenient and painful. An insulin pump can be ...
Catheter FAQs

The Most Common Catheter Questions

Catheter FAQ: You Ask, We Answer Using a catheter may sound scary or difficult, but don’t worry - ...
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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. ...
A How-To Guide for Using a CGM

How To Get Started Using a CGM

You're ready to start using your CGM. You and your doctor have decided that you should try a ...
CGM Devices

Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Devices Comparison

When researching CGMs (Continuous Glucose Monitor) it can be difficult to know which device to choose. In this ...
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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 ...

9 Steps to Better Catheter Self-Management

Are you living with a catheter that you manage yourself? It can be done, but there are important ...
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 ...