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Insulin Pump vs CGM

If you’ve recently been diagnosed with diabetes, there’s a good chance you’ve encountered several unfamiliar terms in a short time. As part of this, you may have read about two ...

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Insulin Pump vs CGM

How much is a CGM? How is an insulin pump different than a CGM? Get answers to these question and more in this product breakdown.

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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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Does Diabetes Cause High Blood Pressure?: Understanding Between High Blood Pressure and Diabetes

If you’re wondering, “can diabetes cause high blood pressure?” or “how can I control high blood pressure with diabetes?,” read on for all the answers you need.

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Diabetes Sweating Connection: Why Does Diabetes Make You Sweat?

Diabetes may cause you to sweat more than usual. Learn more on how diabetes and sweating are connected in the article below.

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Gestational Diabetes : What Should You Eat When You’re on a Healthy Meal Plan?

Type 1 and type 2 diabetes may be the most well-known forms of diabetes, but they aren’t the only diabetes types you should be aware of. During pregnancy, you may experience a condition known as “gestational diabetes.”

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A1C Overview: What is A1C? | US MED

One reliable method of diagnosing diabetes is the hemoglobin A1C test. If you’re asking yourself, “What is A1C testing, anyway?” Learn more with US MED.

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Diabetes Symptoms: What You Need to Know

Diabetes management isn’t always an easy task, but you’ll need to work hard at it. Learn about diabetes symptoms and management with US MED.

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Diabetes Rash: Appearance & Prevention

Diabetes can lead to complications in other areas, one of these being your skin. Learn more about what skin complications to be on the lookout for. 

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Diabetes and Depression: How to Manage These Health Conditions

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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Hypoglycemia Symptoms, Causes and Treatments for Diabetics

Hypoglycemia is the term that is used for low blood sugar. Learn more about how people with diabetes can treat hypoglycemia.  

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Diabetic Foot Pain and Soreness Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

It’s important to know how diabetes and foot care are interlinked. Learn how to help prevent foot problems that can come with diabetes

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How to Choose a Glucose Meter

How to Choose a Glucose Meter

Need to buy a new blood glucose meter? It’s essential 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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Diet & Fitness

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10 Knee Strengthening Exercises to Relieve Knee Pain

Incorporating regular knee exercises in your everyday routine can help to decrease any knee pain you might be experiencing. Learn more about our top six knee strengthening exercises.

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10 Exercises for Managing Diabetes for  Seniors

Know the Best Diabetes Exercises for Seniors 

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Is Honey Good for Diabetes?

Is honey good for people living with diabetes? Honey is good in moderation and is shown to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.

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Diabetic Foot Pain and Soreness Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

It’s important to know how diabetes and foot care are interlinked. Learn how to help prevent foot problems that can come with diabetes

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Building a Diabetes Care Plan

There’s a lot that goes into managing diabetes, including everyday personal care, lab tests, and going to the doctor. Use our template to stay on track to manage your diabetes.

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Breakfast Ideas For People With Diabetes | Diet & Fitness

Looking for more breakfast ideas to incorporate into your morning routine? These ten diabetes -friendly breakfast recipes are a great way to start your day.

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How to Lose Belly Fat | Diet & Fitness

There are a couple of lifestyle changes that you can make to remove stubborn belly fat around the abdomen. Learn more about the truth of belly fat at US MED.

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Worst Restaurant Meals For People With Diabetes

These are some of the worst restaurant meals for those living with diabetes. Here are 15 meals to avoid when you eat out. Learn more.

Veggies That Are Healthy Sources of Carbs

Veggies That Are Healthy Sources of Carbs | Diet & Fitness

Are you worried about carbs? Multiple healthy carb options come from vegetables. Learn creative ways to incorporate them into your diet.

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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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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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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…