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Different Types of CGM Devices

Different Types of CGM Devices CGMs (Continuous Glucose Monitoring) always have the same three components: sensor, transmitter, and receiver. However, the way those components work varies significantly. If you are new to CGM systems knowing what type of CGM to purchase can be overwhelming. The first thing […]

Top Suppliers for CGM

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 […]

How to Get Started Using a CGM

How to Get Started Using a CGM If you and your doctor have decided that you should try a CGM, you may be at a loss for what to do next. You’ve done all this research about which supplier and type of CGM to purchase, but perhaps […]

How to Keep Injection Sites Healthy

How to Keep Injection Sites Healthy Lipohypertrophy is a thickened, rubbery swelling under the skin that can happen to people where they inject insulin. These lumps may be firm or soft. You may not always be able to see these since they are under the skin. At […]

Plan Your Diabetic-Friendly Exercise Routine

Plan Your Diabetic-Friendly Exercise Routine It’s All in the Mind We often make promises to ourselves that begin with the purest of intentions to see through to completion, but for one reason or another we often end up not exactly fulfilling or maintain consistency in our plan […]

The Back to School Backpack Program was a Success!

The Back to School Backpack Program was a Success! US MED’s Employee Care Program has participated in The Back to School Backpack Program and reached it’s goal of 72 backpacks with school supplies for children in our community. These children range from kindergarten to 12th grade and […]

C.G.M. (Continuous Glucose Monitoring) A Beginner’s Guide.

C.G.M. (Continuous Glucose Monitoring) A Beginner’s Guide. When you live with diabetes a common term you might hear is Continuous Glucose Monitoring, also known as C.G.M.  For the uninitiated to the world of diabetes management, C.G.M. might seem an overwhelmingly daunting task.  All types of questions can […]

10 Tips for Living with a Catheter

10 Tips for Living with a Catheter Blockages Catheter blockages can be a serious issue for catheter users if the tubing bends or folds restricting the flow of fluids.  Adjust the tubing and gently pinch it to allow for the passage of the blocked materials such as […]

The Effects of Smoking & Diabetes

How Smoking Impacts Diabetics Cardiovascular Disease Smokers have a 30-40% higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes over non-smokers.  Smoking also makes it difficult to control the disease and determine proper insulin dosage since it makes your body more resistant to insulin leading to higher glucose levels.  The […]

10 Natural Ways to Combat Diabetes

10 Natural Ways to Combat Diabetes 1. Early Prevention It’s not hard to speculate why so many people develop diabetes.  Genetics has a lot to do with it, but lack of activity will most certainly cause weight gain, increasing risk factors.  Prediabetes is on the rise, in […]

Simple Ways to Improve Sleep Quality

Simple Ways to Improve Sleep Quality Getting a sufficient amount of quality sleep can be difficult for many, but a few changes can have a significant impact, according to the Mayo Clinic. Much of the requirement for getting a good night’s rest revolves around controlling the environment […]

Potential Allergy Complications Indoors

Potential Allergy Complications Indoors Nasal allergies affect about 50 million people in the United States and indoor allergens can aggravate them according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Pollen, mold, dust mites, and pet dander can all be irritating to sensitive individuals, and while air […]

The Medicare Competitive Bid Program

The Medicare Competitive Bid Program As a component of the Center of Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Competitive Bidding Program, diabetes testing supplies (DTS) are provided through mail order at a substantial discount for people with diabetes (PWD).  PWD must be enlisted in Medicare Part B to qualify […]

9 Steps to Better Catheter Self-Management

9 Steps to Better Catheter Self-Management Here are 9 steps you can take to improve your experience in self-management of your catheter: Awareness – Living with a catheter necessitates that you keep observant of your body and how you are feeling at any given moment. Hydration – Drink more […]

DIABETES ALERT!DAY

DIABETES ALERT!DAY What’s Your Type 2 Diabetes Risk? One in three American adults is at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, a serious disease that can lead to complications like kidney failure, heart disease, stroke, blindness, and amputations. But type 2 diabetes doesn’t have to be permanent—it […]

Top 10 Reasons To Use Your CPAP Machine

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.  […]

Advantages of Wearing a Back Brace

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 […]

Support Braces – Back, Ankle, & Wrist

Support Braces – Back, Ankle, & Wrist Help Protect Your Joints Whether you are experiencing some of the common ailments that comes with aging or you have been injured in an accident, your joints may need additional support. At US MED, we offer a variety of braces […]

Continuous Glucose Monitoring (C.G.M.)

Continuous Glucose Monitoring (C.G.M.) 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 […]

More Than Two Types of Diabetes?

More Than Two Types of Diabetes? For the past 20 years diabetes has always been classified as either type 1 or type 2, but new revelations show that there could actually be five different types.  New research such as one found in an article out of The […]

Apple Watch Detects Diabetes with 85% Accuracy

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 […]

The Future of Medical Records on The Blockchain

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 […]

100 Years of Insulin Treatments Save Countless Lives

100 Years of Insulin Treatments Save Countless Lives The disease diabetes has been identified for thousands of years, but only in the last 100, has there been a truly life-saving treatment: Insulin. Insulin was discovered in 1921 at the University of Toronto. Its discovery was one of […]

A Healthy Social Life Reduces the Risk of Diabetes

A Healthy Social Life Reduces the Risk of Diabetes Studies over at Maastricht University in the Netherlands have shown a link between healthy social ties and it’s influence over mental and physical health.  Being socially active can actually reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes according to […]

Identifying Alzheimer’s before symptoms

Identifying Alzheimer’s before symptoms New tests to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease are emerging, offering hope for new treatments and therapies. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, the memory disease is now the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, and more than 5 million people are currently […]

Switch jobs in your 50s for a longer career, study says

Switch jobs in your 50’s for a longer career, study says. Switching jobs late in life might be the key to a longer career, according to Boston College’s Center for Retirement Research. But the key is switching job voluntarily. Those who were laid off late in life […]

World Diabetes Day 2017

World Diabetes Day 2017   November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and today (November 14th, 2017) is what is becoming known as World Diabetes Day, a day of diabetes awareness worldwide.  With so much misleading information out there, days like these are becoming ever more prevalent.   […]

Veteran’s Day Observed

Veteran’s Day & Honoring Those Who Served   Veterans vowed their allegiance to our country by serving in the military and fight for America’s liberty.  Showing gratitude can come in many forms, but a little appreciation can go a long way for those senior veterans in need on […]

The Medical Supplies Market is Expanding.

Medical Supplies Markets Expanding Market Research Future Report According to Market Research Future, the global medical supplies market is growing exponentially and expected to reach $132 Billion by late 2022.  The primary cause of this massive growth is the rising population of geriatrics as well as increase in […]

Now have Medicare and need to manage your Diabetes?

Now have Medicare and need to manage your Diabetes? Here is a helpful start. In 2017 Medicare covered 58 million Americans, and to a lot of us, it can seem like a complicated labyrinth.  For those over 65 years of age, it is essential health coverage administered […]

Artificial beta cells that release insulin in response to high blood sugar.

Artificial beta cells that release insulin in response to high blood sugar. A major hurdle in the patient-friendly treatment of Diabetes is the need for efficient on-demand control of blood glucose levels.  Normal pancreatic cells do this naturally, so creating an insulin delivery system has been quite […]

Common Health Issues for Seniors Over 65

Common Health Issues for Seniors Over 65 With today’s higher life expectancy, 65 years of age can now mean looking forward to a meaningful rest of your life, given that you manage your health closely to avoid health risks associated with older age.  According to the Centers […]

Law enforcement agencies offering a safe way to get rid of unused prescription drugs.

 DEA launches Drug Take-Back Day for expired or unused prescription meds. Unused prescription drugs can end up in landfills, water supplies, and into the hands of thieves as well.  It is safe and responsible to dispose these potentially hazardous substances by handing them over to the proper […]

How to Make Halloween Enjoyable for Children Living with Diabetes

How to Make Halloween Enjoyable for Children Living with Diabetes. As Halloween approaches, it can prove to be a difficult time of the year for the parents of diabetic children. It can be easy for them to feel left out when faced with limitations to the treats […]

Shoes make the difference in foot pain

Shoes make the difference in foot pain The workday can seem long when your feet hurt. Podiatrists at the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine give this advice: Heels – Notoriously bad for your feet, heels cause a painful knot on the back of the heel, according […]

How are you preparing for Hurricane Irma?

Hurricane Irma Preparedness Guide In preparation for Hurricane Irma, we wanted to provide our Doral extended community with a list of items to have on hand to best deal with the multiple outcomes the storm may levy: The National Hurricane Center suggests the following materials: Water: At least […]

US MED’s Employees Host Internal Fundraiser to Aid Hurricane Harvey Victims

One of the largest, providers of Diabetes Supplies helps the victims of  Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas “US MED is in the business of assisting people in need of care on a daily basis. This extends beyond the clinical community and into local communities. As a result, […]

US MED Solar Eclipse, August 21, 2017

US MED’s Great American Solar Eclipse The US MED Family is patiently waiting for the 2017 Solar Eclipse! To celebrate, the Marketing team put together Eclipse Bags for the employees containing Sun Chips and SunKist, along with a printed insert showing 6 Facts About the 2017 Solar […]

Special Education for Children Living with Paralysis

What resources are available for children living with paralysis? August is the month of back to school. Stores are busy, traffic is back, and it’s time to place that alarm clock at least 1 hour before than your regular time. For parents with children living with paralysis, […]

Learn How to Avoid a Medical Emergency

These important tips will help you avoid a medical emergency! Heat and humidity add up to danger and if you know the signs, you can quickly avoid a medical emergency. Emergency rooms see an increase in cases of heat stroke and dehydration in July and August. The […]

TOTALITY: The Great American Solar Eclipse

TOTALITY: The Great American Solar Eclipse From Oregon to South Carolina, Americans will see the sight of a Solar Eclipse that has left mankind trembling and astonished as long as humans have walked the earth. The Great American Total Eclipse will be one for the record books […]

Steps to Better Sleep

Steps to Better Sleep For Individuals with Sleep Apnea Here are some science-backed alternative options to help those with sleep apnea. Bear in mind, however, that since the root causes behind sleep apnea vary, a remedy that cures one person might do nothing for another. You’ll need […]

Cultivate Your Motivation

Cultivate Your Motivation No Motivation = Fail Personal Development Trainer Sid Savara gives you these seven proven tips on how to get motivated. He says, “Today is the day. It’s time to make the most out of your life, and that means, it’s time to get motivated.” […]

More Boomers want to keep working

More Boomers want to keep working It’s about more than money At age 70,  businessman, author and speaker George Fraser is not retired and he has no intention of retiring…ever! Fraser is one of a growing number of aging Baby Boomers who are continuing to work well […]

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