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Medical Devices for Diabetes Management: The following articles answer key questions about the use and application of medical devices for diabetes patient care including:
– What do they do and how?
– What medical device options are available for diabetes management?
– When should a medical device be considered?

Terry Gregg, CEO, Dexcom: The Increasing Use of CGM


Terry Gregg, CEO, Dexcom, discusses the current landscape of reimbursement for CGM technology. Although insurance companies were initially slow to catch on for approving CGM devices for type 1’s, there has been a shift and approvals seem to be improving. He is also sees the overall market increasing as more …

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Genteel – The First Pain Free Lancing Instrument


Genteel – The First Pain Free Lancing Instrument  Genteel is a radically new lancing instrument that completely replaces the more-familiar industry-standard spring-loaded devices. Genteel’s patented technology allows patients to get the right amount of test blood from both fingers and alternate sites the first time, every time, without pain, or …

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Handbook of Diabetes, 4th Edition, Excerpt #2: Diagnosis and Classification of Diabetes


Rudy Bilous MD, FRCP Richard Donnelly MD, PHD, FRCP, FRACP   Diabetes mellitus is diagnosed by identifying chronic hyperglycemia. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) have used a fasting plasma glucose (FPG) of 126mg/dL.(7 mmol/L) or higher to define diabetes (Table 3.1 ). This originated from epidemiological …

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