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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?

Is There a Future for BGM?

Guest Post by David Kliff, Editor, Diabetic Investor

With each passing day, it’s becoming more apparent that CGM will replace BGM as the standard for glucose measurement. CGM systems are becoming more patient-friendly, i.e. no calibrations, simple insertion, and cheaper too. The data provided by CGM is transformative, leading to improved outcomes. It is no longer a question of if this will happen but when this will happen.

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Once A Pump, Always a Pump? Wrong Again!

(This is a follow-up to the patient who was under the impression he would always need an insulin pump.) It was a "rocky" start at first. The patient had some early morning highs and some unexpected lows, but likes being off the pump. He wears his Dexcom, which he plans to continue with. This has been extremely helpful with alarms during the adjustments to his long-acting and rapid-acting insulins. The endocrinologist knew the patient was extremely sensitive to insulin, so his rapid-acting insulin has gone from using 1-unit increments to 0.5-unit increments instead and is doing well. At this time, the patient wants to stay off the pump, continue with MDI and the sensor. We're still making minor changes, but getting close to goal.

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