Technology in Diabetes Care

The world of diabetes management is constantly changing. Technology continues to improve by leaps and bounds. While the world waits for the true artificial pancreas, learn more about how to use current technology for diabetes self-management.

Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM)

Recently two CGM systems—Dexcom’s G5 Mobile and Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre—are covered as durable medical equipment under Medicare Part B for beneficiaries with type 1 or type 2 diabetes who take multiple daily insulin doses and who make frequent adjustments to those doses.

Links to articles on insulin pump therapy and CGM:

Long-Term Insulin Pump Therapy Decreases Mortality in Type 1 Diabetes

Continuous Glucose Monitors: In Real Time

Insulin Pumps: Closer to a Pancreas

About Kim Warlick

I am a Diabetes Clinical Nurse Specialist and Certified Diabetes Educator. Having been a nurse for over 35 years, my passion is to help people who want to know more about how to prevent or manage their diabetes. Diabetes Self Management Education (DSME) is 95% of diabetes control and may be a covered benefit with your insurance provider. Follow my professional website and blog to find information and links to learn more about diabetes .

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