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Jun
22

Sharing testing info arms patient, doctors

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doctor_glucoseYou may have often heard the saying “knowledge is power,” but it can be more than just a slogan in your efforts to achieve and maintain good blood sugar control. A recent study reveals more positive results when patients bring their blood sugar measuring device and the reading logs to regular doctor’s appointments.

A report given at a meeting of endocrinology specialists showed that only 30 percent of diabetes patients bring their blood sugar readings to visits, but those who did experienced large A1C improvements as compared to those who left the readings at home.

If you are living with diabetes, you may use a variety or combination of methods to obtain a snapshot into your blood sugar control. These include finger-stick blood sugar monitors and continuous glucose monitoring devices also called CGMs.

The DMS products section contains an extensive catalog of the industry’s top products and supplies including all major insulin pumps, blood sugar testing supplies and continuous glucose monitoring devices.

Product lines available include Tandem, Medtronic, Animas, Roche, Insulet, Smiths Medical and Dexcom. Visit our full product directory at www.diabetesms/products and call 1-888-738-7929 for customer service or to inquire about our education and support services.

For more on why your stack of test results may improve your control, read the complete article at Healio.com, an endocrinology journal.

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