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Diabetic Equipment

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Diabetic equipment are products and devices that help you stay on track with your diabetes treatment. They offer you a chance to manage and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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Apidra is an injection that contains insulin glulisine. Insulin is a hormone that works by lowering levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Insulin glulisine is a fast-acting insulin that starts to work about 15 minutes after injection, peaks in about 1 hour, and keeps working for 2 to 4 hours. Apidra is used to improve blood sugar control in adults and children with diabetes.

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Metformin is an oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels. Metformin is used together with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Metformin is sometimes used together with insulin or other medications, but it is not for treating type 1 diabetes.

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Levemir is a man-made form of insulin, a hormone that is produced in the body. Insulin works by lowering levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Levemir is a long-acting insulin that starts to work several hours after injection and keeps working evenly for up to 24 hours. Levemir is used to improve blood sugar control in people with diabetes.

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The Omnipod Insulin Pump consists of a tubeless, waterproof insulin pump (the Pod) that supplies insulin to your body continuously. You control the amount and flow rate of insulin through a wireless device, your Personal Diabetes Manager (PDM). Because your PDM communicates wirelessly to a Pod that contains up to 72 hours of insulin, there are no wires or tubes to contend with.

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The FreeStyle Libre 14 day sensor is part of a continuous glucose monitoring system, checking your readings day and night, and is accurate for insulin dosing. The small sensor is about the size of two stacked quarters and can be scanned discreetly, even through clothing. You can even scan the sensor with your compatible smartphone. The FreeStyle Libre 14 day sensor is painless to apply and easy to wear. It is water resistant so you can swim, shower or exercise.

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Lantus is a man-made form of a hormone (insulin) that is produced in the body. Insulin is a hormone that works by lowering levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Insulin glargine is a long-acting insulin that starts to work several hours after injection and keeps working evenly for 24 hours.

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Tresiba is a long-acting insulin that starts to work several hours after injection and keeps working evenly for 24 hours. Insulin is a hormone that works by lowering levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Tresiba is used to improve blood sugar control in adults with diabetes.

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Humalog is a fast-acting insulin that starts to work about 15 minutes after injection, peaks in about 1 hour, and keeps working for 2 to 4 hours. Insulin is a hormone that works by lowering levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Humalog is used to improve blood sugar control in adults and children with diabetes type one.

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Fiasp is insulin aspart in a formulation containing 2 additional ingredients: a form of vitamin B3 (niacinamide), which increases the speed of initial insulin absorption, and an amino acid to aid stability. It enters your bloodstream in approximately 2½ minutes. This way, you can take Fiasp at the start of the meal, or 20 minutes after the start of a meal.

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NovoLog is a fast-acting insulin that starts to work about 15 minutes after injection, peaks in about 1 hour, and keeps working for 2 to 4 hours. Insulin is a hormone that works by lowering levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood.

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The Dexcom G6 is Dexcom’s latest generation of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system. Unlike previous generations, this CGM system is factory calibrated, so no finger pricks are required. The Dexcom G6 consists of a sensor, transmitter and display device (receiver and / or compatible mobile device). The system features a revamped one-button auto applicator and a sleek, discrete transmitter. The Dexcom G6 sends glucose readings every 5 minutes to a mobile device or Dexcom receiver.

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An insulin pen is a device used to inject insulin. There are many types of insulin pens available. Most are disposable. A disposable pen contains a prefilled amount of insulin. When this type of pen is empty, it is thrown away. A few types are reusable pens. A reusable pen contains an insulin cartridge that can be replaced. When the cartridge is empty, it is thrown away. Then a new, prefilled cartridge is put in. Always use a new needle every time you inject insulin.