Category: Diabetes

Continuous Glucose Monitors: Meet the FreeStyle Libre 3 CGM

Continuous Glucose Monitors: Meet the FreeStyle Libre 3 CGM

January 24, 2024

Living with diabetes can be challenging, but new technologies are making it easier to take care of our health. Abbott has introduced the FreeStyle Libre 3 Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) system. The FreeStyle Libre 3 system is a 14-day continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system with real-time alarms* that let you know the minute your glucose is too low or too high. In this article, we’ll explore what makes the FreeStyle Libre 3 unique and how it can make life with diabetes simpler and more comfortable.

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Checking Your Blood Sugar Made Easy

The FreeStyle Libre 3 system has a tiny sensor that goes under the skin to measure blood sugar. It’s like a magic tool that gives real-time information without needing to poke your finger. This thin sensor makes sure the readings are super accurate. With the FreeStyle Libre 3, you can check your blood sugar in just one second! All you have to do is swipe over the sensor, and you get your results fast. This makes it quick and simple to keep track of your blood sugar levels.

Small and Comfortable

The FreeStyle Libre 3 sensor is designed to be small and discreet. It’s like a little secret helper that you can wear with confidence. The slim design makes it comfortable, so you won’t even notice it during your daily activities. Imagine not having to change the sensor every day. The FreeStyle Libre 3 sensor can be worn for up to 14 days! This means you can keep monitoring your blood sugar without any interruptions, making it a hassle-free experience.

Easy Access to Your Data

The FreeStyle Libre 3 system works with an app called LibreLink. It’s like having your health buddy on your phone. The app gives you all the information about your blood sugar trends and even lets you set alerts for personalized reminders. A FreeStyle Libre 3 reader is also available.

Get a Heads-Up with Predictive Alerts

The FreeStyle Libre 3 system is super smart. It can predict when your blood sugar might go too high or too low and gives you a heads-up. This helps you take action before any problems happen, keeping your blood sugar in check.

Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre 3 system is like a smart friend that makes managing diabetes easier. With its tiny sensor, quick results, and extended wear, it’s designed with you in mind. The app on your phone or your reader keeps you in the loop, and the smart predictions help you stay ahead of the game. As technology keeps getting better, tools like the FreeStyle Libre 3 system are making life with diabetes simpler and more manageable. So, take charge of your health with this cool and helpful device!


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Elevating Diabetes Care: Exploring the Power of Continuous Glucose Monitors

Elevating Diabetes Care: Exploring the Power of Continuous Glucose Monitors

December 15, 2023

At GEM Edwards Pharmacy, we understand the unique challenges that individuals with diabetes face daily. Managing blood glucose levels is crucial, and advancements in technology have paved the way for revolutionary solutions. Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) stands at the forefront of this innovation, providing real-time insights that empower individuals to take charge of their diabetes care journey. In this blog post, we delve into the transformative impact of CGMs and spotlight the role these devices play in elevating diabetes care at GEM Edwards Pharmacy.

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  • Real-Time Glucose Monitoring: CGMs provide continuous, real-time data on glucose levels throughout the day and night. This allows users to have a more comprehensive understanding of how their blood sugar levels fluctuate over time.
  • Reduced Routine Fingerstick Testing: CGMs significantly reduce the need for frequent fingerstick testing. Instead of relying on intermittent blood glucose checks, users can access continuous data without the inconvenience of traditional testing methods.

  • Early Detection of Trends and Patterns: CGMs help users detect trends and patterns in their glucose levels, allowing for early identification of potential high or low blood sugar events. This proactive approach enables timely interventions to prevent extreme fluctuations.

  • Improved Treatment Adjustments: With continuous and real-time data, individuals and healthcare providers can make more informed decisions about insulin dosages and other diabetes management strategies. This leads to better control and optimization of treatment plans.

  • Customizable Alerts and Notifications: CGMs can be programmed to provide customizable alerts and notifications for high or low glucose levels. This feature empowers users to take prompt action based on their individual preferences and healthcare recommendations.

  • Data Sharing and Remote Monitoring: CGM systems often allow for data sharing with healthcare providers and caregivers. This enables remote monitoring, allowing healthcare professionals to provide timely advice and adjustments to the diabetes management plan.

  • Integration with Smart Devices and Apps: Many CGMs can be integrated with smartphones and other smart devices through dedicated apps. This facilitates easy access to glucose data, trends, and analysis, empowering users to stay actively engaged in their diabetes management.

Continuous Glucose Monitors are transforming diabetes care at GEM Edwards Pharmacy. In summary, Continuous Glucose Monitoring offers a range of benefits that enhance diabetes management, providing users with actionable insights, convenience, and improved overall well-being.


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People Love the InPen from Medtronic

Why Do People Love the InPen from Medtronic?

The InPen™ is a reusable smart insulin pen that uses Bluetooth® technology to send dose information to a mobile app. Offering support with dose calculations and tracking, the InPen system helps take some of the mental math out of your diabetes management.

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The InPen app uses your glucose and carbohydrate levels to recommend the correct insulin dosage for you! It also considers the amount of active insulin still in your body to help avoid lows.

Dose Reminders

Worried about missing insulin doses? No need to be! The InPen app lets you set reminders to take your insulin at mealtimes.

Carb Counting Support

Not sure about the amount of carbs you can eat in a meal? The InPen app helps you calculate your insulin dose based on meal size or fixed dose option.

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The InPen app tracks all your dosing information on your smartphone; no need to worry about forgetting to record a dose. Plus, all your dosing reports can easily be shared with your healthcare team!

Real Customers. Real Insights.

“I love the dosing recommendations. It allows me to keep on track so I’m not taking too much insulin and then having to deal with lows.”

Iaishia*, living with type 1 diabetes

“The InPen gives me so much freedom. I don’t have to be connected to anything 24/7.”

Mattie*, mom of two, living with type 1 diabetes

The InPen is a reusable insulin pen for people living with diabetes. It can be used to deliver insulin, help calculate insulin doses, and estimate carbohydrates for meals. Those under the age of 7 should only use the device with an adult’s supervision. A healthcare provider must prescribe InPen, provide dosage settings, and discuss all potential benefits and risks. Using the device with incorrect therapy settings may lead to severe highs and lows. The InPen is should not be used by those unable to test blood glucose levels or the visually impaired. For additional product and important safety information, go to MedtronicDiabetes.com/InPenSafety.

The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Medtronic is under license.

*This individual was compensated for their time. Their thoughts and opinions are their own. Individual results may vary.


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InPen Now Available

GEM Edwards Pharmacy Now Distributing the InPen Smart Insulin Pen System

Available as a pharmacy benefit, InPen helps diabetes patients make smarter dosing decisions

Hudson, OH – March 11, 2021: Patients who prefer the simplicity and freedom of multiple daily injection (MDI) therapy used to be left without the intelligence that comes from other smart insulin delivery systems like insulin pumps. With the InPen Smart Insulin Pen System, MDI patients now have access to sophisticated and easy-to-use insulin delivery at an affordable cost.

InPen is the first and only FDA-cleared smart insulin pen system for people with Type 1 and Type 2 insulin-dependent diabetes and helps patients take the right insulin dose, at the right time. By tracking a patient’s diabetes data, the InPen system provides personalized recommendations that fundamentally change and improve how they manage their insulin therapy.

“InPen is a game-changer for anyone on multiple daily injections. With help from InPen, I feel more in control of my diabetes because I am confident that I am administering the right doses. I can’t imagine MDI without InPen in my toolbox and highly recommend this to anyone.”

Allison, InPen user for 3 years

Approved for use by all ages (ages 7 and under with adult supervision), the InPen Smart Insulin Pen System:

  • Lasts a full year without the need to charge
  • Provides precision dosing with half-unit doses
  • Is compatible with Fiasp,® Humalog,® and Novolog® insulin cartridges
  • Works with Medtronic Guardian Connect™ and Dexcom® G6 continuous glucose monitors, helping patients make even smarter dosing decisions
  • Monitors active insulin and insulin temperature
  • Offers helpful long-acting dosing reminders and missed dose alerts
  • Connects dosing data to the InPen app via Bluetooth
  • Offers three different dosing options – carb counting, meal size estimation, and fixed-dose therapy

The InPen is part of the Medtronic family and available as a pharmacy benefit with many commercial insurance plans for as little as $35 per year. Other assistance may also be available. Learn more about InPen at www.gemedwardspharmacy.com/inpen.


About GEM Edwards Pharmacy

GEM Edwards Pharmacy is an accredited, family-owned, mail-order pharmacy, founded in 1992. As part of the GEMCORE family of companies, we offer thousands of products and various dosage forms with dedicated customer support to ensure you and your patients have what they need…when they need them! We strive to always offer affordable medications as well as pharmacy-benefit diabetes products and to provide convenient, fast, and free standard shipping whether to a patient’s home or a prescriber’s office.


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