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Simplifying Diabetes Care: The Benefits of CGM and Working with ADS

Physician answering questions about the benefits of CGM technology.

Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGMs) are transforming the landscape of diabetes management. In a recent interview with HME News, Bill Mixon, CEO of Advanced Diabetes Supply (ADS), shared valuable insights on the significance of CGM technology, its future trends, and the benefits of partnering with a DME like ADS. Read on to learn about the importance of CGMs in personalized diabetes care. 

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Podcast Interviewee: Bill Mixon

Adapted by: Stephanie Duerden

Clinically Reviewed by: Halle Elbling, MS, RDN, CDCES

Listen to the full interview here:

The Importance of CGM Technology in Diabetes Management

Continuous Glucose Monitors offer real-time glucose readings, providing people living with diabetes with a comprehensive understanding of their glucose trends. Unlike traditional Blood Glucose Meters (BGMs), which offer only snapshots of glucose levels, CGMs continuously monitor glucose, helping individuals and healthcare providers make informed decisions.

Benefits of CGM Technology

  • Real-Time Monitoring: CGMs provide continuous glucose data, enabling timely adjustments in diabetes management.
  • Improved Glycemic Control: Individuals using CGMs often experience better glycemic control, reducing the risk of complications.
  • Enhanced Quality of Life: With fewer finger sticks and more data, people enjoy a higher quality of life.

“CGM technology is quickly becoming the standard of care for patients with diabetes,” says Bill Mixon. “It allows people to have a much better understanding of their health trends and optimize their treatment strategies.”

Future Trends in CGM Technology

The adoption of CGM technology is rapidly increasing. According to Bill Mixon, the number of CGM users is expected to more than double by 2028. Innovations such as closed-loop systems, which integrate CGMs with insulin pumps, are also on the rise, offering even more precise glucose management.

Key Forecasts

  • Increased Adoption: The number of CGM users in the U.S. is projected to grow significantly.
  • Technological Advancements: Integration with insulin pumps and other technologies will enhance diabetes management.
  • Wider Accessibility: More healthcare providers are expected to prescribe CGMs, making them accessible to a broader patient base.
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Bill Mixon, CEO,
The Advanced Diabetes Supply Group

We’re seeing a real adoption of CGM technology as endocrinologists and primary care practitioners realize its benefits,” says Mixon. “The integration with insulin pumps is creating a closed-loop system that acts like a pancreas, offering significant advancements for patients.”

One notable example of this advancement is the integration of the T:slim insulin pump with both the Dexcom G7 and Freestyle Libre 2+ continuous glucose monitors. This seamless integration enables the pump to automatically adjust insulin delivery based on real-time glucose readings, mimicking the natural functions of a healthy pancreas. Such innovations are empowering patients with diabetes to achieve better glycemic control, reduce the risk of complications, and improve their overall quality of life.

Simplifying the Insurance Process with ADS

Navigating the insurance landscape can be challenging for both healthcare providers and people living with diabetes. ADS specializes in simplifying this process, ensuring that individuals receive their CGM supplies without disruption. Our expertise in handling prior authorizations and insurance claims makes us a reliable partner for healthcare providers.

Benefits of Working with ADS

  • Convenience: ADS manages the entire prior authorization process, reducing the administrative burden on healthcare providers.
  • Timely Delivery: We ensure that patients receive their supplies promptly, minimizing gaps in their diabetes management.
  • Expert Support: Our team of certified diabetes educators provides comprehensive support to patients, helping them navigate the complexities of CGM technology.

“We spend a lot of time helping our patients navigate insurance challenges,” says Mixon. “Our team of certified diabetes care and education specialists is always available to support both patients and healthcare providers.”

The Role of ADS in Personalized Diabetes Management

ADS empowers people living with diabetes to make informed decisions about their health. By providing personalized support and education, we help individuals better understand their glucose trends, identify food triggers, and adopt healthier behaviors. This holistic approach enhances the overall effectiveness of diabetes management.

Key Support Services

  • Certified Diabetes Educators: Our educators provide personalized guidance to help individuals effectively use CGM technology.
  • Comprehensive Onboarding: We offer thorough onboarding for new CGM users, ensuring they are comfortable and confident with their devices.
  • Ongoing Education: Continuous education and support help individuals maintain optimal diabetes management practices.
Physician answering questions about the benefits of CGM technology.

“Our mission is to empower patients with the knowledge and tools they need to manage their diabetes effectively,” says Mixon. “We provide the support and education necessary to optimize glycemic control and improve quality of life.”

Discover the ADS Difference

Partnering with ADS for your patients’ diabetes management needs offers unparalleled benefits. From simplifying the insurance process to providing expert support and education, we are dedicated to improving the lives of those with diabetes. Learn how to refer a patient today, or if you are an individual living with diabetes, join ADS and let us help you live the life you love.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of CGM vs BGM?

CGMs provide continuous glucose readings in real-time, while BGMs offer only snapshots of glucose levels at specific moments. CGMs help identify trends and patterns, allowing for better glycemic control.

How does ADS simplify the insurance process for CGM prescriptions?

ADS handles all prior authorizations and insurance claims, ensuring that individuals receive their supplies without delays. Our team works closely with healthcare providers to navigate the complex insurance landscape.

What support does ADS offer to new CGM users?

ADS provides comprehensive onboarding, including education and training from certified diabetes educators. We ensure that our members are comfortable using their CGM devices and understand how to optimize their diabetes management.

How can CGM technology improve diabetes management?

CGMs offer real-time glucose readings, helping individuals and healthcare providers make informed decisions. This technology improves glycemic control, reduces the risk of complications, and enhances the overall quality of life.

What trends are expected in CGM technology over the next few years?

The adoption of CGM technology is expected to increase significantly. Innovations such as closed-loop systems and integration with insulin pumps will further enhance diabetes management.