Diabetes Treatments

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Finding the right diabetes treatment for you can be difficult. This section is packed with research, information and reviews on the most common diabetes treatments, including oral medications, insulin, alternative treatments, diabetes diet plans and more. Read first-hand reviews from other people with diabetes about treatment side effects and benefits, and learn more about the latest diabetes treatment research.

Latest Diabetes Treatment Reviews

MiniMed Paradigm 522 Insulin Pump

Products listed are not most recent models available

Pros: The information here is several years out of day (as of April 2016). Although Medtronic still sells the 523 and 723 Minimed Paradigm pumps, Medtronic introduced a newer pump, the 530G with Enlite CGM over a year ago...maybe even 2 years ago. It was the first insulin pump integrated with a CGM, as well as advanced software algorithms that enable Threshhold Suspend, which automatically stops insulin delivery temporarily when sensor (CGM) glucose levels reach a preset low level. Other manufacturers also may have newer models.

Overall: I have used the Medtronic 523 Minimed Paradigm pump since 2011. In 2015, I did not upgrade to the 530G with Enlite because Medicare will not cover the Enlite CGM portion of it and, without the CGM, there is no benefit to the upgrade. If I had CGM coverage, I would upgrade my pump to the 530G with Enlite.

By Type1Lou


No Side Effects, Yet!

Pros: I started this medication on March 13th and so far so good. None of the side effects I've heard so much about, other than a very slightly sore tummy. I'm now at 2,000 mg daily.

Cons: None.

Overall: Okay so far.

By Ben1955