PATIENT EDUCATION RESOURCES & ADVICE
POINTERS & PEARLS
PATIENT EDUCATION RESOURCES & ADVICEVIDEOS TO HELP PATIENTS UNDERSTAND SG VS BG: When transitioning patients from multiple daily injections or other therapies to an integrated pump system with continuous glucose monitoring (CGM), it can sometimes be challenging to explain the difference between sensor glucose (SG) and blood glucose (BG). If you’ve ever wished you had a simple way to help patients grasp this complex concept, check out this video, which you can easily share with patients in the office or ask them to watch at home. On a related topic, this video uses a memorable roller coaster analogy to explain the ups and downs of glucose levels throughout a typical day, why BG does not always equal SG—and why that’s okay.
WANT MORE?Additional patient videos are available through our Patient Video Library:
http://www.medtronicdiabetes.com/community-resources/video-library OTHER LINKS OF INTEREST TO PATIENTS: Be sure to share these resources with patients, to support your efforts and to provide them with a community where they can get and share information about their disease. The LOOP Blog: http://www.loop-blog.com
News to Infuse Newsletter: http://www.medtronicdiabetes.com/newsletter-signup
KEY MESSAGE—METER MATTERS: Communicating at least one key message to patients at each visit is vital to their success—and yours. Here’s one that can benefit every patient: “When using the MiniMed® 530G system with the CONTOUR® NEXT LINK meter, it is important to remind your patients that you calibrate CGM systems 3 to 4 times per day for optimal glucose sensor accuracy.”
(Sources: MiniMed 530G User Guide, Paradigm REAL-Time Revel System Insulin Pump User Guide)
HELPING YOU HELP PATIENTS: To aid your practice and make it easier for you to assist your patients, we’ve compiled a Professional Resource Library with useful materials that you can download and share: http://professional.medtronicdiabetes.com/resources-download-library. You’ll find product sheets for the various components of the MiniMed® 530G with Enlite®, an assessment tool for insulin pump therapy and personal CGM, a blood glucose logsheet, airport card, and many other handy tools and resources.