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Do you Receive care from the VA?

Are you living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes?

If you answered yes, you’re not alone. Recent studies show 25% of veterans live with diabetes, compared to only 10% of the general U.S. population.1

Through Armed For Diabetes, learn how to gain access to continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) to better manage your diabetes.

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Do you Receive care from the VA?

Are you living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes?

If you answered yes, you’re not alone. Recent studies show 25% of veterans live with diabetes, compared to only 10% of the general U.S. population.1

Through Armed For Diabetes, learn how to gain access to continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) to better manage your diabetes.

BY THE NUMBERS


TESTIMONIALS

“I would definitely recommend CGM to any veteran”

Martin Geil
Former Gunner’s Mate Chief,
U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard

“CGM provides excellent insight and knowledge that people can use to implement self-care changes in their life.”

Dr. Alicia Warnock
SVP, Stability Health, Veteran
Former Director, Diabetes Institute at
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and U.S. Navy physician


INTRODUCING ☆

ARMED FOR ☆

DIABETES ☆
Armed For Diabetes aims to educate and raise awareness of CGM among veterans with diabetes who access care via the VA, arming them with the information they need for better diabetes management.

CGM has changed the lives of people with diabetes and became more broadly available to veterans thanks to new prescribing guidance5 issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in January 2019. It is our mission to ensure everyone is armed with the knowledge of how to access diabetes management tools like CGM.
Click here to discover what your fellow veterans say about CGM.

 

Sources:
1 Cassandra Crosby-Cassandra Crosby- Veteran’s Claims Advocate for Hill & Ponton https://www.hillandponton.com/veterans-high-diabetes-risk/
2 Liu. Y (2017). Prevalence of and Trends in Diabetes Among Veterans, United States, 2005–2014. Preventing Chronic Disease. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5737977/
3 Diabetes (n.d.). In U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Retrieved from https://www.research.va.gov/topics/diabetes.cfm
4 Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 and Agent Orange (n.d.). In U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Retrieved from https://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/conditions/diabetes.asp
5 Use of Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems (CGMS). January 31, 2019 – Department of Veteran Affairs, Prosthetics & Sensory Aid Services.