Diabetes Technology Myths & Facts for Primary Care Practitioners

Initiating diabetes technology of any kind is a big step for patients, but also for a lot of primary care clinicians. If you have concerns, these myths and facts are for you.

Diabetes "technology," ie, medication delivery and glucose monitoring devices, can benefit any patient with diabetes. Available devices range from test strip- based glucose monitors and injectable medication pens to Bluetooth enabled continuous glucose monitors and insulin pumps.

Do you think about getting patients started using a device but recall having "heard a few things" that make you hesitate?

Click through the myths/concerns below and the facts on diabetes tech, compiled by Diabeteswise.org, and find a comment from a clinican who treates diabetes patients to help dispel each concern.