Diabetes Forecast

Consumer Guide 2018

Your annual guide to more than 150 products for living well with diabetes


Looking to buy a new meter? How about a fast-acting glucose product that actually tastes good? If so, you’ll want to see our 2018 Consumer Guide, which lists 150+ tools to help you manage your diabetes better. We’ve rounded up all the important information so you can make the best purchase possible.

8 Products on the Diabetes Horizon
The future of diabetes care is closer than  you may think.

Blood Glucose Meters
How a woman with type 2 uses her meter to help improve her blood glucose management. Check out our comprehensive listing of available meters.

Continuous Glucose Monitors
The latest on Medicare coverage for continuous glucose monitors. Check out our list of available CGMs and their features.

Insulin Pumps
How an insulin pump helped one man reduce frequent lows and improve his blood glucose. Check out our handy chart for a full list of pump products and features.

Oral and Injectable Type 2 Diabetes Medications and Insulins
It's smart to stay informed about your diabetes management—and that includes the blood glucose–lowering medications you take.

Infusion Sets
These devices are more than flimsy plastic—they’re instrumental in getting insulin from your pump into your body. Get up to speed with our chart of infusion sets and their features.

Insulin Pens
With these devices, your next insulin dose is just a click away. Learn how they work. See how one former pump user found freedom (and better blood glucose) with insulin pens, then view our listing of available pens.

Ask the Endocrinologist
Forecast Editor-in-Chief Paris Roach, MD, explains the role of glucose products in treating lows.

Fast-Acting Glucose
Treat lows quickly with these sources of glucose.

What's a Glucagon Kit?

16 Products to Aid in Injecting Insulin
The latest accessories can make delivering insulin a little easier.

Get informed before you shop by downloading these product charts

Blood glucose meters and their features
Continuous glucose monitors and their features
Insulin pumps and their features
Oral and injectable type 2 diabetes medications and Insulin
Infusion sets and their features
Insulin pens and their features
Fast-acting glucose products and their features
Injection aid products and their features



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