Florence Endocrine Philosophy:
The Florence Endocrine Clinic is committed to supporting all of our patients with the latest technology:
- The ONLY office in North Alabama with a certified pump trainer on staff for EVERY BRAND of pump sold in the USA, including Medtronic, Tandem T-Slim, and Insulet OmniPod.
- The FIRST office in Alabama to certify with Sensionics Eversense implantable CGM.
- The FIRST office in Alabama to certify with Dexcom for the Dexcom Professional G6 CGM.
- Free training for our patients on Dexcom G6, Abbott Freestyle Libre, and Abbott Freestyle Libre 2.
The latest technological leap in diabetes is the “Closed Loop” system which marries a CGM to an Insulin Pump for automatic and continuous ADJUSTMENTS to the insulin dosing. These systems are often referred to as “artificial pancreas” in the media because they function much closer to a pancreas than previous systems have.
The Florence Endocrine Clinic has been at the forefront of getting these products in the hands of insulin dependent patients and we work the following systems:
In addition to revolutionizing diabetes management for the patient, pumps & cgms also provide a previously unimaginable level of detail to the data used by health care providers to improve treatment. In the past a patient might bring a blood sugar log with 2-3 blood sugar measurements taken every day, and very rarely - a log of insulin doses administered each day. With CGM, blood sugars are read continuously, even throughout the night. With insulin pumps, every dose of insulin is recorded. The “diabetes cloud” is where all of this data goes. In some cases the patient’s personal smart phone can send this data directly to the “diabetes cloud” where our office can remotely access recorded data, and in some cases the patients CGM receiver/meter and/or insulin pump may need to be present in the office to “upload” the data. The “diabetes cloud” consists of many different systems that can be grouped as follows: independent clouds and manufacturer clouds.
The Florence Endocrine Clinic maintains clinic accounts with both Tidepool and Glooko/Diasend. These diabetes cloud systems are independent of any single manufacturer and can pull data from many different devices and systems.
The Florence Endocrine Clinic also maintains clinic accounts with Medtronic Carelink, Dexcom Clarity, Tandem tConnect, and Abbott LibreView for manufacturer specific diabetes cloud systems.