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Rising to the Challenge, 2022 Inc 5000 List

August 22, 2022

GEMCORE, a family of companies, has again been named one of the fastest-growing private companies in America by Inc. Magazine, earning the rank of No. 3,751 on the 2022 Inc. 5000 list. The companies on the 2022 Inc. 5000 list have not only been successful but have also demonstrated resilience amid supply chain woes, labor shortages, and the ongoing impact of Covid-19.

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We’re thrilled to be recognized by Inc. Magazine once again. It’s quite an honor, and we’re immensely proud of our team for their hard work and rising to the challenges we’ve seen over the past couple of years.

-Matt Edwards, CEO

This is the third consecutive year GEMCORE has been recognized. Not only have the companies on the 2022 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

GEMCORE is an industry leader in diabetes management solutions, providing mail-order diabetes supplies, wholesale medical supplies, medications, third-party logistics, and health coaching and disease management services for its clients. Its subsidiaries include Edwards Health Care Services, GEMCO Medical, GemCare Wellness, and GEM Edwards Pharmacy.

To learn more about GEMCORE and its services, please visit www.gemcorehealth.com.


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Upgrade your Insulin Pump Before your Benefits Reset!

August 18, 2022

The MiniMed™ 770G insulin pump system automatically adjusts background insulin every 5 minutes.** Using real-time glucose readings, the system is able to calculate a personalized amount of insulin to deliver based on CGM.

Medtronic MiniMed™ 770G™ Insulin Pump System

The Medtronic MiniMed™ 770G™ insulin pump system is the technology that adapts to you! Approved for ages 2 and up, this new, FDA-approved system connects directly with a compatible smartphone, allowing you to view sugar trends and insulin delivery on the go.

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The MiniMed™ 770G™ system gives you the flexibility to continue living your life while managing your diabetes! Sometimes referred to as a hybrid closed loop system, it automatically adjusts delivery of basal (background) insulin based on CGM sensor glucose values. This means that the pump gets glucose readings from the CGM automatically, and then delivers a variable rate of insulin 24 hours a day based on your personal needs.** This integrated system – meaning having a pump and a CGM that speak to one another – may help reduce both high and low glucose levels.**

You can even stay up-to-date on your glucose trends and insulin delivery 24/7 using the MiniMed™ Mobile app for iOS and Android. This system adapts to your unique needs, so you can focus on living your life and worrying less about managing your diabetes!

Multiple Features Make Managing Your Diabetes Easier:

  • Data-sharing capability makes virtual and in-person doctor’s appointments easier

  • Smartguard™ Auto Mode helps prevent glucose highs and lows

  • MiniMed™ Mobile App allows you to discreetly check your numbers

  • Carelink™ Connect App brings more peace of mind for care partners

  • Exercise setting may reduce lows during activities

Now may be the best time to upgrade to the 770G system, and get access to Medtronic’s MiniMed™ 780G* software upgrade at no cost, when available. Software upgrades provide the latest pump features without having to switch your physical pump!


*Investigational. Not approved by the FDA for any use and not commercially available in the US. We will let you know as soon as the software upgrade is available with the option to add our future CGM!

**Refers to SmartGuard Auto Mode. Some user interaction required. Individual results may vary.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: MINIMED™ 770G SYSTEM WITH SMARTGUARD™ TECHNOLOGY

The MiniMed™ 770G system is intended for continuous delivery of basal insulin (at user selectable rates) and administration of insulin boluses (in user selectable amounts) for the management of type 1 diabetes mellitus in persons two years of age and older requiring insulin as well as for the continuous monitoring and trending of glucose levels in the fluid under the skin. The MiniMed™ 770G System includes SmartGuard™ technology, which can be programmed to automatically adjust delivery of basal insulin based on continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) sensor glucose values (SG) and can suspend delivery of insulin when the SG value falls below or is predicted to fall below predefined threshold values.

The Medtronic MiniMed™ 770G System consists of the following devices: MiniMed™ 770G Insulin Pump, the Guardian™ Link (3) Transmitter, the Guardian™ Sensor (3), one-press serter, the Accu-Chek® Guide Link blood glucose meter, and the Accu- Chek®Guide Test Strips. The system requires a prescription.

The Guardian™ Sensor (3) has not been evaluated and is not intended to be used directly for making therapy adjustments, but rather to provide an indication of when a fingerstick may be required. All therapy adjustments should be based on measurements obtained using a blood glucose meter and not on values provided by the Guardian™ Sensor (3).

All therapy adjustments should be based on measurements obtained using the Accu-Chek® Guide Link blood glucose meter and not on values provided by the Guardian™ Sensor (3). Always check the pump display to ensure the glucose result shown agrees with the glucose results shown on the Accu-Chek® Guide Link blood glucose meter. Do not calibrate your CGM device or calculate a bolus using a blood glucose meter result taken from an alternative site. It is not recommended to calibrate your CGM device when sensor or blood glucose values are changing rapidly, e.g., following a meal or physical exercise.

WARNING: Do not use the MiniMed™ 770G system until appropriate training has been received from a healthcare professional. Training is essential to ensure the safe use of the MiniMed™ 770G system.

Pump therapy is not recommended for people whose vision or hearing does not allow recognition of pump signals and alarms. Pump therapy is not recommended for people who are unwilling or unable to maintain contact with their healthcare professional. The safety of the MiniMed™ 770G system has not been studied in pregnant women. For complete details of the system, including product and important safety information such as indications, contraindications, warnings and precautions associated with system and its components, please consult http://www.medtronicdiabetes.com/important-safety- information#minimed-770g and the appropriate user guide at http://www.medtronicdiabetes.com/download-library. 


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Putting Customer First, 2022 Top Workplaces

June 27, 2022

GEMCORE, a family of companies, has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2022 honor by The Plain Dealer, the major newspaper for the Cleveland metro area. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage LLC. The anonymous survey uniquely measures 15 culture drivers that are critical to the success of any organization, including alignment, execution, and connection.

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We’re thrilled to be recognized by Inc. Magazine once again. It’s quite an honor, and we’re immensely proud of our team for their hard work and rising to the challenges we’ve seen over the past couple of years.

-Matt Edwards, CEO

This is the third consecutive year GEMCORE has been recognized. Not only have the companies on the 2022 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

GEMCORE is an industry leader in diabetes management solutions, providing mail-order diabetes supplies, wholesale medical supplies, medications, third-party logistics, and health coaching and disease management services for its clients. Its subsidiaries include Edwards Health Care Services, GEMCO Medical, GemCare Wellness, and GEM Edwards Pharmacy.

To learn more about GEMCORE and its services, please visit www.gemcorehealth.com.


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How does continuous glucose monitoring work?

May 05, 2022

Glucose meters tend to make testing easier, but it can still be painful to constantly prick fingers for testing, especially for high-frequency testers. Now, there is a way to avoid unnecessary fingersticks: continuous glucose monitoring (CGM). A CGM captures your blood sugar levels and shows whether it is increasing, decreasing, or remaining steady.

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If you’re wondering how continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) helps you gain better control of your diabetes, you’re in the right place! The ability to identify trends in your blood glucose levels is a critical piece of diabetes management and will help you make informed decisions to prevent lows, extreme highs, and erratic blood sugars. This additional information also helps you better understand how insulin, food, exercise, and other variables affect glucose values. View our top brands of CGMs!

How Does A CGM Work?

A Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) generally consists of a sensor, transmitter, and receiver. With most CGMs, users wear a small sensor on top the skin that they replace every couple of weeks. The sensor reads the user’s interstitial fluid to detect glucose levels, and the attached transmitter sends the sensor’s readings to the receiver or smartphone app (and in some cases, smartwatch). This makes it easy for the user to see their blood sugar data at any time. The user can also easily download and share the data with their healthcare team so that they fine-tune their diabetes treatment.

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A new implantable CGM system called Eversense E3 works a little differently than traditional CGMs. The Eversense E3 sensor lasts 180 (!) days and is inserted via a quick in-office procedure. You’ll wear a transmitter over the insertion location, which will send your glucose readings to an app on your smartphone. If you’re interested in Eversense E3, talk to your endocrinologist first to determine the best way to get started.

Studies show that CGMs can reduce A1C levels, provide better glycemic control, and supply physicians with more data to make better-informed treatment decisions.

Have you been approved for a CGM?

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Benefits of a CGM

Know your readings with zero routine fingersticks and no calibration

Shows real-time glucose readings to constant monitoring

Helps lower A1C and reduce hypoglycemic incidents

Provides insights for better diabetes management


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EHCS Now Servicing Health Choice of Alabama Members

April 06, 2022

Effective immediately, we’re thrilled to announce that Edwards Health Care Services (EHCS) is able to provide diabetes supplies (including testing supplies, insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors) and breast pumps for Health Choice of Alabama’s AL Premier Network.

New contract enables EHCS to provide diabetes management supplies and breast pumps

EHCS offers all major brands of breast pumps and diabetes supplies, and members will get the personalized service and expert guidance they deserve with EHCS. We take the stress out of medical supplies by handling all of the paperwork between the insurance and your doctor’s office, and our customer-focused reorder and auto-ship programs make it easy to follow doctor’s orders.

Diabetes Management

As the leader in diabetes care for more than 25 years, the EHCS Diabetes Care team understands how important it is to follow the treatment plan set by a customer’s doctor. Regardless of whether it’s your first insulin pump or continuous glucose monitor, you’re switching brands or you are newly diagnosed, the process of getting your diabetes supplies can seem overwhelming. That’s why EHCS will pair you with a Diabetes Care Advisor who will guide you through product selection, handle all of the paperwork and get your reorders started so that you’re able to stick with your healthcare plan.

Breast Pumps

Breastfeeding is one of the most effective preventive measures mothers can take to protect their health and the health of her baby, so it’s important that moms have the tools to provide breast milk even when they’re not nursing. Health Choice of Alabama recognizes how important this is, which is why it’s covering name-brand, double-electric breast pumps (including Medela and Spectra) for qualifying members. Complete the online application, and your very own breast pump expert will be in touch regarding product selection and next steps!

By adding Health Choice of Alabama, EHCS is expanding its coverage of Alabama residents with Health Choice who have commercial or Medicare Advantage plans. To enroll and learn more about EHCS, check out the Benefits of Enrollment online or call us at 888-344-3434. After you complete the online application, EHCS will pair you with an in-house expert to help you through the process. From insurance approval and product selection to future reorders, the EHCS team is your guide to better diabetes control.


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Edwards Health Care Services Now In-Network with NAMCI

April 06, 2022

Effective immediately, we’re thrilled to announce that Edwards Health Care Services (EHCS) can provide diabetes supplies and breast pumps for North Alabama Managed Care, Inc. (NAMCI), which is part of the Alabama Premier Network. EHCS offers diabetes supplies, including EasyMax testing supplies, CGMs and insulin pumps, as well as all major brands of breast pumps.

This is the third consecutive year GEMCORE has been recognized. Not only have the companies on the 2022 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

GEMCORE is an industry leader in diabetes management solutions, providing mail-order diabetes supplies, wholesale medical supplies, medications, third-party logistics, and health coaching and disease management services for its clients. Its subsidiaries include Edwards Health Care Services, GEMCO Medical, GemCare Wellness, and GEM Edwards Pharmacy.

To learn more about GEMCORE and its services, please visit www.gemcorehealth.com.


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Benefits of the Guardian Connect System

April 06, 2022

Are you looking for a way to help outsmart your diabetes? Medtronic Guardian™ Connect CGM is the answer!

The Guardian™ Connect system is the first and only standalone Smart* Continuous Glucose Monitoring system that can predict high and low sensor glucose events up to 60 minutes in advance.

benefits of the guardian connect, why use a Medtronic cgm

If you’re wondering how continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) helps you gain better control of your diabetes, you’re in the right place! The ability to identify trends in your blood glucose levels is a critical piece of diabetes management and will help you make informed decisions to prevent lows, extreme highs, and erratic blood sugars. This additional information also helps you better understand how insulin, food, exercise, and other variables affect glucose values. View our top brands of CGMs!

The Guardian Connect system is the only CGM system with customizable predictive alerts that help you avoid both highs and lows. Using smart technology to predict where your glucose levels are headed, the system can alert you from 10 to 60 minutes before a high or low.

Exclusively available to patients using the Guardian Connect system, the Sugar.IQ diabetes assistant app (currently only available on iOS) analyzes how glucose levels react to food, exercise, and insulin. Together, the Guardian Connect system and the Sugar.IQ app turn hidden patterns into personalized insights that can help you make smarter diabetes decisions.1

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Have you been approved for a CGM?

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Know your readings with zero routine fingersticks and no calibration

Shows real-time glucose readings to constant monitoring

Helps lower A1C and reduce hypoglycemic incidents

Provides insights for better diabetes management


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Insulin Pump Therapy: MiniMed™ 770G Pump from Medtronic

April 04, 2022

The Medtronic MiniMed™ 770G insulin pump system is the technology that adapts to you! Approved for ages 2 and up, this new, FDA-approved system automatically adjusts background insulin every 5 minutes.** By using real-time glucose readings from the integrated Guardian Connect continuous monitoring system, the system determines the amount of insulin needed based on your body’s needs.

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If you’re wondering how continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) helps you gain better control of your diabetes, you’re in the right place! The ability to identify trends in your blood glucose levels is a critical piece of diabetes management and will help you make informed decisions to prevent lows, extreme highs, and erratic blood sugars. This additional information also helps you better understand how insulin, food, exercise, and other variables affect glucose values. View our top brands of CGMs!

Have you been approved for a CGM?

Apply Today

Know your readings with zero routine fingersticks and no calibration

Shows real-time glucose readings to constant monitoring

Helps lower A1C and reduce hypoglycemic incidents

Provides insights for better diabetes management


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The Future Is Now

April 04, 2022

Knowing your blood glucose numbers is key to managing diabetes successfully, but it can be tricky to test your blood sugar as often as you should.

Not knowing can lead to guessing insulin doses, erratic blood sugar, and out-of-control A1C levels.

This is the third consecutive year GEMCORE has been recognized. Not only have the companies on the 2022 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

GEMCORE is an industry leader in diabetes management solutions, providing mail-order diabetes supplies, wholesale medical supplies, medications, third-party logistics, and health coaching and disease management services for its clients. Its subsidiaries include Edwards Health Care Services, GEMCO Medical, GemCare Wellness, and GEM Edwards Pharmacy.

To learn more about GEMCORE and its services, please visit www.gemcorehealth.com.

Have you been approved for a CGM?

Apply Today

Know your readings with zero routine fingersticks and no calibration

Shows real-time glucose readings to constant monitoring

Helps lower A1C and reduce hypoglycemic incidents

Provides insights for better diabetes management


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Benefits of a MiniMed Insulin Pump

April 04, 2022

An insulin pump is a small device that mimics the function of your pancreas by providing continuous, customized doses of insulin based on your body’s needs.

Medtronic’s selection of insulin pumps gives you the flexibility to continue living your life while managing your diabetes!

Benefits of a MiniMed Insulin Pump, why use a Medtronic insulin pump

This is the third consecutive year GEMCORE has been recognized. Not only have the companies on the 2022 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

GEMCORE is an industry leader in diabetes management solutions, providing mail-order diabetes supplies, wholesale medical supplies, medications, third-party logistics, and health coaching and disease management services for its clients. Its subsidiaries include Edwards Health Care Services, GEMCO Medical, GemCare Wellness, and GEM Edwards Pharmacy.

To learn more about GEMCORE and its services, please visit www.gemcorehealth.com.

Why Choose a Medtronic Insulin Pump?
Medtronic has more than 35 years of experience, over 1.2 million people living with diabetes served, and offers service and support to help you succeed with your new insulin pump therapy! Medtronic’s systems include intuitive features that help you manage your diabetes better.

SmartGuard™ Auto Mode
The MiniMed™ 670G system is the only system that automatically adjusts background insulin every five minutes based on your sugar levels.†

Benefits of the SmartGuard™ Auto Mode include:

  • Fewer highs and lows 3

  • Personalized diabetes management 3

  • More freedom to focus on your day 3, 9

  • Less effort to manage diabetes 9

Benefits of a MiniMed Insulin Pump, why use a Medtronic insulin pump

Service and Support

  • 24-Hour Technical Support to answer your questions

  • Largest support team consisting of over 2,000 field, clinical and customer care representatives

  • Personalized education and training programs

  • Dedicated insurance service teams to support your insurance needs

Exclusive CareLink™ Software

  • A web-based program that collects information directly from your Medtronic diabetes management system. It allows you to generate reports that can be used during your doctor’s visits and to monitor your own progress.

Have you been approved for a CGM?

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Know your readings with zero routine fingersticks and no calibration

Shows real-time glucose readings to constant monitoring

Helps lower A1C and reduce hypoglycemic incidents

Provides insights for better diabetes management


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Are You Ready for an Insulin Pump?

April 04, 2022

Insulin pump therapy is a safe and simple way to achieve tight glucose control. Studies have shown better outcomes when using insulin pumps. And while it does allow for more flexibility in lifestyle and the potential to even out the wide blood sugar fluctuations that are often experienced when injecting insulin, it may not be the right choice for every person. But how do you know?

This is the third consecutive year GEMCORE has been recognized. Not only have the companies on the 2022 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

GEMCORE is an industry leader in diabetes management solutions, providing mail-order diabetes supplies, wholesale medical supplies, medications, third-party logistics, and health coaching and disease management services for its clients. Its subsidiaries include Edwards Health Care Services, GEMCO Medical, GemCare Wellness, and GEM Edwards Pharmacy.

To learn more about GEMCORE and its services, please visit www.gemcorehealth.com.

Have you been approved for a CGM?

Apply Today

SmartGuard™ Auto Mode
The MiniMed™ 670G system is the only system that automatically adjusts background insulin every five minutes based on your sugar levels.†

Benefits of the SmartGuard™ Auto Mode include:

  • Fewer highs and lows 3

  • Personalized diabetes management 3

  • More freedom to focus on your day 3, 9

  • Less effort to manage diabetes 9

Benefits of a MiniMed Insulin Pump, why use a Medtronic insulin pump


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What is V-Go Insulin Delivery?

April 04, 2022

V-Go is designed to fit easily into your life and help you manage diabetes by combining all of your insulin needs into one simple device you apply like a patch.

Designed to deliver insulin like your body does — gradually, during the day and night

This is the third consecutive year GEMCORE has been recognized. Not only have the companies on the 2022 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

GEMCORE is an industry leader in diabetes management solutions, providing mail-order diabetes supplies, wholesale medical supplies, medications, third-party logistics, and health coaching and disease management services for its clients. Its subsidiaries include Edwards Health Care Services, GEMCO Medical, GemCare Wellness, and GEM Edwards Pharmacy.

To learn more about GEMCORE and its services, please visit www.gemcorehealth.com.

All you do is fill the device with insulin, clean the spot where you want to wear it, stick it on, and you’re set for 24 hours. It brought my A1c from 10.8 down to 6.0 in about 2 months. (Individual results may vary)

CLARK, AGE 65

Have you been approved for a CGM?

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SmartGuard™ Auto Mode
The MiniMed™ 670G system is the only system that automatically adjusts background insulin every five minutes based on your sugar levels.†

Benefits of the SmartGuard™ Auto Mode include:

  • Fewer highs and lows 3

  • Personalized diabetes management 3

  • More freedom to focus on your day 3, 9

  • Less effort to manage diabetes 9

Benefits of a MiniMed Insulin Pump, why use a Medtronic insulin pump


Instructions for Patient Use
References: 1. Lajara R, Nikkel C. Poster presented at: the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research 22nd Annual International Meeting; May 2017; Boston, MA.

Important Risk Information
If regular adjustments or modifications to the basal rate of insulin are required in a 24-hour period, or if the amount of insulin used at meals requires adjustments of less than 2-Unit increments, use of the V-Go Wearable Insulin Delivery Device may result in hypoglycemia. The following conditions may occur during insulin therapy with V-Go: hypoglycemia (low blood glucose) or hyperglycemia (high blood glucose). Other adverse reactions associated with V-Go use include skin irritation from the adhesive pad or infections at the infusion site. V-Go should be removed before any magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) testing.


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