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Diabetes Supply Cases: Which Is Your Favorite?

Diabetes Supply Cases: Which Is Your Favorite?

What do you carry your diabetes supplies in? Let’s discuss my history with cases for a moment. I was diagnosed in 1992. And at that time, they admitted me to the hospital for a week so I could do inpatient “training” 3x a day to basically learn how to flip my life upside down and be diabetic. In a nutshell. But I digress. Then they sent me home with this beauty of a case. It was big enough to hold it all – my meter (One Touch – which was ginormous compared to my tiny Freestyle I use now), my insulin, a freezer pack, syringes, alcohol wipes, glucose tablets, and pretty much a spare of anything I needed. I used it for several years then gradually just started using the infamous black case. You know the one. The one that every meter comes in. So the only main difference is the size of said black case. The only thing you can really care in there is the meter, lancet device, and spare lancets. (Which those are pointless for most of us, considering we don’t change them, right? #likeyoudo) And I am terrible about not carrying insulin with me. I have what is in my pump reservoir, and my spare supply is almost always at home. When I was still on injections with syringes or pens, I just carried them loose in my purse. And I put the insulin vial in my black case with my meter. Not very secure or sanitary, though. But it’s what I did for years. And years. Last year I decided to try a Myabetic case. I had kept hearing about them and they are so stinkin’ cute. And I have a few friends that absolutely rave about theirs on Facebook and I wanted my own to love. I first bought this one at Target. It was super cute, but I ended up taking it back. It was bulky and I just didn’t like the layout of it. It wasn’t functional for my needs/preferences. (Everyone is different Continue reading >>

Diabetes Supplies To Have When You Leave Home

Diabetes Supplies To Have When You Leave Home

Diabetes Supplies to Have When You Leave Home Diabetes Supplies to Have When You Leave Home Diabetes travel kits are important to have on hand whether you are going across the country or across town. The only difference is the quantity of supplies you take along. Unfortunately, most people with diabetes do not leave home prepared to deal with the range of situations they might confront. So, what are those essential diabetes supplies that you should always have within reach? Here is a checklist. Glucose meter . Your glucose meter should be with you at all times, even if you are just going to the grocery store. You never know when you night need to check your blood sugar. Extra battery for meter (and insulin pump if you use one). You dont want your meter to lose battery power right before you sit down to nice meal at your favorite restaurant. Glucose meter batteries differ by manufacturer. Learn the type of battery your meter uses and keep a spare in your testing kit. Insulin pumps will typically let you know when your battery is low, but it doesnt hurt to carry a spare. Test strips. Always keep an ample supply of test strips with you in case you need to test more frequently than you anticipate. Lancing device and lancets. Carry at least the number of lancets needed for an entire day of testing. It is preferable to not reuse a lancet since it is not sterile after a single use and is more dull, which increases the discomfort. Insulin. If the weather is warm, you might also want to include an insulated bag with some cold packs to keep your insulin cool. Syringes (or other insulin delivery device). If you are using syringes, take at least the average number you would need for an entire day, preferably more. Keytone strips. You may only use these rarely while away from home Continue reading >>

Diabetes Chic: Diabetes Forecast

Diabetes Chic: Diabetes Forecast

Skidaddle Bags designer Maria Lester was inspired by her daughter to launch a collection. Maiya Lester was having one of those days. At 6, she felt different because her type 1 diabetes required public blood glucose tests and an embarrassing diabetes bag. It was the latter that brought her to tears after school one day. "I felt so terrible," says Maria Lester, Maiya's mother. "Not only did she have to deal with [diabetes], but she was dealing with low self-esteem." Lester vowed to create diabetes bags people would be excited to carry. Despite having no previous design experience, Lester researched manufacturers, sketched designs, and sewed a prototype of her very first Skidaddle bag . Maiya approved. Now 11, she rotates through the different designs, all of which she's proud to show off. Purses may typically be a woman's domain, but boys and men with diabetes need to carry supplies, too. Click HERE to see some fashionable (yet masculine) options. The patterns are fun, tuned into clothing trends. Small detailspockets, clasps, zippers, ribbons, and well-placed studsadd character. Without unzipping each bag, you'd never know they're meant to hold diabetes supplies. "The beauty aspect is important," says Lester, who still designs each bag herself. "But most important is the part holding the medications." There are slots for blood glucose meters , glucagon, and insulin pens . Mesh pouches keep supplies easily visible. Some of the bags are insulated. Lester successfully melds the two sides of a Skidaddle bag, creating functional medical cases that look like fashion accessories. "We express who we are with the clothes we wear," she says. "A medical bag shouldn't be any different." When Rickina Velte, 37 (left), was pregnant with her second child, she had gestational diabetes Continue reading >>

Diabetes Supply Cases Worth Carrying

Diabetes Supply Cases Worth Carrying

Diabetes is rarely a glamorous condition, and that’s especially true when it comes to stashing and transporting all the high- and low-tech doodads we use to keep ourselves healthy. While most glucometers come with their own black vinyl zipper cases, you don’t have to be stuck with factory-issued fashion. Both men and women with diabetes have options than you may think. Go custom. In response to the black vinyl crisis, several small companies have begun making carriers that offer some more sophisticated options. Myabetic offers colorful cases that can easily pass for regular-people wallets and purses, while Diabete-ezy sells containers that could likely hold an entire endocrinologist’s office, and – as a result – are a little more utilitarian in appearance. Go cosmetic. Your local drugstore, department store or supermarket likely has an aisle full of cosmetic cases in dozens of different sizes and styles. Use a larger one when you want to carry everything from alcohol swabs to glucagon kits; smaller cases work when all you need is a testing kit and some glucose tabs. If you’re the kind of PWD who likes everything in its place, look for a cosmetics case with separate compartments – then put your lancing device where the lipstick’s supposed to go. Repurpose. In a pinch, random household vessels can be reinvented as diabetes supply holders. Coin purses, pencil cases and jewelry bags can usually do the job. An empty sunglasses case can easily hold a small glucometer and a few other bare necessities. Even a clean sock can help keep it all together if you’re desperate enough. Use what you like. Try searching Etsy for pouches, purses, wristlets and carriers – there’s no shortage of sophisticated vessels that zip, snap, fold and button. Keep an eye out at v Continue reading >>

Diabetes Supply Case By Pack It

Diabetes Supply Case By Pack It

Pack-It is a 2-sided packing cube that is ideal for storing your FRIO Cooling Case (FRIO not included) as well as your other Diabetic supplies.One side has a breathable mesh top - perfect for storing any sized FRIO Cooling Case. The other side is water resistant with ample non-partitioned space to store your other supplies.So, what are you waiting for? Dimensions - 10 x 7 x 3.5in / 25 x 18 x 9cm Fabric - 300D Poly Micro-Weave LinkSeal Mesh Note: This is an accessory case and does not contain a FRIO Cooling Wallet FREE U.S. Standard Shipping - Limited Time Only! Free Standard Ground shipping within Contiguous USA only. Orders placed before 2:00pm CST will ship the same business day. Priority & Express Shipping options available at checkout. Orders with Standard Shipping typically arrive within 3-6 business days. Items shipped directly from the manufacture to US Territories, or Alaska and Hawaii have longer delivery lead times. Up to 14 days. International Shipping NOT Available. We apologize for any inconveniences. We currently offer 3 shipping options within the United States: Standard 3-6 Business Day Delivery - FREE Express Guaranteed 2 Business Day Delivery - $20+(Rate based on ship to location) Overnight Guaranteed Next Business Day Delivery - $35+(Rate based on ship to location) Orders placed before 2:00pm CST will ship the same business day. *Overnight delivery restrictions apply and are NOT available on special order items. Continue reading >>

Stylish Diabetes Supply Cases From Myabetic.com

Stylish Diabetes Supply Cases From Myabetic.com

Kyrra Richards, who has type 1 diabetes, has transformed her desire for a stylish diabetes carrying case into a thriving business. Her sense of style has struck a chord with a large audience, including a company that is working with her to customize her line to its pump. It’s been several years since Diabetes Health interviewed Kyrra at an AADE conference (I spoke to her recently to catch up and see how things were going. Nadia: Carrying cases often look like first aid kits, but yours do not. Has your educational background influenced your eye for design? Kyrra: I studied art in college, but I couldn’t have guessed that my UCLA arts background would be applied to medical accessories. But that’s part of the fun: applying creativity to otherwise dreary situations. Because I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the abnormally old age of 24, I was able to view my new lifestyle from a unique perspective. I used my love of color, design, and imagery to give diabetes management a fresh new look. Nadia: What motivated you to design a line of carrying cases for people with diabetes? Kyrra: I became depressed after my diagnosis. I felt as though I had lost my identity as an active, spirited young woman. I had been thrown into a clinical and regimented world and feared that I would be defined by a negative stigma. I would often “forget” to carry my diabetes supplies or hide my testing tools under the table to avoid attracting attention. I needed a change. My attitude was mentally and physically harmful. I had to find a way to accept my diagnosis and embrace diabetes as just a part of my life. I wanted my daily diabetes care to reflect my own individuality. I began designing fun, fashionable, and functional supply cases for my blood glucose meter, test strips, lancets, a Continue reading >>

Diabetes Carry Case Reviews From Diabetesmine

Diabetes Carry Case Reviews From Diabetesmine

One universal truth about living with diabetes is that you’ll need to carry around a lot of gear – a glucose meter with lancing device and test strips, medications, low-blood sugar treatments and more, with backups for everything when you travel. Women with diabetes often joke that their days of cute little party purses are over. And men with diabetes often complain that there aren’t enough options for male-friendly diabetes gear bags. If you take insulin, there’s also the issue of keeping that sensitive drug safe and temperature-controlled (cool enough not to overheat but also never freezing). What to do for tote bags and travel-case options? Over the years, DiabetesMine has looked at an array of carry bags and insulin coolers that help solve these issues (in alphabetical order): aDorn Designs - link to our video review aDorn makes a collection of fashionable handbags, clutch cases and even an over-the-shoulder messenger bag designed specifically to carry diabetes supplies. Special zipper compartments with mesh pockets and elastic grips make it easy to store glucose test strips, syringes, fast-acting glucose and more. In this review, we look at the Elite clutch case in bright patterns. BellaSoul - link to our written review Founded by the aunt of a type 1, Bella Soul has a line of both classy patent leather evening bags and embroidered shoulder bags that have built-in pockets for your diabetes supplies. Their mission? "To support diabetes management without compromising style and femininity." ChillMed Bags These are soft-sided “organizer bags” designed to be sturdier than competitors. They use industrial-quality zippers and a high thread count fabric that's heavier-gauge and extremely durable. ChillMED bags also compliment the popular FRIO Cooling Wallet (s Continue reading >>

Diabetes Program

Diabetes Program

We've developed a special program to help you or your loved one better understand and live with diabetes. Our skilled case manager will work with you and your health care team to develop short and long-term goals to help you maintain your quality of life-or, in some cases, make it better. To be eligible, you must: Have been diagnosed with diabetes that is difficult to control, or received a new diabetes diagnosis Agree to participate in our Case Management program Have an active health care policy administered by us Services include: Personalized care and coordination of services provided by a nurse case manager knowledgeable in diabetes care Help obtaining diabetes supplies and equipment Access to educational information and community services Ability to be a liaison between you and your physician's office to best coordinate your care and treatment Case Management can: Show how to improve your blood glucose levels Emphasize the importance of having regular eye exams, kidney function testing blood glucose testing and foot care Inform you about valuable community resources to help with your diabetes management For more information or to enroll email one of our nurse case managers. Our nurses will respond to you, by telephone or mail, within 5 business days. If you need a more immediate response, please call us by telephone at 1-800-860-2619 and select Option 1. No referral is needed for this program. Continue reading >>

Universal Supply Case Kate

Universal Supply Case Kate

Add a little color to your life with our teal Kate Universal Basic. Constructed out of durable rip-stop nylon, it is designed to keep all you diabetes supplies organized in style. The strong 3M velcro hook and loop system secures any glucose meter into the bag. Stick the patch to the back of your meter and it easily secures into the bag. Includes a detachable wrist strap. The padded supply bag is approximately 7 1/4 in. length x4 1/2 in. width x 1 in. depth. Fits a insulin pen and the new Genteel Lancing device. The inside has a pocket to fit insulin pens and loops for lancing device, test strips and an insulin vial. Interior mesh zippered pouch allows storage of small items likeinsulin, lancets, syringes, and oral medications with visible ease. Interior large slip pocket behind the mesh pocket can hold log books, alcohol swabs, emergency information, or personal items such as credit cards and drivers license. The functional front exterior pocket holds ID cards, cell phone, or the Dexcom receiver. Compatible: The Universal Supply Bag is compatible withall glucose meters on the market, including: -Nylon interior pocket fitsa insulin pen, lancet, or glucose tabs -Mesh interior pocket holds syringes, alcohol swabs, medications, and more -Elastic loops hold test strips, insulin vial, and finger lancing device -Front pocket can hold medical ID card, drivers license, Dexcom receiver, or cell phone -Measures 7 1/4 in. long x4 1/2 in. wide x 1 in. deep *Omnipod users, please check out our collection of Omnipod bags. Dimensions: 7 1/4 in. long x 4 1/2 in. wide x 1 in. deep Continue reading >>

A New Diabetic Supply Carrying Case

A New Diabetic Supply Carrying Case

The day after I was released from the hospital after my diagnosis of being a Type 1 Diabetic , I looked over my syringes, vials, test strips, lancets, logbook and other such supplies and decided I needed some sort of carrying case. However, in being either vain or private, I wanted it to be discrete. Thankfully, this was before the age of smartphones, and toting around a day planner wasnt all that uncommon. I wound up using my diagnosis as an excuse to buy a Palm Vx to eliminate the logbook and my paper sliding scale and then I picked up a day planner from Franklin Covey. I wound up emptying it of everything except the zip-lock pouch inside, and thats where I stored my supplies. It had a nice little pocket inside for PDAs, which fit my Palm Vx nicely, and when it was obsolete, thats where my glucometer and lancing device went. I had this day planner so long that it even got nicknames, it was known as The Diabetes. Ive always been afraid of losing The Diabetes. It had its own place everywhere that Ive lived, and the minute it is moved from that place, chaos and anarchy began to take over my life. 999 times out of 1000, The Diabetes just wound up getting pushed out of the way, relocated over to my computer desk, left in my laptop bag or scooped up by my loving wife and tucked away because she takes such good care of me. I remember scolding her a little bit and telling her that I loved how much she helped out but that one day Id take it for granted and wed both forget The Diabetes and wed wind up somewhere and needing it, or worse, forgetting it somewhere. We tackled that challenge and it just became part of our routine, she grabbed it and packed it in her purse and then I asked her before we left to make sure she had it. Every time that I thought I lost The Diabetes, it Continue reading >>

Slide Show: Blood Sugar Testing

Slide Show: Blood Sugar Testing

You may want to keep your diabetes supplies in a small carrying case for easy access. Take special care to keep your equipment out of hot or cold places, such as the glove compartment in your car in summer or winter. When you travel, place your medication prescription with your glucose testing kit. Carry these items with you, rather than stowing them in your luggage. Diabetes-related medication, equipment and supplies are permitted through airport security checkpoints. McCulloch DK. Self-monitoring of blood glucose in management of adults with diabetes mellitus. Accessed Nov. 27, 2017. Checking your blood glucose. American Diabetes Association. Accessed Nov. 27, 2017. How to safely use glucose meters and test strips for diabetes. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Accessed Nov. 27, 2017. TSA travel tips: Travelers with diabetes or other medical conditions. Transportation Security Administration. Accessed Nov. 29, 2017. Medical waste. Environmental Protection Agency. Accessed Nov. 27, 2017. Protect yourself, protect others: Safe options for home needle disposal. Environmental Protection Agency. Accessed Nov. 27, 2017. Helgemoe PK (expert opinion). Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. Dec. 19, 2017. Continue reading >>

What Does Everyone Use To Carry Their Diabetes Supplies?

What Does Everyone Use To Carry Their Diabetes Supplies?

What does everyone use to carry their diabetes supplies? Hi everyone I was curious to know what people use to carry all of their diabetes things. I have type 1 for 36 years and I am finally really wanting to keep everything in one location. Any help would be great. Im able to keep most of my stuff I need to keep with me in my BG kit. Its an older one, I think from an Accu-Chek Aviva, but I switched my Nano over to it as I didnt like the Nano case. I think a Nano case could be altered though to fix what I didnt like. It has room inside for my meter, test strips, and sticker as well as a pocket thats supposed to hold my BG log but which I keep my ID and medical insurance card in. Theres an elastic loop on the outside (which could be added on as they no longer come that way I think), which is the perfect size for a tube of glucose tablets. That gets tucked into my rather small Baggalini purse, which has a couple of elastic loops inside. Those are for pens for most people, but theyre actually big enough for insulin pens. I also have a couple of Adorn purses, but dont use them any more. Theyre older versions. I had both the Messenger Bag and a shoulder bag version. I was curious and went over to look at the Adorn bags. It looks like they havent changed the design at all in the last 10 years or so! I really do like them, but due to my back problems I started carrying as small of a bag as possible. I liked them because you could literally fit ALL of your supplies in there, as well as the removable diabetes kit having a small ice pack area to keep insulin cool, which is great when you live in Texas or if youre traveling. The messenger bag is great if you want to carry your diabetes supplies as well as a laptop, iPad, Kindle, books, or any paperwork to the office and that sort Continue reading >>

Spring Cleaning: Organization Tips For Meds And More

Spring Cleaning: Organization Tips For Meds And More

Parents often have a hard time getting organized — and that task becomes even harder when you have a child with type 1 diabetes. Certified professional organizer Julie Bestry, who also happens to have diabetes herself, feels your pain. She has helped many clients organize diabetes supplies as part of creating streamlined, healthy lifestyles. Here are Bestry’s top tips: Create a central “health headquarters,” such as a deep drawer or cabinet, preferably in the kitchen. To make the location a source of empowerment, help your child come up with a name that reflects something he or she enjoys, like the stadium in which a beloved sports team plays or a location in your child’s favorite book or TV show (such as “Waverly Place”). Make sure the family knows the space is sacred — for diabetes supplies only! (If you have small children in the home, make sure the space is childproofed as well.) Use drawer dividers to create specific subsections for each category: items for low blood sugar (glucose tablets or gel tubes, restaurant-size honey packets, 4-ounce fruit juice boxes, mini raisin boxes, jelly beans, and treatment for severe low blood sugar), testing (meter, test strips, control solution, lancets, ketone testing supplies, and a blood sugar diary), and treatment (insulin, insulin pens, alcohol wipes, syringes, pen needles, and pump supplies). Note: Insulin vials and pens generally need to be kept in the refrigerator prior to first use. Keep them in a separate plastic food-storage container with a brightly colored lid so you can spot it quickly and easily. Always keep the container in the same place in your fridge. Be sure to check the manufacturer’s instructions for all your diabetes supplies regarding storage and disposal information. Write out an instruct Continue reading >>

Diabete-ezy

Diabete-ezy

The stylish Multi-fit Case carries everything that the Ezy-fit Case carries plus much more. This new design is suitable for both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics. The outer case is made of a tough, easy to clean material with a lanyard loop handle, while Velcro and elastic features are used to hold equipment into place.The top compartment carries a BG Meter, 2 x pen needles, foil or canister test strips, a lancet device, insulin vials, Test-wipes, a Record Book, a Card Sized Personalised Management Plan, a biro, a needle and lancet tips, as well as a rubbish bin. The compartment underneath can carry Insulin Pump Consumables, a GlucaGen Hypokit, jelly beans or food for hypo treatments, spare batteries, Test-wipes, test strips, other medications or even money and credit cards.The case suits most blood glucose meters, including the Optium, Xceed, FreeStyle mini, Accu-Chek Perfoma, Integra, Go, Senso Card, CareSens, TrueTrack.Finally, everything can truly be stored in the one place.Terms & ConditionsThe Diabete-ezy, Multi-fit case is fitted with YKK zips. These zips are known for being the strongest in the world. Although the Multi-fit cases have these zips and are designed to house many different items, over packing the case with bulky items can shorten the lifespan of the zips... The dispenser box is designed to fit easily into most testing cases and provides a convenient and simple way to clean your testing site prior and post BGL testing. Test-wipes are also great for cleaning insulin pump sites before inserting and once a site has been removed.Whether you have Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes, an accurate reading of your blood glucose level (BGL) is vital. Washing your hands before testing seems like a simple solution to remove all impurities, such as fruit juice, food and dirt. Continue reading >>

Top 10 Best Diabetes Insulin Supply And Travel Case

Top 10 Best Diabetes Insulin Supply And Travel Case

Top 10 Best Diabetes Insulin Supply and Travel Case Top 10 Best Diabetes Insulin Travel Cases When you have diabetes, you know how painful it is to travel with the entire insulin supply; there are numerous things at once, and also they are fragile. So, in that situation, you need to have good quality insulin travel cases to support the whole package you are carrying. There are several different things like test strips, medications, glucose meter and other backup items. Hence, Top 10 Best Diabetes Insulin Supply and Travel Case. Insulin: Insulin is a hormone that is created by the beta cells in the pancreatic islets. It is responsible for regulating the proper metabolism of different components like Carbohydrates, Proteins, and Fats by helping the glucose in getting absorbed in the fat, muscles and liver cells from the blood. The glucose is further then converted into glycogen or fats, and when it is the liver tissues, it is converted into both the forms. The excessive production of glucose is controlled by the insulin present in the blood. The insulin circulation also has effects on the manufacture of proteins. Thus if the insulin levels go down in your blood, it has harsh effects on your whole body. Types of Insulin: There are various types of Insulin’s, but there are three main types of them: Fast-acting insulin: This insulin is very quickly absorbed into the blood from the fat tissues. This is also helpful when one wants to control or correct sugar levels in the blood while having meals or snack or even when one wants to correct high levels of sugar in the blood. Intermediate-acting Insulin: This insulin is absorbed slowly and very steadily in the blood and also lasts a lot longer than the other ones. This is mainly had between meals or to control blood sugar level Continue reading >>

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