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Top 10 Diabetes Carrying Cases

Top 10 Diabetes Carrying Cases

When you’re diagnosed with diabetes, you don’t realize how much STUFF you have to always carry with you wherever you go. The items only multiple as time goes on and more treatment methods are added, etc. So where are you supposed to keep everything from your meter, to extra test strips, emergency medications and more? For women, you can opt to keep everything in your purse, but most often this can become disorganized and only creates additional frustration when you have to find everything in a pinch. In this guide we’re going to take a look at some of the best diabetes carrying cases on the market for those with all types of diabetes and of any age. If you haven’t found a case yet, then this guide can help start you on your journey of purchasing the right one. Or if it’s time to update your case, you may find one that suits your needs. I know with my kids with Type 1 diabetes, in the beginning I would have to purchase a new case every few months because of the wear and tear from carrying them virtually 24/7 no matter where we go. That was before I knew which were some of the best ones that not only provide you with somewhere to nicely keep all supplies organized but are durable enough to withstand frequent use. Here are some of my all-time favorites. 1. Medicool Dia-Pak The Medicool Dia-Pak allows you to conveniently keep all your supplies in one organized place. What’s nice about this diabetes carrying case is it comes with a freezable ice pack that allows you to keep your insulin or other supplies cool when traveling. Keeping everything together in one bag without bulkiness can be tricky, especially when it comes to making sure you have all the supplies you may need. The Medicool Dia-Pak folds up nicely to fit into a purse, travel bag, suitcase, or even ca Continue reading >>

Diabetic Supplies | Ebay

Diabetic Supplies | Ebay

Stop rummaging to find the correct device or testing tool during a discrete glucose check. Material: Nylon, Polyester. Myabetic Diabetes Organizer 2 compartments for diabetes supplies Designed for type 1 and type 2 diabetes Purple case New Free shipping The Deluxe is an insulated compact carrying case made of durable, water-resistant nylon, designed specifically for diabetics. The Deluxe is the largest Dia-Pak style available and is designed to accom... Stop rummaging to find the correct device or testing tool during a discrete glucose check. Material: Nylon, Polyester. Closure Type: Zipper. Item Number (DPCI) : 245-10-0068. Cooler Bag keep diabetic testing kits,insulin pens, insulin organized. Thick Insulated cooler bag-For Insulin Pen, Syringes & Supplies kits organizer. Cooler Bag Keep Insulin cool when you outing, tra... Flents Diabetic Carry-All Travel Case. You will love this Diabetic Carry-All that holds insulin vials, syringes and alcohol swabs together in a compact case. Diabetic supplies not included. Designed ... This insulin bag is made from oxford fabric which is durable and waterproof. For diabetes, it is of small and portable design, you can carry it anywhere. What are you waiting for?. Get it and ease you... Continue reading >>

Designer Insulin Carry Bag For Diabetics | Now To Love

Designer Insulin Carry Bag For Diabetics | Now To Love

The designer insulin bag every stylish diabetic needs in their life After years of living with the impracticalities of blood tests and injections on the go, Bridget Scanlan created a range of stylish and practical handbags that help take the discomfort out of the equation. Diagnosed at age 20, Bridget Scanlan began making prototypes of her unique handbags on her lounge floor with the support of a mentor (a fourth-generation leatherworker no less). And now, finally, she is ready to start shipping her creations worldwide. These luxe leather bags aren't just for carting around your wallet and iPhone, though. For those living with type 1 diabetes, having Bridget's KYT bag by their side will give them the freedom to better manage their condition in an organised, hygienic and for the first time ever stylish manner. We talk to Bridget about her journey towards making a life with diabetes not only look better, but feel better, too. It's a condition that causes the pancreas to stop producing insulin the hormone that regulates blood sugar. Without insulin, sugar lingers in the bloodstream and causes serious trouble. I give myself insulin to regulate my blood sugar, taking multiple injections through the day. Others use a pump that delivers small doses often, and wear it attached to their body at all times. I use finger-prick tests to measure my blood sugar and check that it stays within a safe range. A surprising number of factors affect blood sugar: activity, stress , food intake and illness are a few. I will test if any of these are at play, or if I start to feel off. Normally this works out to be around five injections and finger prick tests a day, but for others it can be more than 15. How did you carry your equipment around before you created KYT? Diabetes follows me everyw 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 >>

Cherise Diabetes Handbag By Myabetic - The Diabetic Journey

Cherise Diabetes Handbag By Myabetic - The Diabetic Journey

Most recently I kindly received one the newest products by Myabetic called the Cherise Diabetes handbag . Myabetic is a fashion brand that designs wallets, cases, and purses highly suitable for managing diabetes while catering to ones individual style. In the past, Ive tried a variety of different handbags from well known brands, ranging from low to high cost. But Ive never been able to find one that suits my individual needs and lifestyle. Ive never been able to keep myself well organized or find exactly what I need without some difficulty. This Cherise Diabetes Handbag has been the first handbag that I not only admire for its look but for its durability and convenience. I can fit everything I need in just one purse. It has (3) separate compartments, with durable zippers, and the compartments are different sizes so I can differentiate between the locations of my items. The shoulder strap is a HUGE plus because it can be adjusted and I never need to put the handbag down when Im out somewhere. Whenever I need to grab glucose tabs or my blood sugar monitor, its easily accessible for my convenience. The purse is very compact and I feel a lot more confident and comfortable knowing I have everything I need. The Cherise Diabetes Handbag comes in a variety of colors. I chose to go with the charcoal color because it matches everything I normally wear. But once I move in a couple months to a sunnier state, you can bet Im going to have to get the (blush) and (paradise blue) for the beach. The handbag also comes in (black) which I think would be perfect for work. In the handbag I carry my phone, wallet, keys, makeup, and of course my diabetes supplies and essentials. Normally in the past, Ive had trouble finding what I need. But this handbag makes it so much easier and I dont fee Continue reading >>

Nfl Says No To Most Bags, Purses In Stadiums

Nfl Says No To Most Bags, Purses In Stadiums

NFL says no to most bags, purses in stadiums New security measure will be in effect tonight at the Dome. Video (02:29) : You might be surprised at what is now considered too big! Leave the diaper bag; bring the breast pump. Backpacks and fanny packs are out of bounds. Cameras and binoculars are OK if theyre not in bags. These are some of the new NFL restrictions on fans that will make a Metrodome debut Friday at the Minnesota Vikings preseason opener. Adopted in May by the NFL Committee on Stadium Security, the rule bans purses, except clutches that are roughly the size of a hand, with some medical exceptions and clear bags allowed. The purse ban adds a new security restriction at large Twin Cities events. The Vikings will now have a security perimeter around the Metrodome that will check for contraband bags and create a buffer for the ticket gates. Its a dramatic move even U.S. presidents allow spectators to carry bags to their highly controlled visits. The tighter restrictions come five months after bombs in backpacks went off at the Boston Marathon finish line, killing three and injuring more than 200 spectators. Previously, fans who wanted to bring in bags were simply required to allow security to peek inside. Under a new NFL security policy, only small bags -- 4.5" by 6.6" -- or larger clear totes -- not to exceed 12" by 6" by 12" -- are allowed in stadiums starting in 2013. The Vikings say the change will upgrade gameday security, but at least one expert said he doubts separating fans from their purses will do much to enhance security. And some women balk at the idea of giving up their ubiquitous bags. Jeff Anderson, director of communications for the Vikings, said the Boston bombings were just one factor in the change. The NFL reviews policies every year to try 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 >>

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 Case Studies

Diabetes Case Studies

With all the medical gear we PWDs have to carry around, it can be difficult to find the perfect bag to comfortably tote around all this stuff. (See Wil's rant on the man-purse for PWDs, for example.) At the AADE expo last week, we saw a few new options worth mentioning. All of these companies are also started by entrepreneurs — and we do love supporting small D-businesses here at the 'Mine! First up is Sugar Medical Supply. Inspired by bags that her mother used to make for her and her sister, Carolyn Jäger launched Sugar Medical Supply with a glucose meter case that comes in seven different patterns. As Carolyn says, "Sugar Medical Supply was created to bring style into the lives of people living with diabetes. Our supplies allow them to show a little personality, bring in some color, and make it fun!" The bags are a bit bigger than the traditional black bag provided with a glucose meter, giving space to slot in your meter, strip container, lancet, and an insulin pen. It also comes with an inside pocket and a front pocket for little extras. The "Universal Strap System" is flexible, which means that folks with different meters can use the bags with ease. It fits both my OneTouch Ultra and Amy's OmniPod PDA! Thanks to Carolyn, Amy and I both received our own bags to try out and review. I like mine. It's pretty and not too big and not too small. The only thing I found a little odd is that it unzips from right to left, instead of left to right as my Lifescan meter bag. Certainly not a deal-breaker, but it was the opposite of what I was used to. Here's What Amy Had to Say - "I have to admit that I love, love, love my new case from Sugar Medical Supply! It is the first stylish case I've found that actually fits the OmniPod (due to that clever Velcro-enabled "universal stra Continue reading >>

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 >>

Diabetic Purses - Diabetes Handbags Myabetic

Diabetic Purses - Diabetes Handbags Myabetic

Myabetic was created to transform the diabetes image. After her own diagnosis, founder Kyrra Richards struggled to manage her blood sugar and confidence. She kept her diabetes secret because she was afraid to be associated with a negative stereotype. Kyrra created Myabetic to change this perception. Designed to improve the diabetes lifestyle, our products represent the strength and beauty of our community. Together, we will control our health with style. We get it. Managing diabetes is hard work. Our products are created to make it a little easier. We create diabetic pursesof all sizes designed to hold your glucose meter, lancing device, test strips, insulin pens, insulin vials, syringes and other diabetes necessities. Our diabetic pursesare designed with a non-medical appearance so you can control diabetes with style. Attending a medical mission trip in India to set up clinics in rural villages and work with people with diabetes 3-month/15-country backpacking trip around Europe SweeTarts and Nerds during Halloween season Would you like to share our products? If you are a Certified Diabetes Educator, run a diabetes support group, are a diabetes event organizer or simply want to share our products with your community, please email us! We are happy to ship Myabetic brochures to you. Continue reading >>

Diabetic Bags | Lee Alexander Handbags

Diabetic Bags | Lee Alexander Handbags

If you have diabetes, its likely that at some point you have wished for a more fun, fashionable way to carry your testing supplies. Just because you have to carry diabetes supplies with you doesnt mean you cant look great while doing it! At Lee Alexander Handbags, we design diabetic bags that are fashionable and chic, so it simply looks like you are carrying a great crossbody bag! While there will always be a place for the large, satchel-type bag, there are lots of times that we just want a stylish, convenient, and organized bag that holds our basics, along with our diabetes supplies shopping, a day at the amusement park, sporting events, and so much more. Our bags are designed to give you ample room for all of your diabetes supplies while still leaving room for your daily essentials. Best of all, the purse is organized so that your medical supplies and essentials are kept separate. This gives you easy access to your money or lipstick when you need it, while keeping your diabetic supplies safe. Cross-Body Style to Wear in a Variety of Ways Pouch with Heavy-Duty Elastic to Hold Diabetes Testing Supplies Continue reading >>

Alternatives To Medical Id Jewelry: Diabetes Questions & Answers

Alternatives To Medical Id Jewelry: Diabetes Questions & Answers

Q: I have had Type 1 diabetes since 1972. For years, my endocrinologist has recommended I get a Medic-Alert bracelet. I have tried, but jewelry in general tends to agitate me. As an alternative, I thought about getting a tattoo on my wrist where a bracelet would be. But my doctor said paramedics “wouldn’t be looking for a tattoo.” So I am unidentified as a diabetic. Are there any other options? A: It’s good that you’re looking for solutions. Medical identification now is more important than ever, not only for health reasons (having something that can speak for you if you can’t speak for yourself) but also for legal reasons (there have been a number of cases in which people were arrested and charged with being “under the influence” when they actually were hypoglycemic). A medical ID card, displayed prominently above your usual ID in your wallet or purse, is a good idea for just about everyone. Make sure it is easily noticeable and includes pertinent information about your health (type of diabetes, medications, allergies, primary doctor’s information, emergency contact). Medical IDs have come a long way in 25 years. The MedicAlert Foundation continues to maintain a database of health information for its members, linked to the ID number on the emblem. The styles have improved and the variety of designs is almost endless. Multiple companies have developed medical IDs that have leather bands (rather than chain links), connectors for attaching the emblem to shoes, backpacks, purses, or handbags, as well as some with a true “bling-like” appearance for those who like jewelry. Whether your tastes are casual or extravagant, the important thing is that you have some form of medical identification with you at all times. Nobody plans to have a serious low blood Continue reading >>

Diabetic Carry Cases, Bags, Purses And Wallets

Diabetic Carry Cases, Bags, Purses And Wallets

If you're a diabetic like me you know that we have to carry around a crapload of stuff with us. Of course you can always just use a regular old makeup case or whatever but I like to have a little more organization. So I have been on the lookout for some cool bags and such that are made for diabetics and have pockets that can hold things like meters, glucose tablets, lancing devices, insulin pens/ syringes, glucagon, etc. These are some of the cool ones I've found. 1.) <----My favorite. 2.) <-----------Very cute also 3.) <------------- Diabetes supply central. More geared toward children but still worth looking at for anyone. 4.)<-------This site has everything diabetes related but this link is just to the purse page. 5.) <---------- For adults. Continue reading >>

Valentines Day Gift Guide For Type 1 Diabetics

Valentines Day Gift Guide For Type 1 Diabetics

Valentines Day Gift Guide for Type 1 Diabetics Valentines Day is right around the corner, February 14th. Why not surprise your favorite Type 1 with a super sweet gift? And Type 1s, pass this blog post on to your loved ones, maybe theyll take a hint! *Here are my top gift-worthy products for Type 1 Diabetics: Myabetic is famous for their high quality, fashionable diabetic handbags and clutches. Ive had mine for over 6 months now and will NEVER go back to carrying my diabetes stuff in some ol pouch. Myabetic bags and clutches help keep supplies organized as well as staying fashionable. Check out my reviews here and here . And the Myabetic website has a tool to help determine what bag is best, just click here . If your lovely T1 wears an insulin pump, theres nothing better than an adhesive skin to make the pump personalized and unique. Even if they dont wear a pump, there are skins available for meters (you know, the thing we test our blood sugar with). I order my pump and meter skins from Diabetes Feel Goods ! If youre in the US, there is also Pump Peelz . What a better surprise than a motivational, heart-warming printable framed and hung by your T1s supplies? Check out Lilac Tree Studio s downloadable printables to find a super sweet design to help decorate and send constant reminders how how strong your T1 is! If your T1 loves to read, I would recommend two great books on living with diabetes. Diabetes Solution by Dr. Bernstein focuses on living a low carb lifestyle and how to mitigate high blood sugars. This book was a huge eye opener for me and I would encourage all T1s to at least read it. Actually, its the book I wished someone handed to me 11 years ago when I was diagnosed. Bright Spots and Landmines by Adam Brown is also a must-read with a positive spin on managi Continue reading >>

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