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The On-the-go T1d Kit

The On-the-go T1d Kit

The “T1D On-The-Go Kit” is the extra back-up of supplies that you may need if your car breaks down or you’ve forgotten something when you’re on the go — it could be for a sporting event from home, in the car for your work commute, at the studio, gym or any other place you frequent. It is not intended for long duration emergency care that you find in the Natural Disaster Emergency Kit. This kit should go with you when you’re on the move and used in the event that you need something extra. Remember: Use any bag that is easy to identify, secure and has enough space to hold everything. You may consider getting a waterproof or insulated bag. It is a good idea to label your bag with name and medical ID as well as contact details. Consider getting a system like Tile to keep track of your bag and locate it in case it gets lost. Diabetes Travel Essentials The go-to device for testing your blood sugar levels. Insulin The American Diabetes Association recommends packing a 3-day supply. Include short-acting as well as long-acting insulin. When insulin is kept cool at the recommended temperature of 36° F – 46° F, it will last until its expiration date. Unrefrigerated insulin can be stored at a temperature between 59°F-86°F and may be effective up to 28 days. Don’t forget to rotate supplies so that your emergency kit does not contain expired products. A Cooler (Optional) Include 4 reusable ice packs to keep insulin cool. (FRIO makes insulin pouches that cool when submerged in water.) Never use insulin that has been frozen. Syringes and/ or Pen Needles Both deliver insulin; it depends on what’s your instrument of choice. If you are on a pump you should carry emergency needles and insulin vials, or an emergency pen in case of failure. Also, carry extra syringes fo Continue reading >>

Support Kit For Newly Diagnosed Type 1 Adults

Support Kit For Newly Diagnosed Type 1 Adults

The JDRF announced their new kit to support people newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, age 16 and older. Free of charge, the single-strap backpack comes with a CalorieKing book (my personal fave resource for easy nutrition information), Mary Tyler Moore’s biography, a Contour blood glucose meter from Bayer, a type 1 diabetes toolkit book, and more. JDRF hopes the kit will provide as much successful support as they’ve seen with their “Bag of Hope” for children within 3 months of their diagnosis. “JDRF is wholeheartedly committed to all people with type 1 diabetes, and adults make up 85 percent of that population,” said Jeffrey Brewer, president and CEO of JDRF, in their recent press release. While there don’t currently seem to be any parameters of how long it’s been since your diagnosis in order to receive a bag, you can find out more details and request a bag by contacting your local JDRF chapter. Other useful resources for newly diagnosed type 1s: Continue reading >>

Diabetes Care Kit For Dolls

Diabetes Care Kit For Dolls

Inventory may fluctuate and cannot be guaranteed. This set comes with a variety of pretend doll-sized tools to help girls care for their Truly Me dolls with diabetes. It includes: An insulin pump that can be clipped to a doll's waistband, plus an adhesive to attach the infusion set An insulin pen, for dolls that aren't using the pump A special case for the supplies, plus an ID card By clicking "Sign up" you are agreeing to receive emails and notifications from American Girl. Please read our PRIVACY STATEMENT and TERMS AND CONDITIONS when you visit our site. Copyright 2018 American Girl. All American Girl marks are trademarks of American Girl. 1Save up to 65% off clearance items by combining clearance price discount and promotional code. Save up to 50% off clearance items through 5/31/18 or while supplies last; promotional quantities may be limited. Save an additional 15% with promo code 15MORE through 5/31/18 or while supplies last; promotional quantities may be limited. Offer valid only at American Girl online and U.S. American Girl retail stores. Not valid at Amazon, Kohls, Toys R Us, or Barnes & Noble retail locations or websites. No refunds or adjustments on previous purchases, returns or exchanges, or orders in progress that have not yet shipped. We reserve the right to limit order and item quantities. Unfortunately, the offer will not be extended if you are unable to order due to technical issues. 2Flat-rate US standard shipping of $5.95 with a purchase of $100 or more. Offer valid through 11:59 p.m. Central Time on 5/31/2018 on phone, mail, fax, and americangirl.com orders with valid offer code. To redeem this offer at americangirl.com, enter the offer code in the box marked offer code in your shopping bag or at checkout. Flat-rate shipping of $5.95 and savings Continue reading >>

Emergency Preparedness: Diabetes Emergency Kit

Emergency Preparedness: Diabetes Emergency Kit

Recently, Hurricane Harvey has disastrously impacted Texas, including individuals with chronic medical conditions and disabilities. One man in particular recently shared his story of escaping the hurricane and wading through dangerous waters to retrieve his diabetes medications. When disaster strikes whether it be a hurricane, earthquake, power outage or other emergency situation, preparedness is key. It’s important to become educated on the potential consequences of disaster situations as well as developing an emergency kit and disaster plan. We recommend organizing a minimum of 7 days worth of supplies for a disaster situation for yourself and all the members of your family including pets. Develop an Emergency Plan Develop a comprehensive plan for emergency situations. Some important factors to consider: Communication Plan: How will you connect with family, friends, and doctors? Disaster Plan: Determine safe places in your home, family meeting spots, and what you’ll do if disaster strikes. Make a disaster kit: Include all the items you’ll need in the event of an emergency. Continuing reading to see our full list! Prepare to Stay and to Evacuate When developing your emergency kit and plan, it’s important to consider two main scenarios. Firstly, you may be trapped in your home for an extended period of time. Do you have enough supplies in place in the event you’re unable to travel to a store? What if stores are out of supplies? Do you have everything you would need to stay in your home for an extended period of time? Particularly consider you should pay special attention to what you would need if you didn’t have power or running water in your home. Secondly, consider the items that you would need to take with you if you were forced to evacuate. How are you g Continue reading >>

2 Free #diabetes Kits For Newly Diagnosed Type 1 Children

2 Free #diabetes Kits For Newly Diagnosed Type 1 Children

If you have a child newly diagnosed with diabetes, here are a couple of free kits that will help your family as you embark on this new journey. 1. The Everyday Wisdom ™ Kit offered by the American Diabetes Association. This is a tool designed to help families of children with Type 1 diabetes live with diabetes everyday. The Everyday Wisdom Kit helps families plan for everyday moments and events such as birthday parties, playing sports and getting behind the wheel. The kit comes in a reusable lunch bag and includes: – A guide for parents – A guide for the child with diabetes – A guide for the teen with diabetes – A guide for the sibling – An interactive card game for the whole family – An informational and inspirational DVD – Juggling balls – Emergency Contact Information refrigerator magnet – Pocket-sized Carb Counting Tool – Diabetes Dictionary This interactive toolkit was designed for families of kids with newly diagnosed diabetes ages 8 and over. Thanks to an educational grant by Lilly, the Everyday Wisdom Kit is available for free. 2. The Bag of Hope offered by JDRF. JDRF’s Bag of Hope program is a free resource which provides information and support to families with children who are newly diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes (within the last 3 months). The Bag of Hope is filled with relevant diabetes education materials, some intended to communicate directly with the child and some geared toward the adult caregiver, including Rufus, the Bear with Diabetes, Rufus Comes Home book, A First Book for Understanding Diabetes, other reference books, a DVD, and an Accu-Chek® Aviva Compact Blood Meter. The cuddly Rufus is sure to brighten a child’s day! Lastly as a bonus “freebie,” ask your diabetes clinic if they have the Lilly Disney picture books Continue reading >>

Jdrf T1d Care Kit

Jdrf T1d Care Kit

The JDRF T1D Care Kit is a free resource providing information and tools to educate, support and inspire newly diagnosed adults with type 1 diabetes (T1D). A sling-style bag contains an Ascensia Contour® Next meter, Contour® Choice card and educational inserts, Medtronic educational resources and CalorieKing book provided by Medtronic, a set of Novo Nordisk measuring bowls and educational kit, coupon for discounts on Novo Nordisk insulin and JDRF’s Adult Type 1 Toolkit. The JDRF T1D Care Kit is most helpful for adults diagnosed with T1D in the past year. Only available for adults (16 and above) who reside in the United States. Live outside the US? Thank You to Our Sponsors The T1D Care Kit is made possible through a national collaboration with Ascensia Diabetes Care, Medtronic and Novo Nordisk. Was this helpful? Online Diabetes Support Team JDRF volunteers are available to answer your questions about type 1 diabetes and get you through this difficult time. Ask a question. T1D Connections Program All JDRF Outreach Volunteers not only have personal experience living with T1D, they are carefully selected by JDRF and given ongoing training to help provide you the very best support. Learn More. 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 Programs And Supplies

Diabetes Programs And Supplies

For diabetic patients who need financial assistance with supplies and related health care items and services, the following programs may be of help. Please note that applications must be submitted to the programs and not to PPA® . Categories Insulin Access Programs Blink Health is working with Eli Lilly and Company to offer a 40 percent discount on Lilly insulins. The Blink Health Insulin Patient Access Program delivers the 40 percent discount directly to patients and will be honored at over 67,000 local pharmacies nationwide. Anyone can participate in the Blink Health Insulin Patient Access Program via the Blink Health mobile app (available for iOS & Android) or website, www.blinkhealth.com, which has no membership fees or monthly premiums. Patients enter the form, dosage and quantity of the Lilly insulin that matches their prescription. The discount will be automatically applied. Payments are made online and the prescriptions can be picked up at virtually any U.S. pharmacy, including: Walgreens, CVS/pharmacy, Target, RiteAid, Safeway and Kroger. People using federal government programs are not eligible. Purchases are fully refundable. Assistance: Insulin Free Glucose Meters Abbott Diabetes Care provides free blood glucose monitoring system kits to those with diabetes. Abbott Diabetes Care, Inc. 1360 South Loop Road Alameda, CA 94502 USA Tel: 888-522-5226 Fax: 202-337-8314 Email: [email protected] Assistance: Free Glucose Meters Test Strips Roche Diagnostics, the maker of ACCU-CHEK® Products provides a limited supply of ACCU-CHEK Aviva test strips to a network of community clinics and health centers throughout the U.S. to distribute to their low-income and uninsured patients with diabetes. Roache Diagnostics Corporation 9115 Hague Road Indianapolis, IN 46250 Phone: 800 Continue reading >>

Free Kit For Children Newly Diagnosed With Type 1 Diabetes

Free Kit For Children Newly Diagnosed With Type 1 Diabetes

Is your child newly diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes? Then you may be interested in a Courage-Wisdom-Hope Kit, providing “help and hugs for families.” To help kids with Type 1 and their loved ones adjust, the kit includes a parent guide, kid’s interactive guide, sibling guide, drawstring bag for a meter and other supplies, and a write-on magnet and pen for keeping track of emergency contacts. While the kit cannot take the place of seeing a health-care provider, it is intended to help fill in some of the blanks. To order your free kit, call (800) DIABETES (342-2383), Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 8:00 PM ET, or order the kit online. This blog entry was written by Senior Digital Editor Diane Fennell. Continue reading >>

New Diabetes Resource Provides Tools And Support To Families Of Newly-diagnosed Children With Type 1 Diabetes

New Diabetes Resource Provides Tools And Support To Families Of Newly-diagnosed Children With Type 1 Diabetes

New Diabetes Resource Provides Tools and Support to Families of Newly-Diagnosed Children with Type 1 Diabetes "KidCare Kit" offers quick-reference materials and multimedia tools to guide families through the first 30 days following a child's diagnosis BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Feb. 3 / PRNewswire-FirstCall / -- Sanofi-aventis U.S. announced today the availability of the diabetes KidCare Kit, a multimedia resource that will provide children and their families with valuable tools and information to help guide them through the difficult but crucial first 30 days following a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. The KidCare Kit was developed in partnership with Children with Diabetes, a national diabetes advocacy group offering support and education for children with diabetes and their families, and is the product of more than a year of research and feedback collected from families of children with diabetes, physicians, certified diabetes educators and other healthcare professionals from across the country. The kit is now available free of charge at participating hospitals and doctor's offices nationwide to families with children that have just received a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes in children and each year more than 15,000 children are diagnosed with diabetes in the United States, which is approximately 40 children per day. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF) estimates that as many as 3 million Americans may have type 1 diabetes. "When a child is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes it impacts the entire family and parents can often feel emotionally and physically overwhelmed in the first weeks and months following their child's diagnosis," stated Jeff Hitchcock, founder and CEO of Children with Diabetes. "With Continue reading >>

Emergency Preparedness: Diabetes Emergency Kit

Emergency Preparedness: Diabetes Emergency Kit

Recently, Hurricane Harvey has disastrously impacted Texas, including individuals with chronic medical conditions and disabilities. One man in particular recently shared his story of escaping the hurricane and wading through dangerous waters to retrieve his diabetes medications. When disaster strikes whether it be a hurricane, earthquake, power outage or other emergency situation, preparedness is key. It’s important to become educated on the potential consequences of disaster situations as well as developing an emergency kit and disaster plan. We recommend organizing a minimum of 7 days worth of supplies for a disaster situation for yourself and all the members of your family including pets. Develop an Emergency Plan Develop a comprehensive plan for emergency situations. Some important factors to consider: Communication Plan: How will you connect with family, friends, and doctors? Disaster Plan: Determine safe places in your home, family meeting spots, and what you’ll do if disaster strikes. Make a disaster kit: Include all the items you’ll need in the event of an emergency. Continuing reading to see our full list! Prepare to Stay and to Evacuate When developing your emergency kit and plan, it’s important to consider two main scenarios. Firstly, you may be trapped in your home for an extended period of time. Do you have enough supplies in place in the event you’re unable to travel to a store? What if stores are out of supplies? Do you have everything you would need to stay in your home for an extended period of time? Particularly consider you should pay special attention to what you would need if you didn’t have power or running water in your home. Secondly, consider the items that you would need to take with you if you were forced to evacuate. How are you g Continue reading >>

Children With Diabetes - Diabetes Emergency Kit

Children With Diabetes - Diabetes Emergency Kit

There are many kinds of emergency situations that might present challenges to people with diabetes. Weather-related emergencies are the most common. In the winter, ice storms often knock out power. In the spring and summer, tornados, electrical storms, and hurricanes can cause serious damage. It makes sense for everyone with diabetes to have a diabetes emergency pack of supplies on hand, just in case. Here are some items that you might want to consider for your emergency kit: A good cold storage container with pre-made ice, in case of loss of electricity for a short period. A FRIO cooling pack to protect your insulin. FRIO packs do not need ice. Flashlights with many sets of extra batteries. Candles and matches to light the candles, in case the power outage outlasts the flashlight batteries. Extra glucose meter, extra insulin(s), glucagon, syringes, lancets, blood test strips, ketone test strips (blood or urine), alcohol wipes, insulin pump supplies (if you use a pump), CGM supplies, as well as non-diabetes medications such as anti-diarrhea medicine, anti-nausea medicine ( Zofran ODT is highly recommended), and pain medicine. Be sure to replenish these supplies frequently so that all supplies are within their use date. Consider storing a minimum of two weeks worth of supplies. Put this all in a waterproof sandwich bag or container. Emergency glucose to treat hypoglycemia . Unopened packages of glucose tablets are good for a very long time. Also know about Mini-Dose Glucagon Rescue for Hypoglycemia . A general first aid kit with bandages, etc. A spare battery for your blood test meter and insulin pump, if needed. For rechargeable devices, consider a mobile phone power pack -- just be sure to keep it charged. A current explanation of your diabetes management regimen, inc Continue reading >>

Tips On Creating A First-rate First-aid Kit

Tips On Creating A First-rate First-aid Kit

Tips on Creating a First-Rate First-Aid Kit What people with diabetes need to be prepared for emergencies When it comes to your health, preparing for the worst isnt pessimistic. Its smart. Thats why experts advise everyone to stash medical supplies for a rainy day. Or, you know, a day when youve just sliced your finger, sprained your ankle, or broken out in hives. A well-stocked first-aid kit is easy to prepare and useful in both minor and more serious emergencies. The bathroom may seem like the ideal spot to stash the essentials, but because of heat and humidity, its not the best place to keep medicine or many diabetes supplies. Instead, store your first-aid kit in a room where you spend a lot of time or in an easy-to-reach area of a closet. Creating your own kit is easy. Start with a waterproof container, then add the supplies listed ("In the Kit," below). As far as medications go, experts recommend adding baby aspirin to the mix, which can help during a heart attack. (After calling 911, chew four baby aspirin or one non-coated adult aspirin. Chewed aspirin works faster than swallowed pills.) Theres less of a consensus about other medications. Those that must be kept cold, such as insulin, dont need to be included. Others, such as cough syrup, ibuprofen, and antidiarrheal drugs, can be added to the mix. The tricky part is keeping items current. If youre going to put medications in there, anything that can potentially expire, you want to check that often, says David Berry, PhD, ATC, an athletic trainer, professor at Weber State University, and member of the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council. He recommends reviewing the items in your first-aid kit at least twice a year and replacing anything that is expired. Also remember to refill the kit as you use items Continue reading >>

American Girl Has A Hit With Diabetes Doll Kit

American Girl Has A Hit With Diabetes Doll Kit

Well | American Girl Has a Hit With Diabetes Doll Kit American Girl Has a Hit With Diabetes Doll Kit Anja Busse, 13, plays with her American Girl doll, Alice, and her diabetes care kit at her home in Antigo, Wis.Credit Corey J. Schjoth for The New York Times Sign up for our Well Family newsletter. Each week, get the latest news on parenting, child health and relationships plus advice from our experts to help every family live well. Children with Type 1 diabetes cant make their own insulin, so they have to count carbs, prick their fingers to check their blood sugar and get regular insulin infusions. Now they can also give that care to their dolls. American Girl, the doll company, has introduced a diabetes care kit for dolls, and it has been available only intermittently because its so popular. The kit, which sells for $24, has 10 doll-size make-believe items, including a blood sugar monitor, a lancing device, an insulin pump that can be clipped to a dolls waistband with an adhesive to attach the infusion set, as well as an insulin injection pen needle (for dolls not using the pump). There are also a vial of pretend glucose tablets, a medical bracelet, an ID card, logbook and stickers, and everything fits in a bright fuchsia carrying case the size of a small change purse. Anja Busse, a 13-year-old from Antigo, Wis., who has Type 1 diabetes, has wanted a kit like this for her doll since she learned she had diabetes just over two years ago. She started an online petition urging American Girl to make diabetes accessories for the dolls, rallying the Type 1 diabetes community and garnering 7,000 signatures. Anja learned that she had the disease in October, 2013, when she was 11. That Christmas, she got her first American Girl doll which had hazel eyes, blond hair and freckles Continue reading >>

Slideshow: Your Diabetes Supply Kit For Emergencies

Slideshow: Your Diabetes Supply Kit For Emergencies

When you have a condition like diabetes, a trip away from home means packing a few extra items: the supplies you use to take care of yourself. And if a disaster like a hurricane or fire strikes, or even if you have simple power failure, you may need to leave your home right away. Gather a few key things ahead of time and store them in an easy-to-grab "go bag" so you're ready to head out at a moment's notice. Put aside 7 days' worth of any medicine you take. If you have type 2 diabetes, that probably includes pills that help your body use insulin better. People who have type 1 diabetes and some people with type 2 will need to pack a supply of insulin and syringes or insulin pens. Check your stash every so often to make sure nothing has expired. A cold pack and insulated bag is a good idea for anyone who uses a medicine that normally goes in the refrigerator. That includes exenatide, insulin, and pramlintide. Don't forget about the items you'll need to test your blood sugar, such as: Empty plastic bottle or sharps container for lancets (as well as needles and syringes, if you use them) If your doctor has told you to check for ketones, you should carry ketone test strips, too. If you have type 1 diabetes and use an insulin pump, you should also pack: It's important to stay hydrated, especially if your blood sugar levels tend to get too high. Put aside enough bottled water to last you at least 3 days. You should also pack at least 2 days' worth of food that won't spoil. Good picks include peanut butter, cheese crackers, meal replacement shakes, and granola bars. Canned food is also smart. Just remember the non-electric can opener. You can buy a premade kit or create your own. Some key items to include: adhesive bandages, antibiotic ointment, hydrocortisone cream, pain and Continue reading >>

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