When you were found to be diabetic, your doctor most probably informed you that your body is unable to convert glucose to glycogen because of insufficient levels of insulin in your body. Furthermore, I am pretty sure that you are aware that diabetic complications arise if diabetes is left untreated or mismanaged. On the bright side however, you will effectively manage your diabetes if you have timely consultative meetings with your doctor and that you take all the medications that your doctor prescribed to you plus purchasing all the essential diabetic products that will aid you in managing your condition. Read on to know which diabetic products will come in handy in aiding you to manage your diabetes.
All diabetic patients do need to monitor their blood glucose levels regularly. A good way of treating diabetes is by monitoring the glucose sugar levels in your blood. You are therefore highly advised to have a fully functional diabetic product kit which has the following devices: a diabetic test strips, insulin pumps, diabetic syringes and glucometer at home.
Glucometers: Glucometers are useful in monitoring the blood glucose level in the blood at periodic intervals. The quality of the test strips, the testing speeds, the memory level of the device and the size of the glucometer are some of the critical factors that you ought to consider before purchasing a glucometer.The market is flooded with different types of this product that are pocket friendly and can fit into your budget.
Diabetic strips are sheets of plastic tubes that are used to collect the blood that has been taken from the tip of your finger. It is essential that you confirm that the diabetic strip can adequately fit the glucometer since the two have to be used together.
Diabetic syringes: This is an essential diabetic product that is made in various sizes to comply with your needs for injecting insulin into your body. You ought to have many syringes at your home that you can use when the need suffices. The injecting needles in the syringes require replacement frequently. While selecting the type of syringe that is the most ideal for you, you need to factor in the size of the barrel and the needle gauge.The most ideal gauge should be in the range of 28 to 31.It is always advisable that you follow your physician’s advice while choosing the gauge.
Insulin pumps are used in the monitoring and the redistribution of blood sugar levels to the areas where your body needs it automatically.
You can choose to buy your diabetic products from a wholesaler or from an internet website depending on your affordability or needs.