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Diabetes care is
seeing many advances. Look at some of the
latest products available to help deal with diabetes.
Information provided here should not replace the advise of your health care provider. We offer general information on these products. Diabetes Advocacy does not endorse any one product over another.
Glucometers are used to determine the amount of glucose in the blood. Home blood glucose monitoring is now an integral part of diabetes therapy. Many new meters and reviews can be seen on our meters page.
One Touch Ultra Mini
Available in lime green,black, hot pink and silver
Precision Xtra ™
Websites for more info:
DexCom STS: http://www.dexcom.com/sts.php
BD Ultra-Fine Nano 4mm Pen Needles with EasyFlow Technology
EasyFlow Technology makes it easier to inject insulin because it increases the flow rate by up to 149% compared to competitive pen needles. A study published today in Clinical Therapeutics on EasyFlow Technology found that:
· 61% of patients who used EasyFlow Technology reported needing less thumb force to inject;
· 49% of patients reported less time to inject than with their usual pen needle; and
· the majority of people who tried EasyFlow preferred it to their current pen needle on all three leading brands.
The new needle with EasyFlow Technology has earned the Arthritis Foundation Ease-of-Use Commendation, which recognizes products that make life easier for people with arthritis and other limitations.
The I-PORT™ is applied with an insertion needle by guiding a cannula (a soft and fl exible tube) under the surface of the skin. Once applied, the insertion needle is removed and a thin, hypoallergenic layer of adhesive holds the device in place. Using a syringe or insulin pen, medication may be injected into the I-PORT™ for up to 72 hours through an elastic septum located on the surface of the device. During injection, the needle of the syringe or insulin pen does not penetrate the surface of the skin while the medication is delivered from the syringe through the cannula and directly into the subcutaneous tissue. Not currently available in Canada!
The automatic insertion device for Accu-Chek Ultraflex. Enables easy and virtually pain-free insertion. Facilitates access to hard-to-reach infusion sites. Reduces reluctance to insert infusion sets. Increases confidence in correct placement of the infusion set.
Accu-Chek Smart Pix Device Reader®
Self-contained unit enables quick view of information. No software to load or manipulate. Connects directly to your computer's USB port. View on internet browser (no internet connection required). Infrared window for communication with various Accu-Chek insulin pumps and meters. $19.99 (subject to change)
Accu-Chek Spirit 3.15ml Cartridge System
Its built-in filling aid snaps easily and securely onto standard 10ml insulin vials facilitating safe and rapid fill. The ergonomic plunger rod gives you good control of the filling process, and a hidden needle protects you from accidental needle sticks. The plunger rod and filling aid can be disposed of as household waste.
Extend Bar from AutoControl
ExtendBar is an innovative snack food bar that is specifically formulated to help control blood sugar for up to nine hours, longer than any other snack on the market today. Sugar is the fuel that our bodies need to provide energy to the cells for everything from motion to thought.
We have tried the Extend bar and found that taste was quite good. Cannot comment on the ability to maintain bg levels as they were eaten as a snack during the day. Anecdotal evidence suggests that it does work.
Diabetes Express in Toronto, Ontario, offers a complete selection of insulin pump supplies, test strips, lancets, and syringes as well as hard to find diabetic accessories. The company has an extensive foot care section and also carries diabetes related books and nutritional scales. The order desk is open from 7:30AM to 8PM (EST), Monday to Friday and Saturdays from 9:30 to 4:30. The toll-free number is (866) 418-3392(1-888-678-8887) Is owned and operated by Pharmacist and Certified Diabetes Educator, Tino Montopoli who himself lives with Type 1 diabetes and uses an insulin pump. They carry an extensive line of of Diabetes Care products available online or in person out of their Ontario store. Tino is ready and qualified to offer advice on your diabetes care and has great prices as well!
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Last updated October 5, 2011