The Different Types of Diabetic Products
I am sure that your physician explained to you that glucose in your body could no longer be converted to glycogen since you had no enough insulin when they first diagnosed you to being diabetic. I know you are cognizant of the fact that you will develop diabetic complications if you either mismanage or you leave your diabetes untreated. Luckily, you can manage your diabetes well if only you make timely consultations with your physician, take all the medicines that you have been given by the doctor religiously and make good use of the diabetic products that your doctor told you to buy. Here is a short description of diabetic products that may assist you in managing your diabetes.
Blood Glucose Monitors
It is advisable for diabetic patients to monitor the levels of glucose in their bloodstream frequently. Diabetes can easily be treated by monitoring your blood sugar levels.It is for this reason that you are highly encouraged to have a kit at home that contains vital diabetic products such as diabetic syringes, glucometers, diabetic test strips and insulin pumps.
A glucometer is a self-administered device that is used to assist you in monitoring the levels of blood glucose in your blood.When you go shopping for this diabetic product, some of the factors you need to consider are; its size, the quality of the test strips, memory level of the gadget and its testing speed. The good news is you can find a glucometer that fits your budget since the market is already flooded with the various brands of the product.
Diabetic strips: these are sheets that are made of plastic and are used in holding the blood sample that is taken from the finger tip of the patient. For the simple reason that you cannot use a diabetic strip on its own and that you need a glucometer, then it is advisable that you make sure the diabetic strip properly fits in the glucometer before purchasing.
A diabetic syringe is a diabetic product that is designed in so many different sizes so that it may cater to your needs while using it to inject insulin into your bloodstream. A set of syringes should be kept at home to be used only when you need an insulin shot. These syringes also need regular replacements of the injecting needles. The size of the barrel and the needle gauge should be kept in mind while choosing the type of a syringe. A gauge which is within the 28-31 range is the most preferred gauge to use.It is always advisable that you follow your physician’s advice while choosing the gauge.
Insulin pumps helps in the monitoring and the automatic redistribution of insulin in the areas of your body where it is deficient.
One can opt to buy these diabetic products either online or from a wholesaler subject to their desires and ability.