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eBay’s Top Trending Seller: Diabetes Health Supply

Based in the United States and selling for over seven years, Diabetes Health Supply is one of the eBay USA TOP 5000 sellers. With over 11,003 products in stock priced between $30.00 – $40.00 in Health & Beauty, Business & Industrial, and Home & Garden categories, Diabetes Health Supply has an array of exceptional products in their store.

Diabetes Health Supply has a range of top quality medical supplies on eBay, from walkers for adult seniors and zinc oxide ointment to metrix blood glucose test strips and autocode glucose meters. Diabetes Health Supply has unique products and accessories that are easy-to-use with excellent transaction and reasonable prices. And to top it all off… Diabetes Health Supply is eBay’s Top Trending USA Sellers.

Diabetes Health Supply is ranked in the 1,351st position out of all eBay.com sellers. We’ve in-creased our feedback rankings by 15% in a month, with overall feedback rankings soaring 1,839 last month. Additionally, Diabetes Health Supply’s feedback ranking was 2,232nd last year, but has grown by the thousands recently.

With so many companies online, it may be overwhelming to find exactly what you’re looking for. That’s why Diabetes Health Supply is here to help make your experience simpler. We provide thousands of products online at affordable prices and ship them right to your door. With our trending eBay ranking, yearlong loyalty to our customers, and skyrocketing feedback growth, Diabetes Health Supply is a reliable and high quality medical supplies company that’s here to help you!

Being eBay’s best performing seller with escalating feedback growth, Diabetes Health Supply is the center for purchasing Health & Beauty, Business & Industrial, and Home & Garden products. Visit Diabetes Health Supply on eBay and DHSMed.com today to start your journey and purchase lifelong medical supplies.

Amazon’s USA Top 500 Sellers: Diabetes Health Supplies

With over 40,200 products in stock, Diabetes Health Supplies is one of Amazon’s USA Top 500 Sellers. From products ranging from blood pressure monitors and breast-milk storage bags to waterproof sheet protectors and blood glucose test strips, Diabetes Health Supplies has an exceptional array of health and medical supplies fulfilled from our own warehouse.

Diabetes Health Supplies has brands ranging from McKesson, TENA, First Quality, Coloplast, Covidien, and countless more. Our average product price is $20.00 – $30.00, featuring categories including Beauty, Health & Grocery, Home, Garden & Tools, Electronics & Computers, Clothing, Shoes & Jewelry and Automotive & Industrial. Additional top products include Nova Max Ketones, Unistrip Diabetes Test Strips, and Airlife Modudose Saline Solution.

In addition, Diabetes Health Supplies isn’t only known for their affordable and high quality medical supplies on Amazon. The company received 1,270 feedback rankings last month, placing them in the overall 455th position. Last year, Diabetes Health Supplies was performing excellent-ly and ranking at 262nd.

Since 2009, Diabetes Health Supplies has offered competitive prices, great shipping rates, and top quality customer service at Amazon. We’re proud to be named Amazon’s Top 500 Sellers with continued high feedback ranking and escalating sales. We’ve received 5.0/5.0 stars on Amazon for our commitment and dedication to health and medical supplies.

If you’re interested in receiving fantastic customer service and finding affordable, lifelong medical products for you, your family or loved ones, then Diabetes Health Supplies is the place for you. Visit our medical supplies storefront today at Amazon and DHSMed.com to begin the process.

Three Tips For Pumping Mamas

If you are one of the many women around the world trying to juggle providing the very best nutrition for your baby while still maintaining a career, you have likely come across a variety of roadblocks along the way. Despite recent improvements by many employers in this arena, the world isn’t exactly tailored to assist the pumping mama. Still, many mothers truly wish to continue pumping to ensure their child is receiving the very best.

For this reason, we have put together a list of helpful tips and tricks for new moms who are just learning the ropes of pumping at work.

Request a Private Space: As of March 2010, employers are required to provide a private space and plenty of break time for working mothers to pump. This is a wonderful law that is certain to encourage more mothers to breastfeed their little ones.

Be sure to take full advantage of this law by making it known that you will be pumping at work and requesting a private space specifically. This space will make you more comfortable while pumping and allow you to relax and therefore pump more milk each session.

Pack the Essentials: If you will be pumping at work, it is important to bring not only your breast pump, but also all the little things needed to go along with it. This should include breast milk storage bags and/or bottles, an insulated lunch bag, and ice packs for keeping your milk cold during transport.

Invest in Quality: Pumping on a daily basis can become very tiresome if you are using a poor-quality pump that leaves you uncomfortable or in pain. Instead of enduring those negative feelings which are bound to shorten the length of time you continue breastfeeding, invest in a high-quality breast pump.

Consider a Pumping Bra: Sometimes it is nice to have your hands free when pumping in order to get some work done or read a book. For this reason, nifty pumping bras such as this one are amazing inventions. Consider purchasing one if you like to multitask or you feel that frequent pumping breaks might put you behind on your work.

Not sure which products you need to successfully pump at work? Please contact us today! We would love to get you set up with the appropriate supplies.

Rollators: a way to reclaim your mobility

Our independence is generally celebrated at every step of our lives; first steps, first bike, first car etc. But losing mobility is a definitive blow to a person’s morality because it takes away our independence. With rollators that freedom is within your grasp.

Rollators provide an easy way to get around and do the activities that were once thought as things of the past. This mobility device has four wheels and brakes for quicker movement and stopping capability. From getting around in the house or to participate in family gatherings, you have the choice to be a part of any event on your own terms. In a recent article in The Nation, a German care home teaches the residents, age range 80-100 years old, to use rollators as dance partners to enhance their mobility and life.

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Not only will a rollator provide freedom, but they also provide an easy way to carry your own belongings with a pouch located under the seat. Rollators come in a wide range of colors, a comfortable cushioned seat, and a padded backrest.  With the bicycle styled hand brakes, stopping quickly is possible and easy to achieve. Having a rollator will vastly improve your quality of life with the ease of mobility and wider array of activities available when you are more independent.

Diabetes Health Supplies provides a large selection of mobility devices as well as accessories and options to customize your rollator to suit your specific needs. Please feel free to contact us for more information on how to improve your mobility.

The Who, What, When, Where, and Why of compression socks

Unlike traditional dress or sports socks, compression garments are intended to enhance blood circulation to the legs by applying graduated pressure (from the ankle upward) to the lower extremities.

Who would benefit from compression socks? Those with medical conditions such varicose veins, peripheral edema, venous insufficiency and lymphedema will all benefit from compression garments. Additionally, people whose job mandates standing for prolonged periods of time and athletes should consider trying compression to ease leg discomfort.

What makes compression socks different from regular hosiery? A.K.A. support hose or gradient stockings, these garments are designed to alleviate the feeling of heaviness in the lower legs and greatly reduce swelling. By increasing oxygen delivery to the lower extremities the legs feel less fatigued.

When should they be worn? Make these socks a part of your daily wardrobe. It is important that they have the right compression for your particular need. Always check with your health care provider prior to extended use. Additionally, in order to ensure optimum efficacy, replace the socks two-three times a year.

Why do they help? Compression socks are designed to increase the blood flow in the legs. A gentle squeezing effect that helps push the blood back up the leg to reduce,or lessen, swelling. The pressure on the leg results in increased blood flow to the heart and causes less pooling  in the feet and ankles

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Where can I find them?  Check out our catalogue for a variety of styles aimed to compliment any lifestyle, or contact us for help finding the specific garment that may be right for you.

Rollator or Traditional Walker: Which is Right for You?

Walkers come in all shapes, sizes, and configurations. Even though they share some similarities, each type of walker is designed for a specific need and function. The following guide will help you find the walker with the right support and features.

Standard Walkers:

This type of walker offers the most support. Standard walkers are most appropriate for individuals who have a high risk of falling or who are recovering from knee, hip, or other types of surgery. They are also the easiest to operate if you have limited hand dexterity. Basic models without wheels provide the most stability and work best on indoor surfaces. For individuals who do not need as much support, two wheels can be added to the front to make the walker easier to maneuver.

Rollator Walkers:

Rollator walkers are extremely popular but may not be appropriate for everyone. Rollators have wheels on all four legs and typically come with a seat and a basket. This type of walker is best for people who just need a little extra help getting around but who are still relatively stable on their feet. Rollators offer the best mobility, which makes them perfect for someone who likes to be out and about. The seat provides a convenient resting place, and the basket is perfect for shopping or carrying items from room to room. To safely use a rollator walker, you need to have sufficient hand strength and quick enough reflexes to operate the breaks when needed.

Diabetes Health Supplies is proud to offer a wide range of walkers and mobility aids to help you enjoy the fullest life possible. Contact us for more information and assistance in choosing the right mobility aid for your needs.

Wheelchairs Don’t Have to Get in Patients’ Way of Feeling Fabulous

According to assistive device related statistics provided by the National Institutes of Health, upwards of two million people in our country will use wheelchairs this year. For many, it will be a temporary setback but others must learn to remain seated in them for the rest of their lives. As such, they’ll undoubtedly have questions, including how to maintain their hygiene, and we have the answers:

One wheelchair accessory that may help disabled individuals feel fabulous is a shampoo tray with straps. The portable trays are perfect for those times when dry shampooing is no longer a desirable option. Often used by at-home caregivers and certified nursing assistants, they’re meant to support the patient’s head during shampooing. Support is frequently needed especially if patients are using high-backed wheelchairs that refuse to go into any sort of comfortable, recline position.

In addition, the tray’s sloped design diverts water, soap, conditioners, colored rinses and stray hairs towards the sink drain as opposed to the patient’s backside. However, if you plan on using it with peroxide, bleach or dye-laden products be sure to thoroughly cleanse the plastic tray after each use. Otherwise, the chemicals are likely to degrade the plastic over time and increase its porosity, which could lead to permanent staining.

Under normal use it will resist stains and other surface damage. As for the 54-inch long straps, they’re generally resist stains too. But if they do become soiled, feel free to clean them using a mild dish detergent and perhaps a soft or hard-bristled bottle brush to get into any small grooves. Afterward, dry the tray and allow the accompanying strap to air dry for 24 to 36 hours at the most.  The straps, by the way, make it easy for caregivers to hang the tray up to dry using a well-placed, bathrobe or towel hook for support.

For more important information on today’s disability aids and best wheelchair offerings, please contact us.

I Am Diabetic, Should I Wear Compression Socks?

If you’ve had diabetes for many years, chances are good that you have your care routine down pat. You know when you need to test your blood sugar. You don’t even flinch anymore when injecting insulin. You know what foods to avoid and when you can go ahead and indulge a little.

However, as you age, certain ancillary risks of diabetes become more likely. Diabetes can lead to circulation issues.  Your doctor should have talked to you about the importance of inspecting your feet every single day for the signs of problems related to poor circulation.

Some people become lazy about actively checking their feet because they have never had any problems in the past, but it is important to be diligent about checking your feet, since you can save yourself a lot of trouble by discovering diabetes-related circulation problems early.

If you have noticed that you occasionally have swelling in your feet, ankles or calves you should talk to your doctor about the swelling right away since it may be a sign of a complication of diabetes. Your doctor may want to adjust some of your medications or keep an eye on the swelling over time. Your doctor may also recommend that you purchase and wear compression socks.

Chances are good that wearing compression socks will help improve your circulation and keep you from experiencing as much swelling in your feet and legs, which means that you can stay more active and improve your overall quality of life.

Please contact us for a wide selection of compression socks at great prices.

Shopping for Rollators? Look for These Helpful Features!

Although limited mobility is not a condition that plagues aging members of our society exclusively, a person who is suffering from the effects of arthritis, weakness, osteoarthritis, a spinal cord injury, or back, hip, and leg trauma, may greatly benefit from the sense of independence that a walking aid can give them. Many options are available to today’s consumer. A rollator’s size and style are important, however, once these aspects are decided upon, don’t forget the following features:

Seat

When shopping for a rollator, whether for yourself or a loved one, the inclusion of a seat is a must! Whether you are concerned about getting winded while on a lengthy stroll across a parking lot, or worried about getting light-headed from standing too long, a rollator with a seat not only provides a handy place to rest, but also can contribute to a user’s peace of mind.

Brakes

Those who have never had to rely on walking aids for added stability may not realize the importance of a dependable brake. A common type of brake is the hand brake, which is similar to the break mechanism on a bicycle. Both hands must squeeze these brakes in order to maintain stability. A more natural system devised to keep your rollator from moving out from under your weight is known as a push-down brake. As the name implies, leaning heavily on your rollator will engage the brakes. This system may be ideal for those whose stride is uneven.

Basket

With both hands operating your rollator, a basket can be your most helpful asset. From purses to library books, a great basket can help you carry items from point A to point B. Some people prefer baskets that are fully enclosed to provide a measure of privacy. Others find it simpler to use a “see-through” wire mesh basket.

 

If you, or someone you love is in the market for a rollator to assist them in daily activities, take your time, explore your options, and learn about the importance of investing in a high-quality rollator. Have questions about a particular design or feature? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We would be happy to answer your questions.

Compression Socks: A Pregnant Woman’s Best Pal When it Comes to Puffy Feet

If you are pregnant and your feet are starting to look bigger than the shoe boxes that you’ve got stacked up in the closet, take heart. All is not lost. It’s actually a problem expectant moms and others have been dealing with for centuries. As a result, there are more than a few ways to get your achy, puffy feet back down to the right size, we promise. In our experience, the best one starts with the purchase of several pairs of top-notch, comfortable, compression socks.

Compression socks are designed to do a couple of things for pregnant and non-pregnant individuals alike. To begin with, they’ll help increase arterial pressure and decrease venous pressure in the feet, legs and ankles. In turn, it will reduce incidents of puffiness, pain, venous stasis, clotting and damage to the circulatory system. The way compression socks achieve those things is with materials capable of applying graduated pressure. The graduated pressure generally goes from 100% at the ankles and slowly reduces as the socks run up towards the knee. This is done to help push the blood back to the heart and keep the tops of the compression socks from cutting into a person’s leg muscles.

Keep in mind that because compression socks work on built-in, graduated pressure systems, not all of them are created equal. As such, many manufacturers list what the graduated pressure is in several areas. That way, pregnant women and other consumers can find the pairs of compression socks that best meet their unique needs. The manufacturers also use a variety of materials, including those that won’t irritate a pregnant woman’s skin.

To see which pairs of compression socks are currently available and select a pair that’s right for you, please contact us at Diabetes Health Supplies. We carry many major brands of compression socks, including Ecosox, Core-Spun, Therafirm and Sugar-Free Sox. Options for both genders are presently in stock.

Rollators May Help Get Ailing Individuals on the Move and Back Outside

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Do you have difficulty walking and standing for long periods of time? Before those problems cropped up was the great outdoors on your list of favorite places to be? If so, investing in a rollator may help you get back on your feet and outside enjoying the wide open spaces. You may ask, “What the heck are they?” In short, they’re a special form of rolling walker that may be used indoors or out. Plus, they traditionally come outfitted with seats and backrests. Customized rollators with built-in foot rests and storage areas are often available too.

When choosing from the various models of rollators on the market today, it’s important to keep a few key things in mind. The most important one is your physical makeup. Ideally the rollator should be strong and have enough padding to accommodate your weight and hip width comfortably. It should also be tall enough to allow you to use it without having to hunch over, reach up or otherwise contort your body in an unnatural walking or standing position. But that isn’t all that should be taken into consideration.

Rollators vary in design and not all of them are best for outdoor or indoor use. Consequently, it’s best to look at the rollators’ wheels, overall size, weight and portability then select one that matches your living environment. Take people that have to walk across the grass or gravel to reach their doorsteps for examples. They’ll need a rollator with large wheels and the stability needed to handle uneven terrain.

Of course lifestyle and health factors should also come into play when purchasing a rollator for home or office use. For example, if you like to walk to the corner store now and again to buy some snacks, select a rollator with built-in storage that’s big enough to hold your routine purchases. On the other hand, if you are prone to episodes of edema, a rollator with adjustable footrests may be more apropos.

To learn more about rollators and how they may help you get back to doing the things that you love with ease, please contact us today. At Diabetes Health Supplies, we currently have several different rollators in stock, including those with some of the features we mentioned previously, and we’d love to help you find the right one.

Knee Walkers May Help Diabetic Seniors Recover from Foot Surgery

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Osteomyelitis and other complications frequently cause elderly diabetics to need foot surgery, which could lead to a series of new problems. For example, there are some diabetics that do not have the physical strength, balance or general coordination needed to safely use a pair of crutches. So undergoing foot surgery could literally leave them completely immobile during the long recovery period typically associated with such operations. Thankfully, there are other pieces of durable medical equipment that may prevent that from happening. Among the most popular are knee walkers.

Knee walkers share some similarities with rollators, traditional walkers and wheelchairs. For instance, they feature wheels, handlebars and rubber grips. The big difference is that they are designed to support one leg and foot. The other leg and foot must be used to manually power the walker. Rollators and traditional walkers, on the other hand, are meant to be used with two feet. And wheelchairs, as most people know, are well suited for people who can’t use their feet at all.

Like their counterparts, knee walkers come in an array of styles and sizes. Let’s take four-wheeled knee walkers as examples. They tend to be very stable and are capable of making wide turns with ease. Three-wheeled knee walkers are typically less stable but have tight turn radiuses, which make them ideal for use in very confined places. Other design elements that are important to consider when selecting knee walkers for post-surgery use are its wheel size, weigh capacity, amount of leg support padding, steering system, breaking system and portability.

It’s also important to note that knee walker manufacturers also tend to make a wide variety of accessories to go with their products. The list includes, but isn’t limited to storage units, replacement parts and washable slip covers for the padded areas. To learn more about knee walkers and how they may be customized to aid diabetics during their recovery periods, please contact us today

Manual Wheelchairs for Less: An Introduction for First-Time Consumers

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When it comes time to buy a manual wheelchair, most Americans are surprised by all the various options available. As such, they often have difficulty choosing between standard and transport models. So, to make the manual wheelchair buying process easier, we wanted to highlight the major differences between the two most common types. Let’s look at standard wheelchairs first:

Standard wheelchairs are frequently divided up into subcategories, like lightweight, high-back, bariatric and reclining. Nonetheless, the wheelchairs share some commonalities, the most important one being wheel size. The ones used to manufacture standard wheelchairs are typically huge, which offers users distinct advantages over their small-wheeled cousins. For example, they tend to offer optimal stability and negotiate rough terrain with ease. Plus, they are well-designed for people who have the arm strength and desire to remain independent but that’s not all. Thanks to a wide range of accessories, the wheelchairs can be personalized rather easily too.

Of course this brings us to the small-wheeled transport chairs. If they don’t offer as much stability on outdoor terrain as their big-wheeled relatives, why would someone want them? Simply put, they are affordable, compact, lightweight and designed to accommodate a wide variety of body types. Plus, the smaller wheels help keep at-risk patients under a caregiver’s control. Understandably, that makes them ideal for places where ailing visitors or residents need to share wheelchairs. The list of examples includes dementia centers, day care facilities, hospitals, nursing homes and rehab centers.

With that said, buyers that want to foster independence and freedom should stick to the standard wheelchairs. Those that deal with a wide range of people on a regular basis and worry about cost should consider purchasing transport chairs instead. At Diabetes Health Supplies, we have both types of chairs in stock and prices start as low as $74. To learn more about them and find a wheelchair that’s the perfect fit, please contact us today.

Exam Gloves: Caregivers Have So Many Wonderful Options to Choose From

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There use to be a time when caregivers and healthcare workers had very few options when it came to exam gloves. Today, that’s all changed. Now they have at least five main categories of exam gloves to choose from. They’re nitrile, polyisoprene, vinyl, latex and neoprene. There are variations within those five categories too, including sterile, non-sterile, powdered and powder-free. So what are the differences among them? Here’s a quick overview for caregivers interesting in giving exam gloves a try:

Latex exam gloves are a common choice among caregivers who assist people with activities of daily living (e.g. toileting). They are excellent at protecting the hands and wrists from bodily fluids, bacteria and viruses. Plus, they’re considered eco-friendly because they decompose rather quickly. However, there are some caregivers who are allergic to Latex. So they often choose one of the other types of exam gloves we mentioned earlier.

Nitrile, neoprene and polyisoprene gloves are just as durable and versatile as Latex gloves. Ones made with vinyl are not. They sometimes develop tiny holes that are hard to see with the naked eye. As such, many caregivers opt to only use them in situations when there are no fluids, bacteria, viruses or chemicals involved. Examples include helping people roll over in bed or transfer from the couch to a wheelchair.

We should also mention that neither the polyisoprene, nitrile, vinyl nor neoprene exam gloves tend to decompose. Thus, they are not looked at as very environmentally friendly. However, they provide levels of protection that so many caregivers need during the normal course of their work that they shouldn’t be overlooked. To learn more about them and all of the other exam gloves available for home or professional use, please contact us at Diabetes Health Supplies. We carry a variety of exam gloves, including nitrile, Latex, vinyl and powder-free.

Informed Parents Find it Really Easy to Choose the Right Baby Diapers

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When it comes to baby diapers, first-time moms and dads certainly have more choices than their ancestors did. So they may opt to go with a variety of cloth diapers or disposable ones. Understandably, each type of baby diaper has its own advantages and disadvantages. Consequently, it helps to know what they are before making a purchasing decision. Let’s start with a brief look at cloth baby diapers:

Cloth baby diapers’ big advantage is that they typically do not contain unwanted chemicals or dyes. On top of that, the fabrics used to make today’s baby diapers allow for a lot of air transfer without causing unwanted leaks. As such, they are great for babies that have sensitive skin. They are also good for the environment and often make potty training easier because children can quickly feel when they’ve soiled themselves. We should also mention that many parents like to pair the cloth baby diapers with eco-friendly washcloths or fragrance-free diaper wipes.

Disposable baby diapers clearly have their own advantages. For one thing, they eliminate the need to tote around a bag full of dirty diapers when you are traveling or otherwise away from home. They’ll also keep the baby’s bum dry a lot longer than their cloth counterparts. That’s primarily due to all of the additives and absorbent materials used in their manufacture. Plus, the good quality disposables rarely leak and some come with special features. For example, there are ones like Huggies Pull-Ups with Cool Alert® that are designed to help kids transition to the toilet. They achieve that by naturally cooling down the inside of the diaper every time the child soils his or herself. Others feature color-changing capabilities, so parents will be able to tell when the baby diapers need to be changed without temporarily removing the tabs.

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To continue the discussion and find out which baby diapers are right for your family, please contact us at Diabetes Health Supplies today. We carry all of the hottest brands of baby diapers, diaper wipes, diaper creams and more. Plus, we’ll conveniently deliver them right to your home or business. So you won’t even have to brave the weather with baby in order to stock up on needed supplies.