Are you suffering from a bad case of spring wanderlust? If so, don’t let the thought of having to manage your diabetes on-the-go stop you from answering the call and enjoying the moment. There are ample diabetes supplies available today that make perfect additions to active lifestyles. The TRUE2go® Blood Glucose Meter is one that we are comfortable recommending.
TRUE2go® Blood Glucose Meters are ideal for travelers in a multitude of ways. To begin with, the no coding required, plasma calibrated meters are 1.70” x 1.46” x 0.89”. So they’ll fit inside of toiletry bags, pockets, tote bags, fanny packs, clutch purses and more. They can also be used on the forearm or fingertip, which makes it convenient to use in a variety of situations.
On top of that, the TRUE2go® Blood Glucose Meters remain operational in temperature ranges of 50° to 104°F and RH ranges of 10 to 90%. They also require a single, non-rechargeable, 3V lithium battery to operate and can hold 99 test results at a time. Therefore, you won’t have to pack extra batteries or transfer results to another device for quite some time.
In addition to those fab features, the TRUE2go® Blood Glucose Meters come with strip release buttons and can render results in 4 seconds or less. Furthermore, they’ll automatically shut-off after 2 minutes of inactivity. So you won’t have to spend a ridiculous amount of time taking care of business either.
The other feature that makes TRUE2go® Blood Glucose Meters awesome for travelers is that they do not require special lancets or calibration. However, you will want to have vials of TRUEtest™ Strips on hand. They tend to pair perfectly with the meter. To find out more about the TRUE2go® Blood Glucose Meter and other diabetes supplies suitable for globetrotters, please contact us. At Diabetes Health Supplies, we have all of the essentials families need to head outside and seize the day.
Over the past decade, technological advances have made great strides in making living with diabetes easier. The new FastClix lancet system is one such way with its easy to use lancing device.
FastClix is simple and just what the name implies. Fast. With a preloaded drum filled with six lancets, it is a much more user friendly device than its predecessor, the Mulitclix. To change the drum you simply remove the black cap by pulling it straight off the pen, insert a new preloaded drum white end first until it clicks, and replace the cap. No need to handle small, individual lancets.
Roche, the makers of FastClix, have taken away the need to cock the FastClix with each use as well, and have made it easier to rotate to a new lancet. You only have to push the white lever to one side and with a click it rotates. From there all you do is push your thumb down on the top button and the lancet lances your finger.
Another new feature not on the older generation Multiclix is the actual large, easy to read number counter showing remaining unused lancets in the drum. What’s more, the dial never goes to “0”, but stays at “1”, meaning when you are out and about and unable to load a new drum, you can reuse the last lancet as often as you need. Note it is recommended to use a new, sterile lancet with each stick for hygienic purposes. Needles do dull and bend and become less gentle as they are reused as well. However, in a pinch, you won’t be left in a bind with this system.
Maybe most importantly, the FastClix lancet system has been proven the least painful testing device on the market. With new technology Roche has minimized the side to side motion, making for a smooth skin entry, equaling less pain. The FastClix comes with eleven depth settings as well.
Please contact us at Diabetes Health Supplies for help with all of your diabetic health needs.
Nova Max Plus blood ketone test strips are designed to work seamlessly with the Nova Max Plus meter. The meter provides easy, quick and highly reliable reading for both ketone and blood glucose readings. Nova Max Plus simplifies your testing, with one meter to get the results you need.
You do not need to make meter adjustments when using the blood ketone strips. The meter automatically adjusts when the Nova Max Plus ketone strip is inserted. No coding is required preventing the potential for errors. Incorrect coding in meters can cause errors up to 50 percent in readings.
Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) can be a life-threatening condition in diabetic patients. DKA is a metabolic issue and also a major complication for children suffering from Type 1 Diabetes. Ketones are formed when your body breaks down fat for energy use. This energy is normally gained from carbohydrates. Without sufficient carbohydrates, your body cannot supply the needed glucose for energy. Blood testing provides more accurate ketone readings than urine testing.
Using Nova Max Plus blood ketone strips allows you to quickly notice increases in blood ketone so that appropriate medical steps can be taken. The American Diabetes Association recommends ketone testing when glucose readings are higher than 250 to 300 mg/dL. Testing should also be performed on any days when you are not feeling well. Having additional information readily available will allow you to manage your diabetes more effectively and take preventative steps to avoid additional complications.
Nova Max test strips come 10 to a box. They are individually foil wrapped and easy to carry with your meter case. Ketone test results are normally available in as little as 10 seconds. Only a small sample of blood is required. The sample can normally be taken with the same finger stick used for glucose readings. For more information about Nova Max Plus meters and testing stips contact us today.
Researchers are constantly studying diabetes in an effort to come up with a cure for the condition. The latest breakthroughs in diabetes research revolve around the use of integrated glucose monitors and insulin pumps, transplantation of insulin cells and the use of artificial pancreas. The relation between brain cells and insulin cells is also being studied to reach a beneficial conclusion.
Integrated glucose monitor and insulin pump
Constant monitoring is essential in order to curb the complications that could be caused by diabetes. Hence, the integrated glucose monitor and insulin pump is an ideal alternative since the sensor constantly monitors glucose levels in the blood stream while the pump discharges insulin when the body requires the same. This prevents the risk of health hazards that could be caused by elevated levels of blood sugar. It also saves the patient the trouble of constantly monitoring glucose levels manually and injecting themselves with insulin from time to time. The use of the device was recently permitted by the FDA and is believed to be a giant leap in the treatment of diabetes.
Insulin signals, fat metabolism and diabetes
Studies have revealed a correlation between insulin signals, metabolism of fats and diabetes. One of the latest researches led by American Diabetes Association proved that the insulin signal in the brain has the ability to affect the metabolism of fats and regulates levels of glucose in the blood stream. According to the American Diabetes Association, the insulin hormone in the brain controls the functioning of fat tissues that lead to insulin resistance in the body, as seen in type 2 diabetes. Fatty acids which are produced in excess get deposited in vital organs and high levels of fatty acids can lead to insulin resistance.
Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh have come up with a breath sensor device that’s designed to detect and monitors diabetes. Although the device has yet to be tested on humans, the scientists anticipate a major potential impact of their discovery on both people with undiagnosed diabetes and diabetics who certainly dislike the continuous blood glucose monitoring the condition requires.
Similar to fruit pop, the University of Pittsburgh scientist designed a sensor that’s a type of stick device. Researchers were able to come up with a sensor instrument by using the combination as an electrical semiconductor, then measuring electrical resistance in the form of a signal from the sensor. They determined that light would activate the sensor, causing it to emit an electrical charge. After heating the nanotubes in the sensor device with ultraviolet light, the scientists were able to measure resulting acetone vapors.
The scientist calculations were precise enough to convince themselves that their instrument probably had excellent capabilities for diagnosing diabetes and for monitoring blood glucose levels. As a result of their findings, the scientists are designing a sensor prototype that they hope to begin testing soon on humans.
When consumer ready, the breath sensor should be easy to use, noninvasive and inexpensive. Diabetes Health Supplies will keep you informed when more details are available.