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Diabetes Product Guides

Diabetes  Product Guides

Read guides and users reviews of diabetes related products and accessories that all help with diabetes management. Sometimes, having a specific product to help you manage your condition can be very useful. For example, many people find diabetic socks useful for helping to look after their feet.

Whether it is a cooling pouch to carry your insulin, or a glucose tablet to bring your blood sugar levels back up, diabetes accessories can play a significant part in controlling your diabetes.

This section details the different diabetes accessories available to people with diabetes in the UK both publicly funded through the NHS, or available to buy privately.

If you own any of the products listed, we welcome you to add your own review, too.

Desang Diary

Desang’s latest product is the Desang Diary. The Desang Diary is a 64 page diabetes diary for the recording of eating habits.

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Autodrop

Autodrop from Owen Mumford was designed in conjuction with the RNIB in order to make eye drop insertion easier.

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Flexitol Heel Balm

Flexitol Heel Balm is a medically proven treatment for dry, cracked feet. It was recently reclassified as a medical device.

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Gel Tears

Gel Tears, similar to Rohto Dry Eye Relief is a liquid solution to solve dry eyes which can be irritating.

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help:blood pressure

help: blood pressure is designed to bridge the gap between nutrition and pharmaceutical drugs.

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LED Bottle Magnifier

If you struggle to read the labels on your medicines, the LED bottle magnifier can enlarge as well as lighten the label.

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Lotil Foot Cream

Lotil foot cream with Aloe Vera is perfect for your feet. Lotil range of products that have been tried and tested for over 100 years.

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Naqi Body Care Lotion

Belgian based Naqi produce these dermopharmaceuticals to intensively hydrate while reducing the risk of infections.

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S9 Elite Sleep Apnea Device

The S9 Elite Sleep Apnea Device from ResMed is useful for those suffering from breathing-related sleeping problems.

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Rohto Dry Eye Relief

Rohto solution has clinically proven product performance, showing both short-term and long-term symptom relief.

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Omron Body Composition Monitor

The Omron Body Composition Monitor measures a range of bodily activities – including BMI and body fat.

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Salter have come out with a new version of their scales that will inform you of the carb content of 999 foods.

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Gluco-carry

Gluco-carry is a convenient way for people with diabetes to carry those all-important glucose tablets.

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Glucojuice

From the makers of Glucotabs, Glucojuice is a handy shot-sized sugar boost in Berry Burst and Lemon & Lime flavours.

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Glucotabs

A liquid will work faster in your system than a solid – so smoothies, fruit juice or one of the gluco gel products are a good bet for an initial reaction to a hypo.

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Hypo Symptoms Alarm

The Hypo Symptoms Alarm does exactly what it says on the tin: it detects the symptoms of a hypo.

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HYPO-FIT Hypo Treatment

Coming in flat, robust packets, this is syrup that combines glucose, saccharine and fructose in one delivery.

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HypoMon Alarm

The HypoMon from AI Medics is an alarm for use at night-time for detecting hypoglycaemia amongst 10 to 25 year olds.

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Medidos Pill Container

The Medidos Pill Container allows you to keep your pills and test strips together labelled for each day of the week.

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Novo HypoKit

The Novo HypoKit is for severe hypos and needs to be kept refrigerated or stored at room temperature.

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TabTime

The Tabtime 5 is a simple device to help keep you organised if you need to take pills to treat your diabetes.

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Duosoft Diabetic Insoles

The Duosoft Plus Diabetic Insole consists of a resilient, shock absorbing urethane base and a Poron 94 top cover.

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Medic Alert

Medic Alert are a registered charity who provide jewellery for those who wish to identify their condition incase of emergency.

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MediPAL ID Cards

The MediPAL® card is designed to instantly display not only diabetes type, but current medication and medical history details.

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Medi-Tag Jewellery

Medi-Tag ID can reduce risk in emergencies by providing knowledge about medical conditions.

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Skinnies

Skinnies are seam free to avoid movement restrictio, bulk and friction and aimed at people who’d like to relieve chafing skin.

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Skinnies Diabetic Socks

Classified as a class 1 medical device Skinnies Diabetic Socks has specialist composite yarn used to absorb moisture.

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Reebok CramAlert ID

Steve Cram teamed up with Reebok to create the latest must have for runners and their families: Reebok CramAlert ID.

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Clip n Store

Clip n Store is a handy accessory for those who wish to take the tops of their needles to prevent pricking.

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Glucomen A1c Testing Kit

The Glucomen A1c Testing Kit allows you to perform an HbA1c test at home – although you need to send off for the results.

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Groovey Patches

These fab little things are called Groovey Patches, designed by a lady who has diabetes and uses an insulin pump.

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InsulCheck

InsulCheck is a device which measures the time since your last injection. Simple, yet very useful.

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i-Port Injection Port

An alternative for insulin users who aren’t too fond of needles is the i-Port Injection Port.

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Self Test Blood Glucose Level Test

The Self Test Blood Glucose Level Test lets you do a test in your own home that will show if you might have diabetes.

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Unistix 3

Unistik 3 is designed to take the mind off pain by distracting it. You can get Unistik 3 on prescription.

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Travel Sharps Bin

The nifty little 0.2 litre Sharpsafe is the smallest in the range, tiny enough to take on short trips and holidays.

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Desang Pen Pack Kitbag

Desang’s latest kit bags are the Pen Pack and Bottle Bank kit bags that are aimed at people carrying insulin pens and vials.

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Diabetes Travel Pack Plus

Medical Shop have come up with a travel pack for people with diabetes comprising Frio Wallet, 0.3 Litre Travel Sharps Bi, Glucotabs and TRUEone glucose meter.

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Frio carry cases

Frio cooling wallets are a simple and convenient way to keep your insulin cool if you need to. There is a range of sizes and colours to suit your needs.

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Frio wallets

Frio cooling wallets are a simple and convenient way to keep your insulin cool if you need to. There is a range of sizes and colours to suit your needs.

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Medicool Carry Cases

Originally from the United States, these bags can be used as either kit bags, or as cool bags.

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MediFridge

The MediFridge aims to make travelling with insulin a less stressful business – and has experienced tremendous success.

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Diastix

For those wary of blood testing, there is an alternative. Not quite so accurate, urine ‘dip sticks’, such as the Diastix from Bayer.

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Ketostix

Ketostix from Bayer is similar to Diastix in that it uses urine to detect your ketone levels.

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UASure Uric Acid Starter Kit

The UASure Starter Kit consists of a UASure Blood Uric Acid Monitoring Kit, one tub of UASure blood uric acid strips.

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