5 Essential Diabetic Supplies to Keep at Home
Have you or any of your loved ones been diagnosed with diabetes? We understand you must be making every effort to keep it in control or to reverse it. However, diabetes is a condition requiring continuous attention and monitoring. So, here are five essential diabetic supplies you should have at your home to deal with the condition effectively.
1) Test Strips
Have a box of test strips if you are required to perform frequent blood glucose tests. They help you measure your blood glucose levels. Keep them in a place where you can easily find them so that you can do emergency tests in case of high or low sugar.
2) Blood Glucose Meter
A blood glucose meter is a device that helps you measure your blood sugar levels quickly and accurately. Based on the readings, you may make changes to your diet, medication, and exercise based on your doctor’s advice and prescription. You can also keep it handy while traveling to avoid missing out on adhering to your diabetes routine. All you have to do is draw a drop of blood from your fingertip with a small needle, place the drop on the test strip, and allow the device to measure the sugar level.
Insulin is another significant addition to the list of diabetic supplies you should maintain in your home. Insulin type depends on your symptoms. Your doctor will prescribe the right type of insulin based on your condition, symptoms, and diagnosis. Some insulin essentials to keep include insulin, syringes, glucagon shot kits, needles, and a sharps container. Practice and learn how to inject insulin to do it correctly and avoid wastage.
4) Glucose Tablets
Glucose tablets work as an emergency sugar booster if you do not have appropriate food on hand. So, ensure you also have glucose tablets to maintain the required sugar levels.
Lancets prick the skin and draw a drop of blood to test with the help of a glucose meter. Accordingly, you should maintain an adequate number of lancets if you are required to test your sugar levels more than once a day.
In addition to the above, ensure you also keep emergency eatables like healthy snacks, low-sugar drinks, green tea, enough water to stay hydrated, quick sugar sources like apple or orange juice and regular soda, and everything else your doctor has prescribed to maintain your blood sugar levels. To know more or for specific guidance on diabetes and the aspects associated with it, call us at 020 – 24261528 to book an appointment.