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Diabetes Testing Supplies – A Perfect Gift For Diabetic Patients

May 14th 2013 at 12:31 AM

With the ever increasing number of diabetic patients per annum the demand for products like diabetes diet chart, Glucose Blood Meters, Insulin Pumps and related drugs is also increasing. This has also lead to an increase in the costs of medical supplies.

Diabetic patients who are conscious about their health regularly test their blood sugar levels around 6-10 times a day. Such continuous and regular testing can result in huge expenditures, expenses as high as the cost of car payments. This is the reason why diabetes testing supplies and other related products such as a Glucometer or Diabetes Diet Chart is a wonderful gift for diabetic patients who are striving hard to keep their blood sugar levels in control. But before gifting a medical device make sure which type and what brand your friend or relative is using.

You shouldn’t give a glucometer as a gift. This is because meters are usually cheaper in price and include a small vial say 10-12 test strips. Purchasing strips causes a major expense. Besides if you purchase a meter with added features then the recipient may be required to pay more for than he/she can actually afford.

Diabetes test strips is an ideal gift for people holding a health insurance plan that pays only for a limited number of strips. Similarly, a pharmacy gift card may is an ideal gift for a patient who is required to make payments for multiple prescriptions each month.

If the recipient has been continuously complaining about blood test readings that are confusing then you must think about giving them a set of batteries. Usually a glucometer can ideally take 1,000 tests correctly and then the batteries need to be replaced. Generally diabetic patients carry out 1,000 sugar tests in less than 12 months and by gifting your diabetic relative or friend batteries you can help them get reliable readings from a glucometer. A Glucometer is a useful instrument for all diabetic patients and is helpful in maintaining normal blood sugar levels and in turn help them maintain good health. Gifting a diabetic test strips can prove to be gift for a healthy life.

Nowadays several diabetic patients make use of a home testing kit to control their blood sugar levels instead of going to a lab to get their blood sugar levels tested. But many senior citizens find it difficult to purchase medical supplies due to their increasing costs. Gifting suitable supplies and instruments can prove to be a great help for them. This will help them avoid getting attracted to discounted medical or diabetic supplies. Buying such discounted medical supplies is not recommended, especially those that are not approved by government medical association. In fact such discounted products such as glucometers or test strips may not work appropriately.

Even a non invasive diabetic meter can prove to be an ideal gift for diabetic patients and friends. This device can help analyze blood sugar levels without having the need to pierce human skin or getting into their blood stream.

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