Diabetes is a very common disease which affects millions of people that causes the body to store glucose (type of sugar). For people with diabetes, glucose stays in the bloodstream and causes your blood sugar level to rise to abnormal levels. High levels of sugar can have a negative impact on your organs and body parts.
There are two types of diabetes:
Type 1 (formally known as juvenile-onset or insulin-dependent) diabetes. This type of diabetes is when the body stops producing insulin; insulin is a hormone that helps the body to use glucose for energy. People with type 1 diabetes must take insulin injections daily to tackle the disease. If type 1 diabetics do not take daily insulin injections, they could die because the body no longer produces insulin. This type of diabetes generally affects children and young adult, but it can affect people at any age.
Type 2 (formerly known as adult-onset or non-insulin-dependent) diabetes. This type of diabetes occurs when the body doesn’t produce enough insulin. The body is also not able to use insulin properly – this is known as “insulin resistance.” Type 2 diabetes usually affects adults over 40, overweight individuals and people with a family history of diabetes. Type 2 occurs more frequently among adolescence.
What are the symptoms of diabetes?
Diabetic symptoms can range from being thirsty, weight loss, blurry vision irritability to extreme unexplained fatigue. See entire list of symptoms below:
- Being very thirsty
- Frequent urination
- Weight loss
- Increased hunger
- Blurry vision
- Tingling or numbness in the hands or feet
- Frequent skin, bladder or gum infections
- Wounds that don't heal
- Extreme unexplained fatigue
Who is more likely to get diabetes?
Diabetes can affect anyone including children, adults, young adults and the elderly. Diabetes is hereditary – you can get diabetes if you have a family history of the disease. Other high-risk factors include people with high blood pressure, high cholesterols, obesity, and it can also develop as you get older. Diabetes is common among certain ethnic groups including Native Americans, African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders.
What are the Treatment Options for diabetes?
People with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes can mitigate symptoms and control their diabetes by living a healthy lifestyle such as eating healthy foods, engage in frequent physical activity at least 3 times a week. \Physical activity can help the body burn up excess insulin so the body can convert them to energy for cells. In addition, medication (used for Type 2) and insulin injections (used for Type 1) can also be used to treat diabetes. In summary, people can control their diabetes with proper meal planning and physical activity, medication and insulin injections.
Complications from poorly managed diabetes
Because poorly managed diabetes can lead to a host of long-term complications — among these are heart attacks, strokes, blindness, kidney failure, and blood vessel disease that may require an amputation, nerve damage, and impotence in men.
Where to purchase your Diabetic Supplies ?
B&F Medical carries a wide range of diabetic supplies and products to help manage your diabetes. These products include Meter devices and kits, Diabetic Socks, Organizers/ Cases, Syringe Case Set, Insulin Traveling Case Blood Glucose Meters, Lancets. In addition, we carry Diabetic supply for your pets. Below is a list of specific items we carry:
Blood Glucose Meters and kits
B& F Medical has a variety of blood Glucose Meters and diabetic supplies to help manage your diabetes. We have talking meter kits, Pocket meters Kit, Insulin traveling Cases, as well as, Pet Blood Glucose and Meter to help you manage the health of your pet.
- Prodigy Autocode Talking Meter Kit
- Prodigy Pocket Meter Kit
- Prodigy Voice Blood Glucose Monitoring System
- Medicool Insulin Traveling Case
- Maxima Blood Glucose Meter
- Prodigy Preferred Meter Kit
- Perfect 3 Talking Glucometer (Blood Glucose Meter)
- ADVOCATE Pet Test Blood Glucose Monitoring System
Prodigy Autocode Taking Meter Kit
The Prodigy Autocode talking meter kit is easy to use and requires No Coding. It speaks in 5 languages: English, Spanish, French, Arabic and another language of your choice. The Talking voice can be turned on/off for privacy. You can hear and see accurate results in just 6 seconds. This meter is excellent for the low vision or any diabetic patient who wants to hear their test results. It talks the user through the testing steps making it easy to use while providing safe and accurate test results every time.
The Kit Include:
- the meter
- battery lancing device
- 10 test strips10 lancets and the manual
Prodigy Pocket Meter Kit
The Prodigy pocket meter is easy to use - No Coding is required to test your diabetes.
This meter delivered accurate results in only 6 seconds. The Prodigy Pocket© blood glucose meter has a large easy-to-read display screen. The No coding feature avoids the danger of false results caused by coding errors. With one button simplicity the Prodigy Pocket© is easy to use while providing safe accurate test results. You simply insert the test strip into the test strip port and the Prodigy Pocket© automatically turns on and is ready to use.
The Prodigy pocket meter kit include:
- the meter
- battery lancing device
- 10 test strips
- 10 lancets and the manual
Prodigy Voice Blood Glucose Monitoring System
The Prodigy voice blood glucose Monitor is fully audible, easy to use – No coding required. The repeat bottom feature replays last message spoken. It has been approved for Alternate Site Testing (AST). It delivers accurate results in just 6 seconds. Prodigy Voice is excellent for the blind and low vision diabetic patient.
Prodigy Preferred Blood Glucose
The PRODIGY PREFERRED BLOOD GLUCOSE test scriptisa NO CODING test STRIP that offers Alternate Site Testing (AST) palm, forearm, upper arm, thigh or calf testing areas on the body. These test scripts require a tiny blood sample designed with capillary action that automatically draws in blood sample.
Accu-check Active Strips BX/50
The Accu—check test strips quickly draw the right amount of blood. It requires only 1 micro liter of blood sample. They have been medically tested for alternative site testing. These test strips are excellent for routine blood glucose checkups.
Easy-Glucco Blood Glucco Strips BX/50
The Easy-Gluco test strips requires a small blood sample size. It provides accurate results in only 9 seconds. They provide alternative site testing, and comes in box of 50.
Multistix -10SG(MFG#2161) BX/100
The MULTISTIX- 10 SG is used to test for glucose bilirubin ketones specific gravity blood pH protein nitrites and leukocytes in urine. The MULTISTIX comes in packages of 100.
Lifescan Surestep Test Strips Box/50
The LifeScan SureStep Test Strips are used with the OneTouch SureStep Meter. These tests strips come with Extra-large absorbent application area. It is easy to apply blood with Simple blood application when confirmation dot turns completely blue when enough blood is applied. The OneTouch SureStep Test Strips are available in packages of 50.
Urocheck 10SG Urine Analysis Test Strips BX/100
UROCHECK Test Strips are high quality test strips. They provide fast qualitative results; reliable sensitivity and easy to read.
Control Solution Low 4ml For Prodigy Glucomet
The Prodigy Control Solution is Used to check accuracy of the low sugar results of Prodigy glucometers. If your machine can read your results properly then you can be assured your machine is working correctly. The Control Solution 'Low' 4 ml. is used with Prodigy Glucometers.
Lancets Softclix Accu-check BX/100
The Lancet Accu-Cheks are uniquely designed for accurate penetration. These Lancets minimizes discomfort. They should be use only with the Accu-Chek Softclix lanced device. The Accu-Cheks come in box of 100.
Monolet Lancets BX/100
The Monolet Lancets is ideal for quick easy controlled penetration. They are thin and therefore provide consistency, comfort, accuracy, and delivers ample blood sampling. The Monolet Lancets come in Sterile box of 100.
Auto Blood Lancing Device
The Auto Blood Lancing device uses Complete Medical Brand lancets (Lancets model 2697 Box/100). It features a quiet concealed mechanism that provides convenient and single trigger. It delivers Regular & deep punctures.
Pressure Activated Lancets
The pressure activated single use lancets is ready to use and no loading needed. They are sterile comes in box of 100. The protective cap ensures complete sterility. Ideal for capillary blood samples.
Bullseye Safety Lancet BX/100
The Bullseye Safety Lancet is a Normal Flow lancet consist of 2.2mm puncture depth - 23G needle. The Bullseye Lancets come in box of 100.
We carry several diabetic socks beneficial to people with foot pain, arthritis, diabetes, obesity and swelling and for people who need special foot care.
Stretch Socks Pair
The stretch sock pair fits comfortable and are ideal for enlarged feet ankles & lower calves. The socks are designed with extra padding cushions feet & absorbs shock with Micro-Cool fabric that keeps feet dry & odor-free. This sock Fits over casts bandages; non-irritating toe seam. Stretch Socks fit easily over enlarged feet ankles and calves as well as bandages and casts. This sock is ideal for people with foot pain arthritis diabetes obesity and swelling. These innovative socks include Micro-COOL an exclusive treatment process that allows the hosiery to absorb perspiration and move it away from the skin so it evaporates. Micro-COOL also contains an antimicrobial agent to inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungus within sock fibers which helps prevent foot odor and athlete's foot.
The diabetic socks are Ideal for those who need special foot care. The Extra wide width helps to keep swollen feet warm at night and to protect and cover foot cream. They are 100% cotton/ machine wash/tumbledry.
Medcrew Diabetic Sock
The midcrew diabetic sock is made from Hollowfiber which increases circulation and oxygenated blood flow. The Moisture wicking yarn helps keep feet dry. Features include cutting edge nanotechnology; made of 50% HoloFiber Yarn 34% Comfortrel 13% Nylon & 3% Spandex.
Diabetic Socks Seamfree Large White
The SEAMFREE diabetic sock is made of Thin lightweight cotton interior with a completely seamless toe to assure a smooth fit and reduce the risk of irritation and development of sores. They also have a non-restrictive non-ribbed top that will not hinder circulation. They are designed for both Men and Women.
Insulin Travelling kit, Organizers /Cases
We carry a selection of organizers and cases to hold your diabetic supplies. These cases and organizers include the following:
- WRIGHT PRE-FILLED SYRINGE CASE
- MEDICOOL DIABETIC POUCHO CASE FOR INSULIN TRAVEL
- D.I. INSULIN/SYRINGE CARRY CASE
- DIA-PAK ORGANIZER
- Medicool Insulin Traveling Case
- PEN PLUS DIABETIC SUPPLY CASE FOR TRAVEL
Wright Pre-Filled Syringe Case Set / 2
The Wright Prefilled Syringe Case makes transportation of prefilled syringes as simple as carrying a fountain pen. It is designed to fit in a pocket or purse the Wright Prefilled Syringe case holds most E-Z JECT B-D PharmaPlast and TERUMO syringes (not compatible with Monoject syringes). The interior is designed to safely hold the syringe plunger in your preset position with the approximate dosage. The kit comes with one black and one white case constructed of impact resistant polypropylene.
Medicool Diabetic Poucho Case For Insulin Travel
The Medicool Diabetic poucho Case is easily activated with just water. It is large enough for pens and bottles, and keeps insulin bottles or pens cool without refrigeration. It is great for active travelers. It can be used and re-activated a hundred times. Additionally, it stays cool up to 4 days.
D.I. Insulin /Syringe Carry Case
The D.I. Insulin/Syringe Carry Case is a discreet yet stylish. The D.I. Case is the handiest carrying case available for transporting your insulin and syringes. the D.I. Case is made of lightweight aluminum with a fitted insert that holds two vials of insulin two syringes and alcohol swabs. Additionally, it is compatible with the smaller 100 unit prefilled disposable Pens. It fits comfortably in your pocket or purse. It comes in simulated black leather.
The Dia-Pak DayMateis the most compact way to organize and carry insulin pens bottles or pre-drawn syringes. It is made of Durable nylon - hand washable, and has easy-view mesh pockets. The refreezable gel pack provides cooling for enhanced protection. It holds swabs & pen needles. And can be carried by hand in your purse or a briefcase.
Medicool Insulin Traveling Case
The Medicool Insulin case keeps insulin potent. It’s a Blue attractive durable protector case. It is insulated and keeps cooler cold for up to 16 hours. Case includes pockets for syringes prep pads and more.
Pen Plus Diabetic Supply Case for Travel
The Pen Plus Diabetic Supply Case protects all your valuable supplies. Its stylish ergonomic design makes it the perfect case for men and women as well as children seniors and medical personnel. The case can be attached to a belt placed inside a purse or briefcase or simply carry it using the detachable hand strap. When used with the Refreezable Gel Pack in its proper compartment the PenPlus case can keep insulin and other injectable medications safely cool for up to 12 hours. It will keep other medications requiring cool temperatures cool. It securely holds Vials Pens Syringes and many other medical supplies.