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Intro: Diabetes Essential Equipment Kit
A Diabetes essential equipment kit will be very usefull for diabetes people.The image shown below is the final product.Let's see what it containtains
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You need a bag and all the next products
Made especially for health by design contest
Step 1: Glucagon Emergency Injection
This is an injection of glucagon that raises the level of glucose in the blood. Needs no refrigeration. The bright orange protective case makes it easy to travel with, and easy to find in an emergency. If you become hypoglycemic friends or family can give you this injection if you can’t take sugar by mouth
Step 2: Insulin Delivery System
This is an insulin delivery system that offers you an easy way to deliver from 2 to 70 units of insulin. It is easy to use so I include it in this kit.
Step 3: Penfill
This is used as a cartridge for novo pens and is really useful for insulin dependent people so it deserves to be in my kit.
Step 4: Needles
This is a needle which is used with novo pens.
Step 5: Alcohol Swabs
These swabs are can be really useful if you aren’t able to use a piece of cotton with some alcohol or you don’t want the alcohol bottle to take place in your kit. You can use these swabs before an injection.
Step 6: Lancets
Lancets are the fine needles used with a lancing device to draw a blood sample for glucose testing.
Step 7: Testing Strips
These are the strips which are used with a glucose testing machine.
Step 8: Blood Glucose Monitoring System
A blood glucose monitoring system helps you test your glucose with just a speck of blood
Step 9: Glucose Tablets
These are some tablets which contain 4g of glucose and are really useful in case of hypoglycemia
Step 10: Glucose Drink
Another good idea would be to also have a glucose drink.If your blood glucose is low you need do consume some carbohydrates and a glucose drink contains the needed carbohydrates.
Step 11: Long Lasting Carbohydrates
A good idea would be to add some sources of long lasting carbs such as a packet of cookies or a breakfast bar.
Step 12: Information Card
A good idea would be to print a card and have it in your kit which informs that you have diabetes(also include information like whether you are insulin dependent or not) and where do you live, telephone number, e-mail so if you lose your kit the one that will find it will be able to give it back to you.I made this with microsoft office publisher and converted it to pdf.
Step 13: Information Leaflet About Diabetes
You can create a leaflet that contains all the information about diabetes and its troubleshooting.