Product Recommendations for Diabetes Mellitus
Along with appropriate medications, exercise , and other management techniques, adaptive equipment can help you maintain your independence if you have Diabetes. There are a variety of assistive devices that are designed to make home care and daily activities more comfortable.
Examples of Daily Aids:
- □ Pedlar… Exercise cycle for arms and legs
- □ Pedometer
- □ Diabetic Shoes and Inserts
- □ Glucose Meter and Supplies
- □ Glucerna- Sugar-Free Food Bars
- □ Heating Pads… Moist/ Dry
- □ Insulin Cold Packs
- □ Graduated Compression Stockings- TED hose
- □ Diabetic Foot Care Products- Fungal soaps and moisturizers
- □ Diabetic Cough Syrup and Cold Remedies- Sugar-Free
- □ Lift Chair Recliner... Certain Lift Chairs allow the user to lay in theTrendelenburg Position, heart below lower extremities, which can be very helpful in eliminating swelling in the legs.
Note: Not all of these recommendations may benefit your personal situation.
Your occupational therapist, physician or rehabilitation specialist can help
determine which of these recommendations are best for you.