Diabetes Product Solutions
A look at some of the latest diabetes product offerings.
- By Sydny Shepard
- Apr 01, 2017
While the business of providing diabetes products
and services has seen its fair share of obstacles — competitive bidding
Medicare funding, private payer cuts, audits, customer retention, and
the problem of low-quality devices on the market — it still serves a critical
The population of adults living with diabetes has quadrupled since 1980,
growing to 422 million people, according to a report from the World Health
Organization. A separate study by the Health Care Cost Institute showed that
spending for children with diabetes who are covered by employer-sponsored
insurance grew faster than any other age group. Clearly, there is a need for the
devices just based on how many people in the United States must have them.
So how do diabetic supply providers keep ahead of these market trends?
Their best bet for fostering business growth is to stock a wide variety of
diabetes-related products that help you serve patient’s spectrum of needs.
Manufacturers are doing a great job of providing products that cater to every
aspect of a diabetic person’s life. Good examples of related products would be
items such as compression socks or diabetic footwear.
In addition to stocking up a well-rounded group of products, be sure to
educate consumers on what the latest offerings are and how they can help
them manage their condition. Learn about the customer and find out what
their top concerns and priorities are, then assist them in finding the product
or products that works best for them.
Compact and highly productive urine chemistry analyzer
AUTION ELEVEN AE-4022
- The AUTION ELEVEN AE-4022 Semi-Automated Urine Chemistry Analyzer is
ideal as a standalone analyzer in medium to
high-volume facilities, as well as a back-up
solution for fully automated urine analyzers.
- AE-4022, with its compact footprint to save
bench top space, has a high throughput to
meet workload demands and allows standardized
- Standardization throughout the healthcare
network with AUTION strip technology that
works across all ARKRAY platforms.
Smart Blood Sugar connects to mobile phone
- Create detailed e-diary of your glucose
charts, insulin injections, analysis of your
levels and important events using MyGluco
and its mobile device application.
- The device connects to your smartphone
or tablet through the use of Bluetooth
and allows you to share your information
instantly with doctor to optimize treatment.
- MyGluco only needs a tiny amount of
blood and allows Alterative Site Testing
so you can give your fingers a rest.
Tie-less athletic shoes ensure comfort, protection
Men’s & Women’s Tie-Less Athletics Line
- Tie-Less Lacing System enables fastening
the shoe without the need for tying laces,
and a soft, seam-free lining ensures
comfort and protection.
- A Heel-Strap enables adjusting the grip
around the heel, eliminating slippage, and
accommodating wide feet and braces.
- Extra-depth design along with soft, nonbinding
upper ease pressure on the foot,
and a lightweight, cushioning sole with
Ergonomic-Stride design softens step, and
helps propel the foot forward.
Reduced friction, risk of infection for diabetes patients
Eversoft Diabetic Socks
- Patented drirelease yarns and an
embedded FreshGuard technology treatment
help wick away moisture and prevent
odor, thus reducing friction against the skin
and lowering the risk of infection.
- A SIGVARIS flat toe seam design minimizes
irritation, and a stretchable top band
further enhances wearing comfort.
- The socks can provide a light (8-15mmHg)
or a moderate (18-25mmHg) compression
therapy level, and the graduated compression
helps improve circulation.
Color coded results helps
users manage care
OneTouch Verio Flex Glucometer
- Device’s ColorSure indicator simplifies
testing via color-coded rest results to
show if blood glucose readings are low, in
range, or high.
- Bluetooth Smart Technology connectivity
with the OneTouch Reveal mobile app on
iOS and Android devices.
- Uses a single, coin-sized CR2032 lithium
cell battery and has enough memory to
store 500 test results with date and time.
Glucometer syncs into smartphones using audio
- Currently obtaining FDA approval, the
GlucoMe Blood Glucose Monitor connects
with any iOS or Android smartphone using
a simple, unique, and patented acoustic
data transfer method.
- GlucoMe Mobile App collects
clinical information automatically and
securely transmits it in real time for cloudbased
- GlucoMe Digital Diabetes Clinic (DDC)
leverages real-time patient data that is
analyzed by advanced algorithms to help
medical professionals remotely monitor
patient condition, adjust treatment plans
and send recommendations to patients.
This article originally appeared in the April 2017 issue of HME Business.
Sydny Shepard is the Products Editor for HME Business and Mobility Management and can be reached via email at SShepard@1105media.com. Sydny Shepard is a 2015 graduate of Baylor University in Waco, Texas, where she majored in journalism, public relations and new media with a concentration in marketing and management. She has worked with several for-profit and non-profit organizations to increase brand awareness through no-cost marketing tactics.