Tallygear Carrying Case – Review

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Blogger and advocate Melissa Lee reviews the Tallygear Dexcom G4 carrying case — one of her favorite D-products!

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PROs:

  • many different ways to wear the product (versatile)
  • allows for personalization with many prints and patterns available
  • all the device features are fully accessible through the vinyl viewing window
  • comes with a medical ID label

CONs:

  • case has to be opened (fabric pushed back) to access the Dexcom charging port {editor’s addition}

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Level Foods Glucose Gels – Review

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As a PWD living with type 1 diabetes for 16 years, Kimberly Hislop reviews one of her favorite hypo treatments: Level Foods Glucose Gels.

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PROs:

  • each pouch contains exactly 15 grams of carb
  • tastes great, not thick or pasty like other gels on the market
  • packaged in a convenient small squeeze pouch that can be easily carried in a purse, pocket, glove compartment, etc.
  • easy to open rip-top
  • can be purchased at most mainstream pharmacies, as well as ordered online

CONs:

  • expensive compared to traditional glucose tabs
  • occasionally top can be difficult to rip off, and can be a little messy
  • not all pharmacies carry all four flavors

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OmniPod Insulin Pump – Review

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Greg Nickleski isn’t the biggest fan of needles and pricks — so he discusses why he uses the new, slimmer OmniPod insulin pump.

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PROs:

  • tubeless and wireless — no need for long plastic tubing
  • patch-style attachment allows discreet wearing (can hide the pump)
  • PDM (controller unit) has a built-in fingerstick meter, so it cuts down on the diabetes devices the user needs to carry around
  • the Pod (insulin unit) is waterproof up to 25 feet, so even good for snorkelers or scuba divers
  • PDM provides precise doses down to .25 units

CONs:

  • Pod only holds a max of 200 units of insulin
  • once removed, the Pods must be discarded and replaced

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TruePlus Glucose Products – Review

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Twenty-something PWD and advocate Heather Gabel reviews TruePlus glucose tabs, gels and shots¬†by Nipro Diagnostics — with a cameo from Lancet the pug!

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PROs:

  • brings blood sugar up quickly
  • relatively cheap glucose tabs
  • easy to find in stores across the U.S.
  • variety of flavors

CONs:

  • not as tasty as competitors, such as Glucolift Tabs
  • difficult to open gel containers
  • gels and shots are expensive, and can be wasteful

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Mediband and Mediband Plus – Review

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PWD Julie Schulman reviews Mediband medical IDs with Mediband Plus — a medical ID that does more than just display your emergency contact info!

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PROs:

  • bands are very durable
  • text on bands is extremely customizable and they have lots of colors and patterns to choose from
  • inexpensive, and customer service was extremely responsive and professional
  • MedibandPlus website is very user friendly and easily accessible by medical personnel
  • allows users to store a lot of customizable medical details with individual field-level privacy settings
  • automatically notifies loved ones if account is ever accessed (i.e. emergency situation)

CONs:

  • to order customized print on wristbands, you need to order a minimum of seven and the colors on those are limited to a few pre-selected options
  • the online ordering process is burdensome, and could use some clarification
  • potential customers could use some information on long MedibandPlus has already been around and how many subscribers they have

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