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 –  If you have diabetes, it's important to control your blood sugar level. Keeping your blood sugar under control can help reduce the risk of some of the complications of diabetes. If not controlled, diabetes can damage blood vessels and almost every organ in your body over time. To better manage your blood glucose level and stay healthy with diabetes, you need the right tools. At drugstore.com, we carry a large selection of accessories to help you manage your diabetes.
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What is an Autopen?



If you have diabetes, your doctor may have prescribed insulin to help control your blood sugars. An autopen makes injecting your daily doses of insulin easier. A button mounted on the side of the pen makes automatic release of insulin easy even if you have limited grip strength. It has a dose selector that makes it simple to see if you're injecting the right amount. A needle clipping and storage device makes disposal of used needles fast and easy. Simply place the needle in the jaws of this handy device and press down to clip the needle tip. The device safely stores your clipped needles until you're ready to properly dispose of them.

How to Dispose of Insulin Needles



What do you do with pen needles, lancets, insulin syringes and other sharp objects? A home sharps container is the safest way to store them. This lightweight container keeps used sharps securely contained and out of the hands of children. This handy container takes up minimal space, is leak and puncture-proof and free of latex.

Pre-Packaged Wipes



Who enjoys needle sticks? Minimize the discomfort by wiping the area to be injected with a pre-packaged wipe that cools the area before you inject to help you feel less pain. Individually packaged antiseptic wipes are also available to keep any area where testing or injections occur clean. Wipes are often individually packaged for convenience on the go.

How Does Diabetes Cause Foot Ulcers?



Why is foot care so important when you have diabetes? If left unchecked, poorly controlled blood sugar levels can reduce blood flow to the feet and increase your risk for foot infections. Nerves in the feet can also be damaged so you don't feel pain as well. As a result, you may not know you have an abrasion or sore because you can't feel it. Doctors usually advise patients to examine their feet regularly and make sure they stay dry and protected with comfortable shoes and socks.

What Are Diabetic Socks?



Enjoy the comfort and safety of wearing special socks that fit securely against your leg without being constrictive. These special socks are made with material that draws moisture away from your skin so your feet stay dry. Plus, they're specially constructed to reduce friction. Constant friction can lead to abrasions or blisters.

How to Store Insulin



When you're on the go, keep your diabetic supplies in one place with a carry-around organizer. It comes with a re-freezable ice pack and lots of room to transport your supplies wherever you go.

Do I Need a Medical Alert Bracelet for Diabetes?



These are perfect if you travel frequently and can help with medical safety as well. If you're in an accident or end up unconscious, emergency workers will know you have diabetes when you have a medical I.D. key chain with you.

Don't forget to see your doctor regularly and follow their advice to help control your diabetes.

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