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AllegroMedical.com has been selling diabetic supplies online for more than a decade – offering huge savings to thousands of customers every day. In fact, many people find our prices for diabetic supplies much lower than their insurance deductibles or co-pays. Do the math! Maybe we can save you some money.
At AllegroMedical.com you’ll find the ‘latest greatest’ along side the ‘tried and true’ brand name glucose meters, test strips, syringes and lancets – value priced and ready for delivery to your home or office. We also offer diabetic products designed to help you manage the side effects of diabetes, including nutrition drinks and supplements, skin care formulas, diabetic shoes and special diabetic socks.
Allegro’s Most Popular Best Selling Diabetic Supplies
Monoject Insulin Syringe – One step peel-away packaging and tri-beveled, consistently sharp needles make this our most popular insulin syringe. 28 gauge x 1/2″ with a clear, non-glare barrel construction for precise medication measurement.
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One Touch Ultra Blue Test Strips – Fastdraw design automatically draws blood into the strip. And you only need a speck of blood! Fast results in just 5 seconds. For use with any LifeScan “Ultra” glucose meter. Twice as accurate as DoubleSure technology!
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FreeStyle Lite Blood Glucose Monitoring System – No coding! Small and discreet, the FreeStyle Lite also offers the world’s smallest blood sample size, a backlight and a test strip port light. Testing has never been easier. If you already have the meter, get your Freestyle Lite Test Strips here! Sign up for our Auto Re-Order program and get $1.99 shipping for life.
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Sharps Disposal by Mail System – The ideal disposal solution for your needles, syringes and other small quantities of bio hazardous waste. A complete system for use by facilities or individuals at home. When the sharps container is full, just mail it away for destruction in the pre-paid postage return box! Includes a sharps container, government-approved mailback box, protective liner and a 4-part simplified tracking form. The cost of destruction and mailing is included in the price of the product.
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Medseptic Skin Protectant Cream– One of the most popular products on our site! The Medseptic Skin Protectant is a superior moisturizer and protectant made with natural lanolin. It is recommended for diabetic patients to help hold moisture in the skin, especially on the feet, ankles, elbows and hands. I rub it on my feet every night and it’s heaven. Also formulated to treat adult diaper dermatitis, denuded skin and minor burns.
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SensiFoot Over-the-Calf Support Socks – Made by Jobst, these diabetic socks are super comfortable with a smooth toe seam and extra padding in the foot, heel and toe. They wick away moisture with the acrylic yarns and have an antibacterial, antifungal finish. One Allegro customer says “they’re the best socks I’ve ever owned”. Time to stock up on socks!
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Curity Alcohol Prep Pads – Protection from infection for less than a penny per 2-ply prep pad. 70% isopropyl alcohol prepares the site for insertion or incision. Curity’s alcohol prep pads are individually sealed in air-tight, poly-lined foils to minimize the chance of drying out. Non-sterile.
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Apex 1209 Men’s Ambulator Stretcher – Velcro Chukka Boot – Designed to specifically promote the healing process of an injured or wounded foot and limit stress at the areas of the foot most susceptible to pain. Sold in left or right singles only.
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Resource Arginaid Drink Mixes – This Arginine-intensive, great tasting drink mix is specially formulated to promote healing in those recovering from burns, surgery or wounds. Great for the dietary management of diabetic foot ulcers.
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OneTouch Logbook – Writing your test results in a logbook and comparing them over time can show you and your doctor if your diabetes management program is working for you. It’s also a great way to see how daily events like meals and exercise impact your blood glucose. The OneTouch logbook is concise and easy to use – only about the size of a checkbook.
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Let Allegro help you manage your diabetes and the cost of your supplies. We appreciate your business and thank you for being an Allegro customer! Oh, and if there is a special product you enjoy, that we don’t offer, please let us know.
When it comes to intimate skin care products, there are several notable medical supply companies that make it their business to understand your condition and create solutions to improve your quality of life. At-risk skin caused by incontinence, diabetes, infection, wounds, surgeries, dermal ulcers and other medical conditions can easily lead to much bigger problems that may be easily avoided with a consistent protocol.
From pediatrics to geriatrics, Allegro Medical trusts and recommends the following skin care brands:
Best Skin Care Brands
Coloplast – Our most popular Coloplast skin care brands include Critic-Aid, Atrac-Tain, Sween, Baza and Bedside-Care for superior skin protection and fast healing for all skin types.
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ConvaTec – See our full line of ConvaTec’s Aloe Vesta and Sensi-Care brand ointments, bathing products, perineal skin cleansers, creams, barriers and anti-fungals.
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Medline – Shop Medline’s popular Remedy skin care line as well as old favorites such as Medseptic and Carrington for moisture barriers, skin repair creams, antifungals and protectants.
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Coloplast, ConvaTec and Medline are only three of the 100’s of great brands at AllegroMedical.com.
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Are you taking care of your skin? No matter what your skin condition or skin type, there is likely a product that will make it smoother, softer, cleaner or will reduce the pain, itch, bumps, scales, redness, swelling – you name it.
What is causing your skin problems? Things like illness, disease, aging, nutrition, weather, hydration, stress and environment can no doubt reek havoc on even the most pampered skin. The good news is that there is help.
Types of Skin Care and Bath Wash Products
Barrier Products – Barrier ointments are used primarily for incontinence care to prevent or treat diaper dermatitis (diaper rash) or other skin irritations that occur when moisture is trapped next to the skin.
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Body Cleansers – No need for water with these body washes, wipes and foams. You can cleanse your skin and even wash your hair with the no-rinse products made especially for those who are bedridden or otherwise unable to bathe. Great for caregivers! Also ideal for campers, trekkers or people on the go.
Skin Creams – Skin cream is by definition thicker than a skin lotion, made to lubricate and penetrate – essentially “melt” into the skin. Creams are usually used to help heal dry skin, burns, sunburns, fungus. Creams are sometimes thought of as more restorative than preventative.
Diabetic Skin Care – Good skin care for diabetics starts with infection prevention in the form of daily skin care and skin inspection. Skin must be kept moist to prevent cracking and potential infection of desensitized skin. There are a variety of skin products made specifically for diabetic skin therapy.
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Handy Wipes and Moist WashCloths – For a all-over no-rinse bath, a personal hygiene cleanse or a quick way to cool down and freshen up, moist wipes are an easy, convenient way to get clean.
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Skin Lotion – Lotions are generally formulated to moisturize the skin to prevent dryness. You should use a daily moisturizer to keep your skin soft and hydrated. Choose from name brand and medical lotions.
Ointments –Ointments are usually thick petroleum based protective creams, sometimes with zinc oxide or antifungals. They are used for everthing from wound care to make removal to diaper care to hand cream.
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For skin help with certain skin conditions please read Healing Relief for Common Skin Problems
Rashy, itching, peeling, bumpy, burning, red, dry, scaly, scabby skin. If you have any of these, you can bet there is a product to soothe or heal it. Proper skin care can mean the difference between a good day and a very painful one. Here are links to products that we hope will bring you blissfully fast healing relief from eczema, fungal infections, diaper dermatitis, sunburns and more:
Remedies for Common Skin Problems
Eczema is very common and there are several medical grade and OTC skin care eczema remedies on the market. Eczema is a family of skin conditions but is generally described as inflammation or dermatitis of the upper layers of the skin. It can be found in adults or children and it is not contagious. Eczema is characterized by itchy, red, dry skin on the face, hands, feet, elbows, knees or arms.
Fungal Infections – Most superficial fungal infections such as athlete’s foot, jock itch, yeast infections and ringworm can be cured with topical antifungal medication placed directly on the affected area. Fungal infections are very common and grow best in warm moist environments so be careful and stay dry! Symptoms range from peeling, scaling redness to itching and burning and/or blisters and sores. Check with your doc if you’re not sure what you have.
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Diaper Dermatitis (Diaper Rash) or other itchy skin irritations caused by moisture can be soothed, prevented and even cured with the help of incontinence washes, perineal cleansers and moisture barrier creams.
Diabetic Skin Care is important for people with diabetes because of the potential for a variety of skin conditions . Awareness is also key because reduced circulation and nerve sensitivity can make it hard to identify skin problems as they arise. Moisturizers are also important for those with diabetes because high blood glucose results in loss of fluid in the body. Dehydration can quickly lead to dry skin which can crack and invite nasty germs in, causing infections. Out of control infections can result in terrible problems including amputation. All preventable with daily skin care!
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Dry Skin prevention and correction can be managed with daily moisturizers. Rub lotion into damp skin after every bath or shower to seal in moisture and ensure great looking skin all year long.
Sunburns need fast pain relief, cooling medicine and sealed-in moisture. Have plenty of sunburn remedies on hand this summer.
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There are 100’s of medical grade and Over-the-Counter (OTC) lotions, creams, ointments, sprays, powders and foams to relieve or cure just about any skin problem you have. Remember to read the labels and check with your doctor if you have any questions about what, when and how to use any of these products.
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Happy Heart Month! What a blessing that just a few simple changes in your lifestyle can improve your chances of living a longer, healthier life. The beauty is, anyone can make these changes, the steps are not expensive and even modest improvements will make a big difference.
The American Heart Association (AMA) calls them “The Simple 7″. Seven things you can do to reduce your chances of dying of heart disease, stroke, or other cardiac related incident. Take it slow – start with 1 or 2. Even small changes in lifestyle can make a big difference.
7 Steps to a Long and Healthy Life
Get Active– The AMA suggests at least 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise, or 75 minutes per week of vigorous exercise – or a combination of both. When you break it down, that is only about 22 minutes per day of moderate exercise. The simplest solution is to start walking. Join AMA’s Start Walking Program to develop your walking plan. If you are mobility-challenged or just not the outdoorsy type, there are plenty of great ways to get your heart pumping at home.
Browse Allegro’s Fitness category for hundreds of Exercise/Fitness Products to fit any level of fitness or ability. Sorted into helpful sub-categories. Get instruction from books, DVDs and videos to make your home workouts even more fun!
Control Cholesterol– Cholesterol is in your bloodstream and your cells. It is soft and waxy. Too much of the ‘bad’ cholesterol, the LDL, is a bad thing. It clogs arteries and puts you at major risk for coronary disease. 75% of cholesterol is produced by the body and the rest comes from the foods you eat. Many people inherit the genes that make too much cholesterol so you might not be able to control it without medication.
The AMA says “It’s important for all people to know their cholesterol level.” Cholesterol is measured in milligrams per deciliter of blood. A cholesterol level of 200mg/dL or higher puts you in a high risk category and you need to take action.
Monitor your cholesterol at home with the CholesTrak – FDA approved Total Cholesterol Device.
Cholesterol can be controlled by prescribed medication, diet and/or lifestyle changes. The AME recommends you schedule a screening, eat foods low in cholesterol and saturated fat, skip the trans fats, maintain a healthy weight and stay active.
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Eat Better– If you haven’t heard it already, you must be living under a rock. Stop with the fast food, trans-fat laden crap and get healthy. Eat a diet of vegetables, fruits, unrefined whole-grains, fish (at least twice a week), lean meats, poultry (without skin), fat-free/low fat dairy. Aim for less than 1500 mgs of salt per day and less than 300 mgs of cholesterol. Stay away from foods with partially hydrogenated vegetable oils. If you do all this, you’ll be fine.
Even your best intentions may need a little supplemental help from time to time. See Allegro’s large selection of Vitamins and Herbal Supplements. I take a multi-vitamin, glucosamine and an Omega-3 tablet every day.
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Manage Blood Pressure – The AMA says that high blood pressure is the single most significant risk factor for heart disease. The scary thing is, you can’t feel high blood pressure. That’s why they call it “the silent killer”. Blood pressure is exactly that – the pressure of your blood on your veins. If it gets too high, over time it will stretch your veins and cause microscopic tears. When the body heals these tears it creates scar tissue which can form clots, blockages, blood clots and weakened arteries leading to stroke, heart attack, kidney failure and heart failure.
Normal blood pressure is less than 120 mm Hg systolic AND less than 80 mm Hg diastolic. High blood pressure (hypertension) is a reading of more than 140 over 80 (140/80).
Another scary fact about blood pressure: One in three adults have it, yet 21% don’t even know it. And of those with high blood pressure, 69% are receiving treatment, yet, only 45% have it controlled. Having your blood pressure checked only once in a while is dangerous. It took years to diagnose my high blood pressure because it was only tested periodically.
Take your own blood pressure. It’s easy! – I highly recommend the wrist models.
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If you have high blood pressure, please read I’m off my Blood Pressure Meds. By the way, I am still monitoring my blood pressure at home and it remains normal without medication. I still see my chiropractor about 3 times a month and check in with my physician every 4 months.
Lose Weight – Are you overweight/obese? If your body mass index (BMI) is 25.0 kg/m2 or higher, then you are among the 145 million overweight or obese Americans. Calculate your BMI by multiplying your weight in pounds by 703, then dividing that number by your height in inches and then dividing again by your height in inches.
Reduce your risk for heart disease by losing weight and keeping it off. My approach to weight loss is summed up in How to Not Gain Weight in 65 Days or Less and The Secret to Making Resolutions Work.
See Weight Loss Products Please be careful if you use synthetic weight loss supplements! Consult your physician. My body prefers all-natural foods and supplements. See FucoTHIN. For tried and true weight-loss advice, read Eating for Life by Bill Phillips.
Obesity is a major, independent risk factor for heart disease. And if you have a lot of belly fat you’re at even higher risk for high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. Get rid of it.
Reduce Blood Sugar – Diabetes is controllable and treatable, but even so, adults with diabetes are two to four times more likely to have heart disease or stroke than adults without diabetes.
The AMA says that controlling glucose levels can slow the progression of long-term complications. Often, many small changes add up to surprising improvements in diabetes control, including less need for medication.
What is Diabetes?
How to Tell if you have Diabetes
Diagnosed Diabetic? See our Diabetes Care Medical Supplies
Stop Smoking – Smoking is the most preventable cause of premature death in the U.S. It increases the risk of heart disease, decreases your tolerance or physical activity, increases the tendency for blood to clot. It decreases HDL (good) cholesterol. It creates a higher risk for peripheral artery disease and aortic aneurysms. Ick.
Quiting cigarettes is hard, even for adolescents. How do you do it? Here’s a 5-Step Process to Stop Smoking. Don’t feel bad if you slip. It’s very common. Just try again… and again… until it works. Don’t give up. Look to your local resources through hospitals and hotlines for help.
Education Center for Heart Smarts
Are you a rehab specialist or physical/personal trainer? Learn more about cardiac health and rehab, see The ABCDE’S of Cardiac Rehabilitation, Yoga for Cardiac Rehab, Cardiovascular Disease and Women, Heathy Hearts, Healthy Women and Major Cardiac Risk Factor Screening.
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Anyone can learn more about health, nutrition and fitness with the Health & Fitness in Plain English book.
How prevalent are heart problems? Read Staggering Heart Facts.
Are you at Risk for Heart Disease?
Did you know that heart attack and stroke symptoms for men and women may differ? Read Heart Attacke & Stroke Warning Signs.
We hope you will take this to heart and make the changes in your life that will see you through a long, healthy life. Read more about the The Simple 7 on the American Heart Association’s website.
And as always, we thank you for your business – from the bottom of our hearts. (sorry, had to).
Allegro is well-known for its low, low prices on diabetes supplies and is a reliable source for hundreds of customers who want a no-hassle, automatic delivery of their test strips right to their doorstep. We know how important your testing is, and also how expensive it can get. That’s why we keep our prices as low as possible.
In recognition of American Diabetes Month we’re offering you discounted prices on our diabetes supplies. Order today!!
Top 10 Lowest Priced, Most Popular Diabetic Test Strips
One Touch Ultra Test Strips – According to one Allegro customer, our price on the One Touch Ultra “makes daily checking affordable.” That’s what we like to hear. Rock bottom prices.
Freestyle Test Strips – Box of 100. Works with the Freestyle Blood Glucose Monitoring System. Affordable and easy to use. Need fewer strips? Try the Freestyle Test Strips Box of 50.
FreeStyle Lite– New! No Coding Required. Use with the FreeStyle Lite meter featuring the world’s smallest blood sample size.
Bayer’s CONTOUR Test Strips(formerly Ascensia) – No coding and a 5 second test time. Use with Bayer Contour Meter. Super price.
Accu-Check Compact Test Strips – “Never Handle Test Strips” for use with the Compact and Compact Plus Blood Glucose Meters. Discounts galore.
Accu-Chek Aviva Test Strips – Completely touchable strip and wide-mouth dosing area makes it easy to test right the first time. Larger, wider strip makes it easy to use for all ages. Great price!
Accu-Chek Active Test Strips – Designed for people on the go! Quick and accurate results. Test from palm, forearm, upper arm, thigh or calf. Apply blood to test strip in or out of the meter. Easy and inexpensive.
Accu-Chek Comfort Curve Test Strips– Use with Accu-Chek Advantage, Complete and Voicemate. Unique curved target area fits your finger for easier blood application.
Bayer BREEZE2 Test Strips – The easy-to-use 10-test disc means you only have to load every 10 tests. Simple wins every time.
Invacare TRUEread Test Strips– Use with TRUEread or TrackEASE blood glucose monitors. Large strips for easy handling. Easy-open flip top. True value.
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Do you use a test strip or meter that you don’t see at AllegroMedical.com? Please let us know (reply below) and we will try to stock it for you!
More on Diabetes:
What is Diabetes and What’s the Difference Between Typ 1 and Type 2?
How to Tell if you have Diabetes
Take care and thanks for being an Allegro customer. -v
From what I can tell by the repeat sales of our blood glucose testing supplies, people pretty much stick to the same meters and test strips, time after time. Hey, whatever works, right? So I won’t bore you with a listing of those, (but you should still check out our low, low prices). Instead, I’ll turn you on to some super buys on products you might have missed in the 267 diabetic products at AllegroMedical.com.
Boost Glucose Control (formerly Boost Diabetic) – This is our most popular diabetic product, it’s selling for 32% below list price, it will help manage your glucose levels, it’s ready to drink, made by Nestle and has an average customer rating of 5 out of 5 stars. May I take your order?
Comfy Feet Diabetic Crew Socks (pk. of 3) – Where else can you get 3 pairs of socks for 7 bucks? Besides these are the most comfortable socks you may ever wear, diabetic or otherwise. They’re such a good deal you can get one of every color.
AccelWell Travel Pouch – Keep your insulin cool and safe for up to 13 hours in 100 degree heat, plus keep all your supplies organized for travel. $14.95 but with mixed reviews. You might opt for the $19.95 Micro-Cooler instead. See all Accessories.
OneTouch Logbook – Use this little book to see how your meals and exercise impact your blood glucose over time. Stock up, they’re $1.95!
TriDERMA Intense Fast Healing Cream – I’m torn on this one because one customer says she wouldn’t recommend it to her worst enemy, but Harry from Milwaukee says that it works better than anything he’s ever used to heal foot and leg sores. Hey, the name says it’s intense! You decide… for $13.95 it might be worth a try. Or, check out the rest of our Skin Care Creams & Moisturizers.
Transportable Sharps Needle Disposal Container – 2 gallon – For $7.95 you can use this container for months. See more Sharps/Needle Disposal products.
Aetrex Worldwide Shoes & Sandals – Really neat ones, made for sensitive feet. 49 styles to choose from in regular, wide and extra-wide sizes – at the lowest prices on the web. Aetrex shoes are very popular and a great find for hard-to-fit feet. Highly recommended!
See more bargains in Test Strips, Control Solution, Diabetic Nutrition, Insulin Products, Lancets, Meters & Test Kits and Needles & Syringes.
If you’re buying your consumable diabetic supplies from Allegro, save both time and money and have them automatically sent to you on a convenient time schedule? See the Allegro Auto-ReOrder Program. It’s a piece of cake – sugar free, of course.
If you’re not buying your supplies from Allegro…shame on you. No seriously, if you’re not, PLEASE leave a comment below, tell me why and I’ll see what I can do about it.