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As adults age, once simple tasks like sitting, standing, and walking can become more challenging, leading to a reduction in physical activity.  Older adults should participate in safe and effective moderate physical activities to achieve an improved quality of life.   Sadly, one-third of adults over the age of 50 lack physical activity in their daily lives. 1   Older adults living a sedentary lifestyle have reduced strength and balance which increases risk of falling2.  Senior adults, age 65 and older, are at high risk for falls with one out of three seniors falling each year.3   Daily living aids are helpful tools that will keep you safe and moving independently.   AllegroMedical.com presents five daily living aids to help you increase physical activity safely.

Sit-To-Stand Position

Movement from a sitting to standing position is an important skill that facilitates independence.   Without the ability to perform this basic skill elderly people are at risk for institutionalization due to limitations in performing daily living activities. 4

Using a seat assist such as a lifting cushion to move from a sit to stand position eliminates the need for standing assistance from caregivers.  This assistive device removes the possibility of inflicting pain or harm to the individual requiring assistance which can occur during manual assist to stand.5   The UPEASY lifting cushion provides users with a gentle and stable automatic boost when leaning forward preparing for a sit-to-stand movement.

“Recent knee surgery has made rising from seated position difficult. Using the uplift seat assist has made a significant difference. I will likely use the seat assist throughout my recovery and beyond. ”  Review by AllegroMedical.com customer Lameduck from Aptos, CA

Since lifting cushions are designed for use only on your chair or sofa a security pole and curve grab bar is another independent living aid that assists with movement from a sitting to standing position.  Tension mounted security poles don’t require permanent installation making them a great option for individual changing needs.  Simply grasp the curved grab bar to climb up to a standing position.

“Bought this for my mom. She is recovering from a broken hip. We use it in the bathroom to help her with her transfer to a bath bench. It is also used to assist rising from the toilet. I have to be honest, I automatically reach for it , too. I am 61 &; need to protect my back. I care for an 84 year old mom &; a disabled 16 year old daughter. This pole is incredibly sturdy, stable &; easy to install. I can’t find any cons. The price was great.”  Review by AllegroMedical.com customer Barb the Builder from DHS, CA

Seniors with sit-to-stand movement issues are less inclined to drive due to the difficulty of exiting the vehicle into a standing position.  Losing driving ability for many aging adults decreases independence and fosters a sedentary life style.  Leverage support exiting a vehicle by inserting a heavy duty steel Handy Bar into the side door locking mechanism and stand with confidence.

Grab bars are essential daily living aids that provide assistance and added safety for sitting and standing.  Suction cup grab bars install without tools or holes and are completely portable.  These grab bars are like having an extra hand to help provide support for standing up from the commode, bathtub, or any place extra balance support is needed.

“My father refused to allow us to drill ‘holes’ and screws into the fiberglass shower. These were perfect for our use. I liked the ability to adjust and move them to where they worked best for him. I did have to lean hard onto one wall to get the best suction and securement due to a small wave within the wall. I wish there was something similar to these for dry wall surface walls by the commode. Another area he will not allow us to drill holes into.”  Review by AllegroMedical.com customer, Vicster from Danville, Ky

Walking

Elderly adults with unstable gait who have experienced falls tend to diminish physical activity such as walking out of fear of falling again.  This lack of activity promotes physical weakness and makes the individuals more susceptible to falling. 3

Walking aids such as rollators are safe and effective in helping individuals with unstable gait. 6   Rollators are walkers for indoor or outdoor use with typically four wheels, a seat, and hand brakes and are for people with limited upper body strength.  The convenience of the seat allows users experiencing fatigue to rest for a few minutes while walking.

 

I am 63 years old. I fell down a flight of stairs and have severe damage to my spine and partial paralysis of my right leg. I was using a standard walker but when I saw this beauty on your web site, I knew that it would work better for me. Standing in line at the market, etc. is just intolerably painful for me. This little beauty helps keep me more independent and able to function. Thank you for offering this little lady.”  Review by AllegroMedical.com customer IrishTeaCup from Sunland, CA

Don’t lose your independence.  If you have difficulty sitting, standing, or walking, seek the guidance of a physician to see what aids are right for you.  Return to AllegroMedical.com for all of your solutions for maintaining an active and self-reliant lifestyle.

1                   http://www.cdc.gov/aging/han/health-promotion.htm (10 Strategies…Active Aging)

2                   http://www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/NEJM198812293192604

3                   http://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/falls/adultfalls.html

4                   http://ptjournal.apta.org/content/82/9/866.full

5                   http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15698379

6                   http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1990737

The ability to get from here . . . to there . . . is practically the definition of independence.  And Allegro offers hundreds of ways to get there, regardless of your ability.  Just take a look at our large selection of canes, walkers, rollators, wheelchairs and mobility scooters!

Choosing the right mobility equipment is important for your health and safety.  Read the product descriptions carefully so that you understand the capacities, dimensions and benefits of each product. Your physical capabilities must also be considered when choosing the right mobility equipment.  Your doctor, caregiver or  health care professional can help recommend the best type of equipment for your current and future mobility needs.  When it comes to getting around, Allegro is sure to have exactly what you need.

TYPES of MOBILITY AIDS

Canes

Canes can be used for balance (single tip) or to bear your full weight (quad).  The top of the cane should be at the same level as the crease on the back side of your wrist with your arms at your side.  Measure the distance from your wrist to the floor, with shoes on.  Review this MayClinic.com Slideshow: How to choose and use a cane for more information.

Adjustable Quad Walking Cane - Large Base Quad Canes

Drive Deluxe Folding Cane Seat Specialty Canes

Derby Cane Rosewood Stain Standard Canes

Already have a cane?  How about attaching a Cane Ice Grip this winter?

 Crutches 

Crutches are fitted according to your height.  When you stand, your elbows should bend slightly at about 20 degrees, with your hand grips even with your hip joint.  You should be able to fully extend your elbow with each step forward.

Millennial Crutch In-Motion Pro - Ergonomic Folding Crutches Adjustable Crutches

Guardian Forearm Crutches Forearm Crutches

Mobility Scooters

Get going with with an electric mobility scooter! These battery powered vehicles are full of options and can be a great alternative to a wheelchair for those with limited mobility but good manual dexterity.

Read these Mobility Buyers Guides first:

 

Drive Phoenix 3 Wheel Travel Mobility Scooter 3 Wheel Mobility Scooters

Drive Odyssey 4 Wheel Mobility Scooter 4 Wheel Mobility Scooters

Go-Chair Travel Power Chair Power Chairs

Walkers

For balance, or if you are at risk for falling, a walker may be the perfect choice.  Rule of thumb: A standard walker without wheels is most stable.  Walkers with wheels may get you around faster, though, because you can put your weight on the walker as you move.  Rollators, or 4-wheeled walkers really keep you moving.   Review this MayoClinic.Com Slide Show: How to choose and use a walker for more info.

RollerAid Knee Walker with Swiveling Front Wheels Knee Walkers

Soft Seat Aluminum Rollator with Straight Backrest Rollators

Duet Transport Chair & Rollator Combo Rollator/Transport Chair Combo

Airgo Navigator - Transport Chair and Walker Specialty Walkers

Sure Lever Release Folding Walker, 2 Button Standard Walkers

4100 Metro Walker Wheeled Walkers

Wheelchairs

Choosing a wheelchair, except the most basic models or transport chairs, requires help from a nurse, doctor or therapist.  Once you’ve determined your requirements as to special features, type of wheelchair, back height, width, weight and support you need, it’s a matter of choosing the style that suits you.

Breezy Easy Care 2000HD Heavy-Duty Bariatric Wheelchair Heavy Duty Wheelchairs

Breezy Easy Care 3000 Lightweight Wheelchair Lightweight Wheelchairs

Top End Paul Schulte Signature BB Sports Chairs

Blue Streak Wheelchair - 15.75" Wide x 17.75" Deep Standard Weight Wheelchairs

Lightweight Aluminum Transport Chair Transport and Specialty Wheelchairs

Spazz G Wheelchair Ultra Lightweight Wheelchairs

Other mobility categories that may be helpful are Ramps, Transfer Boards and Bath Safety Transfer Benches.

Another Independence Helper. . .

Beasy Board Trans Easy Transfer System Beasy Board Trans Easy Transfer System – Wheelchair users, this portable transfer board can greatly improve your independence, especially if you have difficulty getting in and out of an automobile.  Don’t leave home without it!  See also the Beasy Board Glyder

Need more help? Feel free to call us at 1-800-861-3211 to consult with a mobility specialist!  Thanks for your business.  We appreciate it.

Help!  I’m hurt! 

Injuries can happen in a split second. Do you have a first aid kit handy?  Everyone should have one at home and in the car, at least, and also at work, school, church or wherever you or your kids spend time.  Be responsible. Make sure you have well-stocked first aid kits in easy-to-locate places. 

There are several types of first aid kits, designed and pre-packed to contain everything you’ll need to handle certain types of emergencies in different areas such as home, business office or vehicle.   

Types of First Aid Kits

HOME FIRST AID KITS

Invacare Basic First Aid Kit Basic First Aid Kit for Home – This super organized, inexpensive 67-piece first aid kit contains medical supplies used for common injuries such as cuts, sprains, minor burns, insect bites or splinters.  It even has a first aid instruction card.  Keep this case in an easy-to-find location out of reach of small children.  Let older children know what it is, where it is and how it is used.  Buy as many as you need to cover your bases.

CAR and TRAVEL FIRST AID KITS

Emergency First Aid Auto Kit Emergency First Aid Auto Kit - This first aid kit contains  emergency aid for your car and emergency aid for minor injuries – all in one.  It comes in a durable case and contains bandages, non-stick pads, first aid cream, wipes, alka selzer, pain relievers, tape, tire puncture sealer and a flare.  See also the Car First Aid Kit in a Black Nylon Bag

Compact First Aid Kit for Travel Compact First Aid Kit for Travel – Small and durable, this compact first aid kit is perfect for your boat, backpack, camping gear, vehicle or office.  It contains adhesive bandages, tape, various wipes, gauze pads, burn cream and aspirin.  Take it with you!

 

OFFICE FIRST AID KITS

25 Person First Aid Kit 25 Person First Aid Kits - Every office should have at least one first aid kit to cover occasional cuts and abrasions, or for emergencies affecting more individuals at once.  Choose from a plastic case or steel case.  Kits contain bandages, first aid cream, cold pack, tape, plastic forceps, gloves, pads, gauze, ammonia and more.

50 Person First Aid Kit 50 Person First Aid Kits - First Aid coverage for a mid-sized office.  Choose from plastic case or steel case.  Each kit varies slightly but basically contain a variety of bandages, pads, gauze, various wipes, ammonia, cold packs, eye wash, plastic forceps, gloves, scissors, tape and first aid guidelines.

100 - 150 Person First Aid Kit 100-150 Person First Aid Kit – First Aid coverage for a larger area or emergency preparedness.  Durable steel case is portable or can be mounted on the wall.  Contains adhesive strips, stretch bandages, gauze pads, wound dressing, adhesive tape, site bandages, iodine, cold packs, ammonia, eye pads, antiseptic, first aid creams, cotton, alcohol, peroxide, aspirin, burn spray, antacids, scissors, tweezers, gloves, tongue depressors, antibiotic, eye wash, sting relief and poison ivy relief.

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Do you know what to do if someone cuts themselves?  Read First Aid for Cuts and be ready to do the right thing!

wheelchair access ramps

Choosing the right length access ramp is pretty easy once you have the formulas.  All you need is a tape measure, a calculator or the handy Ramp Slope Chart (see below) and a keen understanding of what you’re trying to accomplish and you’ll be able to buy a ramp with the right amount of incline.  You don’t want the ramp to be too steep, right?  In fact, the length of the ramp is at least as critical as the width when it comes to safety, but takes some thought and a little planning.

Once you have the length calculated, you can choose the proper width and type of ramp – depending on how and where it will be used.  What a relief to know you will be able to get your mobility scooter into the van; assist an elderly or disabled person up the porch steps; or roll your wheelchair down a terraced walkway with the greatest of ease and safety.

Our buddies at Prairie View Industries (PVI Ramps) shared their ramp slope formulas, ramp slope chart and measurement instructions so we could help you calculate your optimal ramp length.   Thanks PVI!

How Long Should My Ramp Be?

To determine your ramp length you first need to determine the rise.  The rise is the vertical measurement between the ground and where the top of the ramp is going to sit.

Ramp Rise Illustration

Note: If your rise is more than 24″ (2 feet) please contact a local dealer about a modular system.

PVI recommends not to exceed a 2:12 slope (9.5° ramp incline) on most applications.  The slope relates to how steep the ramp is, in degrees of incline.  Some ramps may need to meet the ADA’s 1:12  (4.8°) more gradual slope requirements, as specified by your state.

To find a 2:12 slope, take the total rise in inches (vertical measurement between the ground and the top of the step or landing) and divide it by 2.  The result is the number of feet of ramp length you need for that rise.

Example: Say you have a 12″ rise.  Divide 12 by 2 and you get 6.  So a 12 inch rise requires a 6 foot ramp, using the 2:12 ratio.

1:12 slope (used by the ADA) would require 1 foot length of ramp for every inch of vertical rise.

Slope Recommendations based on Use of Ramp:

  • 1:12 SLOPE (4.8°) – Gradual, gentle incline, longest ramp.  Calculated as 1 foot length of ramp for every 1 inch of total vertical rise (the rise divided by 1).  A 5 inch rise requires a 5 foot ramp, a 12 inch rise requires a 12 foot ramp and so on.  The ADA recommends this slope for long home ramps as well as commercial ramps.  Note:  This 1:12 slope works for most strong, unassisted manual wheelchair users, although PVI always recommends assistance.

 

  • 2:12 SLOPE (9.5°) – Steeper incline, shorter ramp.  Calculate length of ramp in feet by dividing total rise by 2 (6″ of ramp length for every 1″ of rise). A 2:12 slope is the maximum acceptable grade (incline) for portable ramps used by occupied chairs and scooters, with a qualified assistant.

 

  • 3:12 SLOPE (14.5°) – Steepest incline.  Calculate the length of ramp by dividing the total rise by 3 (4 feet of ramp length for every 12 inches of rise).  This 3:12 ratio should be used only for loading and unloading unoccupied chairs and scooters – (in and out of a truck or van, for example).

 

Ramp Slope Chart

PVI Ramp Incline Chart

Photo courtesy of PVI, Inc.

 

Access Ramp Safety Guidelines

  1. Always have a qualified assistant present when using any portable ramp.
  2. Never exceed a slope greater than 2″ on 12″ (2:12 ratio) with an occupied chair or scooter.  Never exceed a slope greater than 3″ on 12″ (3:12 ratio) with an unoccupied chair or scooter.
  3. Always make sure that the top of the ramp is secured on a step or landing before using.  It may be necessary to anchor the top of the ramp to the landing surface with steel scurity pins provided.
  4. Make certain there is adequate head clearance prior to loading an occupied chair or scooter into a vehicle.
  5. Always follow manufacturer recommendations for your chair or scooter.
  6. Always use your lap belt.
  7. If your ramp comes with a safety DVD, watch it.  All PVI ramps include a DVD.
  8. If you need help, please call Allegro Medical at 800-861-3211.

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Everyone deserves a vacation!  But admit it . . . travel can be a pain, or completely impossible if you don’t have the essentials for comfort, safety, convenience or mobility. Don’t despair.  Allegro has new and unique products to make your vacation not only possible but a whole lot easier and more comfortable.  Great gift ideas too.

Prepare for the time of your life with these travel essentials from Allegro Medical.

Travel Essentials for All Ages

 

Car Travel Essentials - From babies to seniors, here’s everything you need for your carload to be comfy and safe on that next road trip.

See also Automotive Aids

See also Emergency Preparation

Airplane Travel Essentials - Airlines are not always on your side when it comes to comfort and convenience.  Fend for yourself with these airplane travel essentials.

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See all Travel Toiletries & OTC Medications

See all Dream Sack Brand Products

Travel and Exercise – Stay in shape no matter where you are with these portable exercise products.

See all Exercise & Fitness Products

Hotel Travel Essentials - All the comforts of home including bed rails, travel alarms, night lights, blankets and toiletries.

Sure Suction Tub Bar Home Comfort & Safety - Bring along these travel versions of your daily living aids. 

Caddy Hook-On Travel Seat Baby and Child Travel Aids - Travel products to keep your kids safe and secure, without a lot of bulk.

See also Children/Pediatric Products

See also Maternity Care Products

Harmonie Disposable Underpads - 23" x 36", Regular Absorbency Incontinence Travel – Don’t let going keep you from going.

Go-Go Elite Traveller 3 Wheel Mobility Scooter Walking Assistance for Travelers – Getting around the neighborhood or the globe couldn’t be easier with these Folding Walkers, Travel Canes, Lightweight Rollators, Transport Wheelchairs and Mobility Travel Scooters.  Viva la independence! 

Protector Insulin Case - 8" x 4" x 3" Diabetes Travel - Insulin coolers, syringes and more.

Universal Plug Adapter - Plug in any appliance International Travel Essentials - You’ll be properly plugged into their outlets and their language with these foreign travel aids.

Organic Beach Towel Recreation Travel Essentials - Heading to the beach, ski resort or campsite? How about an organic beach towel, a TRIKKE Skki or a cast protector?  Find them here.

Wishing you safe travels always!  And a big thank you for being an Allegro customer.

I wish I had a chill-pill for all you stress monsters, especially in these crazy times.  I’d probably pop a few myself.  Alas, most of us could do with fewer vices and more good old fashioned relaxation. Remember, you are no good to anyone unless you’re good to yourself.

Allegro’s Most Popular Stress Relievers

1. Snappy Spa Snappy Spa - Oh boy, are you going to love this . . . your own portable spa.  Accommodates up to 4 adults comfortably.  Put it on your deck, patio or even inside your house, cabin or apartment.  Simply snap connectors together and plug it into a regular outlet.  You’ll have your own thermostatically controlled spa  (80 to 104 degrees F) at a fraction of the cost of a traditional hot tub.  Insulated for maximum heat retention.  Yippeee!!

2.     ergoBeads Hand Exerciser & Stress Ball - A stress ball for the stress ball.  Sometimes you just need something to hold onto, right?  In fact, doing something physical often gets your mind off your worries.  For $6 bucks its worth it to find out.  If nothing else, you’ll have a stronger hand.

3.   Body Back Buddy Body Back Buddy - No one to give you back rubbies?  Do it yourself with this crazy looking contraption.  Hey, with 11 therapy knobs, you’ll surely hit the spot.  Designed after years of feedback from massage therapists, chiropractors and physical therapists your Back Buddy may just end up to be your best buddy when it comes to relaxing.

4.    Hand Rollers – For Cutaneous Stimulation – Use the large roller for broad areas to help your body deal with stress, increased blood flow, stiff joints, sore muscles, back & neck pain and headaches.  The small one is for your face, ears, between the fingers & toes.  Stimulates the meridian or acupuncture points on the body.

5.    Dr. Riter’s Real-Ease Neck & Shoulder Relaxer - I haven’t tried this product yet, but it’s selling like crazy and getting great reviews.   It is a patented, scientifically contoured headrest designed to let you deeply relax.  Kick back and use it for 10 to 15 minutes a day.  Forced relaxation…  Sign me up!

6.      Eye Pillow with ergoBeads- Again with the ergoBeads.  Freeze it for headaches and sinus relief.  Or how about wearing it during your 10 minutes on Dr. Riter’s Neck & Shoulder Relaxer?  Huh? Huh? That’s what I call doubly relaxing.  Want silk?  Try Dr. Riter’s Silk Eye Pillow

7.      Spine Worx Back Support Alignment System - This is more of a back pain reliever than a total stress reliever, but if you’re like me, you carry your stress in your lower back and neck.  The Spine Worx definately works out the kinks.  It’s all about proper alignment.  I have one of these actually.  It feels weird and not very comfortable at first, but you get used to it quickly and it feels like heaven.  Another very popular product.

8.      Travel Wal-Pil-O – If you travel a lot, this 4-in-1 cervical pillow will make your trips a whole lot more comfortable.  Properly aligns and supports your neck whether you’re a side-sleeper or a back sleeper.  Read Bed Check for Better Sleep for more ideas.

9.    Fitball Stress Buster Ball - Be careful not to say it wrong…  Okay, so, if you move around on this knobby ball it gives you a massage!  You can improve circulation, reduce stress and relax muscles at the same time.  Just lean against the wall with the ball sandwiched in the middle and move around until you feel your muscles relax.  Outstanding! 

10.    Allegro Medical Lomi-Lomi Massager- Bring out the big guns baby and have yourself a REAL massage with Allegro’s own Lomi-Lomi.  Maintenance free and economical, this will keep the whole family in a state of bliss.

See All Stress Relievers in our Shop by Condition area.  If you’re looking for some other kinds of relief, check out our Sexual Well-Being area. 

We wish you the best in your quest for relaxation.  For the latest advice in stress relief therapy read Managing Stress: Practical Advice from a Pro.  Not sure if you’re stressed?  Take the Stress Test!

Thanks for being an Allegro customer.  Take care!  -v

Asthma is serious business.  According to the CDC there are approximately 16 million Americans who currently have asthma, 7 million of whom are children.  In fact, asthma is the most prevalent chronic illness in children affecting nearly 10% of the population.  

Asthma attacks can last for minutes or even days and are generally characterized by coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and chest tightness.  

Asthma is generally treated or controlled with anti-inflammatory drugs and bronchodilators but asthma symptoms can be substantially reduced by avoiding exposure to known allergens and respiratory irritants such as pollen, dust mites, mold and animal dander. Other asthma triggers include irritants like smoke, pollution, fumes, cleaning chemicals and sprays. 

Popular Asthma Products

Nebulizers- Nebulizers deliver lifesaving aerosolized liquid medicine to the lungs through a tube-like mouthpiece.  Allegro offers a wide assortment of nebulizers including the latest piston-powered, pediatric nebs, hand-held ultrasonic nebulizers and compact nebulizers.  We suggest the MABISMist II Handheld Ultrasonic Nebulizer, the CompMist Compressor Nebulizer Kit or the Beetle Neb Compact Ultrasonic Nebulizer.

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Metered Dose Inhalers (MDI)- Doctors most commonly prescribe inhalers to deliver asthma medication, largely because these are more convenient and portable than nebulizers. 

See our full line of Breathing Therapy Products.

Peak Flow Meters – Highly Recommended and Low Cost!!Asthma sufferers ages 4 and up should have a peak flow meter at home to help recognize early signs of worsening asthma or a pending attack.  Readings can predict an attack hours or even days before asthma symptoms appear.  Be sure you always know your baseline measurement that reflects your best breathing.

Peak Flow Meter Ranges per WebMD:

  • If your peak flow meter shows numbers between 50% and 80% of your personal best, an asthma attack has likely begun.
  • A number below 50% signals an emergency that needs immediate attention.
  • Call 911 if you have trouble walking or talking due to shortness of breath, or if your lips are blue or gray.

Finger Pulse Oximeters- A pulse oximeter is a diagnostic tool that enables the indirect measurement of the percentage of oxygenated hemoglobin in the blood.  Pulse oximetry is commonly used in the assessment of children with asthma and wheezing.  Parents or caregivers of children with asthma may have a home oximeter that is used, under a doctor’s instruction and recommendation, when asthma symptoms are present to determine the severity of an asthma attack. 

Allergy Products- Half the battle of managing asthma is avoiding asthma causing triggers.  See our Allergy Condition for products to help you stay away from asthma and allergy irritants.  Pay special attention to our allergy-free bedding and pillows and Humidifiers / Vaporizers.

Visit Allegro’s Asthma Condition product listing for all asthma products and may you breathe easy all the days of your life. 

Thanks for being one of Allegro’s 1 Million+ Customers!

Medical supplies are desperately needed in Haiti.  Individuals, offices and medical facilities are being asked to donate medical supplies to their state and local churches and relief organizations for delivery to earthquake victims in Port au Prince and outlying areas.  Allegro is supporting this effort by offering discounted medical supplies and medical equipment to the public, nationwide.  

People are asking, “How can I help the earthquake victims?” Medical supply and medical equipment donations are your way of ensuring that these critical products reach those in need of medical help.  You are essentially helping to save lives.  To find donation sites in your area, google “medical supplies donation sites (your city or state)”. 

Sources from state and local organizations nationwide are asking for the following medical supplies:

 

Exam Gloves - Save 40% on a box of 100 Invacare Powder-Free Vinyl Exam Gloves.  Only $5.95.  Save even more on boxes of 1000.  Save 27% on Sterile Surgical Gloves.

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Wound Care Supplies  – Save 25% or more on Bandages, Wound Care Dressings, Gauze, and Tape.

 

Syringes & Needles - Save 40% or more on Needle/Syringe Combos, Hypodermic Needles, Sharps Disposal and Syringes.

 

Alcohol Wipes & Prep Solutions - Save 51% on alcohol prep pads.

 

Elastic Bandages, Splinting & Casting Supplies - All shapes and sizes of orthotic and orthopedic supplies are needed. 

 

Hand Sanitizers, Antiseptics and Disinfectants - Save on all sanitizing medical supplies.

See all Personal Protection medical supplies.

 

Emergency Medical Supplies - Save 60% and more on Disaster Relief and Disaster Prep medical supplies including First Aid Kits, Hygiene Supplies, and Emergency Water and Water Purification Equipment

 

Condition related medical supplies are also needed including Catheters, Incontinence, Ostomy Supplies and Diabetic Supplies.  Nothing is too specific.

The list of medical products needed does not end with just medical supplies.  Durable medical equipment  is also in short supply in Haiti.  For larger donations see Walkers, Canes, Crutches, WheelchairsRamps, Heart Defibrillators and Bathroom Assists.

How can you help?  Join the thousands of people supporting the humanitarian efforts in Haiti by donating medical supplies to your local donation sites.  Your donation will not be in vain and no donation is too small.  Every bit will help. 

Thank you for being an Allegro customer.

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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? 

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Take care and thanks for being an Allegro customer.  -v

Boost your metabolism and keep those winter pounds at bay with these new dietary and fitness products from AllegroMedical.com.  Exercise in the comfort of your home this Fall while getting in the best shape of your life.  You’ll make up the cost of a gym membership in no time with these super values, while building an amazing home gym to enjoy for years to come. 

New Weight Loss Products

Sunny Indoor Cycling Bike - How nice would it be to have your own indoor bicycle?  Pedal away the pounds with this fully loaded workout machine.  Fully adjustable seat and handlebars. 26 lb flywheel. Magnetic resistance guarantees smooth and quiet workout .

 

Magnetic Elliptical Trainer – This deluxe elliptical trainer is the ultimate value in home gym equipment with high-quality features such as large anti-slip platforms, a hand pulse monitoring system and high quality magnetic resistance with 8 levels of workout.   You’ll even get an elliptical training monitor to monitor your heartbeat and keep tabs on your time, speed, distance, calories, pulse, IPM and body fat!

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Designer Whey – The Biggest Loser Protein Powder - As used by Al Vincent on “The Biggest Loser”.  Packed with vital B Vitamins and Protein, this powder will keep you feeling satisfied and away from fatty snacks.

 

Optygen HP - This revolutionary formula is the result of human clinical trials and the latest scientific research on increasing endurance and performance. New features include Beta-Alanine as well the most potent Rhodiola available.

 

Get in shape on the disc!  It’s all the rage at gyms across the country.  Choose from the Fun Disc, Fit Disc, Trim Disc and Sport Disc and you’ll increase your balance, flexibility and core strength in no time.   If you play sports, disc workouts can make a huge improvement in your performance.   

 

Inversion Table - After a stressful day or to relieve sore muscles and back pain, nothing works like an inversion table.  Supports up to 300lbs. 

 

Let us help you build an affordable home gym.  Shop all Home Fitness Equipment for more ideas.  And for all your dietary supplements and weight loss/weight gain products, see our Dietary Products Category.  Have a healthy day!  And, as always, thanks for your business.

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