For more information on the products mentioned in this article, as well as a variety of other assistive devices, contact the companies listed below.
Apothecary Products, Inc.
(800) 328-2742 (customer service)
(888) 770-8767 (to order)
Distributor of pharmacy supplies, including the Ezy-Dose Inject Assist, which holds the syringe and insulin bottle steady while the syringe is filled, and the Ezy-Dose Injection Safety Guard, which protects the user from accidental needle sticks. Also carries pill and syringe organizers and the Ezy-Dose Syringe Magnifier, which clips onto the syringe barrel.
BD (Beckton, Dickinson and Company)
(888) BDCARES (232-2737)
Manufacturer of medical supplies and devices, including the BD Magni-Guide, which magnifies the syringe barrel 1.7 times and helps guide the needle into the vial stopper.
Beyond Sight, Inc.
Products include a syringe-loading device, an eyedrop guide, and transparent “bumps” that can be attached to objects via adhesive for identification by touch.
Manufacturer of the Digi-Voice attachment, which can be used with the OneTouch Basic and OneTouch SureStep blood glucose meters. Also distributes products such as large-print books, sensory toys, and magnifiers.
Carries a range of products related to diabetes care, including Whittier Medical’s Tru Hand, a device that holds the insulin bottle while guiding the syringe and also magnifies the barrel. Compatible with BD and Monoject syringes.
Carries products such as nonslip place mats, Braille phones, a talking blood pressure cuff, and the Talking Rx, a prescription bottle holder that can hold a recording of instructions from the pharmacist.
Independent Living Aids, Inc.
Distributes devices for the visually impaired such as vibrating alarm clocks, liquid level guides, and talking thermometers.
(866) 317-8533 (TTY)
Manufacturer of the LHS-7B voice attachment, for use with the OneTouch Basic and OneTouch Profile blood glucose meters. Also offers products such as screen magnification software and magnifying lamps.
(800) 522-6924 (to order)
(631) 752-0521 (for information)
Distributes devices such as check writing guides, toilet level indicators, and talking thermometers.
Distributor of a number of assistive devices, including the Count-a-Dose, which can hold either one or two bottles of insulin (for mixed doses). Makes a distinct click that can be felt and heard with each unit of insulin. Also provides the Borin-Halbich Safe Shot, a syringe loader that can be set once and then used to load the same insulin dose each time.
Producer of the MedReady, a pill dispenser with a lock that ensures only one dose of pills is retrieved at a time.
Produces NeedleAid, a tapered device that is placed on the injection site to stabilize and guide the needle.
Maker of the Novolin InnoLet, a prefilled insulin doser that employs a large dial and audible clicks for setting a dose.
Maker of the Insul-Cap, a plastic cap that fits over Eli Lilly, Novo Nordisk, and Aventis Lantus insulin bottles and helps guide the needle into the bottle.
Manufactures the Accu-Chek Voicemate System, a blood glucose meter with integrated speech output.
Talking Rx, Inc.
(888) RXTALKS (798-2557)
Manufacturer of the Talking Rx, a medicine bottle holder that can record and play back up to 60 seconds of information about a drug prescription.