14 Diabetes Products for $25 or Less

Looking for a gift for a loved one who has diabetes, or just shopping around for diabetes essentials? Check out this roundup of some our favorite items that can be found on Amazon for Prime Day.


Yomandamor Bamboo Diabetic Socks

Yomandamor Bamboo Diabetic Socks are made from a combination of bamboo and elastane — materials that wick away moisture, are wrinkle-resistant (which means less chance of chafing or abrasion), and are free from seams. Bamboo also has anti-microbial properties, preventing bacterial and fungal infections, and minimizing foot odor. These socks are comfy, too, with extra cushioning and a non-binding top that stays up.

Yomandamor Bamboo Diabetic Socks are available for both women and men, and come in a variety of sizes and styles, including ankle, low-cut, crew, and knee-high styles. Whether you’re relaxing at home or out and about, Yomandamor bamboo diabetic socks will keep your feet safe and healthy.

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Vnox Medical Alert ID Bracelet

[2]Wearing an ID bracelet is an easy — and fashionable — way to stay safe in case of an emergency. Vnox Jewelry produces an assortment of medical ID bracelets; most of them are made from stainless steel, but several styles are available in leather or silicone. You can pick from an array of styles, too, ranging from bangle bracelets with charms, to cuffs, to link bracelets. There are enough styles to appeal to women, men, and children alike, and you’ll have no trouble finding a bracelet that suits your personal style. If you have difficulty with clasps, try Vnox’s watch band-style bracelets.

Vnox medical alert ID bracelets are made from high-quality materials that are durable and affordable. Every bracelet displays the medical symbol to alert emergency and medical personnel that you have a medical condition. Amazon provides free engraving[3], as well. Prices are suited to any budget, and range from approximately $8.99 to $22.99, not including shipping.

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Cusa Tea Premium Instant Tea

[5]If you’re looking for a delicious, healthy beverage that is free from calories and carbs, reach for a stick of Cusa Tea. Tea has a number of health benefits that might just help with your diabetes management. For example, research shows that tea — black, white, and green — may improve insulin sensitivity[6], thanks to substances found in tea called polyphenols. This, in turn, can make it easier to get and keep your blood sugars within your target range[7]. Tea’s health benefits go beyond blood sugars, too. Drinking black tea may help lower your risk of having a heart attack, while sipping green tea may help you lower your cholesterol[8] and triglyceride levels.

Cusa Tea is an instant tea that bypasses the need to steep. Simply tear open a “stick,” pour it into your favorite mug, and add hot or cold water. Cusa tea is a premium, organic tea that is free from preservatives, flavorings, and sugar. It’s made using Cold Steep Technology that concentrates the tea into crystals; the crystals instantly dissolve into hot or cold water. Voila! You’ll have a delicious, nutritious tea in seconds — literally. Cusa Tea variety pack includes English Breakfast, Lemon Black, Oolong, Green, and Mango Green teas. Tuck a few sticks of Cusa tea in your purse, briefcase, backpack, or pocket — enjoy anytime, anywhere!

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Type You Diabetic Care Daytime Liquid Cough & Cold Medicine

Have an irritating summer cold? Dealing with a runny nose, a scratchy throat, and a hacking cough can make you feel miserable, as well as make it challenging to manage your blood sugars. That’s because illness of any kind (including the common cold) triggers your body to release hormones that can raise your blood sugar and make it harder for your insulin to do its job.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)[10], adults have an average of two to three colds per year; if you have diabetes and get a cold, it can take you longer to get better, compared with people who don’t have diabetes. Therefore, the best defense is a good offense, and that means doing your best to prevent getting a cold in the first place. That includes washing your hands often and staying away from people who are sick. If you do get a cold, make sure you have Type You Diabetic Care Daytime Liquid Cough & Cold medicine in your medicine cabinet. This cough syrup is specially formulated for people who have diabetes: It’s 100% sugar-free and contains no sugar alcohols, sodium, gluten, alcohol, dyes, or decongestants. So if the common cold strikes, reach for Type You Diabetic Care Daytime Liquid Cough & Cold medicine for soothing relief from coughs, throat irritation, and congestion. (Check with your doctor or pharmacist before using if you take medicines for depression or Parkinson’s disease.)

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Bio-Oil

[12]Skin issues[13] related to diabetes can cause itching, scarring, dehydrated skin, and change in skin tone. Here’s where Bio-Oil comes in. Bio-Oil is clinically proven and dermatologist-recommended to improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks, and uneven skin tone. When used twice daily, it can help restore the skin’s lipid layer that prevents loss of moisture, and it minimizes fine lines and wrinkles, keeping skin soft, supple, and young-looking. This hypo-allergenic oil contains a blend of botanical oils and vitamins that is suitable for all skin types, and it won’t clog pores. Bio-Oil has earned the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval in 2018, along with multiple beauty awards, worldwide.

Bio-Oil is available in 2-ounce, 4.2-ounce, and 6.7-ounce sizes. Remember: If you do develop a diabetes-related skin condition, it’s important to see your provider for an appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan.

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Refresh Optive Mega-3 Lubricant Eye Drops

[15]It’s estimated that more than half of people who have diabetes also have dry eye[16]. One reason for this may be due to polyneuropathy that can damage nerves in the eye, affecting the ability to form tears.

While there is no cure for dry eye, Refresh Optive Mega-3 Lubricant Eye Drops can provide much-needed relief. The preservative-free formula contains flaxseed and castor oils to help restore the lipid layer in the eye and prevent tear evaporation. It’s been clinically proven to treat the uncomfortable symptoms of dry eye, and is safe to use as often as needed. Refresh Optive Mega-3 Lubricant Eye Drops comes in 30 single-use vials that can easily be tucked into your purse, briefcase, or pocket for fast relief, any time. And, these vials require no shaking prior to use. If you think you might have dry eye, talk with your eye-care specialist, and ask about using Refresh Optive Mega-3 Lubricant Eye Drops.

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TheraBreath Dry Mouth Lozenges

[18]Dry mouth[19], or xerostomia, is a common occurrence in people who have diabetes. The best way to avoid dry mouth is to focus on getting and keeping your blood glucose levels within your target range. In addition, drinking plenty of fluids, brushing your teeth at least twice a day, and sucking on lozenges, such as TheraBreath Dry Mouth Lozenges, can also help.

Unlike other lozenges or breath mints, TheraBreath Dry Mouth Lozenges work in three stages to combat dry mouth symptoms. During stage 1, unpleasant tastes and odors are eliminated. In stage 2, zinc and xylitol come to the rescue to fight the source of bad breath. And in stage 3, a flavor agent stimulates saliva flow to provide soothing symptom relief. TheraBreath Dry Mouth Lozenges are sugar-, calorie-, and gluten-free[20], and come in two flavors and three package sizes.

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OakRidge Sharps Container

[22]If you have diabetes and check your blood sugar or inject insulin, you might be using sharps on a daily basis. “Sharps” refers to devices with sharp points or edges that can puncture or cut skin. Lancets, syringes, insulin pen needles, insulin pump infusion sets, and glucose sensor insertion needles are examples of sharps that are commonly used by people who have diabetes.

Used sharps are a real danger to people and pets if they’re not disposed of safely and properly because they can spread serious infections, including HIV and hepatitis B and C. It’s important to have an appropriate, designated container in which to place used sharps. OakRidge sharps containers come in packages of three, making them perfect for use at home, at work, and when traveling. They’re made of puncture- and impact-resistant material that meets Food and Drug Administration (FDA) standards, including OSHA and EPA regulations for biohazardous waste collection. In addition, the clear lid on each of these containers allows you to see when it’s getting full; once the container is full, you can lock the lid before disposing of the container. Additionally, each container is clearly labeled with instructions for use, plus a biohazard warning.

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Dex4 Glucose Gel

[24]If you take insulin[25] or types of diabetes pills called sulfonylureas[26] or meglitinides[27], you’re at risk for hypoglycemia[28] (low blood glucose), which is generally considered to be a blood glucose level below 70 mg/dl. Missing or delaying a meal, unplanned physical activity, drinking alcohol without eating, or taking more medicine than prescribed all raise the risk of having a “low.” Symptoms of hypoglycemia include feeling shaky or dizzy, sweating, feeling hungry, having a headache, or not being able to concentrate.

The best way to handle hypoglycemia is to prevent it from happening in the first place. But because life happens, it’s important to be prepared. Dex4 Glucose Gel is a fast-acting source of carbohydrate that’s an excellent option for treating low blood glucose. Using a glucose gel is a convenient and fast way to treat lows, since it doesn’t require chewing and is easy to swallow. Each 1.2-ounce pouch of Dex4 Glucose Gel contains 15 grams of carbohydrate — the amount recommended for treating hypoglycemia. The pouches are convenient to carry in your purse, briefcase, or backpack. Keep a few in your car’s glove compartment and desk drawer, as well. They’re also perfect for traveling or anytime you’re on the go!

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Viva Naturals Organic Chia Seeds

[30]Curious about chia? Reach for a bag of Viva Naturals Organic Chia Seeds. Packed with nutrition, one tablespoon of these “super seeds” contains just 60 calories and 5 grams of carbohydrate, as well as 4 grams of fiber. Sprinkle them into your oatmeal or favorite smoothie recipe, whip up a batch of chia pudding, or stir some into your stir-fry — the possibilities are endless! Viva Naturals Chia Seeds are organic, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, and non-GMO, and are grown by experienced farmers. Available in one- and two-pound bags, these chia seeds are your go-to super food for overall health.

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Diabetic Athlete’s Handbook

[32]Written by world-renowned diabetes and exercise expert Sheri R. Colberg, PhD, the Diabetic Athlete’s Handbook provides advice for athletes of all levels living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Including more than 100 sport-specific training guidelines for a variety of pursuits, and covering information on “insulins and other medications, glucose monitors, blood sugar management, nutrition and supplements, injury prevention and treatment, mental strategies,” and more, the information in this book can help keep you at the top of your game.

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Tribe Water Resistant Cell Phone Armband

[34]Strap the Tribe Water Resistant Cell Phone Armband on your arm and you’re good to go! This water-resistant neoprene and polyester armband holds iPhones X, 8, 7, 6S, 6, SE, 5S, 5C, and 5, as well as Galaxy S4, S3, and S2. The no-slip design keeps your phone safely in place so that you can enjoy the activity of your choice. You can easily reach your screen to change tunes or make a phone call, as well. The band is adjustable to fit upper arms of different sizes, and it comes in eight colors. Bonus: The phone case sports reflective strips that provide extra safety if you’re walking or jogging in the dark, as well as a slot to carry your house key. Order your Tribe Cell Phone Armband today so that you can safely and easily keep your phone with you while you enjoy a fun — and active — walk or run.

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Easy Yoga for Diabetes With Peggy Cappy

[36]If you’d like to give yoga[37] a try but you’re not sure how, Peggy Cappy’s DVD, ‘Yoga For the Rest of Us: Easy Yoga for Diabetes With Peggy Cappy’ is a perfect way to get started. Peggy Cappy is an experienced yoga practitioner who has created a series of yoga DVDs for PBS. All of her DVDs provide step-by-step instructions that gently ease you into yoga while in the comfort of your own home. You’ll build strength, improve your flexibility and balance, and boost your overall health. No matter your age or your ability, Peggy will help you reap the many benefits of this ancient practice. Remember to check with your doctor before starting any type of physical activity program. Namaste!

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Chillpack Double Bag Diabetic Travel Organizer

[39]If you take insulin[25] or non-insulin injectables[40], such as dulaglutide (brand name Trulicity), exenatide (Byetta and Bydureon), albiglutide (Tanzeum), liraglutide (Victoza), or amylin (Symlin) it’s important to keep them out of extreme temperatures. Heat and cold can spoil your insulin and your non-insulin injectables, and can even affect how your blood glucose meter works. The Chillpack Double Bag Diabetic Travel Organizer is a perfect way to keep your medicines, pens, syringes, meter, and other diabetes supplies safe and organized. This insulated cooler bag is double-thick for extra protection, and comes with two ice packs that will ensure that your medicine and supplies stay at the right temperature — without freezing.

The Chillpack Double Bag Travel Organizer is also ideal for sports, camping, and even going to work. Knowing that you have everything you need to care for your diabetes in one place will go a long way to give you peace of mind and manage your diabetes, whether at home, work, or abroad.

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Want to see more diabetes products that can be ordered on Amazon? Check out our product reviews[42]!

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Endnotes:
  1. Check the price on Amazon!: https://amzn.to/2PvcUoA
  2. [Image]: https://www.amazon.com/VNOX-Engraving-Stainless-Medical-Bracelet/dp/B077F94WMK/ref=as_li_ss_il?srs=11393755011&ie=UTF8&qid=1538423596&sr=8-1&linkCode=li3&tag=madavorwebsit-20&linkId=c9b91afa8ba6ac10ae5bf1297f084d81&language=en_US
  3. Amazon provides free engraving: https://amzn.to/2KLiBwz
  4. Check the price on Amazon!: https://amzn.to/2KLiBwz
  5. [Image]: https://www.amazon.com/Variety-Cusa-Tea-Premium-Organic/dp/B0725GWV3H/ref=as_li_ss_il?ie=UTF8&qid=1536525143&sr=8-4&keywords=cusa+tea+premium+instant+tea&th=1&linkCode=li3&tag=madavorwebsit-20&linkId=0fbd929f026d99abde9a2ee457d26ce8&language=en_US
  6. insulin sensitivity: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/managing-diabetes/treatment-approaches/increasing-insulin-sensitivity/
  7. target range: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/blog/what-is-a-normal-blood-sugar-level/
  8. lower your cholesterol: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/managing-diabetes/complications-prevention/natural-ways-to-lower-your-cholesterol/
  9. Check the price on Amazon!: https://amzn.to/2IjXEb1
  10. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/features/rhinoviruses/index.html
  11. Check the price on Amazon!: https://amzn.to/2Q6tFqd
  12. [Image]: https://www.amazon.com/Bio-Oil-4-2oz-Multiuse-Skincare-Oil/dp/B004AI97MA/ref=as_li_ss_il?ie=UTF8&qid=1534718755&sr=8-3&keywords=bio+oil&linkCode=li3&tag=madavorwebsit-20&linkId=2d584748681aaf7843275dd32c947d86&language=en_US
  13. Skin issues: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/about-diabetes/general-diabetes-information/diabetes-and-your-skin-2/
  14. Check the price on Amazon!: https://amzn.to/2Pj85hv
  15. [Image]: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074ZHK96H/ref=as_li_ss_il?aaxitk=8uv4egH2tuKnq0zMw9tZRQ&pd_rd_i=B074ZHK96H&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=3930100107420870094&pf_rd_s=desktop-sx-top-slot&pf_rd_t=301&pf_rd_i=systane&hsa_cr_id=7636980620201&sb-ci-n=productDescription&sb-ci-v=Refresh+Optive+Mega-3+Lubricant+Eye+Drops,+30+Single-Use+Containers,+0.01+fl+oz+(0.4mL)+each+Sterile&th=1&linkCode=li3&tag=madavorwebsit-20&linkId=3e3a25bef0ca981f9c15ab7fd0696fd6&language=en_US
  16. dry eye: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/blog/say-goodbye-dry-eye/
  17. Check the price on Amazon!: https://amzn.to/2QAWLyu
  18. [Image]: https://www.amazon.com/TheraBreath-Dentist-Recommended-Lozenges-Mandarin/dp/B004QM0OJ0/ref=as_li_ss_il?ie=UTF8&qid=1532293120&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=therabreath+dry+mouth+lozenges&th=1&linkCode=li3&tag=madavorwebsit-20&linkId=799c290ddb2ed05ddb8937cc7d6b7c3c&language=en_US
  19. Dry mouth: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/managing-diabetes/complications-prevention/disease-treatment-and-oral-health/
  20. gluten-free: https://www.glutenfreeliving.com/
  21. Check the price on Amazon!: https://amzn.to/2A6kpPf
  22. [Image]: https://www.amazon.com/Sharps-Disposal-Container-OakRidge-Products/dp/B01CUXWUB6/ref=as_li_ss_il?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1529101671&sr=1-2-spons&keywords=Oakridge+sharps+container&psc=1&linkCode=li3&tag=madavorwebsit-20&linkId=fc435b80a8ab36163c833187877e8f94&language=en_US
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  24. [Image]: https://www.amazon.com/Dex4-Acting-Glucose-Fruit-Punch/dp/B01E5TD10W/ref=as_li_ss_il?ie=UTF8&qid=1528652737&sr=8-24&keywords=glucose+gel&linkCode=li3&tag=madavorwebsit-20&linkId=ab9981be38c00adbccd8e86bd6af18d0&language=en_US
  25. insulin: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/blog/what-does-insulin-do/
  26. sulfonylureas: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/blog/diabetes-medicine-sulfonylureas/
  27. meglitinides: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/blog/diabetes-medicine-meglitinides/
  28. hypoglycemia: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/managing-diabetes/blood-glucose-management/understanding-hypoglycemia/
  29. Check the price on Amazon!: https://amzn.to/2sPngGj
  30. [Image]: https://www.amazon.com/Viva-Naturals-Organic-Chia-Seeds/dp/B00OZYNGUS/ref=as_li_ss_il?ie=UTF8&qid=1535118757&sr=8-3&keywords=Viva+Naturals+Organic+Chia+Seeds&dpID=51RwlsQrItL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch&th=1&linkCode=li3&tag=madavorwebsit-20&linkId=90b01ac297567f31741b66b0707a5f99&language=en_US
  31. Check the price on Amazon!: https://amzn.to/2Nf5FQ2
  32. [Image]: https://www.amazon.com/Diabetic-Athletes-Handbook-Sheri-Colberg/dp/0736074937/ref=as_li_ss_il?ie=UTF8&qid=1536327069&sr=8-1&keywords=Diabetic+Athlete%E2%80%99s+Handbook&linkCode=li3&tag=madavorwebsit-20&linkId=31e07e7ff2568913c9d3e0355ee76655&language=en_US
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  34. [Image]: https://www.amazon.com/Tribe-Resistant-Armband-Samsung-Adjustable/dp/B00SXRXUFE/ref=as_li_ss_il?s=wireless&ie=UTF8&qid=1535661780&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=Tribe+Water+Resistant+Cell+Phone+Armband&psc=1&linkCode=li3&tag=madavorwebsit-20&linkId=076795e8ad52758ae49c775fac8e8710&language=en_US
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  36. [Image]: https://www.amazon.com/Yoga-Rest-Us-Diabetes-Peggy/dp/B01CJCQI48/ref=as_li_ss_il?ie=UTF8&qid=1535661865&sr=8-1&keywords=yoga+peggy+cappy+diabetes&linkCode=li3&tag=madavorwebsit-20&linkId=058b515fa775e3835dccf1d65294ea1f&language=en_US
  37. yoga: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/blog/yoga-for-diabetes/
  38. Check the price on Amazon!: https://amzn.to/2oPu2cO
  39. [Image]: https://www.amazon.com/Chillpack-Diabetic-Organizer-Pack-Included/dp/B019QUYTFG/ref=as_li_ss_il?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1529625156&sr=1-1&keywords=chillpack&th=1&linkCode=li3&tag=madavorwebsit-20&linkId=b7efd8cf0a471f77d0b1b22bc1652c29&language=en_US
  40. non-insulin injectables: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/blog/non-insulin-injectable-diabetes-medications/
  41. Check the price on Amazon!: https://amzn.to/2Mu7esy
  42. product reviews: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/tag/product-reviews/

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