Mail-Order Supplies for Diabetes: The Pros and Cons

We live in a digital age, no two ways about it. People date, go to work, even buy their groceries and have them delivered, all on the World Wide Web.

Wouldn’t it make sense to purchase all the supplies for managing your diabetes online too, and have them delivered straight to your home?

For those who know what supplies they need and how much of it, online and mail-order supplies can be a godsend. However, there are always pros and cons to assess:

Pro: Convenience

Purchasing supplies from the comfort of home is a definite plus that mail and online ordering can provide. After all, when was the last time you picked up test strips in your pj’s without getting funny looks from the clerk? Yes sir, placing an order with a mouse click and waiting for supplies to drop down on your doorstep is a much better system than schlepping down to the store, which is probably why mail and online orders are so appealing to many people today.

Con: Cost

How many times has this happened to you: you find a product in an online store – the perfect product at a reasonable price. You add it to your “cart,” proceed to check out, and are redirected to a screen that makes your jaw drop. Your perfectly-priced item, thanks to shipping and handling charges, is now way too rich for your blood! This is something to be wary of as you look into buying diabetes supplies; medical equipment is bound to have a hefty shipping charged saddled to it.

Pro: Product Variety

Websites like American Diabetes Wholesale are wonderful for the at-home supply buyer, because they carry everything you need to manage your diabetes in one place. Test strips, insulin pumps, syringes – you need it, they’ve got it, and in any brand you can think of! This is another way that online and mail ordering is making it easier to get your diabetes supplies.

Con: Potential Risk

Of course, hen you order online or by mail, there are inherent risks you’re taking on. Almost anyone can set up a website that purports to sell and deliver diabetic supply materials. This doesn’t necessarily mean that there is a doctor or other medical professional working with the company. It’s always best to call the company headquarters ahead of time, ask them about their history selling diabetic supplies and any other questions you may have. If they seem unsure of their products or vague with their answers, you’d be better off finding another way to get your supplies.

Of course, it’s important to reiterate that mail or online ordering is only suggested for people who know what they need. If you have been recently diagnosed or are simply unfamiliar with what supplies you use, how often you use them, or how much you need to use, it’s best to consult your doctor before making any purchases.

Source: Article City

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