Diabetic Supplies in Winnipeg
Are you looking to buy diabetic supplies in Winnipeg? Tache Pharmacy is your local pharmacy for your diabetic needs.
For more information about our supplies call us today at (204) 233-3469 or visit our contact us page for alternative contact information. Our pharmacists and staff are always happy to answer any questions you may have.
We carry a wide selection of supplies for diabetics including:
- blood glucose testing machines (glucometers)
- blood glucose test strips
- alcohol swabs
- sharps containers
- insulin pens
- insulin pen needles
- insulin syringes
- urine ketone test strips (Ketostix)
- oral diabetes medications
- glucagon kits
- glucose tablets
- sugar free candies
Blood Glucose Testing Supplies
The basic components of diabetic testing supplies include:
- Blood glucose testing machine / monitor
- Blood glucose test strips
- Alcohol Swabs
- Sharps container
The blood glucose meters detect how much glucose is in the blood. Normal blood glucose levels are 4.0 to 7.0 millimoles per litre (mmol/L) when fasting or before meals and then 5.0 to 10.0 mmol/L at 2 hours after a meal.
After pricking the finger with a lancet, blood from the finger tip is applied to the blood glucose test strip. Chemicals in the test strip react with the blood. Electrical current then passes through the test strip allowing the meter to detect how much glucose is in the blood.
Lancets should NOT be used more than once. Lancets should be disposed of in an approved sharps container due to the fact this device is coming in contact with blood.
For more information on blood glucose testing visit:
Tache Pharmacy stocks all the major brands of blood glucose testing meters:
- Accu-Chek Aviva
- Accu-Chek Guide
- Contour Next
- Contour Next One
- OneTouch Ultra 2
- OneTouch Verio
- FreeStyle Libre
For more information diabetes management visit the Diabetes Canada Tools and Resources page.