Favorite FSA Eligible Diabetes Supplies

by Craig Lindsley

Having to monitor sugar levels, handle sharps and transporting supplies; life with diabetes can be frustrating to manage. Check out the below FSA Eligible items that can help make managing your diabetes a snap!

Accu-Chek Guide Glucose Monitoring System (FSA/HSA Eligible)

After trying several different monitoring systems, I keep coming back to the Accu-Chek Guide. This monitor is small enough to be carried in a front pocket along with my strips and lancing device. The battery life is extraordinary, lasting several months of several daily testing. The results screen is very easy to read, and the navigation options are incredibly intuitive, allowing easy access to your current and historical data. The device also boasts Bluetooth technology so you can pair it to your smartphone after downloading the Accu-Chek app.

Review:This meter is accurate as tested against doctor’s office. The purchase price and more importantly the test strip prices are very economical compared to other systems. Not only that, both the lancet device and the strip handling systems are exceptionally well thought out and easy to use. Battery life is fine, perhaps because I turned off the Bluetooth function because I felt it was an unnecessary level of complexity when the device has an excellent memory function. I highly recommend this high-quality device” -Amazon Customer


Acc8-Chek Guide Glucose Test Strips (FSA/HSA Eligible)

The Accu-Chek Guide test strips come in a convenient waterproof hard case in bundles of 50, which makes it a great option for those of us who want to carry our test equipment without worry of damage or leakage. The test strips themselves seem to be very well made and over a couple of years of using the Accu-Check Guide, I’ve only have had a small handful of strips that didn’t read in the device.

Review: “Definitely a great upgrade on how the strips are stored. You can’t spill them by accident. As another reviewer stated the strips are packet with the testing side up. I did the same and flipped them, so I won’t contaminate the testing side by mistake each time I take a strip out.

As far as accuracy goes, is just like every other strip. All manufactures have their ups and downs. I tend to trust Accu-Chek a little more than other cheaper brands” – Amazon Customer

Accu-Chek Softclix Lancing Device and Lancets (FSA/HSA Eligible)

I absolutely love the Softclix Lancing Device. It features an adjustable lance depth so you can dial the most comfortable depth for your finger sticks. Unlike manual lances, the action is very quick which minimizes fingertip pain.

Review: “My old lancing device broke and I needed a replacement. This was a great replacement with 100 lancing needles. Works great, easy to use and is painless for lancing to test your blood for daily diabetic testing.” -Amazon Customer 

Ever Ready First Aid Porta Sharps Container (FSA/HSA Eligible)

If you do any form of traveling, then this is the product for you! I just discovered these portable sharps containers a couple of years back and am still amazed by how convenient they are. Small enough to throw in a suitcase, glove compartment or your supply case, these travel containers are big enough to store about a day’s worth of syringes and lancets or about a week’s worth of pen needles and lances. Once filled they securely lock for transportation and disposal.

Review: “I was able to use one of the porta sharps this week while traveling. It is perfect for my needs and worked very well. I have not sealed it yet and do plan for use it for several trips. I just empty it into my main sharps bucket upon return home. It fits into my diabetes supply bag with no problems. I am glad I purchased these”- Amazon Customer

OakRidge Products 1 Quart Sharps Disposal Container (FSA/HSA Eligible)

These home sharps containers are perfect for the home bathroom. Smaller in size to fit easily on a bathroom counter or seven medicine cabinet, the OakRidge 1 Quart containers have a very sturdy construction with a solidly connecting lid that minimizes risk of spill. There is a temporary closure tab that allows you to keep sharps inside while preventing you from permanently sealing the container until you’re ready. If you use pen needles like I do, this three pack can last you up to a year!

Review: “After taking oral meds for diabetes for the past several years, I recently went to a weekly injection. From working in a hospital for most of my career, I knew it was important to dispose of needles properly. After finding out that my local pharmacy didn’t carry sharps containers, I ordered these. So far, they are working as they should. The material of the box is thick and appears to contain a good amount of material before needed to be disposed of.” – Amazon Customer

Luxja Diabetic Supplies Travel Case (FSA/HSA Eligible)

Designed to be an all-in-one solution, the Luxja Diabetic supplies case provides organized spots for your testing meter and supplies, pockets to store your insulin pens, needles and glucose pills. Measuring in at 8.9×5.5×1.75 this case provides a TON of storage in a small footprint.

Review: “FINALLY a product for a Diabetic that could only have been designed by a Diabetic. Every detail is thought of from Meter to Strip Storage to Insulin Pen slots and nice padding and dividers in-between the different compartments – it’s just extremely well done.
This case is LIGHTYEARS ahead of those cheap plastic black things the Meter Vendors send. Run do not walk to get one of these!” – Amazon Customer

Dex4 Glucose Tablets (FSA/HSA Eligible)

These fast-acting sugar supplements are easy to keep on hand in your diabetes management kit in case of falling blood sugar. Each tablet contains 4g of fast acting carbs in a pre-measured serving. These supplements have a pleasant orange taste without being too chalky or artificial tasting.

Review: “I can’t say enough about these magic little tablets. They boost my sugar very quickly whereas before I started using Dex4 I would rely on gummy bears or some other sugar laden item and then I would feel lousy for a few hours. With Dex4 I don’t get that, my sugars go up and I am back to normal without feeling lousy. Love these things!! And the price on Amazon is great too, much less expensive than any retail store.” – Amazon Customer

Cortizone 10 Maximum Strength Anti Itch Lotion (FSA/HSA Eligible)

Dry, itchy skin can be an ever-present annoyance. This anti itch lotion is designed with diabetic skin in mind and provides a maximum strength dose of Hydrocortisone directly where it is needed to provide fast, lasting relief. The 3.4oz size means that it is TSA friendly so you can take it with you wherever you go.

Review: “After literally spending hundreds of dollars on over the counter and prescription lotions, I finally found one that works!
Stops the itching, softens the skin and decreases the red inflammation. No need to look any further, this one takes the prize. So very glad I took a chance on it.” – Amazon Customer

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