Educating patients about diabetes and inspiring the necessary diet and lifestyle changes can be a big challenge-especially with low-literacy patients. Until now. FlashCarb Magnets are a set of 50 colorful refrigerator magnets that make it fun and easy to learn the carb counts of common foods-and provide a quick reference while cooking.
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Educating patients about diabetes and inspiring the necessary diet and lifestyle changes can be a big challenge—especially with low-literacy patients. Until now. FlashCarb Magnets are a set of 50 colorful refrigerator magnets that make it fun and easy to learn the carb counts of common foods—and provide a quick reference while cooking. The magnets are part of a line of fresh and friendly educational products called Type1Tools and Type2Tools, created by HealthSimple Tools. Read more
HealthSimple was founded by Doug and Lisa Powell, two professional graphic designers whose daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 in 2003. They created their own materials to help their family manage the disease and make the many lifestyle changes associated with it—and quickly discovered that there was a large market for their ideas. Thus they begin selling their products, including FlashCarbs® flashcards, CarbWise Meal Cheat-sheetsTM, Carb Count Stickers. DataWise LogbooksTM and Care Plan Worksheets, online (www.type1tools.com; and www.type2tools.com).
HealthSimple uses proven design methodologies to increase the comprehension and retention of critical diabetes self-care instructions. The materials are inviting, intuitive and easy to use. By combining vivid visuals and fresh formats, they help overcome the language, age and literacy barriers that make it challenging to communicate with certain Type 1 and Type 2 patients. At the same time, they are practical and appropriate for even the most literate and compliant patients.
The products have been embraced and sold by American Diabetes Association and American Association of Diabetes Educators, and have won awards from The American Dietetic Association (2005 Creative Nutrition Education Award) and other design industry awards. For more information, and to see the full product line, visit www.healthsimpletools.com
Special offer! HealthSimple will include a FREE set of Carb Count Stickers with your order of $39 or more. Simply type in “DiabetesInControl” in the special instructions/promotional code section upon check out.