Other Medical Uses

Medical Uses for Dabs®

Dabs were invented by a proud Type 1 mom with the intention of making blood testing cleaner and easier for her son. It became apparent that these medical wipes didn’t have to be exclusive to diabetes care. These innovative, non-toxic, extremely absorbent wipes can be used for a long list of medical cleaning purposes.

Allergy Testing
Seeing an allergy specialist is a thing of the past. At home allergy tests are widely popular and most at-home tests pick up the 10 most common allergens. The kit requires you to prick your skin to harvest a bit of blood. You can use Dabs to wipe up any remaining drops of blood when you’re done testing.

Cholesterol Checks
Just like glucose testing, Cholesterol tests have you prick your finger to get drops of blood for the vial. Once you’ve completed those steps, you need something that can hygienically clean up the excess blood on your skin, and Dabs offer the perfect solution

Thyroid Checks
When you’re having thyroid issues and you want to check on its health, you can using an at-home thyroid test. Again, you just need to prick your finger, put the blood sample on the collection card, mail in the test, and wait for the results. To minimize germs and to facilitate clean up while you take the test, Dabs can help.  

Home Blood Draws
Besides the tests mentioned above, there are a range of other medical needs that require home blood draws. In fact, there are even phlebotomists who deliver their services, providing blood draws for people who are homebound. However, you don’t necessarily need a professional to do your blood draws. Many people take blood draws on a regular basis for a range of different tests. Regardless of why you’re drawing blood, you need to be able to clean it up and Dabs are the perfect solution. You don’t even need to wipe or press. Once you set the Dabs wipe on your skin, it effortlessly absorbs any lingering drops of blood, and you don’t have to worry about picking up germs from your clothing or your mouth.

IV Treatment at Home
In some cases, you may even need intravenous treatment (IV) when you are at home. People turn to central venous catheters, central venous catheter ports, peripherally inserted central catheters, and normal IVs to finish rounds of antibiotics, to address hormone deficiencies, to administer pain medications, for chemo treatments, or for other medical needs. Whether you have a home health aide or you administer your own IV, a few drops of blood may appear when you put in the needle, and Dabs provides a non-toxic, fast, and easy way to clean up the area.

You deserve tools that simplify your medical needs. If you’re immunocompromised, you also need the ability to quickly wipe away blood and germs without worrying about contamination. Dabs can help. These extra absorbent wipes are the perfect size for a few drops of blood. Never worry about wasting a paper towel or trying to find an itchy napkin again — simply hang a pad of Dabs where you take care of your medical needs, and you’ll always have soft easy-to-use cleaning supplies at your fingertips.

If you are a healthcare provider and are interested in using Dabs, give us a call or reach out via email for information on discounted bulk orders

The little sheets are insanely absorbent, so you barely even have to touch your finger to the sheet to get the blood off. And they don’t feel like another accessory that’s hanging around and getting in my way, because (unlike a lot of other d-things), they actually solve a problem.

Jacquie Wojcik—Blogger–TypicalType1.com