Dip a Stick - Simple Diabetes Test


Published 2015-02-16 (Rev. 2015-02-17) -- Dip a Stick provides an accurate way to detect signs of diabetes and is inexpensive, painless and easy to use.

Contact Details: For further information please contact Dip a Stick at www.dipastick.com

Quote: "Dip a Stick provides an accurate way to detect signs of diabetes and is inexpensive, painless and easy to use."

Definition: Defining the Meaning of Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus (DM), commonly referred to as diabetes, is a group of metabolic diseases in which there are high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period. Symptoms of high blood sugar include frequent urination, increased thirst, and increased hunger. If left untreated, diabetes can cause many complications.

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Allie Beatty knows all too well that early detection of diabetes can significantly reduce the risk of additional complications.

"My diabetes was not diagnosed until I was an adult and I paid the price," says Beatty. "I had 29 years of complications that included a coma, strokes, partial blindness, and kidney failure.

"There are over 8 million people in the US who have diabetes and don't know. I want to do something for those people, enabling them to get medical help before it's too late."

Beatty has reinvented Dip a Stick, a simple test for diabetes. The user just dips the stick into a cup of urine and the color-coding on the dipstick indicates the level of glucose. There's no need for a blood sample or a doctor visit.

Dip a Stick provides an accurate way to detect signs of diabetes and is inexpensive, painless and easy to use.

"Regular urine checks with Dip a Stick will help identify signs of diabetes," Beatty says. "It's important that you discuss the results with a healthcare provider. My experiences in life have given me the opportunity to develop a way for others to live a healthy life with early diabetes detection."

Beatty needs some help, however, in marketing this new product.

The budget for manufacturing, shipping and publicizing Dip a Stick is about $40,000. To generate this capital, she has launched an Indiegogo campaign at www.indiegogo.com/projects/dip-a-stick-for-diabetes--2.

Donations of any amount are welcome.

For a $20 contribution, backers will receive a package of Dip a Stick dipsticks. These are available in the US only and shipping is free.

Beatty, an active diabetes advocate, also has a free newsletter, Allie's Voice About Diabetes, which can be accessed at www.alliesvoice.com The newsletter, available through e-mail subscription, reports on cutting-edge diabetes research and includes product reviews and videos on relevant topics.

"According to healthcare providers, early detection and proper management of diabetes is instrumental to living a healthy life," says Beatty. "This type of campaign to raise awareness of diabetes was not around in 1985 when I was diagnosed.

"Using Dip a Stick to detect diabetes is as important as wearing a seat belt to reduce injury in a car accident."

For more, visit www.indiegogo.com/projects/dip-a-stick-for-diabetes--2; the website, www.dipastick.com; or the Dip a Stick Facebook page, www.facebook.com/alliesvoice.

Beatty can be reached directly at 888-527-0509

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