FAQ: Sugar Medical Accessories for Managing Type 2 Diabetes

About Sugar Medical

We create products that will inspire you to carry your daily diabetes supplies without hesitation. Our vision is to bring style and quality into the lives of people living with Type 1 & Type 2 diabetes and simplify daily management routines.

Sugar Medical is one of the largest diabetic accessory companies in the country and proudly, still woman-owned. We specialize in diabetes supply cases, purses, backpacks, travel bags and accessories that are available worldwide, via Sugar Medical and through our international partners. We have created over 100 fashionable designs and will continue to develop new and exciting products that are both durable and practical for daily life with diabetes.

Sugar Medical gives back to the diabetes community by donating yearly to the JDRF, Beyond Type 1, and The Diabetes Link. We also participate in walks and benefits hosted by the JDRF and ADA and have donated 5000 bags to the JDRF’s Bag of Hope. In 2022 we launched an annual program that donates $1.5K to four diabetes camps for kids across the country. And in our local community here in Midlothian, VA, we donate to Chesterfield County Food Bank and local High School sports programs.

1.What products does Sugar Medical offer?

Sugar Medical offers a wide variety of fashionable, convenient and versatile diabetes supply management products for individuals living with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Our array of products include: 

  • Glucose Meter Cases
  • Omnipod Cases
  • Tandem Cases
  • Cases for Dexcom
  • Diabetic Waist Belts
  • Diabetes Canvas Bags
  • Diabetes Supply Backpacks
  • Diabetes Supply Purses
  • Diabetes Supply Travel Bags
  • Waterproof Diabetes Supply Bags
  • FRIO Insulin Cooling Cases
  • Nordic Ice Packs
  • Insulated Travel Bags
  • Insulated Supply Cases 
  • Protective Silicone Covers for: Omnipod, Medtronic, Tandem, Libre 
  • Insulin Vial Protective Sleeve
  • PumpPOPS™ Omnipod Covers
  • Skin Adhesives and Wipes
  • Medical Device Fashion Stickers
  • Glucose
  • Premium Diabetic Socks
  • Stickers & Charm

2. How can Sugar Medical products help those living with diabetes?

Well-made and well-thought-out diabetes supply bags and cases can significantly enhance diabetes management by providing practical solutions and convenience for carrying essential supplies. Here are some ways these specialized products can help you manage your diabetes effectively:

Organization: Diabetes supply bags and cases are designed with multiple compartments and pockets to keep your supplies neatly organized. This allows for easy access and saves time when retrieving items like insulin pens, glucose meters, test strips, lancets, and emergency snacks.
Portability: High-quality diabetes supply bags are compact and portable, making them ideal for students, professionals, or anyone on the go. Their lightweight design allows you to carry all your necessary supplies with ease, whether you're attending classes, traveling, or participating in extracurricular activities.
Insulin Protection: Many diabetes bags and cases come with insulated compartments to keep insulin cool, preventing it from being exposed to extreme temperatures that can affect its efficacy. This feature is especially crucial during hot weather or when traveling.
Discreetness: Diabetes supply bags often have discreet and stylish designs, resembling regular bags or cases. This feature allows you to carry your diabetes supplies without drawing unnecessary attention, promoting a sense of privacy and comfort.
Safety and Security: Well-made diabetes bags and cases offer secure closures and durable materials, ensuring that your supplies remain safe during transit. This is particularly important when carrying fragile items like glucose meters or devices with sharp components.
Customization: Some diabetes supply bags allow for customization, allowing you to arrange the compartments according to your specific needs. This flexibility ensures that your bag is personalized to accommodate your unique set of supplies.
Emergency Preparedness: Having a well-organized diabetes supply bag means you are always prepared for any diabetes-related emergencies that may arise. You can quickly access the necessary supplies to manage hypo or hyperglycemia and avoid potential complications.
Peace of Mind: Investing in a high-quality and well-designed diabetes supply bag provides peace of mind, knowing that you have a reliable and accessible system for carrying and managing your supplies wherever you go.
Longevity: Well-made diabetes supply bags and cases are constructed from durable materials, ensuring they withstand regular use and remain in good condition for an extended period.

3. Which Sugar Medical product is right for me?

When considering which Sugar Medical product is right for you, it's essential to take into account your specific needs and lifestyle. Each individual may have different requirements based on the type and quantity of diabetes supplies they regularly carry.

To guide you in making the best choice, Sugar Medical provides valuable information about the features and specifications of each product. Detailed descriptions of each product's design elements, such as compartments and pockets, are provided to help you visualize how the bag or case can accommodate your supplies. This includes considerations for insulin pens, glucose meters, test strips, lancets, emergency snacks, and more.

Features to look for in a diabetes supply bag include:

  • Ample Storage Space
  • Organizational Features
  • Insulated Compartment
  • Durable Material
  • Comfortable Carrying Options
  • Discreet Design
  • Lightweight and Portable
  • Easy to Clean
  • Water-Resistant or Waterproof
  • Emergency Information Pocket
  • Designated Trash Pocket
  • Compatibility with Supplies
  • Positive Reviews

Read more about selecting the right size diabetes bag for you and selecting fashionable and fun diabetes bags

4.How do you properly care for Sugar Medical products?

Our diabetes management supplies are designed with durability and longevity in mind. We use fabrics and materials that are easy to clean and maintain. We recommend spot cleaning with a damp cloth. Many customers have told us they use a fabric protector like Scotch Guard ™ to help protect their bags prior to use.

Materials Used In Our Products:

  • Premium nylon
  • Premium hardware
  • Easy glide zippers 
  • VELCRO® fasteners 


5.Which products are best for newly diagnosed diabetics?

While all of Sugar Medical’s products and accessories are helpful for those newly diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, there are a few items that work well for every lifestyle and all daily activities. Read more about the best gifts for newly diagnosed diabetics

6. How do Sugar Medical products cater to the needs of Type 2 diabetics in managing their daily supplies effectively?

Managing Type 1 diabetes can look very different from managing Type 2 diabetes. While some supplies may be similar, Type 1 diabetics tend to require more tools and supplies to maintain their diabetes care plan. Read more about the differences between Type1 and Type 2 diabetes

Organization and Accessibility: Sugar Medical products offer ample storage space with well-organized compartments and pockets. This design allows Type 2 diabetics to keep their glucose meters, testing strips, lancets, medication, and other supplies neatly arranged for easy access. Having everything in one place simplifies daily diabetes management.

Secure Storage for Medication: For Type 2 diabetics who take oral medications, Sugar Medical products provide secure storage compartments to keep medications safely contained. This feature ensures that medications are readily available and protected during travel or busy schedules.

Customization Options: Certain Sugar Medical products offer universal compartments, enabling Type 2 diabetics to personalize the arrangement of their supplies. This adaptability accommodates different types of medication and testing equipment, tailoring the bag to individual needs.

Support for Active Lifestyles: Sugar Medical products suit the lifestyles of Type 2 diabetics who prioritize staying active. Whether it's going to work, running errands, or engaging in physical activities, these products provide a convenient way to carry essential supplies.

Learn a few tips about traveling with Type 2 diabetes


7. Which forms of payment does Sugar Medical accept?

Sugar Medical accepts several different forms of payment including:

  • Sugar Medical eGift Cards ( Read more about our eGift Cards)
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) cards and Flexible Spending Account (FSA) cards. (Please check with your insurance provider for eligibility.)
  • AMEX
  • Discover
  • Mastercard
  • Paypal
  • Shop Pay
  • Visa
  • After Pay


8.What about shipping?

How can I track my order?

You will receive an email from customerservice@sugarmedical.com containing tracking information when your order ships.

Where do you ship outside the United States?

Currently we ship to the United States and Canada. For other countries, we use a wide network of International Distributors. By utilizing international distributors we are able to ship our diabetes products to: Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Japan, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, United Kingdom and Germany. 


9.Do you accept returns and exchanges?

Sugar Medical takes pride in providing you with a good experience and quality products that you will love. We gladly work with you on returns and exchanges of specific Sugar Medical products. Some products, including used products can not be returned due to health regulations and guidelines. Read more about Sugar Medical’s Refund Policy.


Sugar Medical Product Returns: 

Satisfaction and quality are our highest priority.  Sugar Medical will gladly accept returns of merchandise within 60 days for a full refund. Merchandise must show no signs of use. Since bags are used for blood testing supplies, we are unable to accept returns of used products due to health regulations. Returns will be credited in the same form as original payment.  Shipping and handling fees are nonrefundable. We suggest returns are mailed United States Postal Service regular mail.

PodPals™ are non-refundable and therefore, we cannot accept returns for reimbursement. If you have any questions or require additional support for   PodPals™ please call the Omnipod® team anytime at 800-591-3455 or visit myomnipod.com    

Please include a copy of your invoice. If you no longer have your invoice, please include a note with the name the order was placed under and a phone number.  

Please send your return to:

Sugar Medical, LLC
Attn:  Returns Department
7305 Hancock Village Dr. #325
Chesterfield, VA 23832


Sugar Medical Product Exchanges: 

Received your bag and changed your mind on the color? No problem! Just send us back your bag with your invoice and include a note stating which color you would like to exchange it for. If there is a price difference, we will contact you directly before mailing out the exchange. Note: We will gladly exchange merchandise that is in perfect condition and shows no signs of use. For more information on exchanges, please email customerservice@sugarmedical.com

Please send your exchange to:

Sugar Medical, LLC
Attn: Exchanges
7305 Hancock Village Dr. #325
Chesterfield, VA 23832

Sugar Medical Customer Testimonials & Reviews:

John A. | Verified Buyer | 5.0 star rating | 04/16/23

I am a very active Diabetic, and these Sugar Medical cases are the most durable and dependable cases I have ever used! Not only are they her most functional, but are the best looking! So many styles for men, women, and children. They have something for everybody!

Donna T. | Verified Buyer | 4.0 star rating | 12/23/22

Everything is fine except not big enough for everything you say it will hold. We travel for several days at a time and after putting pods and Dexcom supplies the case is not deep enough for my extra snacks, meter, etc. i am aware of how to pack it but still too small. I am still using it for everything I can and it has helped with my travels. I use a smaller sugar medical bag for insulin as I need to travel with vials. I'm able to put a larger ice pack for longer travel time.

Ann-Marie B. | Verified Buyer | 5.0 star rating | 07/17/23

Great product at a great price. Shipping is always fast. PodPals has saved many pods from falling off early.

Charisse R. | Verified Buyer | 5.0 star rating | 07/04/23

Love the bag. Even my grandkids love it. We call it my llama bag when it’s time to take my sugar.

Read more of our Sugar Medical product reviews!

Sugar Medical Contact and Support:

Do not hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have related to our company or our products. We look forward to working with you. 

7305 Hancock Village Dr. #325
Chesterfield, VA 23832

1-888-522-2545 Monday thru Friday between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm EST. Closed Saturday and Sunday.

Please note: Our office will be closed honoring the following holidays:

  • Monday, January 2nd- New Year’s Day (observed)
  • Friday, April 7th - Good Friday
  • Monday, May 29th - Memorial Day
  • Monday, June 19th - Juneteenth Day
  • Tuesday, July 4th - Independence Day
  • Monday, September 4th - Labor Day
  • Wednesday, November 22nd - Closes at noon
  • Thursday, November 23rd and 24th - Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday, December 22nd - Closes at Noon
  • Monday, December 25th- Christmas Day