Monthly Archives: November 2014

Tomorrow and Thursday we will be at the Occupational Therapy Show (26th and 27th Nov)

Occupational Therapy Show

Here at Adaptawear we’re looking forward to attending The Occupational Therapy show this week at the NEC in Birmingham. We hope to get to meet some of our great customers too! So if you can please do come down. The Adaptawear team will be at stand B62, where we will be showcasing our Adaptawear clothing range. We offer a range of ladies and men’s discreetly adapted clothing for the elderly and disabled. Our clothes are focused on helping both independent and assisted dressing, supporting both the wearer and carer. Our staff have a extensive knowledge on the adaptive clothing industry and will be answering any questions you may have.

The Occupational Therapy Show is the UK’s largest dedicated CPD education and trade event for Occupational Therapists who come together to educate, inspire, and raise the profile of their profession. To find out more about the show you can visit www.theotshow.com.

Our day and nightwear clothes are discreetly adapted with zips and Velcro replacing buttons and are ideal for arthritis, stroke, parkinson, incontinence and dementia sufferers. In the meantime please visit our site to see our full range of clothing: www.adaptawear.com.

For our listing information, please visit www.theotshow.com/.

We hope to see you there!

Best wishes

Adaptawear Clothing Team

www.adaptawear.com

International Men’s Day 2014

November 19th is International Men’s Day 2014  which focuses on men’s health, improving gender relations, promoting gender equality, and highlighting positive male role models. It is an occasion for men to celebrate their achievements and contributions, in particular their contributions to community, family, marriage, and childcare while highlighting the discrimination against them.

There are many events to mark International Men’s Day including public seminars, conferences, festivals and fundraisers, classroom activities at schools, radio and television programs, Church observances, and peaceful displays and marches.

The theme this year is ‘Positive Male Role Models’. Here at Adaptawear we encourage you to get involved in today’s International Men’s Day if possible.

Adaptawear clothes are ideal for men who have arthritis, stroke, parkinson’s, incontinence and dementia sufferers as well as people of all ages who struggle with buttons and zips. We have a wide range of men’s adapted clothes including:

We do not want any disability to stop you from living independently or to disrupt your lifestyle. We have clothing options to make the daily task of getting dressed less of a struggle for you or a loved one. Check out our full range at www.adaptawear.com or call us on 0800 051 1931 for more information.

Adaptawear Customer Services Team
www.adaptawear.com

World Diabetes Day 14th November 2014

Tomorrow marks World Diabetes Day (14th November), which is co-ordinated by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) to increase awareness of Diabetes amidst concern over an escalating diabetes epidemic.

Diabetes, is a chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas is no longer able to make insulin, or when the body cannot make good use of the insulin it produces. Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas, that acts like a key to let glucose from the food we eat pass from the blood stream into the cells in the body to produce energy. All carbohydrate foods are broken down into glucose in the blood. Insulin helps glucose get into the cells.

Not being able to produce insulin or use it effectively leads to raised glucose levels in the blood (known as hyperglycaemia). Over the long-term high glucose levels are associated with damage to the body and failure of various organs and tissues.

The theme of World Diabetes Day this year is healthy living focusing on starting each day right by having a healthy breakfast. A healthy breakfast should help blood sugar levels from getting too high and should keep you full through the morning. Whilst cereal and toast may be cheap, these options typically raise blood sugar levels rapidly and may leave you hungry again before lunch. If you drink fruit juice for breakfast, consider cutting the juice out or having a smaller glass of it. For reference, a 150ml glass of unsweetened orange juice contains around 15g of carbohydrate and 13g of sugar.

Why is November 14th World Diabetes Day?

November 14th is a significant date in the diabetes calendar because it marks the birthday of the man who co-discovered insulin, Frederick Banting. Banting discovered insulin in 1922, alongside Charles Best. World Diabetes Day is internationally recognised and is now an official United Nations Day.

There are many campaigns happening to celebrate World Diabetes Day; so we encourage you to please get involved if you can.  More information on activities can be found here.

Extra Wide NavyHere at Adaptawear we know how very important it is for people with diabetes to protect their feet so we have a range of good quality orthopaedic and diabetic socks. Our specialist socks are aimed at promoting healthy feet and have been manufactured to ensure they do not rub your skin and cause any blisters.

 

We do not want any disability to stop you from living independently or to disrupt your lifestyle. Whether you or a loved one are stroke victims, we have clothing options to make the daily task of getting dressed less of a struggle for you or a loved one. Check out our full range at www.adaptawear.com or call us on 0800 051 1931 for more information.

Adaptawear Customer Services Team
www.adaptawear.com

Adapted Clothing Christmas Gifts Ideas!

xmas_treeHave you started to think about what gifts you will be giving to your relatives or a friend this Christmas? Well our Christmas Shop is now open! With Christmas just over a month away we have chosen the top gifts from our best selling lines to make it easy for you to pick the perfect present. Whether you are buying something for a loved one or yourself, we have got everything from ladies and men’s nightwear to winter warmers, perfect for when the temperatures drop during the holiday season.

With stocking fillers from as little as £5.50 and the best choice gifts for Him and Her, let us take the stress away from your Christmas shopping.

Gifts for Her

Slenderella Luxury Waffle Fleece Bed JacketLadies Winter Thermal SocksWe have Gifts for Her where you will find a great present for a Wife, Mum or Gran! From Ladies Thermal Socks, Front Button Jersey Nighties to our Slenderella Luxury Waffle Fleece Bed Jacket.

 

Gifts for Him

men_shirt_frontmen_bed_jacketWe have Gifts for Him where you will find a great present for a Husband, Dad or Grandpa! From Men’s Fleecy Bed JacketsMagnetic Front Fastening Shirts to Men’s Elasticated Waist Cord Trousers.

 

Stocking Fillers

Micro Fleece ThrowAblebeltWe have some great stocking fillers  to give to a loved one this Christmas! From AbleBelts to our Micro Fleece Throw.

 

 

You are sure to find the perfect gift for your loved one (or even something to treat yourself) so shop online today!

New Colours Added To Our Diabetic Sock Range

Do you know the importance of protecting your feet if you have diabetes?  Well here at Adaptawear we know how very important it is for people with diabetes to protect their feet so we have a range of good quality orthopaedic and diabetic socks.

Extra Wide NavyOur specialist socks are aimed at promoting healthy feet and have been manufactured to ensure they do not rub your skin and cause any blisters. We also know that comfortable toe seams and cuffs are an important feature for diabetic socks; they must also be soft, not tight and completely smooth to prevent abrasion. Our diabetic socks will fit you perfectly without creasing or causing pressure marks on your feet; they have non-elasticated cuffs, no prominent seams, allowing your feet to breathe and help eliminate friction.

Our diabetic sock range used to only come in black but they now come in beige and navy so you have a choice of 3 colours! You even have the option to choose from a regular fit or extra wide fit for all day comfort and gives you room to wear over bandages. So protect your feet today!

See our range of diabetic socks below:

Diabetic Socks with Padded Sole
Procuct Photography, Cheshire2 Pairs of supremely comfortable HALF PLUSH Diabetic Socks. These socks are supremely comfortable and have additional super soft cushioning in the toe, sole and heel area.

 

 

Diabetic Socks Extra Wide Rib

Extra Wide Navy2 Pairs of soft, non-elastic cuff and hand linked toe wide diabetic socks.  Giving room to wear over bandages or for swollen feet and ankles. Also suitable for people suffering from lymphedema.

 

 

Diabetic PROTECT iT Socks

Cathedral City Cheese2 Pairs of therapeutic socks, designed for people with diabetes, arthritis and neuropathy. PROTECT iT socks feels like a second skin that constantly adapts to your movement and gives you all-day protection in your sensitive spots. The special fibres have been developed to give you the best anti-bacterial, moisture-management and deodorizing properties together with a unique softness of the fabric.

Adaptawear Customer Services Team
www.adaptawear.com