The Best Wheelchairs for Diabetes
As diabetes progresses, many people find mobility aids to be useful. Diabetes affects millions of people worldwide and can cause fatigue and other issues that can be solved with the proper wheelchair. Broda provides wheelchairs that make life with diabetes easier and more comfortable.
Seating Comfort & Skin Integrity
One of the main concerns for wheelchair users with diabetes is comfort and skin integrity.1 Because of impaired circulation and nerve damage often caused by diabetes, many people are at a greater risk of injuries, including pressure injuries. Broda understands the importance of maintaining skin integrity. That’s why we’ve designed Comfort Tension Seating®, a one-of-a-kind seating system that offers a stable support surface without the hammocking effect of standard wheelchairs. For more dependent users, our positioning wheelchairs also feature a wide range of tilt and recline, so you can find the perfect position for your needs.
No two people with diabetes are exactly alike, so it’s important to have a wheelchair that you can customize to fit your individual needs. Broda offers a variety of options, including positioning wheelchairs, pedal wheelchairs, rehab wheelchairs, shower commode chairs, and gliders. All of these come in different seat sizes, and various colors and styles. You can also choose from a host of accessories, such as trays, bags, oxygen tank holders, and cup holders. We also manufacture bariatric chairs that are built to meet the unique needs of users weighing up to 600 lbs.
Relief from Fatigue
Fatigue is a common symptom of diabetes. Broda wheelchairs can help you overcome fatigue and spend more time out of bed. With minimal effort, it’s easy to transfer from your bed to a Broda wheelchair. For example, with our Synthesis Positioning Wheelchair, there’s no need to stand or even sit up to get into your wheelchair. Likewise, it’s safe and easy to use a side transfer to get into your Broda wheelchair. Our wheelchairs even recline to a restful position if you need a moment to recharge.
Built to Last
When choosing wheelchair equipment for people with a diagnosis of diabetes, it’s important to choose devices that are durable, reliable, and adaptable.1 Broda wheelchairs offer superior comfort and durability so that you can count on them for years to come. Built with 16-gauge steel, Broda wheelchairs have been known to last for over a decade. We guarantee our wheelchair frames for ten years and all parts for two years. Contact our Customer Service team if you need help replacing a part or have a question about maintaining your Broda wheelchair. They will be happy to assist you, even long after you’ve purchased your wheelchair.
If you’re looking for a wheelchair that will make life with diabetes easier, Broda is glad to help. Our wheelchairs are designed for comfort, durability, and customization. Contact us today to order your wheelchair or to learn more about our products.
- Scherrer, S.-A., Chu Yu Chee, J., Vu, N., Lu, P., Ishack, M., & Archambault, P. S. (2018). Experts’ opinion on manual wheelchair adjustments for adults with diabetes. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 13(1), 78–86. https://doi.org/10.1080/17483107.2017.1283543