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Desang Ltd names distribution partner, Arctic Medical

Press release: New distributor for Desang diabetes kitbags

TOPIC: Desang Ltd names distribution partner, Arctic Medical

Desang Desang Ltd sells kitbags for people with diabetes – estimated at over 2 million people in the UK today. The kitbags keep everything in one place, making living with the condition just that little bit easier. And it’s nice-looking too, made of leather, resembling a Filofax. These well-designed carry cases help people with diabetes to keep their diabetes equipment organised in one place both at home and abroad.

Desang Ltd has a new logistics partner, Arctic Medical Ltd. Sue Marshall, founder of Desang Ltd. says, "I was diagnosed with type 1 (insulin dependent) diabetes in 1972, when I was five years old. As I had to carry around various bits and bobs to help control my diabetes, I wanted something practical but professional to house it all in, and hence I designed carry cases – or kitbags – and haven’t looked back. As the range of kitbags on offer grows – we now do 8 variations of kitbags, and sell a range of accessories too, I had to look for a logistics partner. I met John Hardie at an event held by the Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation, and knew at once I’d found someone else who knew a lot about diabetes and the need for good management equipment for people with the condition. We shared information about how our own companies operated and realised that there was a way to help each other out.”

John Hardie, founder and director of Arctic Medical, says, “Desang kitbags have proved popular with people with diabetes, because they have been designed by someone with personal experience of the condition. My own company sells products related to diabetes too, but we have a logistics operation that could obviously prove beneficial to Sue and her company. It’s good to be working with another person in this expanding arena who has a good knowledge of what diabetes management involves on a day-to-day basis.”



Some people are buying a kitbag to organise themselves. Others, to organise a partner or a child and some are buying both models. Many find them very useful for holidays or business travel. Having a professional looking bag not only makes going through customs less of a hassle, but it also fits in with a working lifestyle.

The company was set up in 2004 by Sue Marshall, who has had insulin dependent diabetes since 1972. She designed the product, sourced the manufacturer and the funding. Since the website was launched, the kitbags now sell worldwide in increasing quantities and word of mouth is spreading.

Desang kitbags come in three models. The Classic model contains everything required to monitor and administer type 1 diabetes, or type 2 diabetes treated by insulin. The Slim model is ideal for those who only use one type of insulin during the day. The newest model added to the range is the Roll-up, which is the biggest specialist diabetes kitbag, designed for those who have to carry a lot of equipment or suppliers with them. Great for insulin pumpers!


Sue Marshall, DESANG Ltd
Landline: 01273-389193
Mobile: 07989-562999
Order line: 0870 300 2063
Contact address: Desang Limited, PO Box 371, Brighton, BN1 3SQ
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Arctic Medical provides mail order and on-line services for people with diabetes in the UK as well as sales of Hypo-Fit syrup 74.5% to the NHS. In addition, they have an export business, which has been predominantly for diabetes care since 1994, to other countries in the EC, Russia, Ukraine and East Africa. Arctic Medical carries a wide range of products to help people with diabetes manage their health and their diabetes. Other products are for those suffering from gout (the first hand-held blood uric acid monitor), as well as for sportsmen and physicians wishing to monitor blood lactate levels. Products can be ordered by mail order, online, or by telephone.


Chris Byrne, Customer Services Manager, Arctic Medical Ltd
Tel: 01303-252-710 (information and orders)
Contact address: Arctic Medical Ltd, PO Box 677, Folkestone, CT20 9DT
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