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Gift Ideas For Child With Type 1 Diabetes

Gift Ideas For Someone With Diabetes

Gift Ideas For Someone With Diabetes

In terms of gift ideas, it's probably best to avoid anything diabetes related! When it comes to presents for people with diabetes, many of us would rather have presents that are not connected with our diabetes, but this can vary from person to person so they key is to know the person youre buying for. Were here to point you in the right direction of what to consider when choosing a present for someone with diabetes. This is one of those where it can go one of two ways. Some of us prefer diabetic food if it means that it has slightly less impact on blood sugar levels. However, just because a product says diabetic on it is no guarantee that it is any more suitable for sugar levels than other food without the diabetic label. There is no guideline in the UK about who can use the word diabetic on the food and this means that any food could legally bear the term diabetic. Also, some people with diabetes actively avoid anything bearing the food. One reason is that some of us feel strongly about not being seen to be defined by the condition we have and another good reason is that diabetic food can often have laxative effects, if they contain sugar alcohols, which can cause stomach pains in some people. As with the above, this comes down to the preference of the individual. Some people with diabetes dont like to be left out of having sweets or chocolate whereas other people with diabetes are very conscious of avoiding sweet foods that may adversely affect their blood glucose control . If youre buying a present for someone who you dont so well know, which can sometimes happen with Secret Santa presents, it may be better to pick a non-food gift. Could I buy a blood glucose meter or diabetes equipment? If you know your intended recipient needs a particular piece of diabetes equipm Continue reading >>

Best Gifts For Moms Of Kids With Diabetes

Best Gifts For Moms Of Kids With Diabetes

It’s that time of year to be thinking about gifts. If you know a mom with a child with diabetes, known as a T1D Mom, here’s some great ideas from other moms. Moms of kids with diabetes are usually exhausted and a surprise gift would be a nice pick me up. I asked other T1D Moms what they would enjoy for gifts. These are great ideas if you know a mom who just joined the T1D club. (It’s the club none of us wanted to join!) Plus, great gift ideas for any T1D Mom! The theme of all the ideas was how tired they were and wanted a break! Many, if not most moms of kids with diabetes, are exhausted from the constant stress of dealing with blood sugars, the sleepless nights, having to be a “nurse, doctor, and more” for her child, and all the rest that goes with caring for a child with diabetes. Coffee is the first on many lists! Coffee, Starbuck’s cards, and cute mugs were on several lists when I asked other moms of T1D’s for a gift suggestion list. Here’s a list of other items they all suggested: Gift basket with spa day stuff Spa day gift card, this was mentioned multiple times, hint hint:) Babysitter and a day away! Movie tickets and a babysitter Homemade sugar scrubs, nail polish, and other pampering day essentials A label maker or gift card to a label making store (thought that was a great idea!) Journal, pretty pen, in a nice basket. Old movies for when they are staying up late at night to re-check blood sugars Cute t-shirts or sweatshirts about diabetes Cute decals about type 1 diabetes for awareness List of local and national support groups, including Facebook groups (see the Resource page for ideas) A promise to learn to care for their child and vouchers for overnight care for a night away A headlamp or small flashlight for those middle of the night blood s Continue reading >>

Great Gift Ideas For Diabetics

Great Gift Ideas For Diabetics

What Christmas,Birthday,or Anniversary present to purchase for your loved one, family member or friend with Diabetes? I hope this website will help you give a much-appreciated gift to someone with either type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes. When it comes to presents for people with diabetes, many of us would rather have presents that are not connected with our diabetes, but this can vary from person to person so the key is to know the person youre buying for. Of course, buying a gift for someone with diabetes isnt any different from buying a gift for someone without diabetes: in both scenarios, you should take into consideration what the person likes, what they already have, and what they dont have (but would certainly appreciate). This webpage gives you some ideas for what a person with diabetes might need or appreciate. High Quality Dark Chocolates(low in sugar) http:// Wine.com Godiva Dark Chocolate Gift Basket Many will attest that diabetic chocolate is a bit of a disaster. Overpriced and low in taste, diabetic chocolate has also been known to possess a laxative effect, while containing just as much fat and calories as the ordinary versions. Dark chocolate is the only reliably good chocolate, and while the taste may not be for everyone, your recipient with diabetes will at least be guaranteed a sweeter gift than chocolate that results in theirblood sugar levelssoaring. Dark chocolate is high in cocoa, low in sugar and with its fat mainly derived from cocoa butter, it is healthier than milk chocolate, which has a higher sugar content and relies on emulsifiers. Before buying your winner of a chocolate gift, keep an eye out for a cocoa content of 70 per cent upwards for the healthiest options. http:// Artisan Cheese and Bison Gift Box Dairy products generally have a lo Continue reading >>

8 Thoughtful Gifts For Kids Newly Diagnosed With Diabetes

8 Thoughtful Gifts For Kids Newly Diagnosed With Diabetes

Youknow you have really great people in your life when you get a call that goes like this: "Therese, my 13-year-old sons good friend was just diagnosed with type 1 diabetes . Can you help me understand this disease and what I can offer the family to help them through this difficult time?" She said she thought about giving them a cookbook. This is the typical gift that someone buys for a family with a newly diagnosed child,because they often don't understand type 1 diabetes and, honestly, no one truly does unless they or their child has it. It's a chronic illness that is complicated, challenging, confusing, doesn't obey by the rules, has no rhyme-or-reason and is verydifficultto grasp. A diabetes cookbook is a thoughtful gift, but maybe more so for someone with type 2 diabetes. Diet and exercise may help reverse the effects of type 2. This isn't the case for type 1 diabetes, as it's an autoimmune disease which destroys the beta cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. I started thinking about what a thoughtful gift would be for someone recently diagnosed with diabetes and went right to the source for some suggestions: one of my favorite type 1 diabetes parenting groups within the diabetes online community. The overwhelming response was the same: be a shoulder for the family to lean on and a good listener. Below are some of the other thoughtful ideas and ways you can be a good support system to a family with a newly-diagnosed child who is learning to manage their diabetes. Gift Ideas For Children With T1D And Their Parents A food scale that has different modes, like weight in grams for carbohydrate counting. These can be expensive, so maybe go in on it with another family. Depending on the age of the child, a teddy bear to hug while getting those first pokes. Differen Continue reading >>

What's A Thoughtful Gift To Give A Friend Who's Recently Been Diagnosed With Diabetes?

What's A Thoughtful Gift To Give A Friend Who's Recently Been Diagnosed With Diabetes?

What's a thoughtful gift to give a friend who's recently been diagnosed with diabetes? My best friend was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes last week. She's taking it pretty hard. I'd like to buy her a gift to make her feel better. I'm not sure what to buy -- something diabetes related, something sexy, something inspirational? My head's spinning! What's the most thoughtful gift anyone's ever given you? I want to make her feel better and "forget" her troubles. Thanks! You know your best friend and we don't. What does she like? What are her interests? I guess I shouldn't suggest chocolate!! :) Of course you should! She loves chocolate and it is Easter tomorrow! That sugar-free stuff gives me the trots, though. Not sure about her, but lots of people have trouble digesting it, so that's out! Actually, I was thinking what I could get her and logged on just now to reply to my own discussion when I saw your comment, thanks for commenting! But, I think I know just what to get her. I think I'm going to start a diabetes blog for her, fill it with all kinds of information. That way, she'll have her own diabetes "library" right at her fingertips! Now, all I need is a catchy name! Why don't you buy her a copy of Using Insulin or Think Like a Pancreas for the information factor and/or a pretty journal to write her thoughts and feelings about her diagnosis? Also do give her the gift of support by recommending she come here! That journal one is a good idea. At first, I was going to suggest she start her own diabetes blog, but then the idea sounded so appealing, I started one for her! I suppose I can get her a journal though -- kind of like a baby book for her to record her "milestones" as a diabetic. Like, her first doctor visit, her first insulin injection, her first A1c; stuff like tha Continue reading >>

13 Christmas Gift Ideas For Type 1 Diabetics

13 Christmas Gift Ideas For Type 1 Diabetics

13 Christmas Gift Ideas for Type 1 Diabetics Christmas is coming, and with it, the same question Im asked every year without fail: Where can I get a nice box of Diabetic chocolates from for my Nan whos Diabetic? Please please please DO NOT under ANY circumstances, buy Diabetic food products! Its honestly such a lovely caring thought, but they cause more harm than good. Food products labelled For Diabetics, including chocolates, sweets and ice cream, tend to contain as much, if not more fat than normal chocolate, which is bad news in the long run. They contain artificial sweeteners which can still affect blood sugar levels, and can also cause a laxative effect, so Nan will unfortunately be spending her Christmas on the loo. Diabetic products are also expensive, so save yourself some money. This year however, has got me thinking. What would be a nice gift to buy a Diabetic? Something thoughtful, something helpful, and not something thats just as an after thought from not knowing what else to buy? Ive spent the last month hunting and Ive discovered some nice products. Read on to find the perfect gift for your Diabetic loved ones 1. Gourmet Chocolate Pizza Co 7 inch Crunchy Munchy Chocolate Pizza As I mentioned above, Diabetic chocolates are an absolute no-no, so if you are set on giving chocolates as a gift, normal chocolates are fine! Type 1 Diabetics can eat normal chocolate, we just work it into our diet, ensuring we correctly carb count so that we can calculate exactly how much insulin is needed to cover it. In fact, its actually pizza (and pasta!) that many Type 1 Diabetics struggle with rather than chocolate, I know I do! So perhaps this 7 chocolate pizza would be a better option for me? A great alternative to the traditional box of chocolates too! 2. Pimp Your Pump Continue reading >>

15 Genius Ideas From D-parents (and Kids!)

15 Genius Ideas From D-parents (and Kids!)

Brought to you by Lilly Diabetes | Disney 15 Genius Ideas from D-Parents (and Kids!) Try one of these brilliantly simple life hacks discovered by other T1D moms, dads, and kids to help make managing your childs type 1 diabetesalong with the rest of your daya little easier. In case you havent noticed, diaper bags have come a long way since the days of quilted bags covered in pink or blue baby animals! My secret for staying organized as a D-momand staying in styleis the looks-like-a-designer-purse diaper bag I use. It has storage pockets to keep all our supplies organized, a built-in cooler compartment for snacks or insulin, and plenty of room for my wallet and phone. I get so many compliments on it from women who dont have babies and other moms who dont have a child with diabetes! With three boys diagnosed with diabetes, I find its hard to keep track of blood sugar trends. To remedy this, Ive hung a whiteboard in the hallway. We write all the nighttime numbers on the board for several days and then analyze the numbers on the weekend.Writing the number down helps us take ownership of the number. And erasing it when were done is completely therapeutic! Meri, San Francisco, blogger at OurDiabeticLife.com and mom of 16-year-old Jack, 12-year-oldBen, and 10-year-old Luke (each of whom has type 1) Whats the worst thing about having type 1 diabetes? For Kaitlyn, the answer is definitely having to adjust meals according to blood sugar readings. The look on her face when she tests herself and gets a high reading is enough to make anyone feel sorry for her. I put my mind to work on what I could do. I was wandering through the toy section at one of my favorite stores, and it hit me! In front of me was a box of something called Sticky Mosaics. I thought, Wouldnt this be the perfect Continue reading >>

My Favorite Things- Gift Guide For Type 1 Diabetics

My Favorite Things- Gift Guide For Type 1 Diabetics

Other than raindrops on roses being some of my favorite things… I have composed a long list of things that can make it easier for someone shopping for their Type 1 Diabetic family member or friend. A lot of non-diabetics don’t know what to get for with Type 1 Diabetic friend, daughter, son, mom, dad, etc. And even a lot of Type 1 Diabetics don’t know of all the cool and helpful products out there that can make Type 1 Diabetes a little more fun or stylish or silly! I wanted to make a large list of my personal favorite things that have helped me in my diabetic life! This ultimate gift guide can be used as a great resource for people to get for their: other dia-besties, birthdays, holidays, dia-versarys (anniversary of your T1D diagnosis), or even to just get for yourself because they are so cool and everyone should be able to “treat yo’ self” every once in a while. To be honest, receiving and trying each of these things has made my Type 1 Diabetic life a little more fun and exciting! Using these things gets you kind of excited about being a Type 1 for once in your life! I created a list of names/products with their link to access it easily, a description of what they do, and some pictures to get a taste of what each product is! So lets get on with this super exciting list that will make you yell “Yay for having Type 1 Diabetes!”: Myabetic Bag Myabetic has created fashionable premium diabetes supply cases and accessories to control your diabetes with style! Fits everything that you would need like insulin pens, lancets, glucose meters, Dexcoms, pockets for extra needles, alcohol wipes, test strips, etc. Comes in many different colors, sizes, and designs. I have the Myabetic Banting Wallet in pink pictured below. The Genteel is a pain-free lancing device tha Continue reading >>

Friend's 11 Year Old Son Just Dx, Gift Ideas?

Friend's 11 Year Old Son Just Dx, Gift Ideas?

This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More. Friend's 11 year old son just dx, gift ideas? A friend of mine just called and she's at the hospital with her 11 year old son. He was just dxd with Type 1 yesterday. She's a nurse and they caught it early, which is a blessing. She also said he's being really brave and has already given himself some injections. I definitely want to get a basket or bag of stuff to take to them with some things that would be helpful. My son was 2 when he was dxd so I'm not sure what might be good for an 11 year old. She's been a blessing to me on more than one occassion when Aiden's been sick and I'd love to do what I can to help make this a little easier on her family. Please let me know if you have any suggestions for what would be good to put in this gift for a newly dxd family. I've already told her about the great CWD family:cwds: How about some books for him. My boys really liked the series by Cressida Cowell, the first is How to Train Your Dragon. It's about a viking boy of about 11 who doesn't fit in very well with the viking way of life. They are very funny and have great illustrations. I would highly recommend them. Along the same line are the Urgum the Axeman books. There's also the Diary of a Whimpy kid series which he may already have as they are very popular right now. My boys also love to read Zits and Calvin and Hobbes cartoons as well as Archie comics. For a longer novel, they both just finished The Mysterious Benedict Society which they really liked. A new backpack to put it all in, rather than a gift bag. Best wishes to him and his family. Glad it was caught early! I ordered that book off ebay & never got it I like the watch idea, a gift card to Walmart or Game-St Continue reading >>

7 Stocking Gift Ideas For People With Type 1

7 Stocking Gift Ideas For People With Type 1

7 Stocking Gift Ideas for People with Type 1 Share this article with family and friends to get what you want this Christmas. In the festive spirit of giving, its truly the thought that counts. That being said, Ive graciously received many diabetes-themed gifts that I either later donated to the others or to the trash bin. For example. sugar-free candy has been a popular Secret Santa present with my name on it. I was never a big fan of candy as a kid, and I didnt feel deprived without it, so it usually sat around for months until my cat made a toy out of the wrappers. While thoughtful gestures are always appreciated, here are some practical picks that people with diabetes may not be as inclined to re-gift: iTunes gift card. Theres an app for that? Aside from the valuable lineup of free diabetes management apps out there, several paid apps offer more perks when it comes to data entry and advanced graphics. According to Healthline, the top-ranking paid diabetes apps of 2014 include Glucool and Diabetes Pilot. Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) Sensors. Besides the hope and dream of a cure, my diabetic wish list includes universal coverage for insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring. Until then, a couple packs of CGM sensors in the stocking wont get discreetly brushed off like a holiday fruitcake. Thermal socks. A stocking isnt quite complete without a token pair of socks. While diabetic socks have been a source of mockery akin to the diabeetus meme, the fact is that our foot health is pretty vital. Consider a high-quality pair of comfy, padded, non-binding socks (they can still be jazzed up with festive snowmen and reindeer). If you have an athletic person with diabetes in your life, its all the more reason to throw in a pair of cushioned cross-training socks. Inten Continue reading >>

Gift Ideas For People With Diabetes.

Gift Ideas For People With Diabetes.

Diabetes Products , Diabetes Tech November 29, 2016 9 Comments What do you get for the person who has everything except a working pancreas? Here are six (until me) of my favorite d-related things: Medical alert jewelry. Looking for medical alert jewelry that isnt clunky or ugly? Ive always loved this simple, classic bracelet from StickyJ Jewelry and have been wearing it dailyfor the last few years. Its comfortable and chic! Diabetes books. This one is entirely self-serving, but if youre looking for some diabetes reading, you can pick up a copy of my book, Balancing Diabetes , or check out any of these other titles that are diabetes-centric . Nothing like curling up with a good, islet-inspired book. Jerry the Bear. How about some diabetes that you can cuddle? Check out Jerry the Bear , a stuffed animal designed to teach kids about diabetes through play. (Read more about how my daughter bonding with Jerry here .) Donate. You can make a difference for PWD by donating to your favorite diabetes organization or charity. Help support Children with Diabetes and keep this amazing conference going, or give thanks through the Diabetes Hands Foundation thank you cards , or consider sparing a rose to help provide life for a child. Diabetes accessories. Bring some festive flair to your diabetes devices with accessories from Tallygear or Myabetic . These two shops blow the basic black meter case out of the water. Diabetes decals. Dress up your meter, or pump, or Dexcom with some Continue reading >>

Holiday Gifts For Kids With Type 1 Diabetes

Holiday Gifts For Kids With Type 1 Diabetes

Holiday Gifts For Kids With Type 1 Diabetes Summary: Looking for a special holiday gift for a kid with type 1 diabetes? Weve gathered our list of favorites from funny to practical and everything in between. This year we include ideas from I Heart Guts, The Sugars, American Girl, Pump Peelz, Laurens Hope Medical ID Bracelets, Vera Bradley, Sugar Medical Supply, and Jerry the Bear. While I think the holidays should be all about the holidays and not about diabetes, there are a few diabetes-related items that might be fun gifts. My thought is that any diabetes-related gift shouldnt replace a gift that they would otherwise get. For instance, if your non-d-kid gets 5 toys and your d-kid gets 4 toys and a diabetes gift, well thats kind of a punishment for having a busted pancreas. But since some of these are high ticket items, the holidays might be a good time to give them. (Note: a few of the links are affiliate links. Most are not.) (Another note: when I shop online, I make sure to take advantage of eBates. They have a web browser tool that will pop up whenever you are shopping at a store that gives cash back. If you havent signed up for eBates, I highly recommend it. If you use my friend link to sign up , well both get an extra reward.) Our kids might not have fully functioning pancreii (pancreases?), but they might love this huggable organ. I Heart Guts makes several pancreas themed items including magnets and lapel pens and this little guy. If they dont want to hug it, maybe they would like to throw it across the room when diabetes isnt cooperating. Just a thought. Visit the I Heart Guts website and use code GIFTS4T1DKIDS for 20% off anything pancreas-related through Christmas Day. We have always found that diabetes is easier to manage with a little humor and we think th Continue reading >>

Gift For Diabetics: Awesome Diabetes Gifts Ideas

Gift For Diabetics: Awesome Diabetes Gifts Ideas

Digital gifts are always a great choice of gift for men. And digital cameras are a great way to encourage an active outdoor lifestyle . These days, you can get a relatively good digital camera at a decent price. You will be surprise the quality of pixel you can get for a camera around the $100 range these days. The Canon PowerShot SX610 is a great economic choice for individuals who have no or little experience with cameras. With many features such as wifi sync, fish eye effect, and auto-focus function, this little camera will make walks and outdoor trips much more enjoyable and memorable. As a matter of fact, these cameras are so easy to handle that they are also great gifts for children. It will make your kids explore the outdoors and take their eyes off the smartphones and tablets for a change. If you wish to have a hybrid camera/video camera, the Panasonic Lumix SZ10 camera may be your choice.Although it is slightly more expensive, it is a powerful camera that are great for selfie lovers and video capture lovers. For the outdoor lovers, you cannot go wrong with the GoPro HERO video camera gadget. With limitless mounting options and impressive waterproof ability, your husband can share his adventure with his friends with the 1st person shot footage that is always perfectly in-focus. He will absolutely enjoy exercising on another new level. I suggest reading the following articles: If I Have Diabetes, Will I Have to Stop Eating Sugar? Research studies have shown that sitting for long hours is harmful to health. If your love one need to work long hours at his desk, why not make it a better situation for him? A quick solution is substituting a chair with a balance ball chair that allows him to exercise his muscles as he works. It is also a great chair to avoid stress o Continue reading >>

Five Ways To Make Type 1 Diabetes Fun For Your Child

Five Ways To Make Type 1 Diabetes Fun For Your Child

Five Ways To Make Type 1 Diabetes Fun For Your Child Every parent who has a child with type 1 diabetes knows this is not a fun disease to live with. You have to prick your fingers eight to twelve times a day. You have to count every carbohydrate that you eat. You have to be careful for blood sugar highs and lows because they can cause hypoglycemia (blurry vision, hunger, irritability, shakiness, fast heartbeat, fatigue, and headache and possibly even passing out) and hyperglycemia (increased thirst, frequent urination, headache, stupor, inability to focus). As a parent with a nine year old daughter who has had this disease for two years, I've become an expert on managing her blood sugar highs and lows, making sure the tips of her fingers don't turn black because she pricks one more than the other, and teaching her how to take care of herself so she grows up to be a healthy confident adult. But this isn't the only thing that I'm teaching her. I'm also teaching her how to find ways to have fun in between the not so fun moments. Below are five fun ways to make living with type 1 diabetes fun! The little things such as the below has truly made a difference in my daughter's life. And the smile I get when I do one of them is so worth it! For dinner, eat dessert first. Then eat the meal. For breakfast have a piece of birthday cake or a slice of pizza. My daughter has been invited to late night birthday parties and has been unable to eat the cake because of the time of day. So instead, we wrap it up, take it home, and she eats it for breakfast. When changing her inset, I let her take the pump off for an hour and a half, and without any inset or tape on her behind (that's where we have to attach the inset) she can run around and have some freedom. Give a lollipop after your chi Continue reading >>

Best Holiday Gift Ideas For People With Diabetes - 20 Ideas For Every Budget And All Personalities

Best Holiday Gift Ideas For People With Diabetes - 20 Ideas For Every Budget And All Personalities

20 ideas for every budget and all personalities As you might have guessed, buying a gift for someone with diabetes doesnt have to be different than buying a gift for someone without diabetes. There are, however, certain gifts someone with diabetes might appreciate more than others. Its easy to get stuck, so let our list spark some creative gift ideas to add to your shopping list. Weve got ideas for every budget and all personality types. Some are silly, others are sentimental each is a great gift in its own unique way! Give the gift of monthly deliveries of beauty, fashion, fitness, wellness, and home products. These boxes are customized based on your loved ones profile and preferences, and each delivery includes a set amount of samples. Available in 3-, 6-, or 12-month options, with various price points and themes, youll have fun finding an option that fits. Check out FabFitFun and Birchbox to start. Help make exercise fun this holiday season with a set of yoga or a high-energy dance classes like Zumba . You might even want to treat yourself to a class and join your friend for support. An average class costs around $5-$10, but buying sessions in bulk can help you save money. For a more personalized workout, consider purchasing sessions with a trainer. Personal training sessions usually start around $50, but check with local gyms to find the best deal. Some gyms (such as Planet Fitness ) will provide fitness assessments and program design for free if you have a membership. As an alternative to group exercise or fitness clubs, you can stream workouts in the comfort and convenience of your own homes. Crunch Gyms Crunch Live program promises to help you get fit on the fly by streaming over 75 online workouts that fit your level and schedule. Price Range:Crunch Live has a Continue reading >>

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