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Gift Ideas for People with Diabetes.

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:

  1. Medical alert jewelry.  Looking for medical alert jewelry that isn’t clunky or ugly? I’ve always loved this simple, classic bracelet from StickyJ Jewelry and have been wearing it daily for the last few years.  It’s comfortable and chic!
  2. Diabetes books.  This one is entirely self-serving, but if you’re 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.
  3. 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.)
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Diabetes decals.  Dress up your meter, or pump, or Dexcom with some designs from PumpPeelz.  You can even design your own decal right on their website!

Happy shopping, and if you have a favorite diabetes product, service, or accessory you’d like to share, please feel free to do that in the comments section.

9 Comments Post a comment
  1. Liv #

    I love these suggestions! Another favorite accessory of mine is my Combi Clutch by Prikkedief. Also, if someone’s feeling very generous, an Apple Watch to go with a Dexcom G5 is a pretty awesome gift too!

    11/29/16; 6:14 pm
  2. Liv #

    Oh! And the “Will Bolus For Brunch” mug is also on my list this year from

    11/29/16; 6:19 pm
    • That is AWESOME. I’m doing a second gift guide this week and will definitely add that one!

      11/29/16; 8:39 pm
  3. We’re 78 and 80, and CHEERING YOU
    With the Lord on your side, a blessed
    family and your determination, we
    feel sure you’re going to MAKE IT!
    Merry Christmas, sweet girl and
    loved ones!
    Shirley and Joel Alderman
    Macedonia, Ohio

    11/29/16; 7:56 pm
  4. Doug #

    I just want running tights.

    11/30/16; 1:16 am
  5. Joe #

    Lovely Gift tips for cheering up those suffering from diabetes, especially with the holiday season coming. The Jerry the Bear will do for me. Thanks for sharing and keep ’em coming….

    12/6/16; 4:03 am
  6. I love jerry the bear

    01/27/17; 3:28 am
  7. ann smith #

    I have diabetes I need medical alert jewery

    01/27/17; 3:35 am

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