10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Adults with Diabetes


‘Tis the season for buying holiday gifts! But ‘tis always the season for diabetes, too, so we’re embracing the diabetes and holiday mash-up with the perfect gift ideas for adults with diabetes.

T-Shirts for PWD: On the hunt for the perfect PWD t-shirt? The Internet is awash with awesome tees these days, like this potent little quip from your pancreas.

GrifGrips: Having trouble keeping your diabetes devices stuck? Get some help with your adhesives by adding GrifGrips to your medicine cabinet. They work great at keeping your devices secured and also come in plenty of festive shapes, like this Christmas tree.

Carry-all Pouch: Do you need a bag to carry all your diabetes sh!t? Check out this bag, that has room for all that diabetes sh!t. It’s roomy enough for your meter and won’t encourage anyone to poke around in your bag.

Pancreas Necklace: You want a pancreas, not an albatross, around your neck this holiday season, right? It’s a little on the pricey side (and doesn’t come with active islets) but it’s a solid sterling silver, anatomically correct pancreas pendant.

Myabetic Bag: This bag has room for all your just-in-case diabetes needs, including a compartment to organize your daily diabetes supplies and any emergency extras that allow for peace-of-mind perfection.

Lauren’s Hope Jewelry: How about some diabetes alert jewelry that’s more fashion-forward than the heavy chain bracelets of the past? Lauren’s Hope has beautiful bracelet and necklace options that look lovely and also keep you safe in an emergency. There are designs for men, women, and children!

Adorn Designs Messenger Bag: Toting around all the necessary diabetes supplies can be a bit easier for women (thanks to the purse!) but men shouldn’t be left out in the cold. Thanks to Adorn Designs, there’s a messenger bag that’s perfectly fashionable for fellas while also being perfectly designed for diabetes.

FitBit: Nothing helps keep holiday weight gain at bay like an exercise challenge with some friends. By adding a FitBit to your holiday wishlist, you can track your activity by competing against friends in a FitBit Challenge. Winner gets the last candy cane!

Be Mixed: A little festive party cocktail is an excellent indulgence, but you can enjoy the spirits without spiking your blood sugars by adding some sugar-free mixer to the party. Sweetened with monk fruit, Be Mixed mixers might be solid addition to your holiday bar.

Lilly Journey Medal: What do you get for the PWD who has everything? How about some recognition for dealing with diabetes? Lilly Diabetes offers an actual medal for folks who have been living with type 1 diabetes for 1, 25, 50, and 75 years. It would be a great stocking stuffer for someone who has made diabetes their healthy mission.

Here’s hoping these gift ideas will hit the mark for that special PWD in your life. Happy holidays from your friends at A Sweet Life!!






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