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Mindless grazing can lead to mindless calories. One way to beat hunger—and stay healthy—on the go? Prep preportioned snacks. The Live Life Fit Snackstak is a four-part plastic container that you can easily stash inside a backpack or clip onto a purse. The smallest of its interlocking jars holds two tablespoons (ideal for spreads such as peanut butter), while the largest holds a half cup of anything from fruits and veggies to glucose tablets or gummies. Fill, snap, and twist together before leaving home, or separate into single jars. To clean, unscrew individual sections and toss ’em in the dishwasher. The Snackstak is available for $12.95 at getfitbook.com or amazon.com.
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Diabetes device holders are typically designed to be discreet, but Katie Isherwood’s playful packs stand out. The English designer was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was 22. Fast forward 12 years. As the founder of Hid-In, she makes custom garter belts, underwear, and unisex body bands with pouches to hold insulin pumps. Her latest creation: the Unicorn Multiway Body Band. Its microfiber pouch has a silver horn and pink, pointy ears; the adjustable elastic band can be worn around the leg or waist, under the ribcage, and across the body. Available in kid and adult sizes, the made-to-order band costs $45 (for free international shipping, use the code SHIP-US-FREE). Visit hid-in.com for details or to check out the other adorable animal pouches.
While useful for blood glucose management, carb counting—aka keeping close tabs on your daily carbohydrate intake—can also be confusing. Demystify the process with the Complete Guide to Carb Counting: Practical Tools for Better Diabetes Meal Planning. Published by the American Diabetes Association, the handbook explains how the meal-planning technique works, whether it’s right for you, and which foods are best and worst for a balanced diet. Get it for $17.05 at shopdiabetes.org.