Diabetes Forecast

6 Great Gifts for People With Diabetes

By Kirstin Fawcett , ,

Eric Hinders/Mittera (photography); Haleigh Eason/Mittera (styling)

1. Myabetic’s 80-page, 5.5-by-8.5-inch Lookin’ Good, Sugar notebook ($10) provides a convenient space for recording blood glucose levels, emergency contacts, prescription info, even your thoughts and feelings.

2. Give the gift of toasty winter hands—and easier blood draws for glucose checks—with the EnergyFlux G3 rechargeable hand warmer ($27.99). It boasts up to 6.5 hours of battery life, shifts from low to high heat via a simple switch, and can even charge other devices.

3. With its stretchy, sweat-wicking fabric, range of colors, and hidden pocket, Abilitee Adaptive Wear’s insulin pump belt ($32) melds comfort, fashion, and function. It holds medicine, glucose tablets, an insulin pump, keys, and a cell phone.

4. Your favorite coffee addict will enjoy this playful travel mug ($29) nearly as much as a morning cup of joe. The 20-ounce stainless steel tumbler—featuring a design by type 1 artist Leah Bortz—is double-walled to keep the brew extra hot and is spill-resistant thanks to a vacuum-sealed lid.

5. Coloring isn’t just for kids. Adult coloring books provide a fun and relaxing way to de-stress. World of Flowers by Johanna Basford ($16.95) contains dozens of pages of fanciful blooms just waiting for a little color.

6. The splurge-worthy Mighty Pack ($125) does double duty: Its central and exterior compartments hold personal gear (think: books, a laptop), while an insulated middle pocket keeps food and medicine cold and expands to fit diabetes supplies.



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