Being diagnosed with diabetes is overwhelming. These are my favorite resources that helped me when my children were diagnosed, along with cool products we use. I frequently recommend these to parents of newly diagnosed children and those starting on insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors.
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Favorite Books That Helped When Diagnosed
Prefer to read the Kindle version? Try the app on any device, I love it! Much more convenient.
Cool Accessories/Products I Love
Myabetic bags. These are some great bags and purses for diabetes supplies. They don’t look like medical bags which some kids love. They have great compartments for all supplies.
Trouble with infusion sets or sensors coming off too early: Skin Tac is the absolute best adhesive sticky wipe we have found. You can use UniSolve to get it off if it’s too sticky. (This also is great around the house for getting sticky labels off things!)
Mastisol is another great adhesive. If a site or sensor is loose, it can be re-stuck with either Mastisol or SkinTac. Just wipe under where the site/sensor is loose and restick.
GrifGrips Oval Sports Adhesive Patch for Dexcom – Pack of 10 in Blue Camo Great for keeping Dexcom on!
Buzzy Bee for Pain Relief for injections.
Medical Alert Jewelry
Parents of Type 1 Children
Type 1 Teens
Diapers and Diabetes
Type 1 Bloggers
Pay it Forward
Let me know if you have a favorite, I’ll be glad to post it!
Be sure to Pin for reference later and share to any friends with diabetes!