Resources for Diabetes

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

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Books about Insulin Pumps


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To save on many things on the web, be sure to use ebates! I have it set up on my computer and if I go to a website to order something, a reminder to click through ebates opens and if I click on it and go through that site to order, I get cashback. It adds up over time and helps us have more money for things that we need like medical supplies!

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.

StayPut grips for Dexcom and insulin pump sites. Sara uses these on her Dexcom and they stay stuck the entire seven days. They are awesome!

GrifGrips Oval Sports Adhesive Patch for Dexcom – Pack of 10 in Blue Camo Resources for Diabetes Great for keeping Dexcom on!

Buzzy Bee for Pain Relief for injections.

Frio Bag for keeping insulin cool. Here’s a post my son wrote about his use of the Frio bag while studying abroad.

How to Keep Insulin Cool

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 Medical Alert Jewelry


Lauren’s Hope

Facebook Groups

Parenting Diabetes

Pumping Kids, Kids and Insulin Pumps

T1D MOD Squad

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!

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