Awesome Accessories for T1 Diabetics
Being diabetic comes with many devices: glucose monitors, finger prickers, insulin pump, needles, CGMs, the need to always have a snack with you in case of a low blood sugar. The list goes on. If you are anything like me, you like to have the smallest purse possible when you leave the house. This means, I carry my insulin pens out of the case. It also means, broke needle tips in my purse. I should mention, I usually lose the pen caps pretty quickly after I open a new one. So normally I attach the needle to my pen so that the tip wont become dirty. Needless to say, diabetics need accessories to keep our machines organized and safe.
Oraganizers Available to Buy Online
That being said, I have done some research and have found a few sites that sell diabetic accessories, for pretty reasonable prices! The first few links I will show you are organizers: wallets sized, purses, backpacks, etc. These are great for travel or for all-day excursions. They allow you to keep your insulin, needles, blood testers, and snacks all in one place. There are two sites I recommend to find these awesome accessories: typew1n.com and medtronic. There are other sites where you can buy diabetic accessories, but these two are the most popular and most trusting. If you know of any other great stores for diabetes supply carriers and organizers, let us know in the comments below!
Personalize Your Pumps and CGMs
You wear your sensors for 14 days (if you use the Freestyle Libre). You might as well pretty them up! There are a few awesome shops that sell stickers for your pumps, scanners and sensors. These are my favourites:
Not only are these accessories awesome for adults, they are great for kids. They help children feel more confident while wearing an insulin pump or CGM by camouflaging the medical machine look to a kid-friendly sticker.
Let us know what you think about these great accessories by leaving us a comment.
Do you buy accessories for your diabetes supplies? What site or shop do you use?
I am not a medical professional and should not be taken as such. I am only speaking from personal experience. Talk to your doctor about any health concerns you may have regarding your diabetes.
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