It might seem silly to some, but sometimes you just need pretty things to brighten your spirits.
Disclaimer: I am going to mention a few products in this blog entry. I do not work for these companies nor have I been contacted by these companies to endorse these products. Just sharing with y'all what we find we like to use :-)
There is no way around it. When you have T1D, you have a lot of STUFF. Meters, lancets, test strips, glucose tablets/gel/powder/candy (take your pick), syringes, insulin, pump supplies, hand sanitizer, anti-bacterial wipes, maybe a small protein snack... and the list goes on!
Who says you can't be fashionable and functional? Especially for the little girls in our lives with T1D.
This is our new insulin supply bag! Arrived today! It is a "31" organista bag.
We are love, love, loving it! Cute, small and has plenty of compartments for all of the "STUFF!"
We were even able to get her initials monogrammed in hot pink letters on the front! NICE!
Hey, when you are the mom of a little girl with T1D, you do what you can to make her feel special! Don't judge... you would do the same for your little girl :-)
On to the next!
Now, first let me say - these bracelets are BEAUTIES... although getting all three in a picture without the colors clashing was proving a problem. So, trust me - they are simply beautiful!
We have one for all-seasons - that is the one at the bottom with her medical tag attached.
One for Halloween. And, of course, you need one for Christmas!
You can find these lovelies and MANY, MANY more at www.laurenshope.com!
Now, the best part of this company is that you can order the medical bracelets as regular bracelets as well. Since we have twins, we were able to order the matching bracelets for both girls! One with a medical tag and one without! I LOVE IT! No one feels left out and they both have some pretty jewelry to wear... now what girl isn't going to love that?
In all seriousness, it has always been important to me to include her twin sister in her diabetes care. We are a family unit and we face this together. The bracelets are, in my opinion, a symbol of solidarity. A symbol of inclusion. And do you know what? I think we are in a good place. I think it is working out nicely for us. If you take a look at the picture at the top of the blog you can see that the girls are very close.
And I will do my best to keep it that way.
Thanks for reading! And remember, whether you have a girl or a boy with T1D... or even if you are an adult living with T1D, there is nothing wrong (in my opinion) with treating yourself to something special - whatever that means to you - because you certainly deserve it!!