Giving Tuesday, “A Global Generosity Movement,” will take place on December 1st this year. Founded in 2012, this initiative strives to promote giving in all of its forms.
“It’s a simple idea: whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving some of what we have to those who need our help, every act of generosity counts and everyone has something to give.”
It is perhaps the understatement of the year that 2020 has brought considerable challenges upon all of us. Particularly hard-hit are many small businesses, with so many logistical challenges imposed by lockdowns, new regulations, and overall lack of revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
We hope to bring more awareness to Giving Tuesday, and this year, we are featuring some of our favorite diabetes-related small businesses. Here is a roundup of some of our favorites. We hope we can all give a little to help small companies get back on track and thrive as much as we can during these difficult times.
Check these out and please tell us about your favorites in the comments!
Myabetic is a small business that offers a variety of diabetes-specific cases, pouches, purses, backpacks etc. for sale. They have a large inventory of high-quality products and there really is something for everyone, whether you are a teenager, preschooler, businessperson, or stay-at-home parent. Check out our review of several products and browse for your favorites. One of these could certainly make an excellent gift for a loved one with diabetes this holiday season!
We are always on the lookout for great products to use with your pump or continuous glucose monitor (CGM). Pump Peelz offers a fantastic and large collection of high-quality, functional, and unique-looking tapes for a variety of medical devices, including CGMs, pumps, blood glucose meters, and more. Not only that, but this company went above and beyond to do their part during the pandemic this year by building intubation boxes! Check out our review of their products and browse for the latest designs to suit your specific needs.
Another company that boasts a wide repertoire of diabetes accessories is Sugar Medical. The company was started in 2009 by a woman with type 1 diabetes who is on a mission to “bring style and quality into the lives of people living with diabetes.” From backpacks to purses to insulated pouches for your insulin, there are a variety of options in their collection to suit your unique requirements.
Living with diabetes, for most of us, means poking your finger to check your blood glucose levels, usually every day. Genteel has developed lancing devices that are virtually pain-free. These products are admired by many and are an especially great tool for younger children who may be particularly fearful of checking their blood sugar. Check out our review of these devices and learn more about how they work and how to purchase.
Maintaining insulin integrity is at the heart of optimal diabetes management. However, because it’s not temperature stable, insulin can quickly lose its efficacy, especially in hot temperatures. Frio pouches are easy-to-use, as they are activated by water, long-lasting, will withstand high heat (over 100 degrees F!), and are an incredibly useful product for anyone who uses insulin. Check out their full inventory and see for yourself – these are definitely worth-while!
Will you be participating in Giving Tuesday? How will you give back during this particularly challenging year? Please share your thoughts in the comments below!
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