- Diabetes Food Pyramid Bingo is an excellent game to help you learn about good food choices.
- Grandma Sandy offers free books and games for kids with diabetes.
- KID ICOD, created by a mom who has a child with diabetes, offers two colorful, easy-to-use diabetes logbook for kids -- one for injection therapy and one for insulin pump therapy. Logs hold two months of data and at $5.98 plus shipping.
- Learning About Diabetes: A Game For Healthy Living
- The CADEX® 12 Alarm Watch can help you or your child remember to check glucose levels and bolus.
- Music lovers can listen to A1c, the last song from The Pump Girls.
- Danielle Fraser's audio CD, Hope is on the Way, and music video, Will there be a Miracle?, are unique: all proceeds from their sale benefit the Islet Transplant Research Program at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The songs are performed by Danielle and written by local Alberta artists. One song, Will there be a Miracle?, was written by Danielle as an expression of her view of living with and dealing with a parent with insulin dependant diabetes. Danielle's father Earl was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was 12 years old.
- The CD sells for $15, cassettes for $12 and the music video for $10. To order, contact:
Alberta Foundation for Diabetes Research
12834 163 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5V 1K6
(403) 447-2643 Telephone
- The DiabetesDek is a pocket-sized reference tool that serves as a day-to-day guide for diabetes management. The 48 cards (double-sided) include high-level information about diabetes, the basic types of diabetes, checking your blood glucose, diabetes management, insulin, oral diabetes medicines, meal planning, exercise, sick day guidelines, hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia, tips for traveling, long-term concerns and how to get the care you need.
The DiabetesDek can be purchased for US$19.95 (shipping and handling included) from:
150 Glenridge Commons
Atlanta, GA 30328
- Kids Notes 4 Lunch offers a collection of positive notes for kids with diabetes.
- Legacy Products Teaching Aids help young kids learn about diabetes.
- Here's a hot tip for parents wondering how they'll deal with Halloween: check out the catalog from The Oriental Trading Company. They sell inexpensive toys that make great Halloween treats instead of candy. You can find glow-in-the-dark spiders and ants, bouncing balls, plastic flies (a real treat when found in the kitchen sink!), pencils, erasers, whistles--you name it, they have it. You'll spend less money than if you bought candy and you'll be the hit of the neighborhood. Phone 800-228-2269 (US) or (402) 331-6800.
- No More Needles is an excellent one-hour documentary that follows the travels of Catherine Jarvis and her 12-year-old son James as they search the world for a cure for James' diabetes.
- ReCall Services makes the HealthWatch, a medical reminder watch with multiple alarms. Unlike other watches with multiple alarms, the HealthWatch keeps track of which alarms are cancelled by the wearer, and uses that information to indicate that the alarmed event has been taken care of (blood test performed, etc.). The watch is programmed using a special cradle that interfaces with a PC (no Macintosh support is available).
- WatchMinder is a reminder watch to assist people with diabetes. It has 16 programmable alarms that display eight character reminders.
Last Updated: Monday May 13, 2013 06:24:20
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