Diabetes is, unfortunately, one of the most common diseases in America. An astonishingly large percentage of the U.S. population has it. The primary reason for this is that due to the wide availability of junk food, many people’s diets are awful.
If diabetes isn’t managed properly then the condition can actually prove fatal. It can also lead to things like blindness and losing feeling in one’s limbs (or tingling in them), which can make a normal life extremely difficult.
If you have a loved one who is suffering from diabetes and there is a special occasion coming up, why not buy them a gift that will help them with their condition? Here are a few ideas for such gifts.
As mentioned, sometimes people with diabetes lose feeling in their limbs or experience tingling and numbness. This is called neuropathy. Scientific research indicates that the use of neuropathy stockings can help to restore feelings to people’s limbs.
If your loved one is unfortunate enough to be suffering from diabetic neuropathy, then it is a very good idea to invest in a pair of these for them. Make sure to get the right size, and also do your research, so that you can find the most effective product for them.
A lot of diabetic people have to check their blood sugar levels on a daily basis. Sometimes, they have to check their blood sugar levels multiple times a day. Unfortunately, a lot of diabetic people only have very cheap sugar monitors, which sometimes present misreadings.
A great gift that you can give to your loved one is a high-quality, very accurate blood sugar monitoring device. Make sure to do your research so that you can find the one that’s most effective and gives the most accurate readings.
You can’t expect your loved one to store their blood sugar monitor inside the box that it comes in, can you? No, it is a much better idea to buy them a bag to store everything in, too. Make sure that inside this bag you include antibacterial wipes so that they can clean themselves off (and clean off their device) when they are done checking.
As you have to prick your finger when you use a blood sugar monitor, it is a very good idea to give them a handkerchief to dry themselves after using the antibacterial wipes, too.
If your loved one has type-1 diabetes and has to inject themselves with insulin, then they need to keep their insulin cool. A lot of people store their insulin in the fridge. However, when traveling around outside it can be very difficult for a person to keep their insulin cool, which often limits where they can go.
A good gift to your loved one with type-1 diabetes is an insulin cooling case. A cooling case will allow them to keep their insulin cool when they are on the go.
Another great gift to give a person who suffers from type-1 diabetes is an insulin sensor, which can monitor the temperature of their insulin. As already mentioned, insulin needs to be kept cool. Your loved one can use one of these sensors so that they can keep their insulin at an appropriate temperature.
However, make sure that the sensor that you get your loved one is high-quality and accurate. An inaccurate insulin sensor can produce misleading results, which can skew your loved one’s understanding of their insulin temperature. If insulin isn’t kept at the right temperature it can’t be used so it’s fair to say that it is very important.
Finger pricks can be very uncomfortable. When you have diabetes, however, they are unavoidable. If your loved one has got diabetes then why not invest in a high-quality dancing device for them? There are some very good dancing devices available to buy that make lancing almost imperceptible.
A lancing device will allow your loved one to perform blood sugar checks more comfortably. Make sure to read a product’s reviews before buying it so that you can be sure it works the way that it is supposed to. A lot of products claim to be able to do things that they can’t
It is important for people who suffer from type-1 diabetes to wear a diabetic ID so that they can get medical help if they don’t have insulin on them and they are in need of it. However, diabetic IDs typically look like dog tags.
You could buy your loved one a diabetic ID that’s a little nicer. There are a large number of designers and retailers who create jewelry that’s perfect for people who have diabetes. You can create a custom diabetic ID for your loved one.
Sometimes, people who suffer from diabetes know very little about their condition. Educating your loved ones about diabetes will make it a lot easier for them to deal with their condition. If you suspect that your loved one doesn’t know much then you could get them an informative book, or a series of books.
An alternative to a book could be signing them up for a class on diabetes. There are a lot of online courses and classes on the condition. Attending one could make it easier for your loved one to understand the disease.
Your loved one deals with diabetes every day of their life. If they already have all of the gifts listed here, then why don’t you just go ahead and buy them something that’s unrelated to diabetes? They might prefer to have something that will help them to forget about their condition.
The best way to select a gift for a person is to find out what they are interested in, what they already have, and what they want. You should always give your loved one’s receipts for the gifts that you give them, in case they want to return them.
Buying a gift for a loved one with diabetes can be challenging, especially if you don’t know a lot about the condition. However, if you follow this post’s guidance then it will be easier than ever. Make sure to find out what your loved one already has so that you don’t end up buying them the same thing twice.