35 Gift Ideas for Diabetic People

Updated on November 25th, 2020
By Kailey
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There are a growing number of people with diabetes these days and if you know any then you might want to give them a gift which will help them out. This could either be managing their condition or by giving them a treat that will not cause a problem with their health. It is not always easy to find something original though and so we have put together a list of items that we hope will be helpful to you, Hopefully, you will find a selection of items that you will be able to choose form and give as a gift whether it is their birthday, the holiday season or you just want to spoil them.

This is a glucose monitor kit. There are two versions which are either compatible with iphone or android cell phones. The kit includes a glucometer, 25 test strips, 10 sterile lancets and 10 disposable covers. There are no batteries required and once you have downloaded the app you will be able to measure your blood sugar and get a reading sent to your mobile device where you can keep a record.

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This is a pack containing two pairs of Dr Scholl’s men’s circulatory socks which are useful for diabetics. They area available in black or white and they have a soft stretch with no binding on the top and will fit size 7-12. They are made from polyester and spandex so they are stretchy but also provide support and they even have odor resistant properties to keep the feet fresh and dry.

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This is a paperback book called ‘The Diabetic Muscle and Fitness Guide’ by Phil Graham. The author is a body builder and sports nutritionist and have written the book with muscle building and fat loss in mind with a specific target of those people with diabetes. It has information about how the physiology of diabetes impacts metabolism, nutrition requirements and response to exercise all based on evidence based study and trial and error.

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This is a dry skin cream by Gold Bond which has been especially formulated for diabetics. It is a 4.5oz tube of non-greasy, fragrance-free lotion which has aloe, vitamin E, vitamin A, Vitamin C and can be used on any part of the body. It is made to help diabetics who tend to be prone to dry skin and provides moisture for up to 24 hours. 9 out of 10 diabetics using the cream saw noticeable skin improvement in one hour.

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This is a diabetic food journal. It is a pretty paperback book with a floral pattern on the front of it and it is 6 x 9 inches. The pages are set out so that it is easy to keep track of what you eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as snacks and you can note calories, carbs, fiber, protein, fat as well as weight, sleep and bedtime. There are two pages for each day and it has 110 pages

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This book is a 28 day diabetes diet meal planner. It is available in paperback or a Kindle version and has a carb controlled approach. It has meals which either have 30gm, 45gm or 60gm of carbs per meal and there are a months worth of meals all planned for you. There are breakfasts, lunches and dinners for every day and they are suitable for those with limited cooking skills.

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This us a pair of memory foam slippers which have been specifically designed with diabetics in mind. They come in a choice of black, wine red, pink or gray and in sizes 6-10. They are very soft with a faux fur lining and they have a hook and loop closure to make them easy to get on and off. They have memory foam cushioning for comfort and a support insole to relax and soothe the feet. The rubber sole is non-slip.

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This is a special travel pouch designed to keep insulin and other supplies inside. It comes in light gray, dark gray or purple and is 8.5 x 8.5 x 1.75 inches in size. It has a detachable hand strap to carry it or can be hooked to a bag. It is made of heavy duty nylon so it is durable and scratch resistant and has a strong zip with different sections inside to keep lancets, testing strips, alcohol wipes, pills, glucose meters and insulin pens.

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This is a A1C Selfcheck machine for checking blood sugar levels. It comes with test strips and has a digital display so that it is really easy to see what your blood glucose level is. It comes up with an accurate result within five minutes and it is really easy to use. Some doctors recommend that A1C is checked four times a year and it can be done easily with this machine. It gives a record of how well blood glucose has been controlled over the last 2 – 3 months.

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This is a pair of warming footies which are a special heat warming slipper. They have an insert which can be microwaved so you can get your feet really warm and also soothe away pain with heat therapy. They are blue in color and suitable for men or women to use to help with minor pain relief or to aid sleep. They are one size so should fit all average sized feet.

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This is a ceramic coffee mug which is 11oz and says on it ‘I’m not drunk I’m diabetic’ on it. It comes in a plain white color or you can pick from options which have a colored handle and inside from black, blue, navy, red or pink. It is 3.75 inches x 3 inches and is scratch resistant and durable with an easy grip handle. It is dishwasher and microwave safe.

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This is a t-shirt which says on it ‘Eh-nah – my pancreas’. It is available in black, navy, olive, dark heather or purple and in sizes suitable for kids aged 2 – 12 years and adults from small – 3XL with fits for men and women. They are made form a polyester and cotton mix and suitable for machine washing. They are great fun and will hopefully be a welcome gift idea for a diabetic with a sense of humor.

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This is a pack of 4 cake mixes. They are pumpkin space flavor and they are low carb and keto mug cakes. The idea is that you add butter and egg and then just microwave to get a tasty cake which has no added sugar or gluten and has only 4g of net carbs. Made with almond and coconut flour with allulose and stevia it is a sweet treat that will not spike blood sugar levels.

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This is a travel mug which says on it ‘Be nice to diabetics we deal with multiple pricks a day’ with a picture of a syringe and a blue ribbon. It is a 14oz mug with the print on both sides. It is made from 100% stainless steel in the body which is strong and there is a plastic handle, lid and base which keep cool. Fits in a car cup holder.

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This is an apron which is black in color but printed on it says ‘diabetic on board’ which is on a white background with a red and white border on it. It is 20.5 x 28.3 inches in size and has a tie waist so it can be adjusted to fit most people. It is made form 100% polyester and so will wash easily without shrinking and the color will not fade.

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This is a fun hoodie which says on it ‘I run on coffee and insulin’ and has a picture of syringes and a cup of coffee on it. It is a unisex fit and available in black, navy, royal blue, dark heather or heather gray and in sizes small to 2XL. It is made from a cotton and polyester mix do is soft and will keep it shape and has a classic fit.

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This is a baseball cap which has a slogan on the front saying ‘diabetic on board’. It comes in navy, black, blue, deep heather, gray, natural or red and is made of cotton denim. It has a circumference of 21-24 inches which can be altered with a buckle so it makes a comfortable fit for most adult heads. It is durable with a pre-curved bill and will shade the face and protect the head from the sun.

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This is a short sleeved t-shirt which says on it ‘diabetes picked the wrong princess’ and it comes in black, navy, royal blue, baby blue, dark heather, heather blue, pink or purple. It is available in sizes small – 3XL for adults as well as for kids aged 2-12 years of age. They are made form a polyester and cotton mix so are soft and comfortable but will not stretch out of shape.

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This is a fun case for kids to use to carry their insulin or other diabetic products. It is a zip up case with a fun design or monsters on it. It is 8.5 x 4.5 x 2 inches in size and has a carabiner on the outside so it can be safely attached to a bag if necessary. Great for taking meds to school and not losing them as the bag can be personalized with contact information.

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This is a fun pop socket with the message ‘may the insulin be with you’ and a picture of two crossed syringes. It is a fun item and useful to as when stuck to your cell phone you can use it to grip it more easily in your hand or to prop it up when making a video call or watching a film. They can be removed or repositioned easily.

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This is a book which is available in paperback or as a kindle book. It is called ‘Taking Diabetes to School’ and is a book aimed at elementary school children with colored illustrations about a grade-schooler who tells his friends about diabetes and how he manages it. It even includes tips for teachers and a quiz for kids and will make it easier for a class to understand that any child with diabetes is not very different to them.

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This is a ‘Diabetic Dessert Cookbook’ by Anna Bright. Many diabetics really miss the desserts that they can no longer eat particularly if they are following a paleo, low carb or keto diet and this book has lots of ideas and they are also gluten and wheat free. There are recipes for bread, muffins, cakes, cookies, sweet fat-bombs, desserts, snacks, ice-cream, milkshake, mousse and other puddings and treats using sweeteners instead of sugar.

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This is a diabetic insulin pump belt. It is a special band to help to hold the insulin pump in place. It has a hook and loop closure so it is secure. It is pink in color and is a child size 6 which will fit a waist of 23 inches. It is machine washable and comfortable to wear and will keep the pump in place when the wearer is sleeping or moving around. The lycra fabric feel light and is also strong.

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This is a diabetes alert medical bracelet. It has a pretty nylon braided rope which has bright colors (there is an option of blue and black) and a pendant in a choice of different deisgns, which has ‘medic alert type 1 diabetes’ deeply engraved on it which is made from stainless steel so is rust proof. The size can be easily adjusted so it will fit all sizes of wrist.

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This is a book called ‘Kids First, Diabetes Second : Tips for Parenting a Child With Type 1 Diabetes’ by Leighann Calentine. The book shares the authors personal experience of bringing up a daughter with type 1 diabetes and provides advice for parents and care givers to make things easier. It includes things like automating tasks, navigating challenges, celebrating achievements, relieving stress and establishing a support group and how to raise a happy and healthy child.

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This is a pack of Glucerna snack bars. They are a snack replacement for diabetics which help to manage blood sugar as they are 160 calories, 4g of sugars and 10g or protein. They are made from crispy oats and nuts and are designed to replace one snack per day. They are easy to carry as well as being tasty and there is also the option of a dark chocolate almond flavor if you prefer. There are 5 bars in the box.

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This is a keychain with a medical alert on it. It Is a keychain with a dog tag shaped pendant on it which says ‘diabetic’ on it which means it is suitable for type 1 or 2 diabetics. It is made from stainless steel which means that it is durable and it will not rust or tarnish and is also hypo allergenic. It is 1.57 x 0.98 inches in size and could be attached to keys or on a purse.

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This is a special leg air massager It is a wrap which fits on feet and lower legs and secures with a hook and loop fastening. There is a handset where you can select modes and massage intensities and the massage is given through inflating the air bags inside. It can help to relieve fatigue and help blood circulation and is safe for diabetics to use. They come in dark gray and light gray.

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This is a diabetes arm bank which is designed to protect an insulin monitoring pod when swimming or doing sports. It will stop the pod from falling off and comes in different sizes so you can pick the one that will work for you. It is stylish in a black and blue color and is better than adhesive patches as it is reusable and sweat resistant. It is also anti-slip so that it stays in place.

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These are ‘Genius blood sugar’ support capsules which are a keta supplement. They have cinnamon and Berberine in them which are thought to have blood sugar lowering properties in them. Berberine is from herbs such as the Indian Barberry which has a history of helping to regulate blood glucose in India and China. Cinnamon is thought to be able to lower blood sugar and improve insulin sensitivity. There are 30 capsules in the box.

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This is an insulin cooler travel case. It comes in purple, blue or black and has an insulin cooler bag in it. It can keep temperatures sensitive meds cool for up to ten hours. It is 4.33 x 8.07 inches and has a zip all the way around. It is padded and quilted inside with sections to keep different things and even a temperature strip and a special area for the ice pack.

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This is a blood sugar log book and on the front cover it says ‘Diabetics….the only people that take drugs to avoid getting high’. It is 6 x 9 inches in size and has 120 pages with two pages per week. It allows you to track your water intake, activity level, food intake as well your blood sugar readings. A useful book with a light hearted cover to make the job of logging those details feel less of a chore.

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This is an anatomical chart which helps people to understand type 2 diabetes. It is patient friendly to help explain what is happening in the body when someone has type two diabetes. It explains the role of glucose and insulin and lists risk factors, symptoms and complications as well as management techniques and complications such as heart disease and kidney disease.  It is 20 x 26 inches and is laminated. Printed in USA.

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This is a shiatsu foot massager which helps to improve blood flow and reduces inflammation, stimulates muscle recovery, provides pain relief and relaxation. It works on the feet, ankles and calves and is suitable for diabetics to use even those with neuropathy. There are different intensity levels and modes depending on what you want such as rolling massage, compression therapy, heat therapy or calming relaxation at different levels of intensity.

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This is a pack of blood glucose test strips. There are 100 in the pack and they are accurate and highly sensitive and designed for use with a glucometer. They are compatible with Metene TD-4116 and use an accurate micro point liquid system to make sure that they are accurate. They only need a very small amount of blood and take just 7 seconds to provide a result. They are supplied in a large pack to make them cost effective.

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