The *Ultimate* Holiday Gift Guide for People with Diabetes
Still searching for the right gift to give your friends and family on the “nice” list this year? Look no further.
We’ve rounded up some of this year’s best diabetes-friendly stocking stuffers.
Start spreading the holiday cheer with these fun and practical presents (Or, sneak them onto your wish list. After all, you’ve been good this year, too).
What Makes a Great Holiday Gift for People with Diabetes?
Diabetes can be difficult to manage, especially during the holiday season. The chilly and snowy weather makes it difficult to exercise outside and the temptations of delicious home-baked holiday treats are hard to pass. Let’s spread the holiday cheer so everyone can enjoy the most wonderful time of the year!
A great holiday gift makes diabetes management easier by turning healthy habits into more enjoyable or easier-to-accomplish activities. Sounds great, but where do we find these gifts that sound too good to be true? Look no further and skip the holiday hustle and bustle, below we have the ultimate holiday gift guide just for you.
Gifts that Keep on Giving
Pedometer – Studies have shown that taking 10,000 steps each day can help promote weight loss and lower blood sugar levels. A step-counting pedometer helps meet that goal a little easier.
Smartwatch — Smartwatches are helpful to encourage and track physical activity. Apple and Garmin smartwatches even have an app to monitor sugars from the Dexcom continuous glucose monitor!
Diabetes accessories – Who says staying organized has to be drab and boring? Your friends can say goodbye to misplaced lancets and MIA glucose meters with stylish diabetes accessories that help organize diabetes supplies. Check out products from Sugar Medical and Myabetic for everything you need!
Hand and foot cream – Keeping feet protected and dry goes a long way toward good diabetes foot health. But adding a rich, soothing lotion into the regimen can help make your toes smooth, soft, and well-nourished.
Food diary – Keeping a food diary can be an effective tool to aid weight loss. Get your loved ones started with a pretty journal or stationery set.
Nutrition reference book – It’s no secret: Counting carbs can be a pain. A pocket-sized nutrition reference book or app can help you count calories, carbs, fats, and proteins wherever you go. A perfect online solution could be a subscription to an app like myfitnesspal.
Charitable donation – Wondering what to give the friend who has everything? Try a donation to a cause that helps fight diabetes. JDRF, the American Diabetes Association, and the International Diabetes Federation will accept donations in your loved one’s name.
My Diabetes Home Membership – Give the gift of good health for the New Year. Help your loved ones start 2023 off on the right track with a premium My Diabetes Home Membership. Features include an online blood sugar log with high and low sugar alerts, a medication reminder app, and a printable report to bring to the doctor’s office.
Books on Diabetes Management — Knowledge is power. A good book is helpful to better understand diabetes management. Check out this list of books from A to Z on diabetes.
Summary The holiday season can be especially hard for people with diabetes. Finding the right gift to help manage diabetes can turn a holiday hassle into a wonderful winter season.