14 Empowering Christmas Gifts Diabetics Will Love

14 Empowering Christmas Gifts Diabetics Will Love

Diabetics can have it hard at times. Celebrate the bright side of life with these awesome Christmas gifts!

Jacob Jacobowitz

December 2019

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Although diabetics want the same things anyone wants, like a new phone, a car or some clothes, we’ve picked out some gifts that are bound to be appreciated by diabetics. Not only will they make everyday life a tiny bit easier, we’ve included a few recipe books that will help a diabetic you know to look forward to every delicious meal!

Check out our descriptions of each product, and you’re bound to find something that a diabetic you know has been asking for for ages! 

 

#1 Drinking for Two by Diana Licalzi and Kerry Criss

Nutritious Mocktails for the Mom-to-Be. Perfect for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or trying to conceive (or who don’t drink!), Drinking For Two features 45+ delicious non-alcoholic, plant-based mocktail recipes that are high in nutrients with little to no added sugar.

Our mocktail book is truly unique. Our recipes are made with natural ingredients that may help to combat pregnancy-related symptoms, like morning sickness and cravings. Most of our recipes are made with whole fruits and even vegetables!

Our book features nutritious recipes for flat, bubbly, apres-dinner, and warm comfort drinks so women can still enjoy the flavor of their favorite drinks, like rose, mojitos, and margaritas.

Learn more or buy here.

 

 

#2 KETO-MOJO Bluetooth Blood Ketone and Glucose Testing Kit

 As a diabetic, it’s really important to test your blood sugars and ketone levels throughout the day. This monitor lets you test your blood sugars and ketone levels. It’s a super handy machine to have on hand. If you’re following a low carb or ketogenic diet, measuring your ketone levels will also show you if you’re producing ketones or not or whether you’re eating too many carbs or not.

Learn more or buy here.

 

 

#3 Circulation Socks

Loss of circulation in the feet is a common complication in diabetes. Using circulation socks will help increase circulation in the area, helping relieve some pain.

Learn more or buy here.

 

 

#4 Insulin Organizer Bag

The perfect bag to carry your insulin pen, syringes and supplies. Instead of searching for everything that you need in your purse or bag, have everything ready to use in one organized pouch.

Learn more or buy here.

 

#5 The Wholesome Yum Easy Keto Cookbook by Maya Krampf

 Having a few low carb keto cookbooks on hand will make cooking for diabetics much easier! Use these low carb recipes to control your blood sugar and insulin levels.

Learn more or buy here.

 

 

#6 Willful Fitness Tracker

 Use a fitness tracker to track how many steps you’ve taken and help you stay motivated. Using a fitness tracker like the Fitbit will help you stay accountable and stay on track! 

Learn more or buy here.

 

#7 Immersion Hand Blender

 Gifting kitchen gadgets to someone is a great idea that anyone will love. Whether they want to make smoothies, nut butters, chicken wings, homemade mayonnaise, waffles or stews, these kitchen gadgets are a good option for someone who wants to learn how to cook, watch how they prepare food or watching their diet. 

Learn more or buy here.

 

 

#8 Lakanto Sugar-Free Chocolate Bars

 Any of these sugar free chocolates will make a great gift to a diabetic. These brands all use healthy ingredients that will not make blood sugars rise. It’s the perfect healthy diabetic-friendly treat. Eat these chocolate as is, or add them to your favorite baked goods! 

Learn more or buy here.

 

#9 Heart Healthy Gift Box from Nutritious Gifts

The Diabetic Diet is essentially healthy, nutritious foods in moderate amounts and following regular mealtimes to manage blood sugars. Foods that are recommended are healthy and complex carbohydrates such as items found in the Heart Healthy Food box.

For example, depending on the size, you may find complex carbohydrates such as oatmeal, nuts, and seeds suitable for diabetics. Peanut butter is another common item found in our boxes that work well for diabetics. Heart healthy fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids are an important component of a diabetic diet as well as healthy fats such as extra virgin olive oil. Fresh fruit and vegetables are always recommended first, however, setting an example using dried fruit or a nutrition bar in moderate amounts is suitable for some diabetics too.

 

Learn more or buy here.

 

#10 Insulin Pump Belt Black by Abilitee Adaptive Wear

There are around 350,000 people in the United States that use insulin pumps. The machines provide small doses of rapid-acting insulin when diabetics need it but can be difficult and uncomfortable to keep clipped onto your belt or clothing. Patti + Ricky offers a stylish and comfortable solution with their insulin belts.

Available in a wide range of colors, styles and sizes, the belts fit around the waist and are meant to be worn under clothing. They are made from soft, stretchy and sweat-wicking material and feature a hidden-zipper pocket. The belts have enough room to not only store an insulin pump, but medicine, a phone and any other necessities you may need. The insulin pump belts are available for men, women and kids.

 

Learn more or buy here.

 

#11 Designs for Health KTO-BAR

KTO-BAR™ is a convenient, nutritious food bar specifically formulated for those on Keto and low carb diets. Each delicious coconut and coconut flavored bar provides 15 grams of fat, 10 grams of protein, 6 grams of fiber and only 2 net carbs. The KTO-Bar is currently sold in a pack of 12 for $55.20.

Learn more or buy here.

 

 

#12 KTO-C8 Chews

The KTO-C8 Chews™ is a strawberry and watermelon flavored snack that provide a nice boost while keeping sugar intake low. Each bag of Chews contains 60 soft chews with just 2 net carbs per chew for $47.19 (for a 30-60 day supply.) It’s the perfect snack to keep you satisfied in between meals.

 

 

#13 Acupressure Made Simple by Deborah Bleecker

Easily Treat Yourself for Common Ailments is not only an interesting book, it is a highly practical one for diabetics. While many cases of diabetes require serious medical intervention, just bringing about relief of diabetic symptoms can make all the difference in the world in terms of the quality of life of a diabetic, and that’s where acupuncture and acupressure can come into play. Acupressure and acupuncture are capable of relieving diabetes-related effects and symptoms, and Acupressure Made Simple makes it easy for anyone to apply these methods to themselves with ease.

 

#14 Frio Insulin Cooling Wallet

One of the biggest concerns I have when traveling with type 2 diabetes is making sure I have enough insulin with me. When new security measures were implemented at airports, I had to find another way to carry insulin because I was no longer able to carry a cooler with ice. A friend recommended the Frio wallet which uses evaporated air to keep insulin temperatures at an acceptable level. I carry mine with me whenever I travel and it alleviates the stress and anxiety of making sure my medicine stays protected.

 

Learn more or buy here.

 

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