Gift shopping for diabetes patients doesn’t have to be a challenge. You can pick out a nice sweater, stylish earphones, or even a snack basket, but there’s no end to other fun options.
Keeping everything regular and boring at bay, here’s our list of the best gifts for people with diabetes.
All My Diabetes Shit Diabetic Travel Bag
People usually stock their meds and instruments in a big box or a labeled container. While this travel bag is no fashion accessory either, it certainly has a humorous side to it.
The bag features the phrase in big bold letters, loud and clear. It’s spacious enough to carry meds, glucometers, strips, and washes spot-free within minutes.
No matter who you give it to, they’ll surely have a good laugh at first and perhaps smile every time they use the travel bag.
Leg Massager for Circulation and Relaxation
It’s about time nana gets some good leg massage. We like the Renpho leg massager because it simulates actual hand squeeze massage rather than vibrating and rolling.
It comes with five modes, four intensity levels, and automatic shutoff after 15 minutes. The circumference ranges up to 28.4 inches, which means it can fit all calf sizes.
Also, for someone younger with diabetes experiencing muscle tension, an intensive massage can help relax their calves and feet.
Chocolate Brownie Cookie Bites
A diabetic chocolate lover will be delighted to see they can munch on delicious double chocolate brownies without worry.
The HighKey keto low-carb chocolate brownie cookie bites are a combination of health-promoting natural ingredients such as almond flour and coconut oil. Monk fruit, erythritol, and stevia are sugar substitutes.
Neuropathy Rubbing Oil
The Neuropathy Rubbing Oil by Frankincense and Myrrh is infused with natural oils and is best for temporary relief from the pain and can soothe aching nerves. It also helps control tingling, burning, shooting pain, and numbness in the hands and feet.
It’ll be a good addition to your grandparent’s pain-relief arsenal. The best part is, it is safe and easy to use without causing drowsiness.
Portable Compact Travel Foot Massager
For busy parents who can’t squeeze out time for a real-time massage, a massage on the go will help ease the pain
These slippers feature 39 massage buttons that simulate actual acupuncture therapy and target points to help control lower back pain, migraine, and neuropathic foot pain. They’re designed for 10 to 20 minutes of wear time per day.
The ByRiver foot massager slippers make a great gift for parents over a fancy accessory because they contribute to their health and well-being.
Copper Compression Arthritis Gloves
Diabetes triggers neuropathic pain which affects the hands, causing tingling, numbness, and nerve pain. Compression gloves have proven a feasible treatment for such pain.
Copper compression arthritis gloves fit tight around the hands and provide comfort and support to swollen, stiff hands and joints.
These gloves are best for people doing continuous hand work such as writing for long hours, typing, or cooking. They’re also useful for elder people suffering from arthritis pain.
Physicians Approved Diabetic Socks
Diabetic patients need to walk for health, but it can take a toll on their legs, especially with the elderly.
These diabetic socks not only provide comfort due to extra cushioning, but also improve blood circulation in the feet to reduce neuropathic pain. Pair these with a matching sweater to make a gift set.
Chefman Mini Portable Personal Fridge
This mini fridge has enough capacity to store six soda cans, or a large coffee cup. You can also use it to store your snacks, skincare, or even baby bottles.
Additionally, it can warm or cool snacks and beverages. It is safe for use in all homes and cars, and you can travel with it without worry.
We love the Chefman Mini portable fridge because it’s super cute and handy. Its versatility makes it a great gift for everyone.
Gold Bond Hydrating Lotion
High blood sugar can cause dry skin. The Gold Bond hydrating lotion is formulated with vitamins A, C, and E along with aloe for smooth hydrated skin texture.
We like it because it’s an overall lotion and suitable for adults and the elderly. If your mom or nana struggles with dry skin, the Gold Bond hydrating lotion will make a wise present.
I Heart Guts Insulin Plush Toy
This overly cute plush pillow is the perfect gift for a young diabetic or science enthusiast. It comes with a booklet explaining all about the insulin hormone and its importance.
If you’re looking for a fun, giggly toy for a kid, this insulin plush toy may just replace the teddy bear.
Blue Diamond Almonds Snack
The worst thing about having diabetes is the restriction on sugar intake, which means you’ll have to steer clear of everything sweet. While it’s necessary, this feeling can also lead to sadness and depression.
Fortunately, there are tasty alternatives one can enjoy, such as the Blue Diamond oven-roasted almonds coated with real cocoa powder. Each pack only carries 100 calories and is the perfect snack for diabetics and fitness-conscious folks.
The Diabetic Muscle and Fitness Guide
Insulin therapy can often lead to unwanted weight gain. Thankfully, there’s an actual guidebook that explains (with evidence) how to lose weight and keep those extra pounds off.
Ditch the magazines and grab a copy of the Diabetic Muscle and Fitness Guide for your loved one struggling with weight problems due to diabetes.
Diabetic Support Supplement
Apart from a diet with high sugar content, diabetes unfortunately also restricts people from food that contains some essential nutrients for good health.
The Diabetic Support Supplement combines the goodness of 28 herbs, vitamins, minerals, and 300 mg of alpha-lipoic acid known to treat neuropathic pain. It’s an all-in-one nutritional supply for diabetics.
Dario Blood Glucose Monitor Kit
This clever little device replaces the need for a separate blood sugar monitoring kit. Just plug into an iPhone and carry out the test and see results on the phone screen.
Simply download the application and use the monitor, no coding is required. It’s a great gift for busy parents and frequent travelers.
Diabetic Food Journal
This beautiful floral print food journal is the ideal gift for mom or your female friends. Blood sugar data logging doesn’t have to be on a piece of paper or an old diary, it can be fun and fashionable too.
Not only is this good for blood sugar stats, but they can jot down recipes and even quick thoughts to make it a more personal belonging.
CURMIO Insulin Cooler Travel Case
Insulin is temperature-sensitive, which is why it’s important to store it under specific conditions. Therefore traveling with insulin is a challenge.
The Curmio Insulin Cooler keeps diabetic supplies safe during travel, and the insulated mesh pocket maintains the required temperature. It also has space for an ice pack and compartments for personal items and ID cards.
Diabetic Meal Prep for Beginners
Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring and tasteless. The Diabetic meal prep guide for beginners has all the information on prevention and control of diabetes, along with meal prep advice.
Plus, the book also has yummy dessert recipes specially crafted for diabetics. Despite the occasion, this book makes a great gift for adult diabetics.
Moisturizing & Exfoliating Foot Cream
It’s common to experience dry, cracked heels with diabetes, and sometimes this feeling can become overwhelming. The people that suffer the most from this condition are working adults and the elderly.
Flexitol heel balm takes care of deep cracks, itchy, rough heels and removes dead skin without causing pain or irritation. We find it a good fit for parents and grandparents.
Hershey’s Sugar-Free Bundle
Who doesn’t like Hershey’s? Call this trio a bundle of joy for diabetics craving chocolate.
Enjoy Hershey, Rees’s, and York in their authentic flavors without the sugar content and only 32 calories per piece. We rate it the best pick for any and everyone.
TRUE METRIX® NFRS Test Strips
For people who use True Metrix Glucose Meters, this bundle is a convenient tool for regular strip tests. True Metrix uses triple-sense technology to analyze and calculate the correct number of red blood cells and sample temperature to produce accurate results.
SKIN GRIP Insulet Omnipod Adhesive Patch
For diabetics, exercise is the best fitness tool, but they have to carry around devices to measure glucose levels in real-time. The Skin Grip adhesive patches hold onto CGM (Continuous Glucose Monitor) devices during strenuous workouts or running sessions.
These patches are water-proof and safe for all skin types, including sensitive skin. We also like how they come in funky colors.
Insulin Bottle Protector Case for Diabetes
Just like Airpod case skins, these insulin bottle protectors ensure the vials stay safe and sound. These are best for homes with children as they’ll reach for anything that seems interesting.
Also, insulin bottles are small and transparent, and hard to trace if lost. These little cases come in vibrant colors for instant spotting.
Rite Aid Glucose Tablets
High blood sugar is a worrying cause but so is a reduction in glucose levels. Diabetics suffering from low blood sugar will enjoy the Rite Aid fruit-flavored chewy tablets.
Each tablet contains four grams of fast-acting carbohydrates to raise blood sugar within a few seconds. These are meant for use when sugar runs low. Suitable for adults and the elderly.
IDM Diabetic Pen
For diabetes patients suffering from peripheral neuropathy, the IDM Monofilament diabetic pen helps detect the loss of protective sensation in the feet.
It is easy to clean and comes with five replacement filaments.
Type 1 Diabetic Medical Alert Tag
For patients dependent on insulin, it is essential to carry a Medical Alert Tag, especially while traveling. These tags can be attached to backpacks, luggage, and handbags.
The bold colors and print indicate a type 1 diabetic status and should be carried at all times.
Emergency Survival Kit for Family
The First My Family survival kit is an all-in-one package for unforeseen circumstances. From first aid supplies to freshwater, food packs, and shelter supplies, it’s the ultimate emergency-ready pack.