Type 1 Boxes
Practical supplies that make a new diagnosis more manageable. Information from pump and CGM companies so patients and their caregivers can know what is available.
"When our daughter was first diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, we were overwhelmed. I quickly saw that we were going to need a new set of supplies."
New Diagnosis Care Package
When our daughter was first diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, we were overwhelmed. I quickly saw that we were going to need a new set of supplies. While still in the hospital, I started making a list of items that we learned about. I quickly realized that the cost of all of the extras was adding up quickly. Around the same time friends and family were asking what they could do to help. I decided to share the list. Shortly afterward, packages started arriving--a digital food scale, a medical alert bracelet, juice boxes. As each package arrived, we not only received supplies that would make caring for our daughter easier, but also we felt less alone knowing that we had friends and family supporting us.
The New Diagnosis Care Package is our way of sharing this experience with others. The package is full of practical supplies that make a new diagnosis more manageable. It contains information from pump and cgm companies so patients and their caregivers can know what is available. Also included are resource guides for how to find local support and on social media.
FROM CROWD FUNDING TO SUPPORT SYSTEM CREATION
The Care Package can be either purchased or crowdfunded. If it is crowdfunded, everyone who participates can opt in to receive occasional educational emails about type 1 diabetes, lessening the emotional burden of the person living with diabetes.
Dexcom Starter Kit
One of the most common questions I see on type 1 forums is “I’m getting a Dexcom soon. What kinds of patches are best?” This is an impossible question since everyone’s skin is different. The Dexcom Starter Kit has samples of some of the top selling patches for users to try so they can see what works for them.