Cute Bird With a Reassuring Message for Teen with Diabetes

©Corrie Kuipers - all rights reserved

Inside Verse: You’re still the same wonderful person you’ve always been, only now you have the chance to be even healthier and more awesome! Just know I’m here to support you in every way.

A cheerful yellow bird on a deep purple background has a message for a diabetic teen (or adult): “Diabetes isn’t who you are.” This card’s warm message is a gentle reminder that we aren’t defined by our disease and being sick doesn’t change the essential “us” – a truth diabetics sometimes need to hear when they’re feeling down or maybe having an off day and need a smile.

  • All inside verse is fully customizable – alter existing message and/or add your own sentiments.
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If you like this card, spread the word! We want kids (and teenagers and adults) with diabetes to feel safe, happy, and above all, loved.

Don’t Feel Like an Alien: For Diabetic Teen or Tween

©Doreen Erhardt, St. George Salon of Art LLC

Inside Verse: You’re the same great kid you’ve always been. Unless you painted yourself green since I last saw you!

it’s hard feeling different from your peers when you’re a kid diagnosed with diabetes. You feel … alienated! Doreen Erhardt uses a weird but cool bug-eyed alien, some sci-fi graphics and silhouettes of children on this humorous  card for all ages sending that they haven’t really changed. Visit Doreen’s Salon of Art shop for more great cards. Thanks, Doreen! 🙂

  • All inside verse is fully customizable – alter existing message and/or add your own sentiments.
  • Easy, convenient on-line ordering 24/7, 365 days a year
  • Purchased cards are in the mail the next business day
  • Envelope included with each card in order
  • Discounts for multiple card orders
  • Order on-line, get free in-store pick-up, usually in 1 hour, at most Target stores

If you like this card, spread the word! We want kids with diabetes to feel safe, happy, and above all, loved.

Today’s Tip: For Teenagers with Diabetes

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diabetes group of kidsThe National Diabetes Education Program offers some great information to teens who’ve been diagnosed with diabetes. This site should be your first stop for the clearly written and easily digestible facts without any fuss, great advice, and helpful links. Topics include Why Do Teens Get Diabetes? and Why Do I Need to Take Care of My Diabetes?

 
amazon raising teens with diabetes bookWe recommend Raising Teens with Diabetes (Moira McCarthy, Spry Publishing, 2013), an award-winning guide essential to parents of diabetic teenagers. This is a real “go-to” resource, almost like an encyclopedia for parents with a teenage son or daughter with diabetes. No medical jargon to plow through, no confusion, just lots of the right kind of essential advice in one package.

Dreamy Butterfly Sends Your Love

©Betsy Bush/Dragonfire Graphics

Inside Verse: …but you sure do Sparkle and Shine! Sometimes when you don’t feel so well, just know I love you and you can talk to me anytime.”

Pretty, colorful butterfly on a lovely pink background sends your love and a very reassuring message from artist Betsy Bush to a diabetic child who needs to hear that when they have bad days, they can count on your support. Visit Betsy’s Dragonfire Graphics shop for more great cards. Thanks, Betsy! 🙂

  • All inside verse is fully customizable – alter existing message and/or add your own sentiments.
  • Easy, convenient on-line ordering 24/7, 365 days a year
  • Purchased cards are in the mail the next business day
  • Envelope included with each card in order
  • Discounts for multiple card orders
  • Order on-line, get free in-store pick-up, usually in 1 hour, at most Target stores

If you like this card, spread the word! We want kids with diabetes to feel safe, happy, and above all, loved.

Today’s News: Living with Type I Diabetes

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WHAT’S IN THE NEWS?

Diagnosed with Type I diabetes when she was 14 years old, this young woman tells what it’s like to live with her condition and deal with the public’s misconceptions of Type I and Type II diabetes. (La Junta Tribune-Democrat)

U.S. jury hits pharmaceutical giant Takeda and Eli Lilly with record penalty in Actos diabetes drug case. (Wall Street Journal)

Diabetes charter for Canada announced. (CBC News)

Alaskan teenager who has lived with Type I diabetes since the age of 3  raises money each year in the Tour de Cure.

 

 

©Corrie Kuipers - all rights reserved

Inside Verse: I know it’s kind of scary and maybe you feel a little weird, but you haven’t really changed – you’re still the same awesome kid you’ve always been!

A collection of bright, colorful and comical insects (what the heck are some of these cute crawlies?) tells a diabetic child: don’t let your insulin pump bug you! Great encouragement and reassurance with this message of support and love telling  a child with diabetes that they’re still the same despite their disease.

  • All inside verse is fully customizable – alter existing message and/or add your own sentiments.
  • Easy, convenient on-line ordering 24/7, 365 days a year
  • Purchased cards are in the mail the next business day
  • Envelope included with each card in order
  • Discounts for multiple card orders
  • Order on-line, get free in-store pick-up, usually in 1 hour, at most Target stores

If you like this card, spread the word! We want kids with diabetes to feel safe, happy, and above all, loved.

Today’s Tip: Diabetic Friendly Orange-Vanilla Freezer Pop

 

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va freezer popSpring is here for most parts of the world, which means it won’t be long before summer, when hotter weather and school vacation mean children outside playing in the sunshine and having fun.

When your diabetic boy or girl is looking for a refreshing treat, try a tasty and easy to make frozen snack that’s healthy and nutritious, packed with Vitamin C and calcium.

Homemade orange-vanilla freezer pops (you know, tastes like that childhood treat we begged our moms to buy us when we were kids) are delicious.  You’ll need commonly available freezer pop molds before you start and less than five minutes of your time.

Here’s the recipe:

Diabetic Friendly Orange-Vanilla Freezer Pop

1 1/2 cup 100% orange juice (freshly squeezed or store bought, your choice
1 1/2 cup yogurt (preferably probiotic, but any sugarless yogurt will do)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Sweetener of choice, to taste (some parents are okay with small amounts of sugar; others prefer artificial sweetener or an alternative, low glycemic sweetener like Stevia or agave nectar)

Blend all ingredients together. Pour into freezer pop molds and add popsicle sticks. Put in freezer for at least 6 hours.  Can be made weeks in advance, individually wrapped and stored in freezer.

The cool thing is that you can substitute almost any 100% juice or juice blend  (highly acidic fruits like lemons, limes, and grapefruit, or fruit with digestive enzymes like pineapple or papaya may curdle the yogurt). Try orange-strawberry-banana or other delicious blend.

Just be sure to check the nutritional information label and the ingredients before you buy any juice—you want to avoid sugar, high fructose corn syrup, and “evaporated cane juice” (some manufacturers have a real sense of humor, don’t they? 😉 )