I’m not a Blood Sugar Whisperer. It’s an aspirational title. But I do believe that we can become better blood sugar whisperers through knowledge.
Knowledge is power.
In honor of my upcoming 100th blog post (this post is #99), I am throwing a HUGE giveaway bonanza starting Monday, June 30 to celebrate and to help all of you become better blood sugar whisperers too! Woohoo!
And I have some really REALLY awesome prizes that have been generously donated to the cause. Check ‘em out! (Prizes are listed in order of value.)
Giveaway #1: A comprehensive diabetes self-care assessment and tune-up with Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE, 2014 AADE Diabetes Educator of the Year and author of Think Like A Pancreas. Now this guy is a blood sugar whisperer! The consult can be provided in-person at their Philadelphia office or remotely via phone or video chat. Available to US and international residents. (Value: $190)
Giveaway #2: Sugar Bags from Sugar Medical in your choice of color. Created by the sister of a PWD, these diabetes meter kits from Sugar Medical are a great way to hold all of your D-gear safely and stylishly! The “Universal Strap System” secures any sized blood glucose meter inside the supply case with the ease of seeing your test results through a clear vinyl strap. Four elastic loops inside can be used for insulin pens, testing strips, insulin vials, glucose tabs, or personal items such as chap stick or a jump drive. (Value: $29.99)
Giveaway #3: The Original Tummytote Belt from Tallygear in your choice of color. Want a better way to carry all your D-devices and gear helping you to be a better blood sugar whisperer? Created by a mom of a type 1 PWD, the belt can be used to carry many tech devices (insulin pump, CGM-continuous glucose monitor, cellphone & personal music player) along with many small items (cash, credit card, keys, snacks, testing supplies) securely and discreetly. The Tummietote belt is also offered with 1 or 2 optional clear view vinyl windows so that you can view your tech device without ever taking it out of the pocket. (Value: $26.95)
Giveaway #4: GlucoLift prize pack with a bottle, tube and Tandem tin in your choice of flavor. Becoming a better blood sugar whisperer means being prepared when thing go awry. GlucoLift makes all-natural glucose tablets with no artificial colors or flavors, no gluten, and is owned by Chris Angell, a type 1 PWD himself! Flavors include Wildberry, Cherry and Orange Cream. (Value: $20)
Giveaway #5: One year subscription to Diabetic Living magazine. Diabetic Living magazine features articles about living with diabetes, recipes, fitness tips and profiles of people with diabetes. Plus, I’m contributing several articles in upcoming issues! (Value: $19.97)
Giveaway #6: The Complete Diabetes Organizer by Susan Weiner, RDN, MS, CDE, and 2015 AADE Diabetes Educator of the Year. This guidebook offers tips and tricks to maintain your diabetes with less effort and more confidence, allowing you to enjoy a healthier, stress-free life. The book also features certified professional organizer and ADHD Specialist Leslie Josel who shares simple, surefire techniques that will allow you to disentangle yourself from the clutches of chronic disorganization. 5 stars on Amazon! (Value: $19.95)
Giveaway #7: MySugr Companion Pro app. The Companion is a charming, sometimes outspoken diabetes manager. The app has a similar purpose as a diabetes logbook. It provides immediate feedback and helps you stay motivated. You win points for every entry made which help tame your diabetes monster. The goal is to tame your monster every day. Challenges are available to help you set and attain personal goals. Available to US and International residents. (Value: $19.95)
Giveaway #8: An autographed copy of Dealing with Diabetes Burnout by Ginger Vieira. Don’t let diabetes burnout get in your way of being a blood sugar whisperer! This book provides the tools and encouragement needed to help readers get back on track and make diabetes management a rewarding priority. Chapters directly address burnout in relation to: food, exercise, insulin dosing, blood sugar checking, fear of low blood sugar, being a caregiver/spouse of a person with diabetes, communicating more effectively with your doctor, taking a healthy “vacation” from diabetes, and creating realistic expectations and goals. 5 stars on Amazon! (Value: $18.95)
Giveaway #9: An autographed copy of Think Like A Pancreas by Gary Scheiner. If you can’t chat one-on-one with Gary, then at least you can keep him on your bookshelf! The book discusses day-to-day blood glucose control and monitoring; measuring and matching insulin to carbohydrate intake; the pluses and minuses of different insulin-delivery methods; hypoglycemia; exercise; the impact of emotions, stress, and illness; and the dozens of other issues that everyone taking insulin needs to master. 5 stars on Amazon! (Value: $17)
Giveaway #10: Diabetes Do’s and How To’s by Riva Greenberg. Riva clears up the confusion, stops the overwhelm, and with a team of top diabetes experts, guides you through 65 steps to improve how you deal with food and eat healthy, bring your weight within a normal range if necessary, begin or accelerate your fitness and enjoy it, manage your medicines, lab tests and doctor visits, progress while staying positive, and so much more. 5 stars on Amazon! (Value: $16.95)
Each item is its own giveaway. You can enter whichever giveaways you want to win. However, you can only win one giveaway. I will select winners in the order the giveaways are listed, so if you win Giveaway 1, you will be ineligible for Giveaway 2-10. You remain eligible until you win something. There will be multiple ways to enter a giveaway, with additional entries given for following me on Twitter or Facebook or tweeting about the giveaway.
The giveaway bonanza will be open from Monday, June 30 until Sunday, July 6.
Thank you to Integrated Diabetes Services, Meredith, Demos Health, Spry Publishing, Sugar Medical, GlucoLift, Tallygear, and MySugr for donating the items! You rock!