Jerry the BearThere is good news on the Jerry the Bear front. Jerry has been updated with a new look…and a new medical condition. Jerry is now available as a bear with type 1 diabetes or a bear with food allergies. I know that the price point of the original Jerry was out-of-reach for most families (and many did fundraising to get one), but the price has come down with this second version and is now $99-149 with a pre-order discount.

Even though it’s my daughter who has type 1 diabetes (and also a tree nut allergy), my son likes playing with Jerry because it helps him learn about his sister’s diabetes. And we all know that diabetes affects the entire family.

From Sproutel: “Our new bear helps all kids learn about their health through play. We’ve also created expansion packs to customize Jerry for type 1 diabetes and food allergies education.

Here’s a video of the history of Jerry.

(E-mail and feed subscribers click over for embedded video.)

You Might Also Like…

More post about Jerry the Bear

Visit the Jerry the Bear website for more information

More YouTube Tuesday posts


The Seven Dollar Diabetes Challenge

Join me in giving just $7 to the diabetes charity, walk, or ride of your choice and encourage others in the Seven Dollar Diabetes Challenge (#7forDiabetes).

Read the full article →

How Many Carbs Should Your D-Kid Eat Each Day?

How many carbs should a child with type 1 diabetes eat each day? Here are some dietary guidelines.

Read the full article →

Difficult (but not funny) TV

The Hulu original series Difficult People is not at all funny. And neither was their joke about diabetes.

Read the full article →

{Kids First, Diabetes Second} Training School Staff

In this excerpt from the book Kids First, Diabetes Second, I share how I train school staff members to care for my child with type 1 diabetes.

Read the full article →

{Bookshelf} Sugar Linings by Miss Idaho Sierra Sandison

Along with many of you, I first found out about Sierra Sandison when she wore her insulin pump on stage during the Miss Idaho pageant. I showed my daughter the photo of Sierra with her pump attached to her swimsuit, thinking she would be totally impressed, and she said “that’s cool” and that was it. […]

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Read the full article →