Summary: Build-A-Bear has added a Diabetes Kit to their accessory line that includes an insulin pump, glucose meter, and lancing device. It retails for $10 and is available online and in select stores.
I have a few friends who have many, many stuffed animals from Build-A-Bear and their collections seem to be constantly growing. Q’s collection would grow exponentially if we had a BAB store in our town, but she only gets to shop for them in person when we travel.
I was on Facebook recently and one of my friends (Hi, Stacey!) posted a picture of her newest bear. And it was wearing an insulin pump! A bunch of us — T1Ds and parents of T1D kiddos — instantly commented wanting to know where we, too, could get an insulin pump for our bears.
I immediately reached out to Build-A-Bear wanting to know more. They were kind enough to send us the Diabetes Kit so we could see it in person and share it with you.
I’m awaiting answers to some questions I have about the how and why BAB decided to add it to their accessory line. But I really wanted to share this with you as soon as possible in case you are looking for one more special holiday gift for your child with diabetes.
The Diabetes Kit is available online and in select stores (you can do a search on the product page for stores near you) and sells for $10. It includes an insulin pump on a waistband, a glucose meter, and a lancing device.
Q thinks it’s so cute, especially the heart on the meter, and immediately her bear was diagnosed with diabetes. (And you are never too old to play with bears. Am I right?)
If you have a Lenny the Lion, which is made by Build-A-Bear and is available to Medtronic insulin pump users, this would be an awesome accessory. But how cool is it that you can now accessorize any of the many BAB animals with his or her own insulin pump?!
Disclosure: Build-A-Bear sent us a Diabetes Kit and Happy Hugs bear for review consideration. I was not compensated and all opinions are my own.