{It’s My D-Bag, Baby!, D-Mom Tested, Giveaway Three-For-One} Myabetic Redesigned Love Bug Bag

by Leighann on January 29, 2013

I’m always curious as to how people schlep all their diabetes supplies. I’m starting a series of posts called It’s My D-Bag, Baby! where we’ll get a sneak peek into people’s supply bags. We recently retired our Vera Bradley bag. It served us well for quite a long time, but one of the front pocket snaps began to rip. So here’s a peek at our current d-bag…

We received a Love Bug bag from Myabetic sometime ago, but it just wasn’t big enough to hold ALL the d-stuff we schlep everywhere. I was excited to see a sample of the redesigned bag when we were in Florida for Friends For Life last summer. They’ve doubled the size and added a shoulder strap, which makes it a great improvement for us.

In fact, we are always on the hunt for a bag that carries ALL of our supplies and has a shoulder strap so that Q can carry it when on the go and at school and my husband and I can carry it to take a load off of her. (And, yes, real D-Dads will carry a pink or flowered d-supply bag for their child.)

Now that we are also carrying an EpiPen (stupid tree nut allergy!), we have so much to try to pack into one bag. We are making it work. Though because it’s over-filled, I have not been squeezing a juice box in for fear of an explosion.

One thing that I would really like is a universal clear strap, similar to the one in the Sugar Medical Supply OmniPod Bag or Sugar Bag, instead of one of the mesh pockets. We actually prefer to keep the OmniPod PDM in place and not take it in and out to test. And there was no way to really fit our Sugar Medical Supply pouch in, though I may try to rework it at some point. And I actually ended up taking one of the removable zipper pouches out so that we could more easily get the PDM in and out (it’s still a tight fit). I covered the velcro with some clear tape.

I felt like I was playing Tetris as I tried to fit all our stuff in, LOL!

Overall, we’re pleased with the bag. The quality is good. I think if we didn’t have the EpiPen we would have room for snacks. In fact I need to squeeze an inhaler in there, too.

From the Myabetic website: “This versatile case has two separate compartments. One side includes two Velcro-removable pockets, two elastic loops, and two larger net pockets to hold a meter, insulin pens, syringes, pump infusion sets, and other testing items. The opposite compartment is free to hold additional care items – FRIO cooling case, emergency snacks, log books, a compact sharps container, or other testing items.  It also includes an optional detachable strap.”

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Contents of our D-Bag:

  • OmniPod PDM
  • Batteries for the PDM
  • Extra pod (I package a pod, alcohol swab, and Q-tip in a plastic baggie)
  • Vial of test strips, plus an extra vial
  • Extra meter
  • MultiClix lancing device and extra lancets (we use a new lancet each and every time thankyouverymuch)
  • Insulin
  • Quick acting glucose (GlucoLift, Level Life, Quick Sticks)
  • Glucagon
  • EpiPen

Here is a video from Myabetic showing the bag:

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Mayabetic Champ Sports Locker

(Image Courtesy Myabetic)

They also offer a boyish bag. Though my sports loving daughter might love it, too!

The Love Bug retails for $42.95 and the Champ Sports Locker is $39.95.


Use discount code DMOM for 15% off your purchase on myabetic.com.


One lucky reader of D-Mom Blog will win their choice of either the Champ or Love Bug bag from Myabetic.

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{ 103 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Christina Jordan January 29, 2013 at 7:09 am

I like our diabetic bag to have enough pockets and space for all the things we have to carry on a daily basis.


2 Dawn Borchert January 29, 2013 at 7:45 am

I like the bag to have separate small compartments that we can see through to organize things like pen needles and test strips. I like to know, at a glance, that we have all the needed supplies in adequate quantities.


3 Jennifer Yoder January 29, 2013 at 7:53 am

We carry the hipster by Vera, we also are podding so it is important to have a bag with a strap as she has to carry back and forth to school and everywhere else we go and it has to be cute and fun with plenty of inside pockets to keep organized.


4 Marjorie Cooney January 29, 2013 at 8:20 am

We are currently using a Moped day pack by LUG, but are starting the pump in 4 weeks and will likely need a bag with more room. I’m looking for one that has enough space for all the items we need, is versatile, easy to clean and fun to carry along. This bag seems to have it all!


5 Marjorie Cooney January 29, 2013 at 8:20 am

Shared on facebook status.


6 Marjorie Cooney January 29, 2013 at 8:21 am

blogged about giveaway.


7 Beth January 29, 2013 at 9:41 am

We are using the Eli Lily one given at diagnosis. I would like to find a bag that is sturdy, separate zipper compartment for the less used/emergency items, big enough for her supplies and a juice box.


8 Brenda Nienaber January 29, 2013 at 10:21 am

I want a diabetes bag that is insulated and has small compartments.


9 Brenda Nienaber January 29, 2013 at 10:23 am

Shared on facebook


10 Amber January 29, 2013 at 10:27 am

We are currently using a backpack, my daughter was diagnosed 6 months ago. We have been looking for something that is big enough to carry everything but not to bulky. She also wants something fashionable
This bag is definitely cute!


11 Sarah January 29, 2013 at 10:27 am

I want a bag that is big enough to carry what we need, but not too big either, as it comes with us everywhere. I also like to have a shoulder strap option.


12 Carrie January 29, 2013 at 10:35 am

We love having separate compartments so we know exactly where everything is when we need it!


13 Carrie January 29, 2013 at 10:38 am

Shared it on facebook. 🙂


14 Catherine January 29, 2013 at 10:42 am

We use the Skidaddle Hipster bag and have had good luck with it. My daughter loves the patterns. We like the compartments for all the D-stuff – it is designed for diabetics.


15 sherri January 29, 2013 at 10:43 am

Love love love this bag!


16 Erika January 29, 2013 at 11:35 am

My daughter is using a Vera Bradley Tech Organizer bag, has nice compartments and the size is perfect for her, she loves the colors and patterns!


17 Erika January 29, 2013 at 11:56 am

I love just enough space to carry my daughter’s diabetic necessities and snacks, AND I love having something that’s cute/fun for her to call “my bag” 😉 diabetes at 4 gotta be cool


18 Candace Heinze January 29, 2013 at 12:07 pm

We are currently for my daughter using the bag given to us by the hospital at diagnosis. She is 4. So it tends to be too big for her. There are no compartments to stash supplies neatly. I end up throwing the meter, some juice, glucagon, and an extra humalog pen in my purse. It tends to be very unorganized. This heart bag would be perfect for my daughter and right for valentines day too. Would love to have it!!


19 Sherry C. January 29, 2013 at 12:14 pm

This LoveBug organizer is adorable, and I have never seen something so cute available to my child to hold all her supplies. We have been using the sling backpack from Eddie Bauer because we need something large enough to hold her glucagon, insulin vial, test strips, and extra test strips, wipes, snacks, juice boxes or fast acting, meter(s), and this actually looks large enough to hold everything!


20 Candace Heinze January 29, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Just tweeted about your giveaway on my twitter page. @candyfh Would love this bag for my baby girl!!


21 Sherry C. January 29, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Posted to my Facebook.. would love to win the LOVEBUG for my daughter’s medical supplies..


22 Candace Heinze January 29, 2013 at 12:17 pm

Just posted about your giveaway on my facebook page!! Would love to win!!


23 Sheelagh January 29, 2013 at 12:48 pm

We carry everything! One quick grab and go bag. He’s a pumper, too, so we have insulin, cartridges, infusion sets, glucose tabs, his ‘pokey kit’ – everything.


24 Leigh January 29, 2013 at 12:51 pm

I would like a bag for my son that would include a spare infusion set in case his site falls out.


25 Jessica P January 29, 2013 at 1:18 pm

We look for a cute bag that is easy to wipe down, has many pockets and room for juice boxes. Love this little D-bag!


26 Jessica P January 29, 2013 at 1:19 pm
27 Jessica P January 29, 2013 at 1:21 pm

tweeted this @DMama77


28 Jen January 29, 2013 at 1:25 pm

something that won’t make her stand out lol. she hates being center of attention. must be able to hold everything as well


29 robi. ryan January 29, 2013 at 1:37 pm

My grandson has been using a mans shaving kit for at home use which can fit into a backpack with additional supplies when leaving the house. Recently, he has been fitted witb an additional fanny pack wbich he wears all day at scbool, in case of emergencies, as a safety measure, in the event of a lockdown where he will not have access to the nurse or his supplies in the school clinic. the champs bag would be ideal for this.


30 Kelly January 29, 2013 at 1:48 pm

Love everything about this bag! We are definitely like everyone else always looking for something that is durable and holds all our stuff.


31 Katie Huesers January 29, 2013 at 1:50 pm

We use a great bag from Sherpani, but it doesn’t really work with a ice pack, it isn’t insulated, and as my daughter says its just not as cute as the Love Bug!


32 Jannet January 29, 2013 at 1:53 pm

Because we live in the south, the first thing we check for in a bag is that it is insulated. After that, I like it to hold everything we need without being so big stuff gets lost. My daughter wants it to look good before she will haul it around.


33 Jennifer January 29, 2013 at 2:13 pm

My daughter is an organizer, and loves little compartments just the right size in her D-bag. We are now living in England, and can’t find small 15g juice boxes like in the U.S. Our bag is bursting at the seams!


34 Suzy January 29, 2013 at 2:17 pm

My cute daughter is 4 years old and was diagnosed with diabetes at 17 months old. She has never had a new diabetes supply bag. We have always used what we’ve had and fortunately got a free bag from the doctor 2 years ago. It is getting old and yucky. She also has a tree nut allergy and needs to carry an Epi pen. She uses an insulin pump and needs room for an extra infusion set. She starts preschool in the fall and I would love to outfit her with this cute bag. Thanks!


35 Robin B January 29, 2013 at 4:40 pm

I have a few things I look for…Durability, enough room for everything, and last but not least he has too like it..


36 Lindsy Evans January 29, 2013 at 5:09 pm

wow… all of that fits into that bag?! Shockingly surprised and happy to see it fits all of that!
Too cute. Currently we’re using a bag that isn’t working for us. It doesn’t have enough pockets to organize all of our things as well as this sweet bag does! My Neely girl would love it!


37 Beaulah Solis January 29, 2013 at 5:27 pm

A diabetes bag needs lots of compartments but also need to be cute for fashion purposes. We currentlt use the JDRF backpack but we are ready to retire it. The heart bag is so cute and any girl would be lucky to have it!!!


38 Stacy A January 29, 2013 at 6:05 pm

I am currently carrying my daughter’s old lunch box for all of my sons supplies. He hates that its pink but I love that it has room for everything. Winning this giveaway would be great because it gives him a bag he can be proud of and one that meets my need of having room for everything.


39 Stacy A January 29, 2013 at 6:07 pm

Tweeted about the giveaway


40 Stacy A January 29, 2013 at 6:09 pm

Facebook posted


41 Amy @ The Sugar Sharks January 29, 2013 at 6:42 pm

Our diabetic bag needs to have separate compartments for all the diabetes supplies– nothing worse than digging through a jumble for test strips!


42 Amy @ The Sugar Sharks January 29, 2013 at 6:46 pm
43 Amy January 29, 2013 at 7:27 pm

Bright color, easy to spot, nice designs for gender options! Love the heart shape! Like the ID option on the front, easy to identify what it is inside. Little compartments are great for organizing and to inventory. Elastic areas that hold firm in case bag comes unzipped. Designed to fit a great amount of supplies and sizes. Compartment for easy access to emergency needs, saving time to administer and not fumbling. Adjustable strap and different attachment options that hold. The heart bag is perfect in every way for all these qualities and it’s easy to clean, a great option for both mom and daughter!


44 Jane January 29, 2013 at 7:27 pm

We would love to win a D bag suitable for a young girl..Most important thing is that they like it 🙂 Thank You for opening this to International readers>>


45 Erin January 29, 2013 at 8:24 pm

Our bag has to be big enough to hold everything, but small enough to fit in my purse or ds’s backpack.


46 Sandy January 29, 2013 at 8:53 pm

I would love to give this beautiful bag to my 3-year old granddaughter (diagnosed with T1D at 13 months old). She would definitely love the colors and heart!


47 Sandy January 29, 2013 at 8:55 pm

Entry #2: Posted about the bag on Facebook and included the link.


48 Betty Howell January 29, 2013 at 9:06 pm

My 3 year old granddaughter would love this bag! Lucy has had Type 1 since she was 13 months old. Cute! Cute! Cute!


49 Erika January 29, 2013 at 9:36 pm

Lily currently does not have a d-bag. everything gets carried around in her mother or grandmothers purse, and when she goes to pre-school, she stuffs it in her backpack. She would like this pack, mostly because its in the shape of a heart and has the color pink,on it, her favorite colour !! Thanks for posting this great prize !


50 Heather L January 29, 2013 at 11:52 pm

Definitely a mix of being small enough to carry around but big enough to carry everything. Right now we have a bag from our original accucheck meter where we have our strips, multiclix, insulin and extra syringes and our animas meter (to go with my daughter’s pump). I carry around a backpack with the bag in it, as well as a tiny bag with the keystone meter, and a small spare bag with 2 infusion sets etc for emergencies. Plus in the backpack side pockets I have juice and glucose tabs as well as extra food(granola bars etc). The front pocket of the backpack has extra pump batteries, glucagon etc. (also the backpack has extra clothes since potty training went AWOL with her diagnosis last year, she was 3 and just recently potty trained)…seriously, it’s a lot of stuff to think about every time we leave the house. I’m tired just writing it. :). I really should do something about being better organized. Thanks for sharing…I hadn’t heard about myabetic and am very impressed!


51 Amy January 30, 2013 at 7:17 pm

Vera Bradley but always looking for cute, new ways:)


52 Sheila January 31, 2013 at 11:11 am

I want my boys not to feel embarrassed by their diabetic supplies. I want them to feel like they have cool stuff. There’s enough about this disease to make them feel different or bad.


53 Kristina Akridge January 31, 2013 at 11:12 am

Right now my daughter carries a purse or stuffs it all in my purse. She stuffs juices, fruit roll ups, protein bars, her insulin pen holder with pen needles, her meter, lancets, and pricker. She has a bottle of glucose tabs, alcohol swabs, syringes for her Lantus, Lantus insulin bottle that doesn’t have a holder so it’s wrapped up in paper towels hoping it doesn’t break. A sharps breaker that holds the tips on the syringes. Band-aids for the boo boos, gum to keep her mouth moist along with a mini water bottle. I have looked into these bags before, but just can’t afford them with paying for expenses from the disease. Crossing my fingers. 😉


54 Kristina Akridge January 31, 2013 at 11:14 am

I have just posted the link on my facebook page. Hoping others get a chance to enter as well.


55 Kristina Akridge January 31, 2013 at 11:16 am

I have also tweeted the link on my twitter @Cassidys_Mommy


56 Lisa January 31, 2013 at 12:39 pm

It can be so hard to find a good product to carry our supplies in. I love the advice and feedback you give on some of the options.


57 Simone Bray January 31, 2013 at 12:57 pm

Very cool bag. Our DS starts school later this year. It would be great to have a special bag for all his D things. Bags are important for the simple fact we always have to carry extra items!


58 Sarah G January 31, 2013 at 1:12 pm

what is important to you in a diabetes supply bag: being able to carry everything. I still feel so new to this (6 months in). I also need something that both my husband and I as well as our kiddo feels comfortable carrying. But nothing that makes my kiddo feel like he is toting around something directly from the hospital.


59 Dominika January 31, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Posted on Facebook.


60 Dominika January 31, 2013 at 1:36 pm

The bag should be durable, handy and fashionable 🙂 Greetings from Poland!


61 Dominika January 31, 2013 at 1:41 pm
62 Cynthia January 31, 2013 at 2:43 pm

My daughter would live that bag!! It looks like it holds so much.
Thanks for sharing.


63 Cynthia January 31, 2013 at 2:44 pm

I posted in Facebook and commented here.


64 Cristen W January 31, 2013 at 2:56 pm

We need our supply bag to be able to hold all of the supplies plus a juicebox and sometimes a snack. Also need it to be insulated in at least one compartment so snacks/insulin/supplies arent affected by heat/cold when we are out and about for long periods of time!


65 Kirsten January 31, 2013 at 2:56 pm

It’s all about the shoulder strap for me… hands free, baby! 🙂 These are super-cute!


66 Angie Crawford January 31, 2013 at 4:06 pm

I have been looking for over 6 months for a thermal bag (with a shoulder strap and compartments) that is not too big and not too small. I will have to take a further look at myabetic’s!


67 Leighann January 31, 2013 at 4:56 pm

I’ll have to double check if the Champ has a shoulder strap. It’s very cute, though!


68 Misty Hill February 1, 2013 at 11:17 am

We use the camo bag that he got from our endo. clinic. I like to have a bag with plenty of compartments for his different supplies. Thanks for the chance to win 🙂


69 alissa February 1, 2013 at 11:19 am

Love it 🙂 IT is Cute and Versatile.


70 Katie February 1, 2013 at 11:22 am

I would love to find a bag that has enough compartments for everything she needs, but that isn’t too big & bulky! 🙂 Thanks for the opportunity!


71 Angela February 1, 2013 at 11:29 am

I am on the hunt for a bag with a shoulder strap. Haven’t found the perfect one yet. I need lots of pockets that organize in a logical way.


72 Laura February 1, 2013 at 12:24 pm

Multiple pockets, an insulated area, and a way to keep the ice pack away from the meter. LL Bean lunch boxes are our favorite, but even we can wear one out every 18 months or so.


73 Jeannie Scott February 1, 2013 at 12:42 pm

This is so cute. I know my grandaughter would love it.


74 robin ryan February 1, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Would love to win for my grandson. He is 6 and was diagnosed at 22 months old. He has been resistant to testiing himself an d we are always looking for ways to encourage his independence. This colorful sports bag would be a positive step. i would love to win it for him but if I am not that lucky I will purchase one after the contest.


75 Jessica Fleming February 1, 2013 at 2:57 pm

My 2 year old was diagnosed in October & we use a small black Eddie Bauer backpack. It’s unorganized, he loves
“Ball, Balls”, so the locker bag would be perfect.


76 Jessica Fleming February 1, 2013 at 2:59 pm

Posted on Facebook


77 Karen Kenesky February 1, 2013 at 5:42 pm

Wow, what a great idea! never seen something like this before. TO date, we throw our supplies in a cloth shopping bag or one of my larger purses…not functional at all…we even lost a pen at a country fair, because it popped out of the bag. 🙁


78 Yolanda Davis February 1, 2013 at 6:26 pm

One stop shop kind of bag. we use multiple bags sometimes.


79 Jennifer Milfs February 1, 2013 at 6:36 pm

Would love to have a bag that holds everything! That seems to be the common requirement around here!:) And finding one for a boy that’s not just plain black is difficult! This one seems great!


80 Diane Hizal February 2, 2013 at 11:55 am

My son uses a backpack which is too big and things get lost or are hard to find. In the bag I like to have glucagon, an extra meter, his Omnipod, an extra pod, humalog, syringes, fast acting glucose, and extra test strips.


81 Abbie Roppo February 3, 2013 at 11:14 am

Its important for us to have my 20 month old daughter start learning responsibility for her diabetes, which will start by having a bag she can carry herself with her whole kit in it!


82 Jessica Sackman February 3, 2013 at 5:07 pm

I LOVE the boys bag. My son was diagnosed this past January and right now all we use is a cheap bag that came with the monitor the hospital gave us.


83 Heather February 4, 2013 at 5:09 am

Plenty of room and pretty design to carry. Also, something that will makes it easy to carry it.


84 Heather February 4, 2013 at 5:09 am

Shared on FB


85 April White February 4, 2013 at 9:07 am

We just got home from a weekend in the snow and I saw this post.
Our 13 year old diabetic son spent 3 days snowboarding with his friend. Leaving my side for the day meant packing extra supplies which would not fit in his daily carrying case. I love this new case for not only daily use, but for sports and other activities that keep our son very busy! He was diagnosed T1D a year ago and it he has not let it slow him down.


86 Carina Olsen February 4, 2013 at 10:38 am

I like a pack that will easily fit in my purse or in my daughters back pack but can still carry all the things that get my seven year old through a day. It is so important to me that we can see what we have and not have to dig for it in the pack. Alana would say that it has to be fun and not look like an old person was using it.

This product s ADORABLE! I can see Alana being proud to carry her supplies with her around school.


87 Kelly Harp February 4, 2013 at 12:06 pm

What a cute bag! I love all the items that fit inside!


88 Cortney February 5, 2013 at 11:10 am

We shared on facebook! I would love to try out the sports locker for my 13 month old sons supplies! He was just diagnosed T1 on December 30th (just 10 days after his first birthday)! They are adorable and practical!


89 heidi :) February 5, 2013 at 11:20 am

I was just looking at the Lovebug bag by myabetic yesterday. I love lots of pockets in a diabetes bag as well as space enough for everything we need to keep my daughter happy and healthy all day (that means a place for lip gloss in addition to the D supplies we need). An over the shoulder strap is a must for us as well because with four kiddos my brain is going in many directions at all times so with out the bag strapped to someone it could easily get left behind. Next on our list would be fashionable. It has to be cute/pretty because who wants to schlep an ugly bag around. Diabetes is hard enough, I say make it fun when you can.

If you can, pass this along to myabetic: I would love to see a “tween” or teen style bag added to their collection. The lovebug is awesome and will work for us for another year or two (if we win) but is a little juvenile for a tween/teen. The adult bags are pretty and sophisticated but don’t have the fun factor that a tween/teen desires in a bag.


90 Janice February 5, 2013 at 11:22 am

I think being able to be organized is the key. I hate trying to find what I need if the bag is a mess.
I love this bag!!


91 Amy Ermel February 5, 2013 at 11:31 am

Emma would absolutely LOVE THIS as her birthday is valentines day, so anything heart themed is of course top notch lol. What is important to me in a bag is of course having the room to fit everything we need in it. A close second would be the ability to clean it easily as Emma has a tendency to just throw the used strips inside and zip it up when done…which leaves for a blood mess eventually on the inside :/


92 Shelby Winters February 5, 2013 at 11:51 am

It must be cute first of all, and efficiently organized where everything has a place and my 5 year old can easily find what she needs and be able to put it back where it belongs!


93 Kim Lawson February 5, 2013 at 12:47 pm

It is important for someone to be able to open her bag and be able to see everything! Love a spot for our glucagon that is easily accessible


94 Cheryl Wright February 5, 2013 at 1:11 pm

Would love to get this for my 6-year-old daughter. So tired of carrying around the black bag. She would absolutely love this and I would love that everything is organized!


95 Shayla February 5, 2013 at 4:03 pm

Very cute and organized bag 🙂 I would love one bag that is made for her cuteness 🙂 my husband keeps asking why my purse gets heavier and heavier and it’s all the supplies I carry for our daughter. It would be cool for her to have a cute bag to call hers:) I love Ll the pockets and places to put all of her supplies:))


96 Melissa February 5, 2013 at 4:30 pm

What is important to my daughter in her bag is cuteness (her words). What I think is important is organization…we have a lack of that with the bag she is using now. She has been using a cross body purse and everything is rolling around in there. It drives me crazy but it’s hard to find something that would go with a 9 year old’s idea of cute and my idea of useful.


97 Amy Wall February 5, 2013 at 5:14 pm

Has to have enough room for all the necessities, but also has to be REALLY CUTE. Don’t want it to look like a medical bag at first glance. We do put a special medical tag on it in case it’s lost, however.


98 Melissa Straub February 5, 2013 at 5:30 pm

My 9 yo daughter likes her supply bag to look “cool”. We are still using the camo given to her at the hospital in May when she was diagnosed just because we haven’t found “the perfect supply bag”. I like there to be a spot for everything so it is easy to locate things, a zip see thru pocket for lancets and syranges, a pocket for alcohol wipes, and a spot to place icepacks on those hot summer days.


99 Sherry February 5, 2013 at 7:42 pm

My 9 year old granddaughter has just been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. I have been looking for a bag for her that would be easy to find everything and that would look “cool” .


100 Annie February 19, 2013 at 10:59 am

My daughter is a newly diagnosed type 1 diabetic. We have had a lot of trouble finding a bag that is big enough, without being too big. Recently, her father told her she didn’t need to carry her calorieking book, etc. out for an evening. This resulted in many of her items being misplaced (or lost altogether). I want her to have all of her things in one place. The ones we have found have only had snap closures, so she has had some issues with her classmates being nosy and making her feel different. She saw the love bug online and would really like one in order to keep all of her supplies together.


101 Oweta Babbs May 21, 2013 at 12:28 pm

My daughter was diagnosed almost a year ago. We have been using a JDRF backpack that was given to us by the hospital. I am looking for a bag that she can carry her supplies in that will fit into a backpack. She and her twin sister will be starting preschool in the fall and her JDRF backpack is starting to fall apart. So I was hoping to get something that was not to big to put her supplies in that she would like to carry.


102 Kym McCarthy January 30, 2015 at 11:18 pm

The bag we received when my daughter was diagnosed a little over a year ago is Completely falling apart. Bless her heart at 10 she is more responsible than most pre-teens I know! She struggles to fit in, to be accepted and be understood by her peers. We have made a point to have all the necessities in our kit… Our test strips (plus ex just in case) Novolog insulin, meter, ex batteries. Fruit snacks, glucose tabs and emergency kit. It’s amazing how it can all fit!!
We also try to fit in little notes and toys for those days it’s someone’s Birthday and she does not get to participate. 🙁 she’s amazing about it. I think it hurts me more than her sometimes.

I would just Love for her to have something fun, something cute for her sugar ( that’s what we call her kit). She would have so much more room for everything we need.
Thanks! 🙂


103 tameeka February 10, 2015 at 5:33 am

Thanks so much for this info….my 3 y.o daughter was just diagnosed last month, and this is very helpful. ..this all so new, and yes trying to find a bag that can hold everyone thing is tuff..also the info/advice that the moms gives , gives a little hope and help for me…thanks again for all who share.


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