Trying to find the perfect gift for a friend or family member living with diabetes?
No matter if it’s for a birthday, a holiday, or you just want to remind them you are thinking of them, a thoughtful and practical gift can not only show you care but also help make their daily routine easier and more comfortable. Our list of gifts for diabetics includes great products that can help support their physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
Here is MBK's list of gifts ideas that can be useful and enjoyable for diabetics:
Apple Watch Series 7
For any type 1 diabetic that uses a dexcom - a continuous glucose monitor (a wearable device that reads glucose between the layers of the skin) - this purchase will make their lives so much easier.
Diabetic Health Journal
This unconventional diabetes management journal “helps people approach their diabetes more mindfully and reflectively,” Licaldi says. “It includes blood sugar and nutrition logs, insulin intake, goal setting, gratitude journaling, and more. It’s the perfect journal for anyone with diabetes.”
Sugar Medical creates functional travel bags for all diabetic accessories. If you know someone with diabetes who is always on the go, this gift is perfect for them! Sugar Medical sells glucose meter supply cases, omnipod supply cases, insulated travel bags, backpacks & purses and silicone cases & covers.
It hasn’t been easy to find high quality insulin pump clothing to sleep in - until now. MBK creates fashion forward sleepwear that supports people with insulin pumps and glucose monitors to live more comfortably.
Gift Ideas for Active Diabetic People
The Easy Diabetes Cookbook
With this collection of recipes from registered dietitian nutritionist Mary Ellen Phipps, diabetics can make the quick, easy, and tasty foods they love while balancing blood sugars.
Diabetes can restrict blood flow to the feet, which can make it difficult for blisters, wounds, and sores to heal. Specialized socks can minimize irritation and promote circulation.
Insulated Water Bottle
Staying hydrated is important for diabetics, and an insulated water bottle can encourage them to drink enough water throughout the day while keeping their water cool and refreshing.
Gift card for healthy meal delivery service
A gift card for a healthy meal delivery service can provide diabetics with healthy and convenient meal options.
Yoga or exercise mat
Exercise is important for diabetics, and a yoga or exercise mat can provide a comfortable surface for home workouts.
Headspace Gift Card
The stress of living with diabetes can have a major impact on mood and emotional wellbeing - which in turn affects diabetes. “Blood sugars and mental health go hand in hand,” Kristie Messerli, RD, CDCES, tells SELF. Meditation can bring centeredness and peace to the life of a person with diabetes, and a subscription to a meditation app that helps support developing a sustainable habit makes a perfect gift.
When choosing a gift for someone with diabetes, it's important to consider their unique needs and preferences. Practical gifts that can help them manage their condition and maintain a healthy lifestyle can provide support and encouragement.