The Useless Pancreas: Connecting T1D buyers and sellers since 2020!

Your Global Marketplace For T1D Product Solutions & "Useful" Accessories!

“Who” Is The Useless Pancreas? We are! You are!

The Useless Pancreas is a global community marketplace that connects Type 1 diabetic customers with Type 1 diabetic product solutions that make living life with T1D hopefully just a little bit simpler! There is an old proverb that says “necessity is the mother of invention.” Our vendors are families and businesses - both small and large - who have experienced first-hand and understand the challenges of living with this disease; thus, they have created “useful” products that provide solutions to many common (and sometimes unusual) obstacles.

The Useless Pancreas brings T1D sellers and their products together in one convenient location. There is no Useless Pancreas warehouse; each vendor ships products directly to you! When you make a purchase, you are directly supporting a T1D owned or inspired business/family.

Our mission creates a win-win outcome for both customers needing “useful” products and T1D inspired sellers sharing these solutions with others. On behalf of all our T1D owned and inspired vendors/businesses, we at The Useless Pancreas thank you for your support!

Spring Confidently Into Spring With An Insulin Pump Band Or Waist Belt!

Enjoy the outdoors and get active without worrying about how to hold your pump or all your diabetic needs! Our vendors offer a diverse variety of waist belts and insulin pump bands to hold your pump, phone, PDM, or any other necessary supplies as you go on with your day! Check out their selection and go confidently in the direction of your dreams!


Medical Alert Bracelets: Why You Should Strongly Consider Wearing One

If you’re not already wearing a medical alert bracelet or carrying a medical information card, you should strongly consider it.  It could save your life!  

First and foremost, if you’re going to wear a medical alert, it should be a bracelet.  The first thing an EMT or paramedic will check in an emergency is your pulse--on your wrist.  And the first thing they should know when they are assisting you is that you are an insulin dependent diabetic.  

Secondly, if you are unable to convey information to the paramedics, they will need to know more about your medical history, allergens, and medications that you are taking.  It is important to have these bits of information clearly expressed on your medical alert bracelet, in a clear, concise manner.  

Lastly, they should know how to contact your loved ones “in case of an emergency,” which is frequently abbreviated “ICE.”  Your medical alert should include at least one phone number to reach your emergency contact.

Shop now to find the perfect medical alert bracelet for you or your loved one!