Earth's largest marketplace for Type 1 diabetics.
Silly name. Serious mission.
The type 1 community is full of vibrant and passionate people who needed a meaningful place to buy and sell their T1D goods and services. Here you will find everything from crafty, handmade creations to stylish, diabetic carry-all cases. Our vendors are families and businesses - both small and large - who have been directly impacted or inspired by Type 1 diabetes. When you make a purchase on The Useless Pancreas, you are directly supporting Type 1 diabetics and their families! Thank you for contributing to our global Type 1 diabetic community!
Warmer Weather Is Coming! Is Your Insulin Protected?
We've all been waiting for warmer weather so we can get out in the great outdoors! It's finally here! Keep your insulin and other diabetes supplies cool and safe whether you are hiking, camping, walking around a theme park, or just out and about for the day! There are many options to protect your insulin and supplies!
Dilemma: How Can I Hold My Insulin Pump?
"I'm afraid my insulin pump will fall off while I'm exercising!"
"How can I secure my insulin pump while I'm wearing a dress?"
"I have too many items to hold and don't know what to do!"
We, at the Useless Pancreas, pride ourselves in offering products that solve dilemmas such as these. Figuring out how to secure your insulin pump is a common problem for our Type 1 diabetic customers so we've compiled a rapidly-growing product line of solutions just for you! Check out some of these "useful" products to "HOLD YOUR PUMP!"
Ever take the ol' insulin vial out of the fridge and drop it on the floor, then cry over the shattered glass and lost insulin? Yes, we know exactly how you feel!
Protect your insulin now with Vial Safe! Michelle and Ayden from Diabetes Things made this awesome review below. While the giveaway is over, you can still choose from 25 different Vial Safe products on The Useless Pancreas!
We are excited to share our first podcast interview with you all! A huge thank you to Stacey Simms for sharing our website with her listeners and letting us tell the world about The Useless Pancreas, our global marketplace for Type 1 diabetics and their families!
You can listen here or find Stacey's podcast on Apple podcast, Stitcher, Spotify, or on whatever app you listen to your podcasts.
Introducing Our Guest Blogger: Jeremy Hyman from Type1Travels!
Hi Useless Pancreas Readers! I hope you are all doing well and staying safe, healthy, and warm this season.
Running this website with the intention of helping others with Type 1 diabetes has been very rewarding. One of the coolest things I get to do is discover new products that help to solve many problems that Type 1 diabetics have been struggling with. Another really neat thing I get to do is meet lots of new, really interesting people who have Type 1 or have been inspired by Type 1 diabetes in one way or another. Everyone seems to have a unique story relating to T1D and we appreciate their willingness to share it with us.
Recently, my husband and I had the privilege of chatting with Jeremy Hyman, after coming across his blog type1travels.com. Jeremy was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes a few months shy of graduating from Syracuse University but his diagnosis has not stopped him from traveling. In fact, he has now traveled to over 30 countries throughout the world, managing his Type 1 diabetes every step of the way.
Now, Jeremy is sharing his experiences and tricks he has learned while traveling with T1D. His story is very inspiring and he has graciously agreed to share his secrets through occasional guest posts on our Useless Blog! (Maybe it’s not as useless as we thought!)
So, please take a moment to check out Jeremy’s introductory guest blog post on The Useless Pancreas.
Celeste Litt, Founder