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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
Don't let your insulin pump or other diabetic supplies hold you back or get in your way! The Useless Pancreas now carries the GirlyGoGarter®and the GlitzyGoGarter®--two functional and stylish accessories to make sure your insulin pump stays on securely.
Whether it's your wedding day, or you're out jogging on the trails, GirlyGoGarter® keeps your Omnipod, Tandem, or Medtronic pumps securely fastened and can cover your Dexcom or Freestyle Libre CGMs as well. It can even hold your PDM, cell phone, credit cards, lip balm and lots of other items at the same time! With it's innovated silicone polymer grippers, it has the capability of holding up to 3lbs!
The last things you should be worried about while you are out there having fun are securing your diabetic devices or carrying your stuff! Thank you GirlyGoGarter® for creating a valuable solution benefiting active Type 1 diabetics worldwide! Shop for GirlyGoGarter® products on The Useless Pancreas.
You voiced the need, we listened! Welcome to The Useless Pancreas, a new niche marketplace specifically for Type 1 diabetics and their families to buy and sell “useful” Type 1 awareness accessories, merchandise, and supplies!
Our Type 1 diabetes community is made up of people with many different missions. Maybe you are the Type 1 who is struggling to control spiking blood sugars? Maybe you have a Type 1 child who is learning how to manage this challenging disease? Maybe you are an advocate for a cure? Whatever your mission, we at the Useless Pancreas hope to build a community of Type 1 diabetics who are there to support each other and share useful products that make our lives more vibrant!
The Useless Pancreas intends to:
- Include items and services specifically relevant to Type 1 diabetics such as insulin pump accessories, Omnipod snaps, Dexcom patches, Tandem decals, medical alert bracelets, diabetes management books, diabetes awareness clothing and low-carb snacks (just to name a few);
- Connect Type 1 buyers and sellers in order to further support Type 1 entrepreneurs and their families;
- Keep listing fees low and cost-effective (because we diabetics spend enough on other supplies already)!
We hope our community grows to become the #1 go-to place for anything Type 1 diabetes related! And we hope this Useless Blog becomes a “useful” place to showcase products that have helped, feature inspiring stories of fellow Type 1 warriors, and bring awareness to the Type 1 daily challenges. Our pancreases may be useless, but we are Type 1 strong!