Last week, I was given the opportunity to participate in "Submit Your Kit"!
Well, it's the chance to talk about what is in your diabetes kit! And by making your voice heard, make a difference in diabetes care.
I feel like am constantly on the search for the "perfect" diabetes bag. The "perfect" diabetes organizer. The "perfect" fit for all members of my family who carry that little bag of preciousness day in and day out.
That is no easy task.
What is easy?
Telling you what's in our kit!
Oh... but not just by WRITING it. No, no... after watching the amazing Reyna do a vlog... Wendy and I thought - "Hey! WE can do that, too!" And so we did....
Go get a little popcorn and enjoy the show! In true Sweets fashion, she took over and the video is a wee bit longer than what was originally planned. But I think you'll enjoy it, nonetheless!
(And don't miss the debut of Sparkles - Sweetpea's Unicorn! She just picked it out of the Sale bin at Target last night. And she picked the name on her own... I swear! I don't know if he's really an advocacy unicorn like Kerri's Sprinkles... but I'm sure he has diabetes... just like all the other stuffed animals and dolls living at our house!)
(AND.... remember that the camera adds 10-30 pounds. Just sayin'...)
To see more of our videos, visit the new tab "Channel D: Sweet TV" above!
And here are my pics...
(This is a good reminder for me to replace the batteries and extra container of test strips that I took out and used not too long ago!)
"Submit Your Kit" is a project of the IA Collaborative. They describe themselves as "a creative enterprise specializing in branding, strategic research, product planning, graphic and interface design. Through contextual research and validation, they uncover real consumer needs, define viable business opportunities and deliver creative solutions."
I don't know about you, but when it comes to our diabetes bag, I am ALWAYS looking to improve... always looking to a creative solution to the craziness of lugging around medical equipment day in and day out.
The IA Collaborative is trying to understand the needs of people with diabetes (YOU) so that they can improve the process and tools they (YOU) use to help manage their (YOUR) everyday lives.
What they want from YOU? This is all it takes....
1. Grab all of the things you bring with you during the day to manage your diabetes. Spread them out on a table and photograph them from above.
2. List the items in your photo.
3. List any challenges you face or ideas for how your kit, the items in your kit, or the process of managing your diabetes can be improved.
4. Provide your first name, diabetes type, and age. Email your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Click to read more about "Submit your Kit"!