This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for stopping by. The winners are Helen and Susan. Congrats!
23.6 million: The number of Americans who suffer from diabetes.
Diabetes is a debilitating, multi-sytem disese that can affect anyone from childhood through adulthood. I have a friend who had Gestational Diabetes during her pregnancies and it changed her life forever. She doesn’t eat, drink, or live the same way. Every day is a battle to prevent the return of this chronic disease. If you’ve ever known someone to suffer from diabetes, then you know that management is complicated and involves testing “equipment.”
Diabetes, like most chronic illnesses, is personal…private… If you’ve ever suffered from a chronic illness, then you know how badly you just want to be seen as normal…even if you don’t feel that way at times. Rickina Velte, founder of Stick Me Designs, was searching for an alternative to the standard black equipment and testing storage bag. She wanted a fashionable, functional bag that matched her up-beat personality. I love this quote from her:
My hopes are that our designs will fill a much needed void where style and medical necessity come together
Her bags are modern, stylish and functional. I received two wristlets to review in Hibiscus Skye and Hibiscus Poppy. First of all…they’re adorable. I love how you can’t even tell they’re for Diabetes equipment. No one ever had to know what you’re carrying in that cute little bag. The wristlets feature five pockets (including one on the outside) and 5 elastic placeholders. Their are a number of different designs available on the site and the owner is constantly changing them to keep the collection fresh and modern. The bags are colorful and well-made. You can purchase her wristlets, which retail for $19.99 d- $36.99 drectly from the site.
Be sure to check out her blog for product and design updates.
Win It! I am giving away both wristlets (2 winners total). Simply head on over to the site and take a look around. Come back here with a different product/design that you like. Also let me know who this bag will be for. Comments will close on April 19, 2009 at 10 PM PST. One comment per person, please (unless you do the extra credit). US residents only. Duplicates and comments not including the above information will be disqualified. Comments are moderated. If you don’t see your comment in a reasonable amount of time, send me an email. Bloggers and non-bloggers may enter. If you don’t want to leave your email address, please be sure to check back for my announcement on the winner. Please note that winners must respond within 48 hours of being announced/contacted or another winner will be drawn.
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