If you’ve got someone who has diabetes on your Christmas shopping list this year, listen up, this one is for you!
If you’re wondering, “What should I get for my diabetic friend/relative this year?” Allow me to help, instead ask yourself “What should I get for my
diabetic friend/relative this year?”
Here’s the thing about people who live with diabetes, the disease is something they live with, I guarantee you it isn’t something that they want or view as a hobby, so it probably isn’t something you should get them gifts for. Most people with diabetes want to be seen as more than their illness, no matter how much they blog, tweet or post about it online. Look at your friend or relative as a person outside of their diabetes with their own unique personality, interests and hobbies that can provide you with plenty of ideas for gift giving.
Of course, if your loved one asks for something diabetes-related, that’s a whole different story. Sometimes they may want treated to a fancy new diabetes bag or medical alert bracelet, and if that’s the case definitely go for it!
Just don’t assume that because a person lives with a disease that they will want gifts for it.
HAHAHAHA, it reminds me of my grandma when I was a boy. Every year she gave me underwear. Yeah, I need them, but well, it is tough knowing even before it is wrapped what it will be.
For diabetes, one thing never goes out of style at my house. Donating to Life of a Child or Save a Rose, is always a wonderful gift for me.