Spots of blood on her linens.
Dots on her pillowcase.
And lately, smears on her pants. My daughter has decided that it's acceptable to wipe the blood from a BG check on her pants.
There are so many times we find ourselves without something to wipe her finger with, so I understand why she's using her clothes as a substitute. I just wish she wouldn't.
Enter Diabetic Dabs.
Created by Liz Sacco when her oldest of four boys was diagnosed with Type 1, Diabetic Dabs were born after two years of searching for a solution of what to do with excess blood from finger pokes. What resulted was a simple, inexpensive and convenient way to keep the clothing of T1s spot free!
I was recently given a chance to try out Diabetic Dabs, AND host a fun giveaway. Woo hoo!
I wasn't sure what to expect when I received them, but was pleasantly surprised by the softness of the dabs. And that they were holey (that is; full of holes. Not consecrated to God or a religious purpose). They feel a bit like the hypafix tape we use to secure pods and dexcom sensors. They're very absorbent, non-toxic, and easy to tear off and throw away.
|Obligatory size comparison|
But I understand that this is not how the dabs were meant to be used, so it's not a big deal. I do wish that they were a bit smaller, because I feel a bit wasteful in throwing away such a big square with a tiny blood spot on it. Just my two cents.
The dabs come in a pack of 50 (4 packs to a box), and have an adhesive backing so you can stick them in your meter case and always have them with you.
|My daughter case with dabs affixed.|
Plus, don't forget you're supporting one of our own, as well as the best cause ever! Diabetic Dabs donates a portion of the proceeds from their sales to Diabetes research.
I love it when a member of our community is able to create something to fill a need we have.
So... onto the giveaway. I have two boxes, which means there will be two winners. To enter, just leave a comment telling me the grossest place you (or your child) has ever wiped their finger after a BG check. I will randomly (read: have my child pull two numbers out of a hat) pick the winners on Monday.
Good luck, and happy wiping!
|Random, but cute shot of my little man trying to destroy the vacuum. |
He's the reason I never have time to write anymore.
I was provided samples of Diabetic Dabs as well as two extra packs to give away, but all opinions are my own. Free stuff is great, but nobody tells me what to say!