Wednesday, January 20, 2016

American Girl Diabetes Care Kit Review & Giveaway

Very cool and incredibly detailed, American Girl Diabetes Care Kit~
Two years ago, the then 11 year old Anje Busse created a Change.Org petition asking American Girl to create a line of Diabetes accessories for their dolls. And that's exactly what American Girl did~
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Like everyone else in the DOC, I was thrilled when I heard the news that American Girl had created and was launching the American Girl Diabetes Care Kit for their line of “Truly Me” Dolls.  
I reached out to AG and they were kind enough to send me my very own American Girl Diabetes Care Kit. 
My very own American Girl Diabetes Care Kit~
The kit comes fully loaded with diabetes accessories and I am so incredibly impressed with the details and thought that went into creating the diabetes accessories.
The logbook has a stitched back binder, the insulin pump has a clip and arrow keys, and from the BG number on the pump’s screen, I've come to the conclusion that it also has CGM capabilities.   
The tube of glucose tabs look just like the tubes of glucose tabs I keep in my car and my gym bag. 
The medical ID bracelet is pretty and perfect for a young doll with Type 1 diabetes. Sidebar: I believe that an American Girl Doll who wears a medical ID bracelet will encourage the little girl who loves her, to wear their own medical ID bracelet/ necklace. 

And I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that American Girl included an insulin pen in their Diabetes Care Kit because just like real life, your diabetes may vary and not every little girl wears an insulin pump. 
The kit’s meter has a test strip already inserted, the number on the screen matches the number on the insulin pump, and a lancing device. 
All the diabetes accessories fit nicely into the kit’s carrying case, which has a working zipper and ID Card all ready for you and your doll to fill out. FYI: when I spilled water, I discovered the kit’s bag was water resistant.
And now for more awesomeness: The folks at American Girl have generously agreed to Diabetesaliciousness American Girl Diabetes Care Kit, giveaway. 

How to win: leave a comment on the blog stating why you’d like to win an American Girl Diabetes Care Kit  - the winner will be announced on Friday afternoon and will be chosen by Random.org. 

Who can win: Anyone with diabetes no matter the age, or who has a child/loves a child with diabetes. 
Also, if you're a T1 parent/auntie/uncle, godparent with diabetes, I think that the American GirlDiabetes  Care Kit is an excellent teaching tool for the children in your life to learn about living with diabetes! 

**Please make sure you your blogger ID contain your email address, or leave your email address in your comment. If I can't contact you, or if I don't hear from you by Midnight on Monday, January 25th, I will be forced to choose a new winner. 

American Girl Diabetes Care Kit costs $24, comes with a blood sugar monitor, lancing device, insulin pump, insulin pen, medical bracelet, glucose tablets, log book, I.D. card, stickers, and a carrying case. 
The kit is available at americangirl.com, at all American Girl retail locations, or by calling 1-800-845-0005

20 comments:

Marjorie said...

I would love to win this for my daughter. She has had diabetes since she was 5 (will be 10 in april). We have made pumps and diabetes supplies for her toys over the years. She had two American girl dolls and three Maplelea Dolls (a Canadian 18" doll similar to American girl). My daughter has always said that her doll Rebecca is just like her because she is the one that we made to look like her and she is the one that my daughter chose to have diabetes as well. I would also love to win because the Canadian dollar compared to the American dollar sucks now and the kit would cost me $35 plus duties and taxes and shipping! lol.
Good Luck everyone, looks like a great product!

Kimberly Lempfert said...

My daughter and her doll are inseparable. She even even designed her own pump for Rebecca to wear. But she totally lost her mind with excitement when she heard AG had finally come out with a whole kit. I would l love to surprise her with this!! Please pick us! Klempfert6@gmail.com

Misty said...

Love love love this kit! My girls have always included a T1 doll in their play and this kit would be a great addition. I love the awareness that comes along with this AG diabetes care kit! misty_first@hotmail.com

Beth said...

I'd love to win this for my 4yo daughter. While she does not have diabetes, I do and she's starting to ask questions about why mommy is different than other people because I have to "make blood on my fingers" and stick needles in my belly or keep my pump attached (currently on a pump vacation). I caught her giving her dolls shots with ink pens to make them like momma. I hope I can win an AG kit for her, as do her dolls. They are too you for all of the tattoos. ;)

Harper.elisabeth @ gmail

Jessica said...

I would love to use this w my daughter as a teaching tool. Thanks for the giveaway chance!!

Heather said...

GMy daughter would love this. She just got a doll for Christmas & of course she has T1 too. This kit would just be perfect & make these 2 even more alike. K2, you're awesome.

Kristina said...

I would love for our daughter to have this so she can decide if she'd like her AG doll to be just like her...or not :) I agree with you that it would be a great demo/teaching kit for showing classmates.

info@Inspiredbyisabella.com

Chelsea Adams said...

I am a type 1 diabetic and a mother to two sweet daughters. My daughter currently plays with the American Girl doll I grew up with! She pretends to wear my insulin pump all the time, and when my CGM turns red, she brings me a juice....she's 4!

kabbybuckley said...

I would love to win this kit for my five year old son to use on his teddy bear. We just got him to agree on using a pump this summer and the site changes are still a challenge. It helps to have a friend! Kabbybuckley@gmail.com

Stephanie said...

I would love to win this for my 6 year old with diabetes! She got her first American Girl doll for Christmas this year and she'd love to make her doll "just like her" :)

Erin Ellis said...

My daughter is fascinated with my dad, who takes insulin. This would be a wonderful tool for her AG doll to help her understand it better. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
Erin
ErinLoves2Run at gmail dot com

David Whitfield said...

I would love to win this for my daughter. She received an American Girl Doll for Christmas. Dwhitfield1963@gmail.com

Wondertwins211 said...

I would love to win! My type one daughter is six and loves her american girl. she might love it even more if it had diabetes, too. :)
leigh.fickling@gmail.com

Kim (kkstott@me.com) said...

Would love to win this for my daughters doll. I'm so glad AG came out with this kit! Great teaching tool also! Thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

I would love this doll to be able to teach my grandchildren what grandma is doing and also what their 4 year old cousin is having to have done. I have been a T1 since 1967 and think it is great to have so many ways of dealing with it and teaching about it

Alene Bailey said...

I would love to win this for my daughter. I'm the type one and teach her about everything I do.I even want to play with this set. She's very interested in treating others with diabetes.

Tamara (SmithandBures@aol.com) said...

My T1D daughter would love to have this for her American Girl doll. Then her "Just Like Me" doll really will be "Just" like her!

Anonymous said...

I would LOVE to win this for my daughter. I have had Diabetes since the age of 11 and am now 35. I have had an insulin pump since the age of 15. My daughter is at the age now that she is very interested in learning more about my diabetes and insulin pump, and this would be an awesome way to teach and show her more about it. I think AG is awesome for making this available. It says a lot about their company. Thanks for the chance to win one.
amandawoodau@hotmail.com

SarahJYork said...

My precious niece Stella needs one of these so that her doll can look like her favorite aunt!!

JoEllen Carothers said...

My daughter would love this set to match her mama!