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I'll be adding some more brands soon! Stay posted or follow @type1diabetic_life on Instagram for cool swag, treats, and inspo. I am not sponsored in any way for any of the following brands (that would be nice):

REAL GOOD FOODS - Easy low-carb pizza's, poppers, enchiladas and snacks made with all-natural chicken breast or cauliflower crust. Click here to view their store locator.

THE CEREAL SCHOOL - The first low carb cereal (5g net carbs per bag) with great taste we've actually managed to bolus for on point! Pair it with either Premier Protein or Fairlife milk for a LCHPHF quick and easy breakfast or on-the-go snack! See details on our Instagram post @type1diabetic_life. This is a must-have for busy pancreas momagers!

HALO TOP - deliciously creamy ice cream with moderate carbs, but not as low GI as Artic Zero or Enlightened (see Good Glucose Snacks page for more).

PROYO TREATS - the best and only ice cream I can find high in protein and fiber and low fat, sold at Ralphs. Check their site for retailers near you.

PREMIER PROTEIN - The best tasting, lowest carb and major high protein "shake" we could find either at Target, Sprouts, or We usually give Coral 1oz Fairlife milk with 2oz Premier Protein vanilla shake before bed on nights where she refused to eat her dinner to prevent constant stubborn lows overnight. Click the link to view their nutrition facts, flavors and more info.

QUEST PROTEIN - protein bars, cereal, powder, chips and cookies high in protein and fiber. Also available on

SUN WARRIOR PROTEIN - natural protein powder replaces the protein your T1dLittle may be lacking and needs to maintain stable BGs for longer than an hour post-prandial (after meals) or when fasting

HAPPY FAMILY BRANDS - mindful snacks made by families for families

DEXCOM - continuous glucose monitor

ANIMAS - insulin pump system (now operated by Medtronic)



SUGAR MEDICAL - Diabetes supply cases, Omnipod gel skins and more! Keeps all your necessities organized daily or while traveling.

FREESTYLE LITE METER and STRIPS - requires only 0.3uL of blood to test and can continuously add to the test strip within 60 seconds

MY IDENTITY DOCTOR - medical alert bracelet on
Daily diabetes kit or "D-kit" - Chill Pack on
Tegaderm - adhesive dressing used beneath and over her Dexcom, a method we call the Tegaderm Sandwich, available on Amazon

Opsite Flexifix - adhesive tape on a roll to add onto old sites to keep them on longer. We trim excess Tegaderm edges and add the Opsite over it. Also available on Amazon.


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