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Diabetic creates diabetes bags and accessories

Ana Duarte 于 2018-04-03 11:07 分享

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“I was forced to carry around my essential Type 1 diabetes tools in a drab nylon case. You might as well stick a name tag on my forehead - “Hello, my name is SICK.” I hated its medicinal appearance and would often “forget” my dingy pack (and the fact that I had T1D) at home. The bland case represented my perception of the disease: sterile, impersonal, and depressing. It didn’t come close to reflecting the person I wanted to be. T1D clashed with my lifestyle”, Kyrra explained.

Myabetic is a company dedicated to improving the lifestyle of people with diabetes that creates fashionable diabetes accessories. The idea for these products came from the entrepeneur’s frustration.

“My insecurities came crashing in upon me one evening when I was meeting friends for dinner. After ordering the low-carbohydrate option, I reached into my purse to draw a pre-meal test droplet, carefully unzipping my case on my knees hidden under the table. Waiting for the number, I happened to glance over to see a man at the next table slipping the identical case onto the knees of his khakis. Why were we both pitifully hiding the same standard-issue supply kit? I returned home, grabbed a clean sheet of paper, and started to draft my ideas. I sketched wallets, belts, and purses as if for the pages of a fantasized Diabetic Vogue. I created Myabetic to create an image I could be proud of. The typical representation of diabetes felt wrong and unfair. Diabetes is hard work, and we deserve to be recognized for our strength”, she said.

Myabetic commercializes diabetes cases, FRIO® cooling pouches, t-shirts and dexcoms.

More info: https://www.myabetic.com/

Adapted from: https://bit.ly/2GPuX7u



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Kyrra Richards, born in USA, in 1984, was a professional dancer, teacher, and television performer who was diagnosed with diabetes in 2008. Because she didn’t like the tradicional diabetes kits and bags she created her own and founded her own company – Myabetic.

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