21 Thoughtful Gifts For Diabetics To Make Their Day Easier

By Laura Fiebert | Updated: November 29, 2023

    Navigating life with diabetes is far from a breeze, yet a world of innovative and practical diabetes-related products exists to offer a helping hand. If you’re closely connected to someone grappling with diabetes, you’re likely seeking thoughtful ways to support them.

    In this spirit, we’ve curated a comprehensive gift guide to help you discover the ideal presents for your loved ones on this journey. With our collection, you’ll find a treasure trove of options that could brighten your day and make their diabetes management a tad more manageable. 

  1. Leg Air Massager for Circulation
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    Diabetes can lead to poor circulation in several ways, young or old, so people with diabetes need a little extra circulation support. This air compression leg and foot massager can safely and quickly relieve fatigue and pain and improve daily blood circulation.

  3. Sugar-Free Brownies
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    For the “I can’t believe there’s no sugar!” response you’re looking for, we’ve baked up delicious, diabetes-friendly, sugar-free brownies — the perfect sugar-free dessert to buy as a gift for your diabetic or health-conscious loved ones. Fairytale Brownies is an excellent gift idea that lets the diabetes community indulge guilt-free and keep their blood sugar levels in check!

  5. Gift Basket of Healthy Snacks
  6. diabetic-gifts-snacksThis snack basket includes many high protein, low carbohydrate snacks – beef sticks, keto bars, cheese crisps, nuts & seeds that keep you in ketosis! A thoughtful gift basket full of low-carb (5g or less) and low-sugar snacks for college students, family members, co-workers, clients, or the military!

  7. Sugar-Free Box of Chocolates 
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    Asher’s Sugar-Free Assorted Chocolates allow you to enjoy a fine assortment of your favorite candies without a hint of sugar in the entire package. One full box of our most luscious confections includes jellies, caramels, buttercreams, toffees, and the best chocolate truffles that money can buy.

  9. Foot Massager
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    Combining traditional wood craftsmanship & the wisdom of ancient foot reflexology principles, the unique TheraFlow Dual Foot Massager is simple yet surprisingly effective in soothing tired feet & relieving the symptoms of many foot ailments. Its compact design allows you to relax and unwind wherever you are. It even comes with a foot reflexology chart &and easy-to-understand instructions, so you know how to use it correctly right out of the box.

  11. Glucose Monitor Kit
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    Diabetes is something you carry with you wherever you go. Shouldn’t your blood glucose meter be easy to carry, too? Meet the Dario Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System: the ultra-small device that makes it easy to keep the lancet, test strips, and meter in your pocket or purse. No more big bulky meters! Connecting the meter to your smartphone allows all your data to be in one place.

  13. Water Bottle With Time Reminders
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    We all need to stay hydrated, and people with type 1 or 2 diabetes need to drink enough water. Now you can drink the precise amount of water your body needs daily thanks to an innovative timer marker in a Cactaki 32 oz water bottle that reminds you when it’s time for your next sip! These water bottles are made of leakproof Tritan co-polyester plastic 100% BPA and toxin-free to ensure that water is clear of harmful chemicals, plastic taste, or weird odors!

  15. Soda Stream
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    Sugary drinks are out of the question for people with diabetes. This side stream is a fun way to sparkle your water! Make your favorite bubbly sparkling water flavors right at home with SodaStream. Each gift set included unsweetened natural flavor essence, no calories, no sweeteners, and all smiles.

  17. FRIO Insulin Pen Cooling Case
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    Keep your insulin safe and your diabetes supplies in the FRIO DUO Wallet. These supply bags keep your insulin cool without the need for any refrigerated products like ice. The cooling properties come from water evaporation and keep its low temperatures for over two days, even in challenging environments. They are giving you the ability to go days without having to worry about re-activating. They are also easy to use, only taking 5-15 minutes to activate. 

  19. Slippers
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    People with diabetes must pay special attention to the health and protection of their feet, and a nice pair of slippers is just what the doctor ordered. These slippers can feature a cloud-like wool lining and a sole that travels indoors and out. Dress yours with a silky skirt, or dress them down with overalls and a vintage tee.

  21. Dark Chocolate Bars
  22. gifts-for-diabetics-chocolateStudies show that in small amounts, the cacao in dark chocolate may benefit insulin resistance. Give your friends and family a treat they can feel good about this holiday season with Hu Chocolate! Whether you’re looking for the perfect hostess gifts stocking stuffer or want to treat yourself, Hu has you covered! Hu’s products were practically made for the holidays – crackers, hunks, and bars are perfect for gifting, snacking, or adding to your charcuterie board.

  23. Bento Lunch Box
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    The Bentgo Fresh 3-Meal Prep Pack makes meal prepping and transporting healthy lunches on the go easy. Use the leakproof lunchbox and tray to transport your healthy meal, and plan and store your following two meals with the two additional trays and tray covers. The removable tray dividers transform the tray from having three compartments to 4 for added versatility. There are many options for a balanced, stylish meal plan with the Bentgo Fresh 3-Meal Prep Pack. 

  25. Fit Bit
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    Make healthy a habit with Fitbit Inspire 2 and a free one-year Fitbit Premium trial. This slim, easy-to-use fitness tracker packs 24/7 heart rate, Active Zone Minutes, activity and sleep tracking, 1tendays of battery, and more—paired with step-by-step fitness & nutrition programs, personalized insights, and sleep tools. Help them keep their health on track with a fitness tracker. Or, if they’re an Apple obsessive, you could also get them an Apple Watch.

  27. Cooler Travel Case
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    Made of water-resistant nylon material, this thickly padded case will reduce shock absorption, keeping your diabetic supplies in good condition wherever you are going. It comes with two reusable gel ice packs perfect for storing insulin and enough space to store a blood glucose meter, lancing device, glucometer strips, and other diabetic testing accessories.

  29. Diabetic Cookbook
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    Eating a healthy diet is a big part of the balancing act. You can reduce your symptoms by eating healthier, being more physically active, and losing weight, Taking steps to prevent or control diabetes doesn’t mean living in deprivation; eating a tasty, balanced diet will also boost your energy and improve your mood. This Diabetic cookbook is specially designed considering the conditions and body taste of someone just beginning to follow a diabetes meal plan.

  31. Raw Manuka Honey
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    Manuka Honey is one of nature’s wonders, revered by naturopathic doctors, nutritionists, and elite athletes. Manuka is the world’s most researched honey, containing plant-derived compounds with unique health properties. It has been found that organic honey can be beneficial in managing diabetes mellitus as it boosts the activity of anti-diabetic drugs using its antioxidant action. Also, several studies have found Manuka honey highly effective in treating diabetic wounds and ulcers.

  33. A Cute Supply Bag
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    Stylish and convenient case with three sections! It can be used as a purse or case by simply removing the strap. It has an insulated back section that ikeepsmedications or juice boxes cool or carry personal items like your wallet and keys. The Middle section is designed to bring your testing supplies, glucose meter, insulin pens, glucose tabs, or insulin pump supplies. Includes our exclusive test strip trash can, which is a game-changer!

  35. Funny T-Shirt
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    This retro 60’s 70’s rainbow pancreas insulin humor design makes a great diabetic gift for anyone with type one or type 2 diabetes (with a sense of humor). Great for world diabetes day and diabetes awareness month.

  37. Insulin Bottle Protectors
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    No more worrying about vial breakage while on the go. Vial Safe will protect your insulin, whether thrown in your purse or jet-setted to a faraway land. Fits all 10 mL insulin brands and vial sizes—lightweight, hypoallergenic, and reusable with an easy-on, easy-off design. Super Lightweight. Includes all 10 mL vials. Reusable. Secure, comfortable grip.

  39. Beginner Yoga Kit
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    Exercise is a fantastic measure to help you feel better overall and to reduce your risk of diabetic neuropathy. Treat them to a 6-Piece Yoga Set, the ultimate set for any style of yoga. Thick enough to protect knees and joints while still allowing you to grip the floor for balance, its non-skid ridges will ensure that the mat never slips during workouts. The extra-large dimensions provide complete comfort for people of all shapes and sizes. Give them the gift of wellness! 

  41. Funny Travel Pouch
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    Are you bored with that standard-issue diabetes management case? This cute bag is double-sided printed with the funny, colorful sayings, “All My Diabetes Shi-t” and “I’m Fine”– a fun way to make people smile while they do their daily diabetic routines. They could also use it as a moisturizing lotion for diabetic dry skin.

    What do people living with diabetes need?

    If you have a friend or loved one with diabetes, you may wonder what gifts are appropriate and valuable for them. While it can be challenging to know what to give, plenty of options can help make their daily life a little easier.

    One option is to give them diabetic-friendly foods, such as sugar-free candy or low-carb snacks. You can also look for recipe books with ideas for healthy and delicious meals safe for people with diabetes.

    Another great gift idea is diabetes management tools like a blood glucose meter or insulin pen. These devices can be costly, so your gift could help. You can also look for accessories to personalize diabetes management tools, such as stickers or carrying cases.

    If you’re looking for a more sentimental gift, consider something celebrating their strength and resilience. Inspirational jewelry, such as bracelets or necklaces, can remind them daily of their bravery and perseverance.

    What are the best gifts for people with diabetes? 

    If they hate checking their blood sugars, we have something for that. A chocoholic that had to desert their old ways? We’ve got several things for that. Do they hate carrying around their supplies in ugly standard bags? We’ve also got something for that! Would they appreciate a funny t-shirt at the expense of their pancreas? Tick!

    If you’re seeking Christmas gifts, stocking stuffers, birthday surprises, or even a gift to make them smile, we’ve got the best gift ideas for people with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.