21 Thoughtful Gifts For Diabetics To Make Their Day Easier

By Laura Fiebert | Updated: May 1, 2023

    Living with diabetes is certainly not a walk in the park. But there are many useful and cool diabetes-related products out there to make living with it a little easier. If you have a person living with diabetes in your family and friends network, you may wonder what you can buy to treat them. So we’ve compiled this gift guide so you can find the perfect gift. 

    Jump straight to the gifts

    What can people living with diabetes use?

    If you have a friend or loved one with diabetes, you may be wondering what types of gifts are appropriate and useful for them. While it can be tough 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 that are safe for people with diabetes to enjoy.

    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 be a real help. You can also look for accessories to personalize your diabetes management tools, such as stickers or carrying cases.

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

    What are the best gifts for diabetics? 

    If they absolutely hate checking their blood sugars, we’ve got 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.

  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 easily relieve fatigue and pain and improve your blood circulation daily.

  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 are a great gift idea that lets the diabetes community indulge guilt-free and keep their blood sugar levels in check!

  5. Gift Basket of Healthy Snacks


    This snack basket includes a great variety of 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 all 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 very 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 & easy understands 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 it’s essential for people with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes to drink enough water. Now you can drink the precise amount of water your body needs every day, thanks to an innovative timer marker in Cactaki 32 oz water bottle that reminds you when it’s time for your next sip! These water bottles are made of leak-proof Tritan co-polyester plastic that is 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 2 days, even in challenging environments. 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 their feet’ health and protection, and a nice pair of slippers are just what the doctor ordered. These slippers they can live in featuring a cloud-like wool lining and a sole that travels both indoors and out. Dress yours up 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 have a beneficial effect on 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 gift, 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 next two meals with the two additional trays and tray covers. The removable tray dividers transform the tray from having 3 compartments to 4 for added versatility. There are so 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, 10 days of battery, and more—and 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 AppleWatch.

  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 where ever 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. By eating healthier, being more physically active, and losing weight, you can reduce your symptoms. 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 keeping in mind the conditions and body taste of someone who is just beginning to follow a diabetes meal plan.

  31. Raw Manuka Honey
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    Manuka Honey is one of nature’s powerful 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 the management of diabetes mellitus as it boosts the activity of anti-diabetic drugs using its antioxidant action. Also, several studies have found Manuka honey to be highly effective at treating diabetic wounds and ulcers.

  33. A Cute Supply Bag
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    Stylish and convenient case with 3 sections! It can be used as a purse or case by simply removing the strap. It has an insulated back section that is great for keeping medications or juice boxes cool or carrying personal items like your wallet and keys. The Middle section is designed to carry 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 types 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 it’s being 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. Fits 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 ensure complete comfort for people of all shapes and sizes. Give them the gift of wellness! 

  41. Funny Travel Pouch
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    Bored with that standard-issue diabetes management case? This cute bag is double-sided printed with the funny colorful saying, “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 for things like moisturizing lotion for diabetic dry skin.