1/15/2011

new d-toy

Results from the survey; 'from one pancreas to another', will be given sometime this week.  I closed the survey so I could gather the data (hehe . . I love to play scientist in my free time) and present in in a new post.  I am thrilled with the 18 d-peeps who took the time to answer the questions.  I will definitely be setting up more polls and surveys in the future!

Today Ellie and I spent some time together while my oldest and youngest went with Dad to a Jr. Lego League competition.  More on that adventure later (boy, I am just filled with suspensful information today) in the week.  For now I want to share a new d-toy Ellie and I discovered while window shopping at the mall.


From the products web site, "Shains are recycled accessories that encourage and empower people to make their own statements and change them whenever they want! Shainsware, the company, is dedicated to producing eco-friendly products that are useful and empowering. We donate a percentage of net profits to environmental organizations. Shains products are made of recycled and recyclable parts and everything Shains produces is certified lead free. Shains packaging is also recycled and recylable. Shains manufactures bracelets, necklaces, pet collars, hair bands, key chains, and much more all designed to work with Shains interchangeable icons and letters."


Wow!  Not only a product and company I can really get behind and support, but also a new and unique way to create a medical i.d. bracelet for Ellie.



Ellie designed her bracelet to say 'T1 diabetes' and the keychain for her supply bag is beaded with her initials and a couple of symbols = world peace;)

The bracelet ($6.50) is a jelly-like bendable plastic and the beads (pack of 100 for $12.50) are hard plastic, so the entire system is completely water resistant.  The band is adjustable to different lengths to wear either on a wrist or an ankle.  We did alter the band after this photo by cutting it with scissors to get rid of the extra length.  I cannot say how durable it is or how long it will last, but I can say Ellie hasn't removed the bracelet and smiles everytime I see her look at it.

We also purchased the heart shaped key ring ($3.50) to attach to her diabetes supply bag. 

Anyone else seen or heard of this product?  We give it a poked-thumbs up!

10 comments:

Lora said...

Those are cute.

Denise said...

cute....what a great idea to use it as a medical id

Wendy said...

WOW! Way cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very cute :) Thanks for sharing!

Sarah said...

those are cute...I think too big for Isaac but I love learning about more options.

sky0138 said...

very cool! My daughter would love them...I wonder if they are anywhere around here yet? We are in Canada. :o)

connie said...

Too cute!!!

Jessie Bosley said...

You are so resourceful since this new diagnosis to our family!!!! So creative for Ellie I LOVE IT!!!!

Reyna said...

AWWW..those are so cute! I think I need to design myself a D Mama Blogger Bracelet! Hey maybe we can start some sort of club...where the bracelet is part of our "get-up"! Now that would be COOL!

Shannon said...

I look forward to your post on the Jr. Lego League. We participated in the Lego League last month. It is intense! Here is my post on it.....(it is diabetes related, too.) God Bless

Shannon said...

ooppss... forgot to leave the address on the First Lego League... experience...

http://shannon354.blogspot.com/2010/11/robotics.html