Stylish and Functional: Five of Our Favorite Diabetes Accessories

Managing diabetes is a full-time job that none of us asked for. That said, we love having stylish and, yes, cute diabetes accessories (some even sparkly!) to make battling this disease just a little less of a pain. While we love a matching moment,  we ADORE when style meets function even more! These are some of our favorites from various brands, so let's dive into these must-have products: 

1. Glucomart Over Patches: Secure and Stylish

Keeping your CGM or insulin pump securely in place can be a challenge, especially during active days. That's where Glucomart Over Patches come in. These patches are designed to hold your devices firmly while adding a splash of color and style. Available in various patterns and colors, these over patches are perfect for every personality.

Benefits of Glucomart Over Patches:

  • Durable and No Fraying: Made from a high-quality woven fabric, these patches stay put, do not fray one bit the entire 10 days with Dexcom, best of all they have a soft and silky fabric. Something I have never seen from any other overwatch, (and we have tried SO many).
  • Hypoallergenic: Safe for sensitive skin, they prevent irritation and ensure comfort.
  • Stylish Designs: Choose from a wide array of designs that let you express your unique style. They have everything from Disney characters, flower patterns, even Taylor Swift themed patches to choose from! Our personal favorites are the gorgeous flower patches (may have purchased these at least 4 times so far..) and they even have solid tan, black and blue packs. Though many designs can be found on Amazon, Etsy seems to have the most variety. Glucomart Etsy Shop

2. Sugar Medical's Diabetes Roam Insulated Sling Backpack- Stylish and Practical

Available in two options: Taylor (Lilac) and Dylan (Black) by Sugar Medical is the perfect blend of style and functionality. Designed to carry all your diabetes supplies fashionably all while keeping your insulin safe from the heat, this backpack is a game-changer for anyone on the go.

Key Features of the Sling Backpack:

  • Insulated Compartment: Keeps your insulin and other temperature-sensitive supplies at the right temperature. We added an ice pack to this compartment recently for a local, outdoor diabetes event, and it worked perfectly. No spoiled insulin here!
  • Multiple Pockets: Stay organized with dedicated pockets for your glucose meter, test strips, lancets, and back up site change supplies.
  • Sleek Design: Its modern and stylish look makes it perfect for daily errands to short hiking adventures. The Diabetes Roam Insulated Sling Backpack Use code: SugarsAndPins at checkout to save!




3. Sugar Medical's Diabetes Triple Zip Purse - Lily: Cute and Efficient

For those who prefer a more compact option, the Diabetes Triple Zip Purse - Lily by Sugar Medical is a fantastic choice. This purse is not only stylish but also incredibly practical, with three separate zippered compartments to keep your diabetes supplies organized and accessible.

Highlights of the Lily Triple Zip Purse:

  • Compact Design: Perfect for those who need to carry their essentials without the bulk.
  • Stylish Appearance: The elegant design and vibrant colors make it a fashionable accessory. This is our go-to bag for quick errands or walks with the dog. This would be great for teens anyone who just need the essentials and want something small but cute.
  • Efficient Storage: Three zippered compartments (including one that is insulated) to allow for easy organization of your diabetes supplies and a few personal items. Sugar Medical's Diabetes Triple Zip Purse - Lily Use code: SugarsAndPins at checkout to save!



4. Expression Med Flower Dexcom Over Patches: Floral Fun for Your CGM

Who says you have to choose between cute and functional? Not us! Expression Med Flower Dexcom Over Patches are the perfect way to add a touch of color or floral fun to your continuous glucose monitor. These patches are not only beautiful, but also functional.

Advantages of Expression Med Flower Dexcom Over Patches:

  • Eye-Catching Designs: Brighten up your CGM with beautiful floral patterns and shapes. These are typically what we use when Dexcom is on the arm or another area that's exposed to the sun. Fave thing about it is that the flower shaped designs create a sort of sun tattoo, rather than an awkward Dexcom shaped one ;)
  • Secure Fit: These patches are designed to hold your Dexcom firmly in place, even during the most active days.
  • Skin-Friendly: Made from biocompatible materials, sweat proof and waterproof.  Expression Med Tapes

5. Silicone Soft Omnipod 5 Case

Why settle for a boring Omnipod 5 case when you don't have to?  These cases are affordable and come in a variety of styles. The two shared in this post are our go-to's. We just love glitter

Advantages of Silicone Omnipod 5 Cases:

  • Variety of Colors: Brighten up your Omnipod 5 controller with a cute hot pink glitter case or make it easier to spot in your bag. 
  • Good Fit: These cases are seem to fit well and offer a buffer around the edges of the controller screen for added protection. 
  • Budget-Friendly: Variety of colors and styles available at affordable prices, AND with Prime shipping? Yes, please! Omnipod 5 Silicone Cases on Amazon



It's impossible to cram ALL of our favorites in just ONE blog post. So we'll be back to share more, soon! In the mean time, explore these options and find the perfect accessory to make your diabetes care a little more stylish and a lot more enjoyable. What are some of your favorite diabetes accessories? 

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