Dress Your Dex in Corduroy and Denim or Neon Spandex

Love Dexcom G4 so much. When lose, break heart. When find, celebrate.

Nothing says, "You're my hero & thanks" like cookies of the thing strangers perceive you to be obsessed with.

Nothing says, “You’re my hero & thanks” like cookies of the thing strangers perceive you to be obsessed with.

Neighborhood boy find Bubs’s Dex on road. This boy obsessed John Deere tractors. Maybe “obsessed” wrong term. Appear obsessed to outside observer. Because drive everywhere on John Deere Tractor. Anyway, for thank heroic tractor boy, order monogrammed John Deere Eyecookies.

We label our $14.99 water bottles. And now also our gajillion-dollar body parts.

We label our $14.99 water bottles, our $2 lunchbox containers, and now also our gajillion-dollar body parts. This practice is recommended by parents, doctors, and police departments.

Promise self never leave vital device unmarked again. Unable quickly find professional, suitable label. Use paper tape/Sharpie.

Every Dexcom should visit the neon neon side of town.

Dex looks great in neon.

While Dexcom missing, soothe wounded heart with internet-shop flashy outfits. For Dexcom. Tallygear Neon Yellow quickly become top choice. Visibility! Few days after hero neighbor tractor aficionado find Dex, Neon Yellow arrive. Perfect! Bubs love! Wear Flava Flav style or wear on Spibelt. Tallygear happy Bigfoot find Dex too. For help celebrate good luck send two additional DexcomG4 outfits for giveaway.

Isn't this thing great?! I mean. Wow. Wow. Wow.

Isn’t this thing great?! I mean. Wow. Wow. Wow.

Bigfoot never have giveaway. This first time! Not sure anyone read. Tell Tallygear maybe no one attend this party despite so desirable prizes. So. Please. If read + love Dexcom/want little suit Dexcom/want protect Dex OR no Dex but could use for hold Altoids Minis/medical spliffs. Please enter contest.


Would you like to win one of two Tallygear suits for your Dexcom? Leave a comment describing your favorite thing about diabetes and you will be entered to win. You can post & tweet about it to be friendly, but that won’t help you because I don’t have the skills and I am going to Baltimore now. I promise to choose at random by a generally accepted official method and figure out a way to mail the prize to you. Winners will also receive a past-season puffy animal sticker or sticker of a dog wearing a past-season jaunty hat.

Contest end Friday, April 19th.

The winners are CAREY and ERIN. Hooray! I’ll try to figure out how to contact you now.



  1. jesicarn · April 12, 2013

    We have two favorite things
    My daughters favorite thing: her diabetic alert dog Elvis

    My favorite thing: the appreciation for life and every small (once insignificant) thing in it I now have. D does a lot to you…but being thankful for life and experiencing many moments with a full heart is on too of my list!


  2. jesicarn · April 12, 2013

    BTW, yay for contests!!! 🙂 we LOVE our Dexcom too…but “she” is very new to us. Still learning.


    • Katy · April 12, 2013

      It will be interesting to read about how She compares to/complements Elvis!


      • jesicarn · April 13, 2013

        Yes indeed! Only been on it a week and Elvis alerts before the “chimes” BUT with her sudden hypersentivitues we cannot prevent/predict little ol’ Dex has been able to help us fight more aggressively the massive lows. Elvis alerts “low” and then Dex chimes with either diagonal or double…double arrow so far is usually 2+ juices and basal decrease. Diagonal is usually improved with a normal 10-15 carbs. Needless to say Dex is useful in keeping her safe until we get more answers as to why her body is doing this.


  3. Sarah L. Ferguson · April 12, 2013

    hahaahaa! David Sedaris! We don’t use a Dexcom or even a pump right now so I don’t need to be in the contest. Just had to laugh out loud. He’s coming to Louisville soon & there’s a groupon for tickets.


    • Katy · April 12, 2013

      why would they groupon that? those shows always sell out!


  4. Joyce Stetson · April 12, 2013

    My favorite thing about diabetes is that it has taught me to eat a heathier diet. In many ways I am healthier now than I was before my diagnosis. Like you, I think my dex is the best thing ever. It’s my guardian angel.


  5. Jennifer · April 12, 2013

    Diabetes stinks, but some things I like:

    1. Getting to see my soon-born baby every month on ultrasounds instead of only 1 or 2 times like the “regulars”

    2. The joy of finding a new blog, online person, or real life person with which I can yell “same!”

    3. Sometimes I feel fancy with my robot parts, like the bionic woman or something 🙂


  6. Carey · April 12, 2013

    Dex is actually en route. Ready for a change. My favorite thing about diabetes is its sense of adventure and its spontaneity.


    • Katy · April 12, 2013

      I can’t wait to read about your Dexperience!


  7. Karen · April 12, 2013

    I think MY favorite thing about diabetes(as the parent of a CWD) is reading blogs by other parents with a CWD or by grown up PWD…the information, encouragement and humor have helped me so much through these 15months since diagnosis. I believe that DOC is the primary reason that my child had a pump within 6 months of diagnosis and received the Dexcom G4 on her 1 year diabetesiversary…. And these things have greatly improved how well she is doing. My daughter’s favorite thing? No doubt…it’s Rufus, the bear with diabetes. He’s her constant companion. Would LOVE the Tallygear case for her Dexcom:)


  8. Sara · April 13, 2013

    Me win contests pretty one day (my attempt at a Sedaris joke).

    My new Dex should be on its way next week. I’d love to have protection when it arrives.

    My favorite thing about diabetes is winning contests, it just has never happened yet.


  9. Jackie · April 13, 2013

    Favorite thing about diabetes is my Dex, which I’m being bad right now and not even wearing…


  10. gogogone · April 13, 2013

    My favorite things about diabetes are the techy toys, the ‘betes conferences where I get to see my D peeps…and getting to make the restaurant going-decisions.(based on current bg)


  11. Erin · April 14, 2013

    One of my favorite things – reading other people’s diabetes blogs. Keeps a smile on my face most days. Some days makes my fellow employees walk by my office slowly after I snort out loud, especially after reading the “…and this is my secret/bathing suit” post . My 4 year-old daughter is T1, diagnosed as a 1 year-old. Hope to try a CGM soon, if she’ll let me!


    • Katy · April 20, 2013

      Erin, YOU WIN. Please message katy at kidoinfo dot com w. your mailing address to receive your lavish prize!


  12. Janet · April 14, 2013

    My favorite thing about Diabetes, and let me tell you there are not many, is all the incredible people we’ve met through our support group Type One Family Network (TOFN)! Being a parent of a CWD has been filled with challenges I never thought I’d have. However, with our support group and all of the fantastic blogs we read we are making the most of a diabetic life. My son would say his favorite thing about diabetes is “Mitzie” his CGM! Actually, I do have another favorite thing about t1! I love how very brave and kind my child is, he is always looking out for others and concerned about how they feel. I can’t help but think his t1 has something to do with it.


  13. Brandy Simmons · April 14, 2013

    Ok, Diabetes really sucks, especially with a 2 year old. However, I am so grateful, thankful and excited that we have found a great support group. It is so nice to be able to vent, be comforted, and receive helpful information, tips and advice from others who understand what we are going through and have walked in our shoes.


  14. Krissy McMomma · April 15, 2013

    My favorite thing about diabetes is getting the “double arrow” pass at Disneyland.


  15. kerri · April 15, 2013

    I don’t have diabetes, but would love a dex outfit [because I heart Tallygear and also have asthma/electronic related shenaniganizers to carry around. Also I just invented the word shenaniganizers so that counts for something, right?].
    My favourite thing about diabetes is all of my beautiful friends affected by diabetes. Otherwise I rather hate the whole deal.


  16. Katie · April 16, 2013

    We are still kinda new to Diabetes (8 months in), but I guess my favorite thing is it makes you stop taking all the little things in life for granted. We just got our 4 year old’s Dexcom today, we’d love an outfit for it 🙂 Thanks for the chance!


  17. Christa Turnell · April 18, 2013

    I have been a type one since I was 2 1/2. I am now 41. I wear an Animas insulin pump and a Dexcom platinum. My favorite thing about diabetes, celiac disease and assorted other food choices? I never know what is going to happen on ANY day. I love the sense of magic that pervades my life!


  18. llew415 · April 18, 2013

    My fav thing is going from 14.2 and dka to 6.2 a1c for 4 yrs straight!


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