Monday, August 16, 2010

Diabetes Fashionista

When our daughter Cassie was younger, she carried her insulin pump in a teeny, tiny, little purse. We had about a dozen mini pocketbooks in all shapes and colors. Different ones to match different outfits. It gave us a great way to make having a pump a little bit more fun, and it gave Cassie a way to glam up diabetes.

Today, I stumbled across a very cool site for a dad (or mom) who wants to give his little girl another way to make a diabetes fashion statement: Too Sweet Boutique makes sassy, fun and hip (pardon the pun) pump pouches that are stunning. Amy, the mom behind Too Sweet Boutique, is on a mission to make wearing an insulin pump as cute, comfortable and convenient as possible. Some of her selections can also let you stuff a CGM in there or even a meter.

Like the red carpet at the Oscars, the Friends For Life 2010 conference did a "who are you wearing?" interview(below). Still think girls with diabetes aren't fashion conscious?

tb t7 wearing from thebetes now on Vimeo.

BTW, I don't recommend anything I don't really like so please don't jam up my inbox asking me to shill any diabetes stuff. In fact, I don't take sponsorship money or advertising on this blog. Sorry- that's just the way I roll.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Red, thanks for the kind words about my wife's business. Believe it or not, I am actually a HUGE fan of "The Big Moo!" I'm a bit of an "Organizational Design" junkie, and am typically very skeptical of "end-all" business theories unless they apply to human behaviors found in the workplace or contain only concepts that apply universally. One of the biggest flaws, in my view, of many books on business theory (especially true disciples of Drucker), is that they assume businesses are all based on, and driven by, the P&L. While profit is certainly always the objective (however profit is defined in that business), if the business is truly focused on betting on change, then drawing all levels into P&L management is counter-productive, especially in organizations with a high degree of organizational trust.

To that end, "The Big Moo" and "Good to Great/How the Mighty Fall/Built to Last" are really the only ones I've ever thought met those criteria, simply because they provide concepts that can be easily taught and developed at every level, and treat every department as its own organization within the company.

I'm sorry to rattle on, but it's just been a real treat to see one of my two favorite business authors referring to my wife's little business, which is in every respect a true American Success Story.

Thanks again.