November is National Diabetes Month. A fact I’m acutely aware of because my best friend and her sweet baby girl have been bravely battling the disease for almost a year. When I first heard the news I dove head first into reading everything I could about it. I wanted to try to understand what she might be going through, although I know I never could.

Did you know, the CDC says 29 million people in the US have been diagnosed with diabetes? That’s a staggering amount of people who face serious health issues related to diabetes such as heart disease, stroke, blindness and kidney disease. Here’s some quick info:

There are three main types of diabetes: type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes (diabetes while pregnant, which can put the pregnancy and baby at risk and lead to type 2 diabetes later). With type 1 diabetes, your body can’t make insulin (a hormone that regulates blood sugar), so you need to take it every day. Type 1 diabetes is less common than type 2 diabetes; about 5% of the people who have diabetes have type 1. Currently, no one knows how to prevent type 1 diabetes.

Most diabetics have to check their blood sugars regularly to make sure their levels don’t spike or plummet and cause adverse effects. I recently discovered a company called Dario Health whose goal is to make it easier for diabetics to check their sugar levels right on their smartphone.

The Dario All-In-One Smart Glucose Meter

The Dario All-In-One Smart Glucose Meter

The Dario All-In-One Smart Glucose Meter is a personalized, pocket-sized, all-in-one digital glucose meter coupled with a mobile app (iOS/Android) to manage diabetes quickly, efficiently and accurately. Individuals are able to track their insulin levels during the day through the add-on device to a smart phone, while parents are able to monitor in real-time.

With smart phones the new accessory for children, the sleek design and portable size makes the entire kit easy to carry to school, sleepovers and extracurricular activities. Key features allow parents and kids to:

  • easily track insulin doses
  • hypo alert system for emergency text with a GPS location if blood sugar hits below a certain level
  • log carbs and calories with Dario‘s food database
  • receive reminders and manage their lifestyle choices

Even though there is no cure for diabetes, my hope is that a tool like this would make life a little easier for people who are battling this awful disease. Dario is currently offering a 50% off promo ($39.99), which included their DarioStarter Pack+ for $39.99 (normally $79.99), which includes the Dario meter and 100 test strips.

But, I’ve partnered with Dario to GIVEAWAY 5 Dario All-In-One Smart Glucose Meters! Just enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below and I will pick 5 people at random by 12/6/2016 to receive one of these meters. You can find out more information about the Dario Smart Glucose Meter at


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