Guest Post: Nene Adams & Diabetes Cards

Today I’d like to share a story from Nene Adams about a series of fun cards made just to lift our spirits and let us know we are loved.

Click on each card to see the message inside – I think you’ll love them (or is it just me?)! These are just a sample of what’s available. At the time of this post, there are something like 60+ unique cards available.

Thanks for sharing, Nene!


2014 nene mr manAs a recently diagnosed a Type II diabetic, I read everything I could about this life changing disease. Since my partner, Corrie Kuipers, and I have been designing and selling specialty greeting cards since 2007, during my research, I was surprised to find very few greeting cards for diabetics, especially children and teenagers.

According to the American Diabetes Association, 25.8 million adults and children in the U.S. have diabetes. Clearly, the need exists for special greeting cards to serve this community. Creating a series of colorful, sometimes humorous, always light-hearted greeting cards addressing issues like insulin pumps, body image, lifestyle changes, emotional reactions and other concerns seemed like a “no brainer.”

We want to encourage a diabetic who’s feeling a little down. To let them know they’re not alone. To say “I love you” and “it’s okay.” Our greeting cards have positive, supportive messages for diabetic children, teens, young adults and adults.

We’re so proud of our work, we wanted to spread the joy, so we invited other talented artists – Doreen Erhardt, Sharon Fernleaf and Betsy Bush – to join us in making unique greeting cards for diabetics and growing the unique collection.

To diabetics, we want to say—you are not alone. To the families and friends of someone with diabetes—yes, there are greeting cards just for your loved ones. If you know someone who’s been recently diagnosed, send them an encouraging note. The right reassurance at the right time can really raise the spirits and make the day brighter.

http://www.greetingcarduniverse.com/get-well-feel-better-cards/diabetes

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Scott K. Johnson

Patient voice, speaker, writer, advocate. Living life with diabetes and telling my story. Patient Success Manager, USA for mySugr (All opinions expressed are my own and do not necessarily represent the position of my employer).

Diagnosed in April of 1980, I recognize the incredible mental struggle of living with diabetes. Read more…