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Friday, September 3, 2010

Another Give Away -- The Holiday Weekend SUGAR BOLUS!

**THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED**


This week's SUGAR BOLUS offers TWO prizes
for ONE lucky Candy Hearts Reader!
And guess what else?
ANYONE can use this stuff!
Better get yourself entered and share it with your friends today!

Sugar needs a new medical ID bracelet.
I have one in mind that I'd like to order for her, 
but I'm still procrastinating in that department.

You see, I'm hung up on the engraving.
I need to include both Type 1 Diabetes AND Celiac AND the fact that she wears an Insulin pump AND requires a gluten free diet AND then there's still the need to include some basic contact information.

....sigh....

That's alot of engraving.
It add$ up.
So much info to fit into one cute little bracelet, yet it must remain easy enough to read so as not to defeat the purpose wearing a medical ID in the first place.

Round and round and round I go....where I stop, nobody knows....

And then Steph, from Tig Tagz Personalized Wristbands for Kids, contacted me with a solution I was very pleased to try!

 
 
   They're tear proof, water resistant, and disposable! 

And, by the way, you don't need to have a medical condition 
for these babies to come in handy!

TigTagz would be perfect for a large gathering to keep track of all the kids.

Or, perhaps, a way to keep your contact information and/or child's allergy information easily accessible when they're with a babysitter, at a playdate, 
or otherwise not in your care!

TigTagz is offering one Candy Hearts reader a set of their very own to personalize however they choose!

Next up, I'd like to introduce you to Tallygear's Tummietote.
I first heard of the Tummietote after Reyna of Beta Buddies blogged rave reviews, followed by songs of praise from Laura over at Houston We Have A Problem.
So imagine my excitement when Donna, the Tummietote creator herself
contacted me to see if Candy Hearts would like to give one a try.

WELL OF COURSE!!!!

We ordered one with the see through panel -- I love it!  
It's nice to make pump setting changes 
without actually pulling the pump out of it's pack.  
(On a side note, that's a pretty SAWEET Candy Hearts pattern, don't you think?)

We also ordered this little cutie so I could show you both styles.

Along the front panel, there are three secure expandable pockets.  In addition to her pump, we could easily stow some other diabetes gear, such as a CGM reciever, her meter, strips, clicker, and something portable to treat low blood sugars.

BUT WAIT!  There's more....

Check out the matching headbands!
A girl need to accessorize, you know!

Tallygear is generously offering one lucky Candy Hearts reader 
any Tummietote pattern/size of their choice!

I was going to end it here, but....
There's just one more thing I wanted to mention.

I've been going to the gym EVERY morning after dropping Sugar off at school.

Thanks for the encouragement...but it gets a little complicated.

The problem is that I need to have my phone on me AT ALL TIMES.
Then there's the keys and the childcare wristbands...blah, blah, blah...
The only solution I've been able to come up with is to carry my purse with me 
from one machine to the next.


I could get a locker -- but I NEED my phone WITH me.  
I don't have the luxury of putting it away for an hour.  
I must be accessible to the school every minute that Sugar is not in my care.

After seeing how versatile the Tummietote can be, I decided to try one for myself!
PURSE DILEMMA SOLVED!
Come on....
You have to give a mom credit for putting her waistline out there
for all of Blogville to see.

Now read the rules and get yourself entered!
It'll make me feel better.





Contest details and entry rules:
**THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED**
·         To enter: Leave me a comment before MIDNIGHT ON THURSDAY, 9/9/10.
·         Please include your first name.  Comments left without a name will be eliminated.  Providing a way to contact you is appreciated.
·         No duplicate comments are allowed. Duplicate comments will be eliminated.
·         Winner will be selected via random draw at www.random.org. 
·         Winner’s name will be posted here on this blog.
·         After winner’s name is posted, winner will have 48 hours to contact me (candyheartsblog@gmail.com). Otherwise, a new winner will be selected. If I have the winner’s contact information, I will contact you directly and will wait 48 hours after posting the winner before a new winner is selected.
·         Entries will be accepted until Thursday (9/9/10) at midnight. Winner will announced on Friday (9/10/10).
·         To earn extra entries: 
·         Become a follower of this blog.
·         Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter. Then, leave me an additional comment containing a link to your tweet. 
·         Post a link to this giveaway on Facebook. Then, leave me an additional comment to let me know.
·         Blog about this contest. Then, leave me an additional comment containing the link to your blog. 
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83 comments:

  1. Tallygear! Tallygear! Tallygear! (In ecstatic chant-like voice!!!) These are awesome prizes Wendy. I am soooo glad you are doing this. I will definitely be posting it on my blog in the next day or two...you know how I love Tallygear and I want to suck up a day on NaBloPoMo. Woot Woot!!!

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  2. I love these! Especially with the clear pouch! Count me in! :)

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  3. Wendy another great contest. You are finding awesome products that all our kiddos will love. Thanks so much. Again this is something Brianna would love!!
    Kelly Harp

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  4. Count me in!! :) I bookmarked Tallygear back when Ronda was talking about it, hoping that insurance would EVENTUALLY approve Liam's CGM. We ordered our first one the day we got approval, and he loves it too! But he is a sweaty, busy little boy... so we could use another one! :)

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  5. We have one of the heart print ones for Lily! They're fantastic! Love when d-moms come up with stuff that's so useful for the rest of us! Count me in!

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  6. Oh I am so excited about both these prizes~~ THE ID bracelet is perfect!!!!

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  7. shared it on facebook! Im not sure we are friends on there but if you find me let me know!

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  8. Okay, I think I want to hop on the Tallygear bandwagon... I would LOVE to try one of these out for Elise!

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  9. Count me in! We ordered one and are anxiously awaiting its arrival!

    The bracelets look cool too! Maybe I could actually get The Superhero to wear one!

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  10. I just ordered the flower print tummietote with matching headband that you have Sugar pictured in here. If they are as good as everyone says then I know we'd love another and you can't have too many forms of medical ID. Great contest!

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  11. Those are really awesome! Thank you for sharing and for the giveaways!

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  12. Count me in! I love the matching headbands..so super cute!

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  13. Have been eyeing those tallygears! I'm in!

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  14. Oooh! I have been so curious about these tummietotes since Reyna mentioned them. Love your giveaways!

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  15. I just ordered one but could so use another! and i LOVE the bracelets!!

    Count me in!

    Email: JusticesPancreaticAvengers@yahoo.com

    Will blog, tweet and FB right now! :D

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  16. My blog: http://justicesmisbehavingpancreas.blogspot.com/2010/09/holy-giveaways-batman.html

    My tweet: http://twitter.com/Sugar_Nova

    my FB: facebook.com/justicesmisbehavingpancreas

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  17. Thank you so much from the grandmother of a 9 yr. old with Type 1 and a nephew with celiac disease. You are providing a wonderful service by doing all the investigative work on these fine products.

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  18. WE LOVE OUR TALLYGEAR!!! Count us in for sure!!!

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  19. I'm spreading the word! I made this my FB status and posted something on D Moms Together. :)

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  20. Here's to hoping I win! I just tweeted! http://twitter.com/DTalesHeidi/status/22919728032

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  21. Great Blog.

    1. I subscribed to this Blog.

    2. I posted a link on Facebook.

    I hope i win!

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  22. We would love a new TallyGear tummie tote :)

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  23. I just blogged about the contest. You can see the post here: http://www.candyheartsblog.com/2010/09/another-give-away-holiday-weekend-sugar.html :)

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  24. Oops, disregard my previous comment. I gave you your link, not mine. Here's the correct link: http://www.diabetes-tales.com/2010/09/cute-story-and-cool-contest.html

    Sorry!

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  25. I would love to try on of these packs. We have never tried them. I am sure Brianna would love them.
    Kelly Harp

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  26. Blogged it: http://www.onesuperheroandoneprincess.com/2010/09/i-just-love-giveaways.html

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  27. I love these tummietotes! They have such cute fabrics too!

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  28. Oh my goodness, that Tummietote is *adorable*! I want a matching mother/daughter set for me and my girl!!!

    And the wristbands... My girl is usually fantastic about her medID bracelet, but those wristbands look like they'd be ideal for her 2-yr-old brother, who's starting to get into the "I'm going to see how far away from you I can get before you chase me down" game.

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  29. I love tallygear and your info on stuff that's out there. Melanie T

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  30. I'll gladly blog about it shortly. Go to smallest-of-seeds d o t blogspot d o t com.
    Melanie T

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  31. We're hoping Tallygear will be our new night time pouch as Isaac has just grown out of his old ones...so please add our name. :)

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  32. More great websites for my diabetes favourites! Love the look of the tally gear - A would have somewhere to stash his football cards alongside his pump!!
    Amanda

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  33. Tweeted...http://twitter.com/crazypancreas

    Love this giveaway!

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  34. Candy Hearts, you are so adorable!! But wait, there's more-- you are a beautiful person as well!!
    Love to you :D
    Bev

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  35. Count Alivia in!!!
    PS: your waste line is looking great! :)

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  36. Hi!
    Count us in! My 4 yr old daughter, Ellery, could really use both of these great prizes!

    Katherine
    Lino Lakes, MN

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  37. You posts and contest and wonderful. I really appreciate reading them. It feels great knowing that their are people out there that truly understand what I go through. Kelly Harp I have shared your contests with several friends!!

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  38. We love Tallygear and the other bracelets look good too. Thanks!

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  39. Can't pass up an extra chance to win...
    Just shared your contest on my FB status.

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  40. I tweeted too..
    http://twitter.com/MommaGodiva/statuses/23259556092

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  41. FB Baby . . .

    Laura Williams-DeJulius Houston check out this give-away! I totally want one for myself!!! :)
    Candy Hearts: Another Give Away -- The Holiday Weekend SUGAR BOLUS!
    www.candyheartsblog.com
    Tallygear! Tallygear! Tallygear! (In ecstatic chant-like voice!!!) These are awesome prizes Wendy. I am soooo glad you are doing this. I will definitely be posting it on my blog in the next day or two...you know how I love Tallygear and I want to suck up a day on NaBloPoMo. Woot Woot!!!
    16 seconds ago Friends Only · Comment · LikeUnlike · Share

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  42. Sign me up for this -- Forget Nate! I want my own!!! :)

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  43. Candy Hearts: Another Give Away -- The Holiday Weekend SUGAR BOL... http://goo.gl/b/BP73

    Twitter!

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  44. Are you tired of all of my comments yet?
    http://www.houstonwehaveaproblemblog.com/2010/09/candy-heart-amazing-holiday-weekend.html

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  45. Please enter me!
    I'm Laura's momma! (houstonwehaveaproblem)

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  46. https://twitter.com/home?status=Candy+Hearts%3A+Another+Give+Away+--+The+Holiday+Weekend+SUGAR+BOL...+http%3A%2F%2Fgoo.gl%2Fb%2FBP73

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  47. http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/cdejulius

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  48. Alright, I'm entering. Hoping to find SOMETHING Camden will use!

    -Emily

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  49. Can't get enough of TallyGear...just posted on my facebook page...
    http://www.facebook.com/ronda.darling

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  51. #2 I'm a new follower.

    ~Amy
    AmyMCGS at woh.rr.com

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  52. Doh! Deleted my first comment because I forgot you asked us to include our first names.

    My DD starts pumping on the 14th. I am actively shopping for belt/ pack/ carrier solutions... would LOVE to win this one for her! I'm off to check out the website next. ~Amy

    AmyMCGS at woh.rr.com

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  53. Just blogged about your contest :-)
    Hey....I have to up my chances right? http://autoimmuneisland.blogspot.com/2010/09/candy-hearts-give-way.html

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  54. Now you know I had to get in on this one . You know my name and my addy so there you have it . These look awesome and I would die to have one , well maybe not die but i would like one LOL !!!

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  55. Count me in! I would love a new pump pouch! I have looked at the tallygear pouches several times and always wondered if they were worth their money. Thanks for your feedback!
    Lizzie

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  56. Blogged It!

    http://www.theprincessandthepump.com/2010/09/sugar-bolus.html

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  57. Facebooked it!

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000156880017

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  58. Tweet Tweet!

    http://twitter.com/PumpingPrincess

    I don't know if that is the right link... but you'll see it there! :)

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  59. I'm in ... awesome giveaway! :-D

    sweetmystery6@gmail.com

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  60. This are just tooo cute, both of them.. I know my little man would love to try them, we have yet to find a pump pouch we just love.. This could make the difference..

    Savannah Jennings
    savannah.blackman@hotmail.com

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  61. Is that a Zumba tank you're wearing at the gym? You go girl! And your waistline looks awesome!

    Megann Heath
    megannheath@gmail.com

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  62. That tallygear looks interesting, my son would like to try it.

    Laszlo laci_h_2000@yahoo.com

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  63. Awesome give away. Would love to win it.

    couponqueentk@gmail.com

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  64. What awesome prizes! Both of these things would be perfect for us! I need something to add all of Hayleigh's medical info to. The tigTagz would be perfect! And I love, love, LOVE the Tallygear! Not sure who'd use it more. Hayleigh or ME. lol

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  65. Blogged it too! :)

    http://ladybugslizards.blogspot.com/2010/09/wow-another-awesome-giveaway.html

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  66. And facebooked it!

    http://www.facebook.com/KPahnke

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  67. Aaaaand TWEETED!

    http://twitter.com/Sugarbugsmom

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  68. I blogged it!
    http://ourdiabeticlife.blogspot.com/2010/09/last-chance-to-win-at-candy-hearts-blog.html

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  69. I facebooked it baby!
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1834556238&v=wall&story_fbid=153005268061758&ref=mf

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  70. Share on Facebook. Sorry I don't blog yet. Although I have been thinking of it. I am sure it is great to get your thoughts down and have other people feel the same way...
    Kelly Harp

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  71. Would love to win for Megan!!! Thanks!

    Christie Serrano

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  72. I already entered (See comment above yay) But I was trying to figure out yesterday how do I tuck the tubing in?? HELP ME :)

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  73. Here is my blog link!!!

    http://www.mydiabetic-child.com/2010/09/give-it-away-give-it-awaygive-it-away.html

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  74. I was going to buy my tallygear tomorrow. Looks great!!
    Thanks - Andee F.

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  75. Look like great products! I've been looking for a pouch of some sort to store all my diabetic needs when I'm exercising, and the Tummietote looks like it would be perfect. ~Sarah

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  76. Oh - forgot to mention I became a follower of your blog as well. And BTW, I love your playlist :) ~Sarah

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While I'm happy to share our experiences with what works, and what doesn't work, for the management of Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease in our house, please do not mistake anything you read here for medical advice. Decisions regarding your/your child's health care should be made only with the assistance of your medical care team. Use any information from this blog at your own risk.