About Us

Have you noticed in the last several years how much we enjoy having colorful and fancy covers for our cell phones and iPods?  When I started Diabetes Designs, it was with the idea in mind that boring black medical blood glucose meter cases were just that – B O R I N G.  I decided to create a brightly colored case with an interesting pattern to hold my son’s meter and supplies.   Now we had something to keep in his back pack or my purse that wouldn’t smack of illness.

My son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes over eighteen years ago at the age of 2 years.  While I was shocked and devastated with this diagnosis, I was also very familiar with this condition.  I had two aunts, an uncle and a brother all diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at a young age.  At family functions, half of the relatives at the dinner table would pull out their meters (in their boring black bags) to test their blood sugar.  After many years, I asked them all if they would prefer a better case for their meters and I received a resounding "YES".  The men wanted it smaller; the women wanted more colors.

With my background in purchasing and manufacturing, I designed and developed a few different meter cases--all of which will accommodate all popular brands of meters and supplies.  It was important that the cases be “user-friendly” to enable quick testing without removing the meter.  All our cases offer the conveniences and organization of the black cases, but are available in a variety of colors and fabrics.

I hope you enjoy our products.  While I hope and pray for a cure for diabetes, I recognize that good blood sugar control is essential until that day arrives.  I am committed to donating a portion of all proceeds to organizations that support diabetes research and education. 

Thanks for visiting my website!

Vanessa, Diabetes Designs

 Franklin, the Diabetes Designs Doggie©!