Thursday, December 12, 2013

#GiveAllTheThings: SleekSleeves.

UPDATE: Contest closed! Congratulations to the winner, Kristina!

These would be perfect for my very active 3year old's Omnipod!

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What you can win: A SleekSleeves gift package - sticker, hat, and $100 worth of "sleeves" (customized just for you!), plus a personalized note.

Several "sleeve" options to choose from!

Made possible by: SleekSleeves (http://www.sleeksleeves.com/)

Why you want this: I found these guys on Twitter and thought, "that would be a neat way to 'protect' a CGM sensor or pump site while exercising/baby wrangling", and it turns out I wasn't the first to have that idea. :)

Here's their backstory:

In 2006, our dear friend, Diane, developed a medical condition that meant she’d have to wear a wrist brace. Always active and seriously put-together, Diane’s understandable desire to look good while playing bridge and visiting friends sparked the idea for what would become SleekSleeves. Diane knew that adding fashion to medical therapy would benefit her state of mind and, consequently, her health.

With Diane’s notion of the mind-body connection to guide us, we set about developing a product line to help individuals facing health challenges to Look Good and Feel Better. Today at SleekSleeves, we receive a continuous flow of inquiries, comments and accolades from new friends and fans of our products. From Alabama to Australia, New York to South Africa and beyond, SleekSleeves users are thrilled to find products that provide vibrant, stylish coverage for all types of medical devices. As SleekSleeves continues to reach further around the globe, Diane’s spirit remains our inspiration.

And as for how a real PWD uses them:

Whether Taylor is wearing her Omnipod on her arm or thigh, she adds an element of fashion and comfort to her every day wardrobe with a SleekSleeves arm band. Also worn by Robin Roberts to cover her PICC line while undergoing cancer treatment, SleekSleeves are versatile, comfortable and fashionable. Depending on your needs, SleekSleeves will work with you directly to determine what sleeve option is the best fit for you, your device and lifestyle.

"My daughter [Taylor] has worn her SleekSleeves to gymnastics, cheer practice and to the pool. They are perfect for fashionably covering her Omnipod and it stayed in place through all her activities." -Barb Heid

The winner will be contacted by SleekSleeves, and together will decide what products will suit their needs best.

To enter today's contest: Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter today's contest. You will earn two entries by leaving a comment on this blog post (this is required; no blog comment = not qualified to win!) telling me what you envision using SleekSleeves for, if you won! You can also earn extra entries for liking SleekSleeves' Facebook page and following @SleekSleeves on Twitter - so, four entries are possible per person.

Rules: This contest ends tonight at midnight CST, and is open to all, geographically-speaking. #GiveAllTheThings contests are intended for people with diabetes (or their caregivers) only. Since the Rafflecopter widget requires you to share an email address, I'll be emailing the winner (as well as announcing them through an update on this post) Friday morning - you'll need to respond to me by Sunday evening (let's say 7:00 pm CST) with your shipping address in order to claim your prize. If I don't hear from you, I'll pick a new winner.

Good luck!

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25 comments:

  1. Jess B/saucygurl915December 12, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    Oh man! I want this for times when I'm wearing my pod on my arm and I just don't feel like answering questions about what it is!

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  2. This would be awesome for working out at the gym!

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  3. Sleek sleeves would be awesome for my pod wearing rough little 3 year old!

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  4. I'd definitely use a Sleek Sleeve arm band in a neutral color (depending on sizing, I might need a kids one) for arm pods and cgm sites. I'm wearing an arm pod right now and a sleeve would protect from the rub a pull of clothing on the adhesive... and invaluable for protecting from toddler curiosity (my nieces and nephew aren't exposed to d-devices often enough to know not to pull on them).

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  5. I would use the Sleek Sleeve to cover my cgm or infusion site and protect it from the unrulely dogs I wrangle with as a vet tech. I have tried wearing a 3/4 sleeve shirt under my scrubs but I usually get too hot. I also work in a small space with lots of people and sometimes pull out my infusion site on edges of walls. A bit of extra protection would be great!

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  6. My son (who is almost 7) is newly diagnosed (August) and he just got approved to get a pump! We would use the Sleek Sleeve to give him some privacy and also to protect the pump when he is running around at recess, racing down the soccer field, or rough-housing with his little brother. -Jill

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  7. My 11 year old daughter where's a sleeksleeve everyday to cover her omni-pod. Great product!!!

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  8. SleekSleeves would be great for jogging and working out, and even the beach for extra stability for my pods. But, I think they would be even better for protecting my pods from my 6 month old's hands! My little critter is very active and interested in everything - he likes to use arm pods as a handle and has already kicked a pod or two right off me!

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  9. I run and play ultimate frisbee, something to keep things a little safer when I do this makes sense. Plus I can showcase the guns... I am kidding of course. I think.

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  10. oooh! Pod protection from a toddler - sign me up!

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  11. My son is new to pumping and he wants to try an arm site so bad but he likes to go shirtless most of the time when he is home playing and wrestling around, I'm afraid that he will get the tubing tangled so we haven't tried. Being able to use a SleekSleeves would give me the peace of mind to let him have an arm site!

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  12. Would use this for my new pump, am a couple of months in to pumping and looking out for all ways of protection! :)
    Shonelle

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  13. This would be super awesome so I actually wear my dexcom, and would be useful for hockey I think.

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  14. I would use sleek sleeves to cover up pod sites on my arm.

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  15. I would use a SleekSleeve to stash my Dexcom CGM while running. Between carrying my pump, sugar source and sometimes cell phone, I'm running out of places to store things!

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  16. These would be perfect for my very active 3year old's Omnipod!

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  17. Would use it to protect my Dexcom site.

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  18. I love to wear my Dexcom site on my arm, but I work with 2 year olds. This looks like a great way to keep it protected from tiny, curious hands!

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  19. I would use sleeves to protect my Dexcom site cause I wear it on my arms! I would also get a pair the full length arms sleeves for when I jog with my dog :)

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  20. I would use SleekSleeves to help keep my insulin pump in place. I have a little one, and some times he can get curious and press buttons. I would also use it to prevent it from getting knocked into or bumped into things. I am always hitting it on counters, and it interferes where my seat belt sits.

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  21. I love this idea!! I would like the arm sleeve for my CGM site!

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  22. Holy cow! Just what I was looking for! Arm site for CGM and all sorts of pump protection while I'm working. Maybe even the thumb hole one so I can work and hide my "I have diabetes" gear!

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  23. Would love to try this for my T1D daughter who plays a ton of sports and likes to wear her insulin pump site on her arm. This would hide the tubing and keep it from getting caught up in the action!

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  24. I would love this for my 10yr old daughter who won't wear arm sites because she is self conscious of people seeing her sites!!

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