Thursday, November 18, 2010

Sugar Bolus - 3 of my FAVORITE things



I am so excited to get to host the Sugar Bolus this week! 
I have three of my
favorite
products to giveaway --- 
I hope you
love
them all as much as I do!



1st up
One of our favorite products around here! 


Nate wears a Custom 3D Band as his diabetic alert bracelet & we are crazy about them!  I love them so much I asked them to host a Sugar Bolus at Houston We Have A Problem and what do you know . . . 


They said YES!

Custom 3D Bands is offering not 1, but 2 bands in your choice of sizes and colors.  PLUS ---- 1 diabetic alert sleeve!! 


The diabetic alert sleeves are great to put on a watchband, shoe laces or even an adjustable baseball cap.  Genius!


I blogged about my love for Custom 3D Bands back in September. They are perfect for a kid or an adult on the GO!  They are soft and flexible yet so well made that Nate hasn't even been able to damage it!  <-- That's saying a lot.   



Nate wears XS but they come in a variety of sizes ranging from X-Small to X-Large.  One of the partners of this great company is not only a Mama --- she is a D Mama!  Her son was diagnosed with Type 1 just 17-months ago --- just a few months before Nate.  We've chatted online and I think she is pretty spectacular!!


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2nd Up

is a tasty treat from 



Yum-Yum!  


Kay's Naturals contacted Team Super Nate back in September to offer up a very generous donation.  They sent enough snacks and goodies to feed all 100 walkers + some for the Houston family to enjoy at home.  I was blown away by their generosity. I was also blown away that ALL THREE of my kids LOVED everything we received.  That is a rare thing 'round these parts!

What the Houston's Love:
  • Apple Cinnamon Cereal (100 calories, 9g protein, 15g carbs - per 1oz serving)
  • French Vanilla Cereal (100 calories, 9g protein, 15g carbs - per 1oz serving)
  • Cinnamon Almond Cookies (110 calories, 10g protein, 15g carbs - per 1oz serving)
  • Honey Almond Cookies (110 calories, 10g protein, 15g carbs - per 1oz serving)
What this D-Mama Loves:
  • No BG spikes
  • All of the products are Gluten Free
  • No HFCS 
  • Delicious
Kay's Naturals would like to send the WINNER of this SUGAR BOLUS a SAMPLE PACK of their delicious treats!! 


Their Story:

Kay’s Naturals products were developed by Dr. Massoud Kazemzadeh (known as “Dr. Kay”) for his first wife, Linda, a juvenile diabetic. After years of seeing his wife suffer with her illness, he knew the marketplace offered few options for people with diabetes. A diabetic-friendly diet is a reduced carbohydrate diet. But all products in the snack and cereal markets – loved by consumers for their convenience – were mostly, if not all carbohydrate.

Sharing his thoughts with Linda, they developed the idea of starting a company that would make the snacks and cereals that consumers love in a healthier format: more protein and fiber. They registered the name “Kay’s Naturals” with the state of Minnesota and wrote a business plan. Dr. Kay began testing product prototypes. Sadly, just at this time, Linda’s diabetes took a turn for the worse and she passed away from complications related to diabetes in 1997.

After Linda’s passing, Kay’s Naturals would lay dormant for the next few years, but Dr. Kay and Linda’s dream was always present for him. He understood the food choice disadvantages facing people with diabetes and was committed to pursuing the plan he and Linda had worked so hard to develop. Eventually, Dr. Kay would marry Ann Jones, an attorney from Texas.

Understanding the importance of Linda and Dr. Kay’s dream, Ann eventually took leadership of the company and began marketing Kay’s Naturals products. Dr. Kay continued developing crunchy snacks and cereals that combined excellent flavor with a healthier nutritional profile: approximately 33% soy protein, 10% fiber and 57% net carbohydrates. Today, Kay’s Naturals sells a dozen products – 3 cereals, 4 snacks, 3 pretzels and 2 cookies. With food scientist Dr. Kay at the helm, Kay’s Naturals is always developing new products.

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3rd up

Last but certainly not least!
One of my favorite things EVER!

My friend, Barbara from

 
is happy to send the winner 
1 Custom-Made item of your choice from her amazing collection!! 
  
Sew Cute Creations has been keeping the Houston children adorably dressed for 4 years now.  Her designs are original, adorable and very well made.  I am her biggest fan!!  I hope you love Sew Cute Creations as much as I do!

Here are some samples of her work/designs:



 




and you know I always have to throw in some pics of my super models:
 (I know - I know but it Is MY blog and My Sugar Bolus!)
 :)





Now for the fun stuff... the rules.

To enter: Post a comment before midnight on Thursday November 25th.  Please be sure to include your 1st name. Comments without names will be eliminated.

To earn extra entries...

-Write a blog post linking back to the Sugar Bolus and leave a comment with a link to the post.
-Tweet about this Sugar Bolus and leave another comment.
- Facebook about this post and leave an additional comment.


Winner will be selected via random.com on Friday November 26th.
Winners name will be posted here on this blog...
After winners name is posted, winner will have 48 hours to send a message to me at houstonwehaveaproblemblog@verizon.net

If I do not hear from the winner within 48 hours, I will select a new winner.

GOOD LUCK!!!

**Disclosure: I.AM.NOT.A.DOCTOR. Anything I say should not be taken as medical advice. I am just a crazy, sleep deprived D Mama doing the best I can!!  

In addition, I have not been compensated in any way by 3D Custom ID Bands, or Sew Cute Creations to write this post. As mentioned above Kay’s Naturals did provide food for Super Nate’s walk team but the opinions expressed in this post are my own and those of the Houston 5.  All above mentioned companies have simply been awesome enough to offer their goods as part of this weeks Sugar Bolus giveaway.  


You know the rules... now go enter silly!





















65 comments:

Alexis of Justices Misbehaving Pancreas said...

me me or meeee! Lol be back gotta tweet and blog!

Tracy (The Crazy Pancreas) said...

I want to win this! Awesome Sugar Bolus!

Cdejulius said...

Am I disqualified because I am a GaGa!! I want the things too!!! I will happily share with my sweet baby boy, Nate! :) Love all this stuff and everyone's generosity.

Cdejulius said...

oops! GaGa does not count as a name . . .my name is Cheryl!! ")

Denise said...

OMG, I LOVE the "twinkle, twinkle, little star" what a super cute idea!

Bryce has been wearing his 3D band since diagnosis 2 years ago...would love to win him a new one :-)

Tracy S said...

wow!! awesome stuff!!

TheCrazyHouse said...

Such awesome stuff! I would love to win any of it!~Lisa

Shannon@ The New Normal Life said...

HOW AWESOME!!! Im excited to enter!! THANKS

Alexis of Justices Misbehaving Pancreas said...

tweeted!!

Alexis of Justices Misbehaving Pancreas said...

and facebooked! (u know where to find my tweets and fbing lol) muah!

Sharon said...

Hoping for Honey Almond Cookies!!!
Sharon

Nicole said...

count me in on this one for sure!!

Joanne said...

Cool giveaway! Enter me please!

Ryan said...

Hoping for a win! Love sewcutecreations!!!!
Ryan

Hallie said...

I was just deciding what to order from Sew Cute tonight! I want this! Mama needs a win this week!

WendyP said...

WendyP wants to win something for once!!!!

FeltFinland said...

Christmas comes early - great giveaway!
Amanda

Carrie said...

SWEET sugar bolus! Count me in!
-Carrie Carson

Meri said...

Please enter me Laura!!! Awesome giveaway!
Meri :)

Meri said...

Facebooked it!
http://www.facebook.com/#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=160350164006360&id=1834556238
Meri

Meri said...

Tweet Tweet!
http://twitter.com/our3Dlife/status/5636960290873344

Heather said...

LOVE it!!! SO excited to enter!!

Tracy (The Crazy Pancreas) said...

Facebooked. :)

Tracy (The Crazy Pancreas) said...

Tweeted...

http://twitter.com/crazypancreas

Sugar Momma said...

Love, Love, Love this giveaway...all of the sugar bolus giveaways rock! Just in time for the holidays...Yeah!
-Kelly

Deanna said...

First time playing Sugar Bolus! What fun! My name is Deanna :)

Deanna said...

Tweeted at http://twitter.com/jaxmom

Deanna said...

Facebooked! :)

http://www.facebook.com/jaxmom

Donna ((Sweet Momma)) said...

OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! Meeeeeeee!!!! =)
GREAT Sugar Bolus Laura!!!
Donna

Donna ((Sweet Momma)) said...

Facebooked it!

Kris said...

I really, REALLY want to win this! REALLY!!!! ;)

Kris said...

Facebooked!!!

Kris said...

Tweeeeeeeet!!!!

Tracy (The Crazy Pancreas) said...

Blogged...

http://www.onesuperheroandoneprincess.com/2010/11/weekly-sugar-bolus.html

Anonymous said...

This is an awesome give away! The shirts look so cute! Thanks!
Kelly Harp

Lisa said...

Great giveaway! Crossing my fingers!! :)

Jen said...

Looks like an awesome giveaway Laura! please enter me!

Nicole said...

facebooked I think this is the right link?? http://www.facebook.com/lauraleigh73#!/wecaralot

Leighann of D-Mom Blog said...

What a great giveaway. Would love to try those snacks and the tee shirts are too cute!

Nicole said...

blogged :) I have a good feeling about this one!!
http://wecaralot.blogspot.com/2010/11/nablomopo-day-20reesey-favs-and-loves.html

Caitlyn said...

Wow! i'd love especially the bracelets!

Nicole said...

OK and now twitted but I'm not sure how to get the darn link??

Ronda said...

Gotta win this sugar bolus...too cute!! Pick me, Pick me!!

Ronda said...

Just facebooked it!!

Tonya said...

Oooooh! We want to win! SO COOL!

Jill said...

Whoop! Whoop! What a GREAT Sugar Bolus!! :)

NikDuck said...

Please enter me into the contest! I've been searching for the best diabetes bracelet for my little Natalie and these look great! Nikki Duck

Rachael said...

Sign me up! :)

Rachael said...

Facebooked! :)

Deanna said...

Blogged! :)

http://jaxsonsdtour.blogspot.com/2010/11/weekly-sugar-bolus.html

Stephanie said...

Wow!! Awesome Sugar Bolus! Great stuff...can't wait to check out those snacks. :)

Heidi / D-Tales said...

You know how to rock the Sugar Bolus!!!!! AWESOME prizes, my friend! :)

htimm=) said...

This is Heidi, what a great bolus!

Heather said...

Posted on Facebook!!

Misty said...

WooHoo...Great giveaway! I want to win!
Misty

Misty said...

Posted on Facebook!

Misty said...

Tweet Tweet!!

Hallie said...

fb'd it!
http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/profile.php?id=100000156880017

Hallie said...

Tweet! A little birdy said to pick me!!!
http://twitter.com/#!/PumpingPrincess

Crystall Young said...

Awesome!!! About to facebook !!

Amy said...

Wow! This is a mega sugar bolus! Thanks for hooking up a lucky winner with some really cool stuff! Amy

Sarah Wilson said...

Very Cool! Those bracelets look great, I'm gonna have to go check them out!

Wendy said...

I'm going to win :)

Wendy said...

FB!

Wendy said...

TWEET TWEET