16 Responses

  1. Wil
    Wil March 20, 2013 at 5:41 am | | Reply

    I want one!

  2. Mary Dexter
    Mary Dexter March 20, 2013 at 6:29 am | | Reply

    How can I get one? Wonderful idea!!

  3. Amanda H
    Amanda H March 20, 2013 at 7:10 am | | Reply

    *raises hand* Yes, please!

  4. June S.
    June S. March 20, 2013 at 7:31 am | | Reply

    WOW! I think this will be a fantastic tool! There’s that old saying “a picture is worth a thousand words,” and in the case of one’s Glycohemoglobin A1C, I can’t think of anything more useful than this toy. I think every endorinologist and CDE in the world should have one. I’d like one for myself, too!

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  6. Amy Halvorson Miller
    Amy Halvorson Miller March 20, 2013 at 12:18 pm | | Reply

    The pink panther book has a helpful diagram of happy and sad rbcs (red blood cells), but this 3D model that can be held and customized would be so much more effective. Diabetes is so complex and education for all the diverse PWDs and caregivers is huge. Good work, Mr. Steffen.

  7. Terry Keelan
    Terry Keelan March 20, 2013 at 2:04 pm | | Reply

    Will it be able to share play time with my “Harold the Hypoglycemic Hippo” plush toy?

  8. Jim
    Jim March 20, 2013 at 3:30 pm | | Reply

    I love it! You obviously are politically correct referring to dolls as action figures. Great idea though.

  9. Andy Benkert
    Andy Benkert March 21, 2013 at 1:24 pm | | Reply

    It would be really cool to create an app that could generate an image of an HbA1C molecule with representative glycation for an individuals’ current level. I could see that being an interesting “motivator” to patients when they visit their Dr. – and eventually being able to compare the various levels visually.

  10. Takekawa
    Takekawa March 21, 2013 at 6:16 pm | | Reply

    This is really help people to understand their own body so well. Children also could giving an extra attention on this toy. Really educated to help teacher that want to explain about all these things. Where we could buy this Science Toy?

  11. Kate Harper
    Kate Harper March 22, 2013 at 5:24 am | | Reply

    What a fantastic visual tool, great idea i love, where can i get one?

  12. Susan
    Susan March 22, 2013 at 5:58 am | | Reply

    Add me to the lists of people who want one to teach my 20 year old with diabetes and Down syndrome about what that darn number means and why he shouldn’t sneak food! They need it Cincinnati Children’s Hospital too.

  13. Casey Steffen
    Casey Steffen March 22, 2013 at 10:35 am | | Reply

    Thanks so much everyone for your comments. More than anything, we feel the momentum building from your support, and our goal is closer as a result.

    For those that are interested in ordering kits when they’re available, go to: and send us an email. We’ll put you on a list and make certain we contact you ahead of our actual release date later in August/September.

    You can actually do something today that could dramatically increase the impact we can have with this kit. Vote for us in the New York’s Next Top Maker Challenge, and if we get into the competition, then we’ll receive the support of NYC to get these kits to as many people as possible. We need the support of larger organizations that this competition can connect us with in order to reach as many people as possible. Voting for us today can ensure our access to these organizations:

    Again, thanks so much for your support! Hearing your stories and appreciation is a driving force behind us now, so thank you so very much!

    Casey Steffen

    1. Casey Steffen
      Casey Steffen March 22, 2013 at 4:05 pm | | Reply

      I’ve gone ahead and created a specific mailing list for people interested in ordering:


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