121 Responses

  1. Kelly
    Kelly December 2, 2013 at 6:51 am |

    My daughter would absolutely love this!! My daughter would love to see a toy pump that would actually work and she could do site changes on her doll. Or a doll that she could do fingersticks on and really test them! DMProducts

  2. Kristina
    Kristina December 2, 2013 at 6:53 am |

    DMProducts – I would actually love to see some regular toys (stuffed animals or dolls) that have T1D and that allow kids without diabetes to learn how to take care of them:) I think this would be great for siblings of kids w/T1D to learn a bit of what their sibling goes through managing their diabetes.

  3. Leigh Fickling
    Leigh Fickling December 2, 2013 at 7:28 am |

    DMProducts–We would love to win Jerry the bear for our four year old T1D. I would also love to see stuffed animals with interactive pumps/pods. I think that she would love to be able to take care of someone else with diabetes!

  4. Melissa K
    Melissa K December 2, 2013 at 7:33 am |

    DMProducts-we definitley need some interactive insulin pumps for dolls. We are trying to show our daughter how to use her pump and addiing a pump or sensor to a doll would really help her-especially an American Girl doll!

  5. John
    John December 2, 2013 at 8:11 am |

    DMProducts .. As a tech person, I see Jerry as a “platform” as well as an adorable plush bear.. Would love to see other stuffed animals with a “persona” ..and I could see other animals with the built in sensors and screens, but also could see even more advanced gamification… Similar to some of the ideas in the Lenny the Lion app, or for older folks, it could be extended for teaching more advanced carb counting…. Could even be used as a platform to teach kids how to use a diabetes mobile app like mySugr or such…

  6. Heike
    Heike December 2, 2013 at 8:24 am |

    We would love to have one of these for our non profit, Carb DM, that helps families and individuals to connect, learn, thrive! DM Products.

  7. April
    April December 2, 2013 at 9:00 am |

    -DM Products- I am the mother of a 6 year old boy,Isaiah, who was diagnosed with T1D at 2 years old! Since diagnoses he has been dealing with severe anger aggression and depression and even spent 2 years in intensive behavior therapy to teach him coping skills. His therapist and I had decided to have a lil boy puppet named “Wally” go to the doctors over the weekend and come back into therapy the next week with a diagnoses of type 1 diabetes. Wally sat with us during our playtime and we had to sometimes stop playtime to test Wally’s blood sugar to teach Wally that he did not have to get angry about stopping to test and we could get back to playtime as soon as we made sure Wally was healthy and in target range. We attempted to teach my son that his life could still be fun and happy we just have a couple extra steps to keep him safe and healthy!

  8. Joanne
    Joanne December 2, 2013 at 9:10 am |

    DMProducts… my daughter LOVES princesses. I think it would be so neat for her to play with a princess that has a pump, meter, etc.

  9. Leighann of D-Mom Blog
    Leighann of D-Mom Blog December 2, 2013 at 10:04 am |


    Q kept going back to their booth at Friends For Life last year and keeps begging for her own Jerry. And even more, her brother says he wants our family to have a Jerry so that he can learn more about his sister’s diabetes. Along those lines, I would like to see more products that help educate siblings and friends. Maybe a doll or animal that has an iPhone app/game to get them engaged.

  10. kristina
    kristina December 2, 2013 at 11:05 am |


    My daughter LOVES Jerry! She just finished a fundraiser that she did that raised enough money to purchase one! She created original pieces of art and sold them! She would love to win a Jerry to gift to another girl that is a friend of hers who also has diabetes and has been wanting a bear! Thanks for the chance!

    Oh, and I wish they created more diabetic things to go along with popular toys like American Girl Dolls, Barbies, etc. I think that would be wonderful!

    Thanks again!

  11. Fondra Magee
    Fondra Magee December 2, 2013 at 12:58 pm |

    My son, diagnosed 3.5 years ago has followed Aaron and Hannah closely….watching all their seminars at universities, etc….he is a little budding inventor himself and would love to see an interactive toy for newly diagnosed preteen boys…..still thinking of what that would be….He also clwons with me at the local Children’s Hospital and we would love to win a Jerry to take with us when we visit all the newly diagnosed kids in the hospital! ” DMProducs”

  12. Rena Crews
    Rena Crews December 2, 2013 at 1:46 pm |

    I don’t know what I would make for a toy, but I have always dreamed of making a smart watch or bracelet that would check my son’s blood sugar for him at pre-determined times with an automatic timer that reminds him when 15 minutes has passed if he was low.

  13. Stephanie Haynes
    Stephanie Haynes December 2, 2013 at 2:02 pm |

    If I could have any toy it would be one to assist my kids in calculating the amount of insulin when im not around, because even though he is 13, he has comprehension of a 8yr old. so he struggles with calculating the insulin. Thank you =)

  14. Rachel Zeltinger
    Rachel Zeltinger December 2, 2013 at 3:50 pm |

    I would love to have a Jerry as my 3 year old son was just diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes 2 weeks ago. I would love to see a dinosaur because my son loves dinosaurs. DMProducts

  15. Nicole Lesta
    Nicole Lesta December 2, 2013 at 6:21 pm |

    DM Products- my 6 year old daughter, Isabella would live this. Thank you so much for this opportunity. I think an 18″ doll that has diabetes would be awesome.

  16. Lesley
    Lesley December 2, 2013 at 7:23 pm |

    My daughter loves playing with her pretend kitchen and all of the “food” that goes along with it (including things like Melissa & Doug pizza, etc.) — I would love it if there was a fun way for her to be able to learn about carb counting while she is serving us “dinner”. Something like the games in the Lenny app, but tied to the play food she already has fun with. Thanks for the opportunity to win Jerry! DM Products

    1. Sandi
      Sandi December 3, 2013 at 11:11 pm |

      Maybe you could put little stickers on the bottom of the food with the number of carbs for each one. That would be an easy way to do it. If she’s not old enough to add the numbers, you could instead put a certain number of dots on the sticker and she could pick out the same number of items (beads, etc) from a jar for each food. That way she would actually see “how much” carb she is serving and understand that she needs more or less insulin to cover it.

  17. Story's mom
    Story's mom December 2, 2013 at 7:54 pm |

    DMProducts–my daughter(s) would LOVE a Jerry! My 4 year old daughter was just diagnosed on Halloween afternoon. Her sister is 6 and desperate to learn more as well. Big sis boycotted trick-or-treating while little sis spent a week in the hospital. If I were to make a diabetes toy, I’d make it a doll–both girl and boy dolls simply so they can relate even more, especially older kids. Regardless, this is an amazing invention and I’m hoping we can get our sweet little girl one because she is currently obsessed with watching videos of other children getting shots (on YouTube), which is hard to watch, but it makes her feel less alone.

  18. Amy Webb
    Amy Webb December 2, 2013 at 8:25 pm |

    DMProducts..My 3 ye old son was.diagnosed 8 weeks ago. The children’s hospital Gav e him a stufffed puppy…he pretend plays with him and gives him finger pokes with a fake BLood sugar monitor ( a spo) and also gives him insulin ( a lid to a pen) He would LOVE Jerry!.forest animals or jungle themed would be neat….strong tough animals! Like our young kids that go through this everyday!

  19. danielle light
    danielle light December 2, 2013 at 9:06 pm |

    my 5 yr old daughter, diagnosed in September, would design DMPRODUCTS that looked like a remote control car. you would need to fill the cars tank with healthy carbs (coins with foods and carb counts on them) which would make the gas gage rise and make the car go. not bad for 5. :)

  20. Gloria Maquinalez
    Gloria Maquinalez December 2, 2013 at 10:15 pm |

    Dm products , I would love this for my daughter who has T1d. A toy that we would like to see possibly be made would be the dog from George Lopez Mr. Neddles my daughter loves him because he has to take insulin shots.

  21. Tamara Smith
    Tamara Smith December 3, 2013 at 5:19 am |

    DMProducts….my daughter has T1D and has wanted Jerry for a long time. I would like to see a product (plush or other) that acts like a child with T1D…along the lines of the babies that teens have in parenting classes. This way, friends, siblings, etc. who take a turn with the “doll” would get a complete picture of how T1D continually impacts a person living with T1D. Too many people think that you take insulin and “have it under control;,” they have no idea of the work required and the impact T1D has on one’s day-to-day life.

  22. Jessica Ouimet
    Jessica Ouimet December 3, 2013 at 6:26 am |

    DMProducts – If I were to make a toy to help those who have Type 1 diabetes I would make a kit that my neice could share with her friends to help educate them. My daughter is 5 years old and she knows a little about her cousins diabetes but not a lot. She watches her take her blood sugar and program the numbers in her pump. It would be cool to have a “play” kit that she could play with that would help her understand it more.

  23. Cari Bridges
    Cari Bridges December 3, 2013 at 6:43 am |

    DMProducts! I was in tears watching the video about Jerry the Bear. What an incredible toy/ teaching toy! I think Jerry would be so helpful for my 4 year old son in helping him learn to take ownership of his disease. Any toy that would incorporate a train would be the ultimate for my Thomas-obsessed child. I really hope we are chosen for one of these bears!!

  24. Ashlee Anderson
    Ashlee Anderson December 3, 2013 at 6:50 am |

    DMProducts. My three year old daughter was diagnosed with T1D August 6, 2013. She is such a brave little girl and she would love one of these. I also think that I might love one of these more. I am always looking for something to her feel like she is normal and not so different from the other three year olds. This bear is an amazing idea that will change the lives of all children and families who are diagnosed with T1D. I would have to agree with a lot of the other ideas on here. A doll would be perfect for it to have this technology. I also love the idea of being able to teach Rose about her pump too. Maybe an interactive toy that had a pump attached to it. Oh and I have been keeping a blog about our diabetic struggle with a three year old. Check it out…

  25. Jolyn Laney
    Jolyn Laney December 3, 2013 at 8:00 am |

    My son was diagnosed 2 years ago at 15 months. It’s been a crazy 2 years, that’s for sure. At the hospital we got like a voodoo doll where our son could give shots to it. It was kind of creepy. This is much better though!!! :) Amazing idea. So grateful people are out there helping T1D’s.

    My toy idea would be more like an iPad app or it’s own electronic toy. It would flash a food item and you’d have to guess the carbs. Like flash cards. And it would flash a BG number and you’d have to decide to give food or insulin. They could get harder by incorporating, well, they just exercised for 2 hours, or their sick and stuff that we have to make decisions about every day. It would be a good tool to teach kids that are like 6 years +. DMProducts ROCKS!

  26. Kathy Augustine
    Kathy Augustine December 3, 2013 at 10:06 am |

    DMProducts-I would love to see a DVD cartoon or movie featuring a superhero that has T1D. My son is 4yo and was just diagnosed on 11/1/13. He is taking it well but I can tell he feels different. We have tried to show him people (famous) who have T1D but since they are adults and he is a kid, he doesn’t quite relate. Seeing superhero kids (maybe the DVD can come with an action figure) that he can relate to would help him feel special, not different. Same goes for girls…maybe a princess who has T1D. Her accessories aren’t complete w/o her insulin pack and supplies.

  27. Sandra Hawley
    Sandra Hawley December 3, 2013 at 1:07 pm |

    DMPRODUCTS, Hi, my grandson was just diagnosed with Type 1 a couple of weeks ago. Jerry the Bear is awesome as a learning tool for everyone. We were saddened to learn you are out of stick, but so excited to have this change to win one for him. I think a board game would be awesome. Example you have to buy your diabetic supplies, and if you don’t buy them you go to hospital, and then have a get out of hospital by doing the proper things to take care of yourself! This game would be helpful in the hospitals, homes and schools! Thank you DMProducts so much for the opportunity to win Jerry the Bear for our little Guy. He is 3and a half! <3

  28. Brice Jones
    Brice Jones December 3, 2013 at 2:35 pm |

    DMProducts I think I would like to invent a diabetes video game for all ages.

  29. Marnie Williams
    Marnie Williams December 3, 2013 at 4:49 pm |

    My son 4 year old son was diagnosed October 4th of this year. When we were at the hospital he was running around the room trying to avoid pokes and injections. Currently, he is doing both on his own!! I am very proud of him, he’s been a trooper! Love the Jerry the Bear and thanks so much DMProducts! <3

  30. Nicole Patterson
    Nicole Patterson December 3, 2013 at 6:02 pm |

    DMProducts, My 5 yr old niece was diagnosed when she was 2 1/2 yr old. She is so brave with all the needles in her life, but she still doesn’t like having her pump site changed. My sister often puts on a show or pulls out an ipad to distract her. I think it would be great if there was a video game with diabetic characters, where you make food and lifestyle choices and earn points for the right choices.

  31. Destinie Herndon
    Destinie Herndon December 3, 2013 at 6:52 pm |

    DMProducts I think a game like hungry hungry hippo would be great for younger children ages 2-5. There would be the healthy balls and the not healthy balls. Example: the blue balls are healthy the red balls are not healthy. Each ball has a picture of the food on it. At the end of the game the person with the most healthy balls wins. I think it would be a great way to teach younger kids to learn what is healthier for them and not so healthy for them! I’m hoping to win this jerry the bear for my 3 1/2 year old son who was just diagnosed about two weeks ago. I know it would help him so much. #teamlighteninglandon

  32. Kyle herndon
    Kyle herndon December 3, 2013 at 7:45 pm |

    I think you already have a great product but with the exception of second design….
    My idea…
    A bear that you plug into computer using USB to upload diabetic name adress city contact number but most importantly their carb to insulin ratio (dose) and insulin correction.
    The bear will have a glucose pricker built into his red thumb that is used to have interchangeable tips, and glucose testing kit built in the chest with test strips applied from the front! The bear will be a resource to the child and new parents that will indicate when correction is needed by results from glucose meter and the uploaded USB insulin and glucose levels. The bear will alert parents to test every 2-3 hours or by adjustments. This will eliminate the fear anxiety of drawing blood while being a utilized medical device to remind parents of uploaded data from computer software. Furthermore a bracelet or necklace will encourage diabetic child to ware the diabetic dog tag that responds to the bear!

    My son 31/2 recently diagnosed with t1d (dka) we were informed trained and out the hospital doors on our own to keep our precious child alive. This bear would have been not just a bear for comfort but a prescribed resource for new diabetic parents to supplement keeping my child alive!

  33. Brandi
    Brandi December 3, 2013 at 7:57 pm |

    DMPRODUCTS: this seems like it is a wonderful tool for a child who is diagnosed with type 1 ,siblings and even parents. There is so much to learn and cope with any tool is helpful ! :) super cute and great way to keep a child’s attention while teaching them how to save there own life. I sure hope I win this for my little man. Good luck to all.
    I would like to see interactive apps that teach kids about carb counting and doses.

  34. Tammy venable
    Tammy venable December 3, 2013 at 8:51 pm |

    Hi I love your product!!! What an amazing and clever way to help a child cope with this terrible disease. My little cousin Rylee was recently dx with Type 1 diabetes. This has shaken up his world along with his parents of course. They would love to purchase this but need it now. I am praying that Jerry is under their tree this Christmas. I want to thank DMProducts for making such an informational life changing toy for these children. I guess my idea for a game would be some sort of food recognition game. Memory style matching all the good choices for a diabetic diet.

  35. Roxane St.John
    Roxane St.John December 3, 2013 at 9:03 pm |

    I have an 11 year old type 1 daughter who would never be interested in having one of these; however, I have a Facebook friend who has a 5 year old type 1 daughter who is begging for one for Christmas. Should I be the lucky recipient, I would have it sent to her mother, Heather Kitts. Most parents of T1D children struggle financially and this bear is so beyond reach. It would be thrilling for me to help another parent get some Christmas relief.

  36. Robin Richardson
    Robin Richardson December 3, 2013 at 9:50 pm |

    Hi DMProducts. I am in love the idea of this teddy bear for kids with Diabetes!! It’s amazing!! I think your team should make a doll that offers everything the teddy does but you should definitely have a USB cord. Upload pix to it & be able to record their voice & save it to the doll (or teddy) so when they get older it will be more of a memorabilia for them. To make it fun, or they can talk to the teddy when they are feeling frustrated & parents can listen to it or read it later so they know exactly what the child is going through.
    Hope we win… #teamlighteninglandon

  37. Dennis Palma
    Dennis Palma December 3, 2013 at 9:56 pm |

    Kudos DMProducts. Good job.
    Little Rylee just became aware of the nasty
    treatments that go along with type 1. At 3.5
    years old he is doing his best as is Mom &
    Dad but educational toys for the young ones
    is so important.
    How about a game with a super hero that
    also has to test everyday and take insulin.
    For the older group of kids how about a more
    down to earth game that actually names the
    famous idols that they might really know who
    also are diabetic and show how far that they
    have come and how they aren’t that different
    from others. A board game where you pick up
    meds along the way or pick up a “symptom”
    card if you don’t.
    Thank you.

  38. Anthony Richardson
    Anthony Richardson December 3, 2013 at 10:08 pm |

    DMProducts this teddy is great, I know an awesome kid that really deserves this. I have to agree with the parents an educational game on diabetes or right food choices is needed. Or an app with the same benefits. Good luck to all.

  39. Daniel Chadwick
    Daniel Chadwick December 3, 2013 at 10:11 pm |

    DMProducts. I would suggest partnering with build a bear and allowing more children exposure to this wonderful and educational product. My nephew Landon was just diagnosed with type 1 and as our family struggles to help him and other children understand this disease Jerry would be great help. I would love to see him on store shelfs and available to the masses soon. Thanks for the good work your company does.

  40. Antonio Hawley
    Antonio Hawley December 3, 2013 at 10:23 pm |

    DMPRODUCTS MY newphew has type 1 diabetes he would love Jerry the bear. I think a good be should be something geared towards teens. Jerry is for younger children, but some T1D are teens when Diagnosed. I think a game for my Ps3 would be great. Like a reality game. Thank you.

  41. Maryann Walsh
    Maryann Walsh December 3, 2013 at 10:47 pm |

    Dmproducts, I think it would be a excellent idea to create a toy that would be able to educate and assist kids in calculating the amount of insulin needed and the foods as well. Diabetes board games is a great idea. I like the teddy bear toy and hope this little boy gets the opportunity to use your product. Good luck to all of us!!! #teamlghteninglandon <3

  42. Cassie Garcia
    Cassie Garcia December 3, 2013 at 10:51 pm |

    DM products, thank you so much for making such a wonderful toy to help children with diabetes! I really think it gives kids a new way of looking at their illness and will help them cope with it a little better. My little cousin was just diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and he is only 3 1/2 years old. My idea for a toy would be something like an interactive book like the Leap Frog Books.The child can click on pictures and it would teach them about eating healthy and taking insulin ect. Thank you :-)

  43. Angelina Carter
    Angelina Carter December 4, 2013 at 12:23 am |

    DM Products; RE: Jerry Bear-Within the last two weeks my 3 yr old nephew was diagnosed with Diabetes, I also have a nephew who has been fighting CF (Cystic Fibrosis) since birth. I would like to see more interactive Animals Of different illnesses. As to show the kids they are not alone in their struggles/fight.

  44. Kelly Cruickshank
    Kelly Cruickshank December 4, 2013 at 4:24 am |

    DMPRODUCTS: There is a little girl we ride horses with who would absolutely love this. Her family can’t afford one so I would love to help. What toy I would create….An interactive video game. Kids love playing them and they have weight loss ones so why not a diabetes one too!! :)

  45. Melissa Arnold
    Melissa Arnold December 4, 2013 at 5:51 am |

    As a mother of a type 1 diabetic I am greatful for every effort made to make this an easer challenge for our children. This is a wonderful idea and a great learning tool. The best part is the kids will not even realize that they are learning. Keep up the great work, all of us parents that have a child with a chronic illness need this support for our children. Thank you again for helping the children.

  46. Melissa Arnold
    Melissa Arnold December 4, 2013 at 5:54 am |

    Thank you DM Products

  47. Heather K
    Heather K December 4, 2013 at 5:55 am |

    DM Products. My daughter wants a toy with diabetes like her, that also talks to her. It needs to be affordable. It can say simple things like, I think I’m low, let’s check our blood sugar. I .love you, you’re so brave.

  48. Dawn Walsh
    Dawn Walsh December 4, 2013 at 6:56 am |

    DMProduacts, what a great idea for children to learn about their illness. Any kind of interactive toy would be a great new toy idea. How about a Diabetes Dinosaur named David or Daniel. Thank you. Have a great day.

  49. Dawn Walsh
    Dawn Walsh December 4, 2013 at 7:00 am |

    Make that DMProducts lol. I would love to win Jerry for my nephew. Daniel the Diabetes Dinosaur

  50. John carter
    John carter December 4, 2013 at 9:02 am |

    DM Products – for the Jerry Bear; I think Jerry bear is a wonderful idea, maybethere should also be a Carey Bear for the girls

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