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  1. michele billesbach
    michele billesbach December 4, 2013 at 9:08 am |

    Dmproducts, I love LOVE jerry the bear!! When my nephew was rushed to the hospital and diagnosed with type 1 diabetes i searched the web for something, some kind of gifts i could give him to comfort him and lift his spirits and to my surprise there is nothing out there! Nothing? until his mother found Mr. jerry the bear :) our greatest wish right now at this moment is to get jerry the bear to his home and under his Christmas tree where he belongs….Fingers crossed……As for a game idea I would like to see a board game something that’s fast, fun, uplifting and educational something we could all play as a family with him and learn at the same time and something his friends can play with him later to better understand. something like the operation game but instead of removing bones we would be giving shots and food. it would come with a calculator and timer and if you didn’t give enough or to little of food for the insulin shot you gave him a bell would go off then you would only have a few seconds to give a correction shot.

    1. Angela Romney
      Angela Romney December 5, 2013 at 5:06 pm |

      DMProducts My son has been diabetic since he was 10 months old. He’s 4.5 years old now and is learning to check his own BG and help me with his own care. I think Jerry Bear goes a long way to helping kids with diabetes become independent so a big Kudos to you guys for thinking of it.

      My son really likes his Kindle Fire and plays a lot of the apps on it. I know there are a lot of apps out there for helping adults with diabetes, but what about a kids interactive app. Like one that asks the child what their BG is and if it’s normal, low, or high. Asks them what they are going to eat and has a reference for the amount of carbs in it. Something happy, up beat, and interactive. If it also had something for helping him explain what diabetes is to others that would be awesome too.

      Another idea would be like the bop it out there only instead of twist it and bop it, it could shout out BG numbers and you have to hit either the high needs a shot, or low needs a snack area. It could also shout out things like symptoms of being low or just shout Low or High. I’m sure there are a lot of different things that could go together.

    2. Brittany Reyes
      Brittany Reyes December 6, 2013 at 11:13 am |

      DMPRODUCTS. Jerry is a great idea for kids!!! My idea would be to create play doctor kits with all the diabetes required equipment. ( pretend shots, test strips, insulin bottles, and etc.) This way you could teach the child how to use the instruments without having to worry about them hurting themselves while they are learning.

  2. Gail Shearer
    Gail Shearer December 4, 2013 at 9:21 am |

    DMProducts For a toy, I would invent a cooperative game with multiple characters who encourage each other to make good choices. But there may also be a chance for a game player by luck to draw a “bad choice” and maybe the other player(s) can help get him/her on the right road. Something to show that even though the child has to manage his/her illness, he/she is not alone–there are people who want to help.

  3. Ilya
    Ilya December 4, 2013 at 10:12 am |

    DMProducts This bear is already an amazing toy! and i know of this young boy that would cherish it. so my new idea would be maybe a memory card game..that would be educational as well.. thanks for this opportunity

  4. Vicki
    Vicki December 4, 2013 at 10:29 am |

    Love this bear!!! what an amazing way to help children with juvenile diabetes to learn more and to truly enjoy the bear while they do:) Great idea!!!!!

  5. joy cagle
    joy cagle December 4, 2013 at 10:32 am |

    DMProducts, Love this, love this opportunity!! I think it would be cool to have look a like dolls that do the same as jerry the bear. teamlighteninglandon

  6. Lynn Fowler
    Lynn Fowler December 4, 2013 at 10:36 am |

    DMP Products – this bear is amazing and I really don’t think I could come up with something better than Jerry! I know a newly diagnosed little boy who could really use Jerry’s help!

  7. Jon Rhoten
    Jon Rhoten December 4, 2013 at 10:44 am |

    DMProducts, How about them plastic shopping carts for the grocery store and a cash register that will tell you how many carbs or sugars are in the plastic foods you are buying. this could be good for all kids in helping to eat more healthy

  8. ashley vandiver
    ashley vandiver December 4, 2013 at 10:52 am |

    DMProducts – My idea is inspired by my bosses son who was just diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. They have a great superhero nickname for him so I think it would be awesome to invent toys to go along with a superhero who has diabetes. Kids love superheroes, they love how strong they are and how they save people. So why not have a character who can show them how strong they are to take their shots, eat healthy and educate others. I would love to see a superhero toy that is interactive. Create games, shows, plush toys etc. for him or her so that kids who are fighting this disease can see a heroic figure who is just like them ! They can fight together ! Hoping to win this bear for a brave little hero !

  9. tim Williams
    tim Williams December 4, 2013 at 10:53 am |

    DMProducts, an xbox game that would incorporate exercise injection and good

  10. maria gorman
    maria gorman December 4, 2013 at 11:25 am |

    I think a board game similar to operation. You have cards and each card would have facts and foods that hurt your body each card would tell you please take out the candy from the body and pump insulin into the body according to a little chart the game would come with. When you push the pump on the little body the pancreas will pump with air. Similar to operation you would pull the little items out if it buzzes you skip a turn. How to win you count each item according to the point chart and you win!

  11. Joan Emerson
    Joan Emerson December 4, 2013 at 11:25 am |

    DMProducts. If I invented an interactive learning toy I think it would be a monkey designed to interact with adults and not only children.

  12. Shana Wright
    Shana Wright December 4, 2013 at 11:33 am |

    DM Products, I love the bear concept. All kids love teddy bears. I think it would be really cool to let kids design their own, like the build a bears. A dear friend of mine’s son was just diagnosed with diabetes and he could sure use Jerry. Hope I can win for him.

  13. Vanessa Fulkerson
    Vanessa Fulkerson December 4, 2013 at 12:00 pm |

    This is a really cool idea and comforting for the child. I have a friend with a newly diagnosed child and he would love Jerry. So would his mother. I think interactive books that explain to your child what to expect when you are diagnosed

  14. Jimmy
    Jimmy December 4, 2013 at 1:42 pm |

    DMProducts, I thank that this is such a great thing you are doing here love jerry. this is so hard because there is already so many good idea posted. but I know someone that really wants him so I would say to make a puppy that also has diabetes that needs taking care of. a buddy for jerry :)

  15. Desiree Cummings
    Desiree Cummings December 4, 2013 at 3:35 pm |

    DMProducts

    I want to say what a great educational tool jerry is for kids and also their friends! My 4yr old daughter is always trying to teach her friends about her Cystic Fibrosis and now her Type 1 diabetes.

    I think a great toy would be something to help the transition from the shots to the pump. Were 2 months after diagnosis and she’s used to the shot, but the unknown of the pump is freaking her out.

  16. Ciera rose shout
    Ciera rose shout December 4, 2013 at 4:12 pm |

    DMproducts! I am writing this comment today in hopes to win this amazing bear for my nephew. He was rushed to childrens hospital where he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. At such a young age of three. He was hospitalized for 4 days. He lost over 7 lbs and was in a complete daze. The nurses couldn’t find his veins so for every one of the many shots he was getting poked 5 times more. He kept saying he didn’t want anymore shots, because they hurt but he said he is brave. Rylee Landon wants this bear so bad, and I hope to win it for him!!! My toy idea is a diabetic giga pet. A giga pet was a toy in the 90′s. One of my favorite toys actually. It is an electric key chain toy. You take it with you everywhere you go and you must feed it to prevent it from getting sick. I think a diabetic one would be very entertaining for diabetic children, as well as very educational. This toy will need to be feed, given the right carbs set, and has to get the right dosage of insulin. Children will also check the blood sugar in the finger. DMproducts new diabetic giga pet. Go lightening Landon!! You are so brave baby!!!

  17. Amber Chadwick
    Amber Chadwick December 4, 2013 at 5:37 pm |

    I love Jerry the Bear by DMProducts. I have been researching it for my cousin’s young son who was recently diagnosed with type 1 Diabetes. I never saw Jerry in person but the online information and videos are fascinating. Kudos DMProducts!!!!!

    I was hoping to get him one for Christmas but I am unable to find one available. I would love to find a way to light up his Christmas after all the things he has gone through. It took nearly losing his life to finally get diagnosed. His young parents are doing everything they can to learn more about the disease themselves so they can teach him.

    As far as another idea for a DMProduct, I thought about a game similar to Chutes and Ladders, you go through the game counting carbs, sugars, etc… When you make healthy choices you go up the ladders, when you make a poor choice, you slide down a chute and start over again. This could be a board game or an electronic interactive game downloaded to a tablet or other device.

    I am confident that winning a Jerry the Bear would be a life altering blessing for this little boy who is scared, hurt, and trying to be tough while not quite understanding why everything in his life has just become very different. #Team Lightning Landon

  18. Celena Petty
    Celena Petty December 4, 2013 at 6:08 pm |

    DMProducts, I recently found out that a little boy in our family has type 1 diabetes. He is brave, strong and super smart. He would love this bear.The bear is a great idea but I think it would be great to have male and female human dolls. Being interactive, they can name their own doll.

  19. Denise Gomez
    Denise Gomez December 4, 2013 at 7:19 pm |

    From what I have researched, Jerry the bear is a wonderful innovative toy that should be in the hands of every child succumbed with diabetes. If I had an opportunity to create an innovative toy myself (DMProducts), I would use the jerry the bear technology to create a stuffed dog who also has diabetes,,,maybe call it Jerry’s dog? Sadly animals are also subjected to this terrible disease. Most children love animals, especially dogs. May be a nice way to incorporate the concept of learning to care for others as well as ourselves…idk just a random thought

  20. Corey Carter
    Corey Carter December 4, 2013 at 7:37 pm |

    “DMProducts” – My cousin Rylee got just got diagnosed. Jerry Bear is great I would like to see a spy kids type watch that helps them monitor their diabetes with a virtual character/pet that they are also helping to take care of the pets diabetes at the same time

  21. Jose soriano
    Jose soriano December 4, 2013 at 7:46 pm |

    DMproducts, I think a great toy would be a doctors set kit for diabetic kids. They will have toy copies of all of the real medical supplies needed for type 1 diabetes. The child will be the diabetic doctor and have a doctors coat. There can be patches that you iron on for every step they have mastered. Checking blood sugar, counting carbs, insulin shots, ect. I know the most caring, sweetest little boy who is really wanting this bear. It just doesn’t seem fair that the sweetest boy I know had to embrace such a life change since diagnosed with diabetes two weeks ago. He deserves this bear because he has been so brave!!!!! #teamlighteningLandon

  22. Richelle daffron
    Richelle daffron December 4, 2013 at 7:48 pm |

    DMProducts !!! Wow what a great way to help children with Such a complicated issue! I know a very awesome li’l boy who would LOVE Jerry bear!!! Go lightningLandon! A inspiration to his whole family!

  23. Michael Forbes
    Michael Forbes December 4, 2013 at 8:10 pm |

    “DMProducts” – A Video Game kind of like a leap pad that plays games that are about beating diabetes…..examp. Like a space invaders where they can vaporize all the foods that are unhealthy for a diabetic. > Team Lightening Landon

  24. Daniel Lombard
    Daniel Lombard December 4, 2013 at 8:14 pm |

    DMProducts – Diabetic Go-FISH;* Team Lighting Landon

  25. Sarah Rains
    Sarah Rains December 4, 2013 at 8:29 pm |

    DMProducts – An Interactive Book. Can ask questions about food, habits, things that are healthly, or not. and give them choices on the side. Being interactive an interactive story created similiar to a tablet> the story can constantly change and grow with them. Parents should have the control of what the children are ready to learn…. Team Lightening Landon

  26. Andria Acello - Forbes
    Andria Acello - Forbes December 4, 2013 at 8:34 pm |

    DMProducts – an interactive game that allows children to express their feelings. Maybe with different faces, happy, sad, angry, confused, etc. they can show a mini cartoon/comic and allow the child to choose the emotion that they feel. > team lightening Landon

  27. Eric Wada
    Eric Wada December 4, 2013 at 8:34 pm |

    My idea would be for a Diabetic Trivia, it could have questions about foods,carbs and people living with diabetes. For example,… Who is the Chicago cub player 1960-1973 with type 1 diabetes.. The answer is Ron Santo. Go Team Lightning Landon. Thank You DMPRODUCTS for the chance to win JERRY THE BEAR ,I know a little boy who really needs it.

  28. Harold Hawley
    Harold Hawley December 4, 2013 at 10:20 pm |

    DMSPRODUCTS, Thank you for the chance to win Jerry the Bear for my grandson. I think that seeing how exercise is such a key tool with a diabetic Child, there should be a board game made that includes running, jumping.. Etc..

  29. Bronx Tucker
    Bronx Tucker December 5, 2013 at 2:06 am |

    DM Products.. Young Rylee just learned the he has this disease …Rylee has a Wonderful Supportive Family ,,,Having Jerry the Bear would not only add to this He would also be a wonderful learning tool for him…#teamlghteninglandon

  30. Danelle Barr
    Danelle Barr December 5, 2013 at 6:08 am |

    DMProducts :) My son is six and was diagnosed in February of this year. He loves playing Minecraft, building and destroying things. So, I would create a video game that is exciting and super cool, but also somehow teaches about highs and lows, as a way to help the child recognize these symptoms.

  31. Lonnie venable
    Lonnie venable December 5, 2013 at 6:55 am |

    DMProducts….thank you for creating such a great product for kids with Diabetes. I know a little man that could really use this bear to help him understand his disease. I am thinking maybe a smaller version of Jerry that could remind kids of test times while traveling or at school would be good. Thank you for the oppurtunity to win this bear for him! #teamlighteninglandon

  32. Rachel
    Rachel December 5, 2013 at 12:58 pm |

    DMProducts… I would love to have Jerry the Bear to help teach my son more about diabetes and how to take care of Jerry and himself. My son is 3 and was just diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes two weeks ago. I think Jerry would be an excellent teaching tool for all kids. I also think it would help my daughter who is 7 years old have a better understanding of what is going on with her little brother.

    Rachel

  33. Karen Chadwick
    Karen Chadwick December 5, 2013 at 1:28 pm |

    This little Jerry Bear is so awesome. My baby nephew Landon 3yrs. old was recently diagnosed with type 1 Diabetes and would love to have this wonderful learning toy. He is such a brave little boy and shows great interest in learning about his own disease with the help of his awesome parents. I would love to see Jerry Bear on the shelves in all department/toy stores.
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  34. Karen Cunningham
    Karen Cunningham December 5, 2013 at 2:03 pm |

    “DMProducts” Love the Bear. I think that the best toys are ones that make a child feel loved and not “different” or that “different” is OK to be… An interactive book – story with great illustrations and lesson to be learned with comfort (and maybe touch and feel things in it) would be great!

  35. Matt Chadwick
    Matt Chadwick December 5, 2013 at 2:14 pm |

    What an awesome product!!
    My little cousin ‘Landon’ was just diagnosed with type 1 Diabetes He is only 3 years old.
    Jerry Bear would be a wonderful learning tool for this little man and a great teaching aid for his parents as they continue to help him understand the changes in his life and the importance of his daily routine/care.

  36. Robin Mistretta-Lewis
    Robin Mistretta-Lewis December 5, 2013 at 2:18 pm |

    DMProducts. An interactive game or book would be a great idea and would help family and friends also learn about diabetes together, with their special child.

  37. Ed Brown
    Ed Brown December 5, 2013 at 3:30 pm |

    DMProducts – other than Jerry Bear I would like to see interactive games. Maybe a game involving treatments. Teaching you what you need to do for proper treatment then showing consequences if you dont do whats needed. Doctors ambulance ect…..#Team Lightening Landon

  38. Gleda Palazzolo
    Gleda Palazzolo December 5, 2013 at 11:19 pm |

    DMProducts My little Great Grandson is a brave 3 year old. He was rushed to Childrens Hospital a few weeks ago. They said it was a matter of hours that we could of lost our little brave Landon. He says if he counts his calories and takes his shots he will be ok. I think a stuffed toy for boys and girls that can sense when their insulin level is off that it buzzes and to give a warning this would be so good for bed time. Landon loves the Jerry Bear and I want so bad for him to receive Jerry bear LightingLandon would love and care for Jerry Bear.

  39. Jackie kirschstein
    Jackie kirschstein December 6, 2013 at 5:09 am |

    A very little guy named Landon is in love with this bear and he is new to the world of blood tests and needles, he got very sick before they found the type one diabetes. This bear would help Landon and his parents deal with this life changing illness. Please make this available to Landon family, thanks be well

  40. Sue Keech
    Sue Keech December 6, 2013 at 5:38 am |

    DMProducts – what a great learning tool!

    A 3 year old little boy has recently been seriously ill and been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. I am confident that winning a Jerry the Bear would be a blessing for Landon, who is trying to be tough while not quite understanding why everything in his life is changing.

    What springs to mind as another way to teach awareness is an app that can be downloaded to PC, phone(s) or tablet(s). They could then use it to upload their info to show their progress and get feedback. Also, having links to relative websites, etc., would be useful.

    #Team Lightening Landon

  41. Monica Popovich
    Monica Popovich December 6, 2013 at 8:34 am |

    Good Morning DMProducts,
    I’m thinking some kind of ball that Everytime you bounce it, throw it, or pass it, it tell you something about diabeties. The reason I choose a ball is first off it universal but second, & very close friend of mine just found out her son Landon is type 1. This boy is extremely smart, funny, very strong. This bear would do wonders for this little guy! & I would love to give him the opportunity to have one of these amazing products! Thank you for taking the time to read this DMProducts!
    #teamlightinglandon

  42. Karen Hansen
    Karen Hansen December 6, 2013 at 9:02 am |

    DMProducts… This looks like an amazing product. I would love to win it for my grandson who was just diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. I would make an iron man because he loves ironman

  43. David Macias
    David Macias December 6, 2013 at 9:10 am |

    My friend’s little nephew Landon could really use this cute little bear. I also agree with a previous post about using a ball for the same purpose, especially as they grow older and out of the teddy bear stage. Between the two, I’m sure that they would both have tremendous positive results with children.

  44. Linda Dugan Forrester
    Linda Dugan Forrester December 6, 2013 at 9:12 am |

    DMProducts …….this is for Landon. What a great teaching tool for small children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Please hurry up and send LightningLandon a Jerry Bear!!

  45. Sheryl flanaga
    Sheryl flanaga December 6, 2013 at 9:22 am |

    Please consider little Landon he has just been newly diagnosed with diabetes and would benifit from this awesome bear to help him cope with his new found health issue. Thank you in advance for your consideration!

  46. Nick Garcher
    Nick Garcher December 6, 2013 at 9:27 am |

    DMProducts- For Landon. The bear looks great, but I was thinking that maybe an app for smartphones and kids tablets that is a game that frequently talks about the effects of diabetes and has something to do with the foods that people with diabetes should eat. Go Landon!

  47. Douglas Chadwick
    Douglas Chadwick December 6, 2013 at 10:30 am |

    DMProducts, For Landon – I recently found out that a little boy in our family, my sister in law’s nephew Landon, has type 1 diabetes. He and his family would love this bear. A small child who does not even know he is sick and so innocent can uses and needs a gift like this. Not only for him but it will brighten up and inform the whole family too. Thank you very much for doing this gesture. Educating the child also educates the family. Please consider this for Landon.

  48. Sandra Schneider
    Sandra Schneider December 6, 2013 at 11:06 am |

    DMProducts: this post is for “Lightning Landon” ! I’m not very creative in the toy dept. but maybe a “pocket buddy” that kids could carry and ask questions and get answers about diabetes . This would be great for friends as I’m sure they have questions as well…… knowledge is key. Spread awareness with a pocket buddy! Ha

  49. Neesha
    Neesha December 6, 2013 at 11:18 am |

    Of course, reading the instructions would be good! DMProducts needed to be included. Here’s the rest of my post, with that, so you have it all together!

    Jerry is awesome! I heard about Jerry the Bear over the summer, and 3 of our diabetes educators have brought him up in the past 2 weeks as something we should use to help our newly diagnosed kids understand their diabetes. It would be so awesome to win one for this use!

    As for what other toy I would develop, I would love to have an app for phone or tablet devices where our kids (and big kids!) with diabetes can earn points towards something good by practicing good diabetes self-management behaviours, and even more points when they are able to keep their diabetes under control. We have too many kids who are disconnected from their diabetes where I work and it is challenging to keep them involved. If there were some short-term reward, I think they would be much better at it. Bayer had a meter that did something like this once, but it seems to have fallen by the wayside.

  50. Gramma Cyndee
    Gramma Cyndee December 6, 2013 at 1:10 pm |

    DM Products – for the Jerry Bear; My 3 year old grandson was just diagnosed with Type 1 a couple of weeks ago. Jerry the Bear is a wonderful idea. I think I would just build on your concept. I would have removable disk that can be changed within the bear and be educational> one of the disks can be for the diabetic – my grandson can talk to his bear and the bear give responses by word recognition. If Landon tells his bear he is scared; Jerry can offer reassuring words, etc. Maybe have it record the conversation so parents can listen and will be able to address any fears or emotions. I know my grandson is being so brave, but he is 3! So many ideas!!!! I would also recommend a disk to insert to reassure and teach siblings and friends( or even a separate bear).
    Im so proud of both his mother and father, I hope we win the bear but if we don’t, we are already so blessed with each other!
    #teamlighteninglandon

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