Introducing The Lyfebulb Market Place!

Dear Lyfebulb Family:

We have curated a one-stop shop for all of your favorite diabetes-friendly products! The Lyfebulb Market Place features products that were created by Patient Entrepreneurs, aka individuals who are living with, or are affected by a chronic disease.

We are proud to currently feature Myabetic, Be Mixed, Beyond Type 1, I Have The Sugars, and Anna PS in our Market Place!

We also have our own Lyfebulb Products!

“The Everything You Need To Know About Diabetes Cookbook” written by Karin Hehenberger, includes 70 delicious recipes and diabetes management tips.

We teamed up with Louise Bak Refshauge to bring you a DIY ‘Bling Your Pen’ insulin pen case sold in three options- gold, clear rhinestone, or multicolor- so you can design your pen case just the way you like it!

Finally, we partnered with boxer, painter, and T1D Omar Hassan to design t-shirts that feature his artwork, with all proceeds going towards diabetes awareness.

We believe that each of the products curated on our site will make living life with diabetes easier and more fun!


Holiday Gift Guide for Those Living With Diabetes Now Available

Lyfebulb brings healthier lifestyle curated gifts to shoppers this holiday season

NEW YORK, Dec. 19, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Lyfebulb, an organization focused on bringing innovative products and solutions to market for those living with chronic disease and creator of the global Lyfebulb-Novo Nordisk Innovation Award, today announced the availability of its 2016 Online Holiday Gift Guide. The Holiday Gift Guide is a curated selection of the best online products for those living with diabetes and those who want to lead a healthier lifestyle in general. Many of the items were developed by “patient entrepreneurs,” who themselves live with diabetes. This concept was coined by Lyfebulb describing those who have been diagnosed with a chronic disease, or are close to someone who has, and have used this experience to create an entrepreneurial enterprise aimed at solving one or more problems their experience with chronic illness has highlighted.

We have also curated special gifts in a wide range of prices and choices for Women and Men by talented designers we admire, available at http://lyfebulb.com/2016/12/15/karins-2016-holiday-gift-guide/ for women and at http://lyfebulb.com/2016/12/16/karins-2016-holiday-gift-guide-2/ for men.

“The holiday season is here and we all love indulging our friends and family with gifts that bring joy and pleasure, but can also provide function and true benefits for those with diabetes! Our specially curated Gift Guide includes some of the most innovative yet fabulous diabetes gifts on the market!” said Dr. Karin Hehenberger, CEO and Founder of Lyfebulb.

The Diabetes Gift Guide includes a wide variety of better-for-you lifestyle and health related items ranging from the limited edition Happy Socks created by two Russian artist brothers, to the FitBit fitness tracker. The Guide also includes items such as the Sugar Sucks Sloppy Joe Sweat Shirt, and the Type One Type Happy Mug, fractions of some of these items will be donated to type 1 diabetes research.

The Women’s Gift Guide features special designer selections featuring a variety of brands ranging from such Diptyque holiday candles, an Isabel Marant sweater and a vintage Hermès bag. The Men’s guide includes items such as a Lionel Messi Barcelona Home Soccer Jersey, Orrefors tumblers, Incotex trousers, and a vintage Rolex Daytona Stainless Steel Watch.

More information about the Gift Guides, the Innovation Award, and Lyfebulb can be found on the Lyfebulb Website.

About Lyfebulb

Lyfebulb is an organization focused on bringing innovative products and solutions focused on chronic disease to market. Lyfebulb serves as a bridge between patients and industry, and its mission is to improve the quality of life of those living with chronic disease NOW.

See www.lyfebulb.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Karin Hehenberger LinkedIn, and Lyfebulb LinkedIn.

Press Contact for Lyfebulb:
Shepard Doniger
BDCG, Inc.

Karin’s Holiday Gift Guide: For Him!

Yesterday I shared with you my favorite gifts for all of the women in your life, but let us not forget the men! I have teamed up with french restaurateur, Jean – who also had three fashion stores called DeNoyer, introducing European pret-a-porter in the United States –  to bring you our top picks for the guys. From menswear to accessories, we’ve got you covered. Check it out below, and hurry, as we’ve only got a week left to get all of this holiday shopping in!


  1. Napapijri Jacket. Baby it’s cold outside! As the temperatures continue to drop, treat him to a nice jacket. While it is lightweight, it has Thermore EVOdown® insulation which will keep him super warm! ($163)
  2. Hermes Sac a Depeches. Work in style! This classic black calfskin briefcase will become a staple in his everyday life.  ($8,450)
  3. Bleu de Chanel. Hands down my favorite cologne, and Jeans go-to. Every man will love this fresh and woody scent. ($150)
  4. Incotex Navy Blue Pant. We are loving these Incotex pants. They are easy to pair with many outfits and provide the best fit and comfort. A true favorite, plus it’s on sale for 64% off! ($189)
  5. Lionel Messi Barcelona Home Jersey. My father loves Messi, and my sister has lived in Barcelona for nearly 15 years, so we’ve kind of become big Barcelona fans. A jersey is the perfect gift for that sports fan in your life. If you don’t care for Messi, the site has many other players as well! ? ($100)
  6. The Three Crowns Cufflinks. These cufflinks are inspired by the ancient national emblem of the Kingdom of Sweden. The perfect gift to introduce any man to the Swedish culture. We love it because of my family background! ($74)
  7. Happy Socks. Happy socks have always been a Lyfebulb favorite. We even featured it on our diabetic friendly gift guide here. This is a great gift to add a pop of fun to a man’s wardrobe! Plus, we hear in Silicon Valley, the socks make the tech entrepreneur.  ($12)
  8. Rolex Daytona Stainless Steel Watch. There is no watch more classic than a Rolex. He will love this luxurious gift, and it will quickly become his go-to statement piece. ($11,850)
  9. Orrefors Sweden Tumbler. For the man who loves his drink. This timeless and simple glass designed by Ingegerd Raman will bring that drink to life. ($43)
  10. Charvet Knit Silk Tie. Every man needs a good knit silk tie, and this is our favorite! The dark red makes it perfect for the holiday and winter season. ($195)
  11. ECCO Hybrid Golf Shoes. Our shoe pick for the golfer in your life! The light moon rock color makes it very versatile, the leather is water resistant, and the shoe is designed for comfort. What more could he ask for! ($160)

Karin’s Holiday Gift Guide: For Her!

The holiday season is here and I love indulging my friends and family with incredible gifts! I’ve curated some of my favorite products, including something for all of the lovely ladies in your life. Enjoy!


  1. For the prep: Isabel Marant Cable-Knit Sweater.  Cute, cozy, and warm! Sure to be the new staple piece of any woman’s closet. Plus Net-a Porter currently has this sweater 60% off! GO! ($314)
  2. For the bold: Ippolita Mini Lollipop earrings. I love adding a pop of color to my outfits. Especially in the winter, when I resort to black and darker colors. The bold and fun woman in your life will love these earrings! ($650)
  3. For EVERYONE! Valentino Little Black Dress. You can truly never go wrong with a little black dress. Every woman needs one. Right now I’m crushing on this Valentino number, with just the right amount of embellishment around the neck. Wear it with or without a pair of tights! ($1,794)
  4. For the perfume lover: Bond Nuits de Noho Perfume. This perfume is the perfect blend of fruity and musky. The Nuits de Noho girl is bold, fearless, and sexy.  If you are looking for a great perfume, you’ve found it. ($300)
  5. For the fashionista: Hermes Kelly Bag. This is a classic, timeless bag, made famous in 1956 by the Princes of Monaco, Grace Kelly. It is rare and precious. Any fashionista will marvel over this gift. ($8,750)
  6. For the best host: Georg Jensen Champagne Sabre. Every host needs one of these, and this gift is perfect just in time for the New Year! Your friend will just love popping her champagne bottle with this sabre! ($200)
  7. For the jewelry collector: Cartier Juste Un Clou Bracelet. This is anything but ‘just a nail.’ This fine statement piece is a must have in every jewelry lover’s collection. ($6,800)
  8. For the rockstar: Zadig & Voltaire leggings. These leggings are 100% stretch lambskin, and add a bit of edge to every outfit. ($845)
  9. For the beauty buff: NARS Copacabana. It’s all about the highlight! The versatility of this product allows for a little extra shimmer for your eyes, lips, and of course, those cheekbones! Your friend won’t leave the house without it again! ($39)
  10. For the thinker: Smythson ‘Make It Happen’ Notebook. At Lyfebulb, we take notes in our Smythson notebooks all day. We couldn’t live without it! This notebook is the perfect gift for the writer, thinker, scholar, or entrepreneur in your life! ($75)
  11. For the homebody: Three J NYC Pajama Set. This is the softest cotton-flannel pajama set on the market. So cozy she won’t want to get out of these on those lazy Sunday mornings. ($120)
  12. For the shoe-obsessed: Gianvito Rossi Suede Pumps. I’m loving these red suede pumps! They are the perfect shoe to accent any outfit, and the thick heels makes them comfortable for long-wear! They would also go great with the Valentino LDB above! ($675)
  13. For the decor lover: Diptyque Set of Three Candles. Diptyque has long been a Lyfebulb Favorite. This set of three candles has nailed all of the holiday scents: vary from pine to spices, to sweet baking. Any festive home-lovers will appreciate these! ($100)

Lyfebulb 2016 Holiday Gift Guide!

We’ve curated the perfect holiday gift guide for everyone; whether you are shopping for friends, family, or just to treat ‘yo self! Check our our diabetic-friendly favorites below!


  1. Happy Socks! How cute are these meditating bulldogs!? Not only do we love that these socks are in Lyfebulb colors, but they are part of a limited edition collection collaboration with artists Aleksey and Anton Tvorogov. The anthropomorphized animals in the Russian brothers’ artwork allows them to express different emotions and mythological consciousness. Hurry, as these are available for a limited time only! ($14)
  2. Fitbit! Speaking of collaborations, hello Public School x Fitbit! How cool is this design? (I do get Maison Martin Margiela x HM vibes, but I digress.) This is the perfect gift for your stylish yet active friend. Plus, we hear FitBit and Medtronic have teamed up, so soon you will be able to keep tabs on your glucose via your Fitbit. The catch about this gift? They’ll need a Fitbit Alta to turn this fashion piece into a fitness tracker. Also only available for a limited time! ($295)

    Alternative: If you want to go the wearable tech route but are not into the Fitbit- Apple Watch is the way to go. Not only are we big fans of Apple, but the Dexcom G5 Mobile App supports Apple Watch and can be used to discreetly view your glucose reading, trend arrow, and trend graph. (Starting at $269)
  3. Sugar Sucks Sloppy Joe by I Quit Sugar! Hands down the most fun way to stay comfy this winter. Plus, we all know eliminating sugar from your diet is an important way to stay healthy right? So why not a sweatshirt that tells everyone how you feel? SUGAR SUCKS! ($62)
  4. AnnaPS is making it easy to carry an insulin pump! We love this black tank top for exercising. There is a pocket on each side with an opening from the inside where the pump can be added in. These is also a small opening for the hose. How sweet! ($34.40)
  5. MyAbetic! The compartments inside this super cute mini cross-body can store both diabetes supplies, and everyday lyfestyle needs. Its chic and stylish, making it a no-brainer gift for your diabestie. We love the blush, but the Marie Diabetes Mini Crossbody also comes in cobalt blue, black, or gold. ($58.95)
  6. Be Mixed is the best gift for your favorite party BFF! This all natural, zero-calorie cocktail mixer will be much appreciated as they enjoy a nice cocktail during the holiday season. And hey, you might even get a taste of this delicious gift! You brought the party, after all. We love the refreshing cucumber-mint flavor, but the website offers ginger-lime and margarita as well, along with some great recipes! *Must be 21 years or older to consume alcohol.
  7. Type One Type Happy Mug! For the one friend who you can’t talk to before they have their morning cup of coffee. Plus, for every one sold, a dollar will be donated to Type 1 Diabetes Research! ($15)
  8. Sugar Linings: Finding the Bright Side of Type 1 Diabetes. We love Sierra Sandison, who was Miss Idaho 2014 and proudly wore her insulin pump on the Miss America Stage. In her autobiography, Sandison shares her journey with diabetes, and shares her message of positivity for both diabetics, and non-diabetics. Your bookworm friend will love this read, and you can even have Sandison sign the book with your friends name or a special message! ($15)
  9. Poppy Medical ID. The Kendra bracelet by Poppy Medical is a super simple and elegant medical ID. And we truly support the message behind the bracelet! “The Poppy Girl is not defined by her medical condition. She moves forward with her passions and dreams, and she’ll be damned if a medical condition gets in the way.” Perfect for your jewelry-loving BFF. ($135)
  10. Pump Peelz! We are crushing on this limited edition silver sparkle Pump Peel! While the image shows the silver sparkle for Tandem, they offer this style peel for a variety of devices, as well as other endless colors and designs. ($11.99)
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