Lucas’s Story: How Type 1 Diabetes Changed His Life
Lucas (the name changed), was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 8 years old, after he started feeling very thirsty, tired all the time. His parents took him to the doctor, who confirmed that he had high blood sugar levels he has Type 1 diabetes, and will need to take insulin every day to keep alive. More than that he will have to try to maintain his blood sugar levels within "time in range" levels. Lucas was scared and confused, but he learned how to use an insulin pump, which is a small device that delivers insulin through a tube under his skin. He had to wear the pump all the time, even when he was sleeping, playing, or dressing. Lucas didn’t like wearing the pump, because he felt it made him different from other kids. He also felt self-conscious and frustrated about his pump, because he often had to adjust it or tuck it in his pants.
He also had trouble finding clothes that fit him well and were comfortable to wear. He hated wearing baggy clothes that made him look sloppy, or tight clothes that made him feel restricted. He wished he could wear clothes that were stylish, fun, and easy to wear. And sometimes hide his pump from the other's eyes, for the endless questions it raised constantly.
New discovery Our Pocket Hero: The Clothing Brand for Children with Type 1 Diabetes
One day, Lucas mum was browsing the internet, when she stumbled upon a website called Our Pocket Hero. Lucas and his mum saw pictures of kids wearing cool clothes that had special pockets for their insulin pumps. He was amazed and curious, so they clicked on the website and learned more about the brand.
Our Pocket Hero is a unique and inspiring brand that offers functional and sustainable clothing for children with type 1 diabetes. The clothing has special pockets that can hold insulin pumps securely and discreetly, allowing children to enjoy an active and comfortable lifestyle.
The clothing is also made from organic cotton and recycled paper packaging, with the goal to avoid plastic packaging which are better for the environment and super soft cotton: for the skin. They read that while purchasing the clothes for themselves they will supports newly diagnosed children as well. As Simona and her team donates 7% of their profit, while gifting kids you never met, but also have diabetes. They thought this is exactly the message they want to send, to help kids cope with their diagnosis, access the care they need, and feel hopeful about their future. Lucas was impressed and excited by what he saw, so he asked his parents if he could order some pocket hero clothing. His parents agreed, and soon Lucas received his first pocket hero outfit: a pair of sport trousers and a t-shirt.
How Our Pocket Hero Clothing Works: Special Pockets for Insulin Pumps
He tried them on and felt the difference instantly. The trousers and the t-shirt had special pockets that fit his pump perfectly. He no longer had to worry about his pump getting in the way or falling out. He could run, jump, and play with ease and comfort. He also loved the colors and designs of the clothing, which were bright, cheerful, and fun. He felt proud to show them off, and he received many compliments from his sister and parents. He felt like a superhero with his pump, and he wanted to inspire other kids with type 1 diabetes to be brave and strong. Lucas is one of the many pocket heroes who have transformed their lives with our clothing.
How to Join the Pocket Hero Community: Share, Connect, and be Inspired
Do you want to see the difference for yourself? If you have a child with type 1 diabetes, or you know someone who does, you can order your own pocket hero clothing from our website. You can choose from a variety of styles, sizes, and colors, and get them delivered to your door.
You can also support our social mission of helping newly diagnosed children with type 1 diabetes we allocate 7% of your purchase and gifting for the ones in need, or simply curious one to try. You can also connect with other pocket heroes and share your stories and experiences on our blog and social media platforms. You can also join our newsletter and get exclusive offers, tips, and updates. By ordering your pocket hero clothing, you are not only getting functional and sustainable clothing for your child, but you are also joining a community of brave and strong kids with type 1 diabetes.
You are also making a difference in the world by supporting a cause that matters.
Our Pocket Hero: Clothes that work for you and the world.
Thank you Lucas mom for sharing their story.
Our Pocket Hero Founder