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Bella Soul Diabetes Case Review and Giveaway!

Submitted by on October 10, 2011 – 10:56 am9 Comments

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You all probably know by now that I love my myabetic diabetes case.  I do.  Though like any girl who can’t just have one pair of awesome shoes, I’m open to checking out other styles and colors.  I’m so excited that there are other companies popping up all the time to serve the needs of people with diabetes.  Products with different styles and details to choose from add to our quality of life.  If one product line doesn’t fit your personality, then certainly, another out there will.

The people of Bella Soul have recently introduced a line of feminine diabetes cases.  They sent my sister Ana and I each a case.  What follows is our honest opinion of the product (in other words you can’t buy us love nor favorable reviews here).

Ana’s Review:

Well, let me begin by telling you all that I love bags and purses. If I could, I would have more of them right now. Needless to say, I was so excited when Sysy informed me that we were each getting an awesome diabetes case from Bella Soul (I looked at their website). I received the green leather one which is funky and definitely eye-catching because of its bright green color. It’s probably one of the prettiest shades of green, in my opinion. Besides the beautiful color, the style of the case is very stylish and you can tell it is well-made. The gold zipper accents the green perfectly and it doesn’t get stuck like cheap zippers do.

While I love the appearance of the case, I must admit that its a little too compact for me. I can fit my meter, lancet, bottle of strips, two insulin pens, plus chapstick and an ink pen, but when its closed it appears to be about to burst open. I wouldn’t want to risk ripping the case, but who knows, maybe it can actually handle all that stuff. The current size is convenient, but not realistic for my own supplies. The case has a nifty waterproof pocket for an ice pack, but there’s no way I would be able to fit one. But just because it doesn’t work perfectly for me doesn’t mean it won’t work for you! Check out the pictures below :]

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Sysy’s Review:

First of all, I’m really excited these products have come out at top tier for quality.  Does yours truly have the money for a beautiful leather or embroidered case?  I’d have to save up.  However, I know a good chunk of the many millions of women with diabetes are at least willing to save up for something that makes them feel really special.   These cases are pretty knock out.  I received a black embroidered one with a gorgeous colorful pattern.  I can’t wait to take this out.  It’s so good looking.  Can I say that about a diabetic case?  These organizer cases have a wrist band so you can party away while keeping your meter close by.  The company also offers small bags with cross straps that are pretty convenient and in style right now.  They also offer larger bags with special slide in compartments for the organizers.

As far as a downside the only thing I see is that it’s quite compact.  I notice I have to put everything in it’s place or I won’t be able to close it.  And the leather one hardly fits my strip bottle for my accu-check meter.   This is a popular meter so I’d say the organizer cases all need to be a bit thicker in dimension.  I tested the fit of both cases to the One Touch Ultra Link meter and the One Touch Ultra Mini meter and those fit nicely in case you have that meter.  Whatever meter you have, just make sure the test strip bottle isn’t wider than an inch-that’s where it gets tricky.  Most new test strip bottles are rather small, I believe, but I just want to give you a heads up!

The price may be a drawback for some but every product has it’s niche and this will suit the neat, organized, and feminine gal who wants a really pretty case that she can be proud to show off.  Some of these cases have a design that look hippy chic to me.  The leather ones look classic chic.  I love fashion so I could go on but instead I’ll just show you pictures so you can make your own mind up!

The one I got is the Claire in coral.  A bit roomier and equally stunning.

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We’re all for this company’s mission of empowering and supporting women with diabetes.  As a plus, this company gives a significant portion of their earnings to research foundations such as the International Diabetes Federation, the ADA, and the JDRF.

Now for the fun part.  Bella Soul has sent the pink patent leather case for us to giveaway to one of our readers. To enter, add a comment letting us know you want to be entered in the giveaway and make sure to include a valid email.  In one week from today we’ll draw the winner.

This patent leather pink one is called Cindy and is just like the green one Ana showed you, only…pink :)

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Good luck and check out the other gorgeous stuff at Bella Soul!

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9 Comments »

  • Tomiko says:

    Love the pink! This is cute an stylish. Not like other ones I have seen.

  • Emma says:

    Love the cases!! Would really love to try the giveaway too :)
    06collinse@wycombeabbey.com

  • Rachael says:

    Love these, and would love to be entered in the draw! :)

  • Emily says:

    I would love to be entered in the giveaway!! These products are so gorgeous!

  • Aliza Chana says:

    I LOVE these cases! I also love my Myabetic case, but, hey, a girl can never have too many options, right? I would love to be entered in this giveaway! These are gorgeous, and I’d really have to save up to be able to afford them. at. all! Thanks for the reviews! I really appreciate the candid reviews and the information.

  • Lisa Jenkins says:

    I recently switched back to pen and needles and wondered if a cute case existed! Please enter me in the contest.

  • Brandi Paul says:

    awesome!! i want to be entered to win the pink one :)

  • Sandra McCarthy says:

    My Sweet girl Colleen just celebrated living well with diabetes for 12 years and she was dxd at 3 yrs old. Being a teen it’s all about the fashion! I have never seen such a pretty case. Please enter us for the draw, she could really rock this pretty in pink case! Thank You Bella Soul for being so generous and thanks for giving Diabetes Style!
    Sandra momma to Colleen Claire aka C.C. Type 1 diabetes since 1999.

  • Kiriana says:

    Its cute!! luv it<3

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