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Readi Pak from Sanofi (GiveAway)


Did you know that Sanofi recently launched a multi-purpose bag venture? I didn't either. The entire thing seemed a bit odd to me at first, so I reached out to them with a few questions. 


Was Readi Pak a company that Sanofi took over/rebranded?

Sanofi US designed Readi Pak after recognizing a need for a convenient and discreet way for people living with diabetes to carry around their diabetes supplies.

What made Sanofi get into this business? What is the goal?

Sanofi strives to help people manage the complex challenges of diabetes by going beyond the molecule to develop and deliver best-in-class innovative, integrated and personalized solutions that address real needs people have in managing their diabetes every day. We designed the Readi Pak after recognizing a need for a convenient and discreet way for people living with diabetes to carry around diabetes supplies. To make this a relevant solution, we wanted input on the design and usability of the bags from those newly diagnosed with diabetes and shared our early prototypes with a small local student group (many of whom have type 1) for their feedback and opinions. We are pleased to offer new products such as the Readi Pak in order to help people manage their diabetes every day.


Are there plans to expand with other products?

At this time, this is a pilot program and we do not have any plans to expand or other products under development.  However, our vision is to serve as a valued partner to the diabetes community by listening and engaging in a dialogue directly with people living with diabetes, and these conversations help us identify new opportunities to provide diabetes solutions that are truly relevant.


Now it makes sense to me why the company that makes Arden's insulin got involved in the D-accessory business. I've seen and used a Readi Pak and it's a solid product, appears very well made and was designed with diabetes in mind. It comes with a removable kit for your more often touched supplies and has plenty of room for all of the rest. It even has a reusable ice pack. 

Enough of all that, let's get to the fun part.

I have three Readi Paks, one Camouflage, one Blue and one Pink Swirl (that I used to evaluate the bag (it's clean/new don't worry) to give away. I don't have many giveaways so please don't expect an elaborate system to be put in place to choose the winners. What you can expect is this... I'll be putting names in a hat and then asking Arden to draw them out. I assume no liability and offer no warrantee for the bags. If that sounds good to you... read on.

Anyone living in the U.S. (and that's only because I'm paying shipping) that is interested in winning a Readi Pak should comment below "Please Enter Me". Be sure to leave your email address in the provided place so I can contact you for a mailing address if you win. The drawing will be, let's say, Saturday, December, 22, 2012. Entries arriving before 9 AM on that day will be included in the drawing. Please include your color choice in the comment and I'll do my best to get it to you. There is only one rule, please just one entry per physical mailing address. 

To learn more about the Readi Pak and to see the other colors, go to

I was not compensated by Sanofi/Readi Pak for this post. I'm even giving away the bag that was offered to Arden.

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Reader Comments (33)

"Please Enter Me" my daughter would really like the pink swirl one. Thank you. :)

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTracie Molton

"Please Enter Me" My son would love either the blue or camouflage bag. Thanks!!! - Erin

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterErin

Ooh im interested in the camo one... Saw these earlier this week and it got my attention
Please Enter Me =)


December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

Please Enter Me (us!!) My daughter or son would like the blue!! (She's 9, he's 2 and 1/2, both type 1... I'll let them fight it out!!! lol)

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHeather Marks

Please enter me. My daughter would love the pink one! Always enjoy your blog!

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commentershelley hause

Please enter me!! Would love pink or blue! Thank u!

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNora

Please enter me. My niece would love the pink or blue one.

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTheresa

Please enter me! I would really like to win the blue or the camouflage… Thank you! :)

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMatthew Deets

Please Enter Me! Nic (my son) would like either the camouflage or blue one. Thanks!!

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDiane Larson

Fun! Please enter Me.

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKrissy McMomma

Please enter me. Pink one. Cool bag!

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPenny

Please enter me! I'd love a blue one! Or any of them! :D

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLindsay Attaway

Please enter me! Thanks! Do t know if the first post went through.

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJen

"Please enter me" Actually, it's nice to know that a company is doing this, seeking input from potential end users. I don't know where these companies got their design ideas for meter pouches, but they sure don't work for much else than the meter and strips -- as if meter users needed only to know their numbers... Oh, and not particular with regard to color, but I do wonder why the camo pattern could be considered "discreet" given the spate of shootings all over the U.S.? Thanks!

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterT1JA

"Please Enter Me"I would love the camouflage one please, Thank You (:

December 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJacquelyn

Please enter me, Thanks:)

December 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichael E. Parr

Please enter me My daughter would love the pink one!! thank you

December 13, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersherri

Please Enter Me! Pink swirl would be wonderful. Thank you very much.

December 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterErin Dollard

I love seeing all of your names... keep them coming! It's really nice to be able to think of you with your name instead of website traffic information. I know that you are all here everyday, but this is so much better!!! I wish I could say thank you to each of you personally for reading AD. I hope you all win! :)


December 13, 2012 | Registered CommenterScott Benner

These look very interesting, Aly would love to have one

December 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatrina Huckabay

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