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National Diabetes Awareness Month

National Diabetes Awareness Month

November 11, 2019

November is National Diabetes Awareness month and I wanted to take the opportunity to shine a light on a disease that effects over 30 million Americans (nearly 1 in 10, if you’re keeping count).

Type-1 Diabetes is a chronic autoimmune condition that occurs when the body’s own immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas. This attack leaves the pancreas with little or no ability to produce insulin, which is a hormone that regulates blood sugar. Because the pancreas can’t produce insulin, sugar stays in the blood and can cause serious, life-threatening damage to organ systems.

People with Type-1 diabetes must inject or pump insulin into their bodies every day to carefully regulate blood sugar and stay alive. A Type-1 diabetic is insulin-dependent for life. It's not something you grow out of, it’s not contagious, it’s not preventable, and unfortunately it’s not curable, either... yet.

My education and understanding of the Type-1 world has expanded tremendously, as diabetics around the globe have fallen in love with the GirlyGoGarter®.  Folks who wear insulin pumps are often plagued by the need for a comfortable, secure way to conceal those pesky medical devices.  Most insulin pumps are carried on waist bands, in pants pockets, or attached to bras, but imagine for a moment the difficulty of figuring out what to do with a pump on your wedding day, prom night, graduation or Halloween? Type-1 pump-wearers in the past were restricted in their wardrobe choices and often had to have pockets sewn into dresses or costumes to make special occasions and certain outfits even possible.

The GirlyGoGarter® is a fantastic solution for the Type-1 diabetic community. We feel the love from pump-wearers everywhere, who share photos and send emails, letting us know how the GirlyGoGarter® has offered new wardrobe options and made them feel both sexier and safer.

When I created the GirlyGoGarter® to hold mic-packs for television and film almost a decade ago, I would have never dreamed it would offer medical relief to millions of people worldwide.  Our little company is thrilled beyond measure to offer a solution that makes having a lifelong medical condition just a little easier.

In honor of this month, we'd just like to say that we have mad respect for Type-1s, living with the constant demands of calculations, preparedness and threat of harm. You are silent warriors, fighting a never-ending battle for your health and well-being, and we salute your strength.  We're so proud to be able to help you carry your stuff.  



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FAQ

What is the GirlyGoGarter® and how does it work?

The GirlyGoGarter® is a smart, sexy innovation in functional lingerie, made of two-way stretch microfiber with latex-free patented GentleFlex™ grippers, invented and developed by celebrity beauty & style expert Andy Paige. It was more than 5 years in the making and involves at least 19 patents (we weren't kidding about the innovation part)! For more about the GirlyGoGarter®, how it works, what you can carry in it, and who it's designed for, visit the About page. For more about Andy Paige, check out her bio.

What's my size?

The GirlyGoGarter® is designed to fit women's sizes 0-24. Our sizing is based on USA standard ladies' pants sizes. So, if you wear a size 10 in dress pants, you would wear a size M GirlyGoGarter®.  If you want to wear your garter higher on your thigh, you may need a larger size than if you choose to wear your garter closer to your knee.

***If you're unsure about your size, go smaller, as our garters stretch up to 4 inches.***

The garter should fit snugly! The sizing chart goes like this:

GirlyGoGarter® Size USA Ladies' Pants Size ~ Length
Small 0 - 8 14" / stretches to 23" (35 cm / 58 cm)
Medium 8 - 16 16" / stretches to 25" (40 cm / 63 cm)
Large 16 - 24 22" / stretches to 33" ( 55 cm / 83 cm)

How do I wear it so it doesn't slip down?

1. Put the GirlyGoGarter® on your clean, lotion-free, bare thigh (or over fishnet hosiery).

2. Stretch the garter tight around your thigh and secure it with the Velcro at the back of your leg.

3. Load your necessities in the easy-access or lock-flap pockets.

DON'T DO THIS:

X Don't try to wear the GirlyGoGarter® over nylons, pantyhose or pants - it won't stay put unless it's gripping your bare skin.

X Don't put lotion on your leg before putting on the GirlyGoGarter®.  Anything between the grippers and your clean, bare leg will cause the garter to slip down.

X Don't close the Velcro and then pull the GirlyGoGarter® up your leg like a stocking. It won't stay up unless you stretch the grippers around your thigh AND THEN attach the Velcro tightly.

How do I take care of it?

Lotions or oils on your skin can reduce the "stickiness" of our patented GentleFlex™ grippers. Simply wipe grippers with a cotton ball soaked in rubbing alcohol to return them to their original grip.

GirlyGoGarters® can be hand-washed or put in the washing machine on the delicate cycle. GlitzyGoGarters® must ONLY be hand-washed - never put in the washing machine. Also, NEVER put any of our garters in the dryer, as this will ruin the patented grippers.

As with any beaded garment, beads may occasionally fall off the GlitzyGoGarter® from time to time with regular wear.  This is normal and not preventable, though careful care and hand-washing will minimize the loss.  

Shipping

We ship all over the world, via USPS, FedEX and UPS, and we offer FREE standard shipping to anywhere in the continental USA! If you select USPS as your shipping provider, please understand that the U.S. Post Office does not guarantee estimated ship times. Please allow up to 48 hours processing time before your items are shipped. These 1-2 days are in addition to the estimated days to delivery given by the shipping provider.

For orders outside North America, it may take up to 4 weeks to receive your order, depending on the customs procedures of the receiving country.  DHL offers the most reliable and fastest international shipping.

(USPS First Class International is not trackable, insured or guaranteed. We cannot refund you if you select this option and do not receive your package. Use this shipping option at your own risk.)

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING Time Estimates:

30-Day money-back guarantee and return policy

Andy and all of us at Andy Paige Style, Inc. are committed to providing the highest quality products and the best customer service around. Each GirlyGoGarter® is constructed with materials hand-picked by Andy for comfort, style, and durability. We want you to be 100% thrilled with your purchase. If for any reason you aren't, we will gladly accept exchanges of color/size of unworn, unwashed garters, or provide a full refund for defective products, within 30 days of receipt (confirmed by tracking).

Print out our Return/Exchange form and follow the steps to return or exchange your purchase.

If you experience a delay in shipping, please contact us within 30 days. UPS does not keep shipment tracking records past 30 days, so if you do not receive your shipment or your shipment is damaged, please contact us within 30 days, and we will be happy to help.

Contact Customer Service, and we will be happy to take care of you.

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