Thomy insulin kit uses design to help kids with diabetes

Colourful orange insulin kit containing an insulin pen and temporary tattoos for children

Product design graduate Renata Souza has developed a child-friendly insulin kit for children with Type-1 diabetes. Showcased at Cape Town’s Design Indaba 2018, Thomy is a cheerful, portable kit for kids aged four and over. 

Inside the kit is an insulin pen that’s been ergonomically designed for a child's hand, and a set of playful, non-toxic temporary tattoos that help children remember where they’ve already injected insulin.

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Julia Sagar
Editor-in-chief retail

Julia is editor-in-chief, retail at Future Ltd, where she works in e-commerce across a number of consumer lifestyle brands. A former editor of design website Creative Bloq, she’s also worked on a variety of print titles, and was part of the team that launched consumer tech website TechRadar. She's been writing about art, design and technology for over 15 years.