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Pancreas Partner | Diabetes Teaching Tool

Pancreas Partner | Diabetes Teaching Tool

$ 29.99

Pancreas Partner | Teaching Tool

Since each pancreas is lovingly made by hand, please limit purchase quantity to 10.  If you need more than this, reach out to us at

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This is a fun teaching tool that helps you demonstrate the job of the pancreas. This pillow is soft and stuffed. The beta cells are represented by sparkly balls of different sizes. One side of the pancreas has a normal amount of beta cells, while the other side only has a fraction of normal cells to demonstrate the natural history of diabetes and beta cell loss.
A great teaching tool when demonstrating the normal function of basal and bolus insulin. Kids, adults and health care professionals love the Pancreas Partner.

Each Pancreas Partner is unique and hand crafted from donated traditional African fabrics. For this reason, material and beta cell color will vary. Thank you for your purchase and contribution to Just One Person.

Building Bridges – Women Helping Women from Kenya to California

The Story of the Pancreas Pillows
Kenya is where our story starts - Young women, who are part of the Just One Person organization, sew hundreds of pancreas shells using a treadle sewing machine and indigenous cloth. The girls are pictured here having fun balancing the pancreases on their heads.

From Kenya the pancreas shells are shipped to Diabetes Education Services in California.

In California, Lynsea Wells and her daughter lovingly stuff, sew up and add the beta cells to the pancreas partner.

Lynsea is a mom to a busy four year old little girl named Hudson. She is passionate about helping and is always the first to join a community outreach for neighbors in need. She is excited to show her creative side helping us make Pancreas Pillows! 

The women from Kenya to California are paid to sew and stuff the pancreases. Plus, all profits after the sale of the pancreases are contributed back to Just One Person.  We are proud to be a part of this collective of women, working hard to build a brighter future for generations to come. 

Customers often purchase the complete teaching package of the Pancreas Partner plus DiaCell. See below to learn more! 

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Watch the video demonstration of Beverly using these tools together to describe the natural history of type 2 diabetes and self care goals.


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