Streamlight Helps Light the Pathway to Stop Diabetes

Tom R
by Tom R

It is nice to see companies donating profits and bringing awareness to causes. Streamlight is promoting a new “Light for a Cause”, this time focused at Diabetes.

November is American Diabetes Month®, and Streamlight® Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting equipment, is doing its part to shine a light on this serious health problem through sales of a specially marked Red Nano Light®. A portion of sales proceeds of the miniature keychain light benefit the American Diabetes Association® Research Foundation.

Streamlight donates $1.00 to the organization for each of these Nano Lights sold, as part of the company’s Lights For A Cause program.

“This Red Nano Light is Streamlight’s way of helping to educate people about this critical health issue that affects so many of us,” said Streamlight President and Chief Executive Officer Ray Sharrah. “We’re proud to use our Lights For A Cause program to benefit the American Diabetes Association Research Foundation as it seeks to find a cure for this disease, and to improve the lives of all people affected by it.”

The 10 lumen keychain light measures 1.47 inches in length and weighs 0.36 oz. It is fabricated from machined aircraft aluminum, with a run time of up to eight hours, and is powered by four IEC-LR41 coin cells.

Activation is via a rotating on/off head switch, and it has a non-rotating snap hook for one-handed operation when attached to a keychain, and an FOB that features the Stop Diabetes® logo.

The MSRP is $12.48. The light comes with Streamlight’s Limited Lifetime Warranty. You can find more information at: though strangely I could not find a way to buy one directly–I’m guessing they are going to be available at other retailers.

Tom R
Tom R

Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he teaches wilderness medicine and runs an on-demand medical staffing business. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it--he is known (in certain circles) for his curse...ahem, find the breaking point of anything.You can reach him at tom.r AT or at

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  • TechnoTriticale TechnoTriticale on Nov 03, 2015

    This might be a nice light, but do some independent research before sending money to the American Diabetes Promotion and Maintenance Association. I see no evidence that they have any real interest in making T2D go away (which is easy) or finding a cure for T1D (which may be impossible, short of beta cell regeneration - the real promise is in prevention).

    There is no single thing called "diabetes", and anyone who fails to be specific is going to confuse the listener. There is T1D, T2D, "T3D" (Alzheimer's, aka AD), GD and LADA. To keep this short, I'll ignore GD, LADA and AD.

    T2D is no more a "disease" than ALD (Alcoholic Liver Disease). T2D is a largely predictable biologic response to a chronic metabolic insult: a full-time moderate to high glycemic diet (of the sort the ADA recommends, for example, but more distressingly, the official USDA MyPlateOfMetabolicSyndrome diet). T2D is trivially avoided with a low carb diet. It is easily reversed via diet if caught before irreversible complications set in.

    T2D with complications, T1D and LADA can be managed largely or entirely with diet, and minimum meds. Dr. Richard K. Bernstein is the go-to guy on T1D, as he is one, and became an MD to accomplish what consensus medicine wouldn't.

    What diets for T2D? Low net carb, high specific fat, moderate protein, low inflammatory, and attending to both microbiome and pervasive micronutrient deficiencies - basically ancestral, and none count calories. In addition to zapping T2D, these approaches also make it easy to be slender, arrest/reverse heart disease and make a bewildering array of other ailments simply go away. Do some searching on things like LCHF, paleo, primal, Grain Brain and Wheat Belly. I have a favorite, but I'm not here to promote it.

    T2D used to be called "adult onset". Kids get it now.
    T1D used to be called "childhood onset". Adults get it now.
    What's changed in the last 40 years? Diet, in multiple adverse ways.
    The ADA will tell you none of this.

  • USMC03Vet USMC03Vet on Nov 03, 2015

    What a waste, starving kids in Africa could have eaten those flashlights.

    Remember when months of the year weren't co-opted by causes to guilt trip people into the charity business? Pepperidge Farm remembers.