Teen launches snack subscription service for diabetics

Seventeen-year-old, Riley Mayberry was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2016. Since then, she's recognized the struggle to find good and healthy snacks.

Her solution is "Riley's Pantry." A subscription service that includes curated snacks catered to diabetics.

From chips to protein bars and Mayberry's favorite, sweet treats, all snacks are low carb and high in protein.

After she was diagnosed, Mayberry said it was difficult to find snacks she could have that also tasted good.

In 2018, the same problem arose as she prepared to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro.

"We couldn't find snacks that were well balanced with protein, low enough in carbohydrates so I could eat them when I was on the mountain and it wouldn't mess with my blood sugar as I climbed," Mayberry said.

"Riley's Pantry" started up in December. There are customers as far as Wyoming, Puerto Rico and Canada.

"The person in Wyoming, she's 75 miles to her nearest grocery store," Mayberry said.

She's already heard from customers that this snack solution is making a difference.

"She was telling me that this is such a lifesaver for her son because he hasn't been able to find a well-balanced diet because they don't have access to that grocery store that they need," Mayberry said.

Mayberry plans to attend medical school and continue growing her business. She plans to always be an advocate for the diabetic community.

There are two subscription boxes available. One is a culmination of "Riley's Favorites" and the other is a sample box.

Mayberry consults doctors to determine whether the snacks meet proper standards.

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