OK, this is kind of a personal question, but...

Do you keep emergency glucose in your bathroom?

The reason I ask is that a lot of people, when they are disoriented and feel sick make a bee-line for the bathroom. It's kind of unconscious programming to associate "I feel unwell" with "I need to go hide in the small room until I figure out what's going on with my body -- just in case..."

I realized the other day that I have emergency glucose ready to hand in my pack, in my car, in every room of the house -- except the one room I'm most likely to retreat to if I start to feel dizzy, queasy or light-headed.

I just put a couple of bottles of dex-4 liquid in there, wrapped up in a zip-loc bag, in a cabinet I can easily reach from the...ahem...seating. I'm not sure why I didn't do it sooner. I guess I don't like the idea of having "food" in the bathroom! But it would be just like me to wake in the night with a hypo, head to the bathroom to sort myself out, and end up passing out in the one room where there is no glucose.

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Of course, what I really want is to be able to say to the room in general, wherever I happen to be, "Computer: Summon help, please." or perhaps, "Computer: Teleport me to sick-bay, please." But until I get my starship credentials, I'll have to stick with mere 21st century technologies.

(Hmmm...not really a big Trekki. More of a Galaxy Quest girl. Better check my blood glucose...)

I have stockpiles pretty much everywhere

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