I quit using glucose tabs a long time ago...just couldn't take the taste anymore. I usually have juice at home and use sport gels when out. But between me and my daughter (who also has type 1) we have had a few occasions where we were caught without enough glucose tabs or juice and have had to resort to whatever we could get our hands on. One time we were caught in a traffic jam for four hours and had already used our sugar stores during our pumpkin hunting that day. We were getting pretty nervous after about two hours, having already cut back on the basal, when my daughter continued to go lower and lower. I was just about to begin wandering through the line of cars to see if anyone had any juice boxes...when a couple of kids came wandering down the roadside offering apples and cookies for sale!
So, have you ever had to resort to something out of the ordinary in the heat of the battle?