Hi. I am new to this list/community and have been T1 since 1980. Does anyone on the list remember this green "gel" in a silver packet that was manufactured by BD to treat lows?? It worked great and tasted even better (!)and i'd love to stock up on some if it's still being manufactured. It was "delish" (o:

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I loved that stuff! Monogel or monojel it was called. I can't stand the taste of anything when I'm treating a low and I liked that stuff....let us know if you find it...I would love to stock up too. Was diagnosed in 1973... Kelly
Omg,Kelly i think we need to start our own group (T1s with wild animals in their profile pics). Glad you remembered the name, I'll try looking. I have gastroparesis plus i'm hypo-unaware and i dont like any of the stuff i can find in stores right now.

B-D DISCONTINUED INDIVIDUALLY FOIL WRAPPED GLUCOSE TABS...I MISS THOSE...I THINK THEY ALSO HAD GLOCOGEL/WORKED VERY FAST FOR VERY LOW BG.

I recently read that Walmart carries a Gel but I don't remember the name of the product. If you cannot find it on the shelf there, maybe the druggist can help.

Monojel monojel monojel! I LOVED Monojel. The last time I had it was early 90's. Oh BD how could you discontinue Monojel.

I read this laying in bed and my BS was 70. I wanted some! I was lucid about using monojel. I cannot stand or stomach the tabs, they are so chalky. I almost choked once. So, I use juice boxes. Not as awesome as Monojel.

If anyone finds anything comparable, it would be great to hear about it.

Good luck everyone,
Shelby

Omg, you are hysterical! I am not doing well on juice, gummy bears, fruit leather or anything (i'm testing sweet tarts now, but candy is just not my thing--except for Jolly Ranchers). I was travelling last month with a group of people i had only met the week before and had totally run out of my "stash" .... I drank an entire liter of coke slowly over 45 minutes and still...it barely got me to normal... was kind of embarassing, but at least they were cool.

Gahhhhh!!! Drinking Coke for lows is the worst. Because, well....let's be honest, burping Coke while low is no fun.

When I first met my husband, he said he had never met anyone above age 9 who buys and carries juice boxes around. He quickly realized how handy they are.
I had a dietician once tell me to use raisins. I wanted to kick her in the shin. Please, raisins!!! Being low is the one time that it would be OK to have Skittles or Jolly Ranchers, right?!

Maybe we should picket outside BD to bring monojel back???

Okay, i'm right there picketing with you! Monojel was gross looking (like the stuff they squirt on you to do ultrasounds) but it was yummy and it worked. Tell your hubby if he was choking on pollen or dust or something he ate quickly, he'd be glad to have a box of JJ (junior juice) around!

JUICE BOXES ARE GOOD FOR HOME...CAN YOU SEE ME CARRYING 6 BOXES IN MY POCKET I CAN'T.B-D GLUCOSE TABS OR DEX 4 OR GLUCOLIFT WORK INSTANTLY

I cannot handle the glucose tabs either...too chalky for me. A lot of times when I'm low and eat candy I just feel nauseated. I carry a small Hawaiian punch bottle in my purse...it goes down smooth and I don't mind it even when it's not cold. I can't stomach other types of juices though.

Apparently, they still make gels but they are usually marketed for athletes. I've seen Type 1s who run marathons talking about gel packs they use while they're training or running races. There is a GlucoBurst Glucose Gel that comes in packets and packs a walloping 15 g of sugars per packet. That's as opposed to 4 g in our beloved chalky tablets. :) There is also Insta-Glucose and a Dex 4 Glucose Gel. I dont' use them, so can't attest to how tasty they are. All of them provide 15 g of sugar, though, so if nothing else they are VERY sweet.

I've seen people comment before that they carry tubes of decorator icing. I suppose that could work, too. When at home, I typically choose to treat extreme lows with honey. When out, I tend to use tablets. The Dex 4 are the best-tasting ones, IMO.

Today I actually used 15 carb grams of Rainier cherries. Not only did they work quickly, but they also only brought me up to 108 from 54 so I didn't overshoot. Kind of tough to carry them around though. Although I do bring them with me to the golf course when I'm playing.

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