A Fast Acting Sugar You May not have thought of "A Diabetes Tidbit"

Don't know about you but i am always trying to make sure that i know things to do if someone is experiencing a low blood sugar. What if we are out and we have nothing with us, or we use the last drink box etc. Check out this "diabetes tidbit" for a fast acting sugar you might have thought of!

http://www.pumpwearinc.com/index.php?page_id=521

Views: 486

Tags: acting, blood, children, diabetes, fast, low, sugar, sugars, treating, with

Comment by Betty J on February 28, 2012 at 6:37pm

I don't think in terms of fast acting sugar when it comes to lows. When I was dxed as a teen, many many years ago I was told to carry sugar cubes...I've been through with that for many years. Think in terms of Glycemic Index if you're familiar with it you will see there are things on the GI index that are just as fast acting if not faster. I sometimes eat pretzels, they're high on the index. So are crackers any grain except for whole grains. Besides sugar can be messy if you carry it long enough. I use to have a purse full of sugar granules.

Comment by LaGuitariste on February 28, 2012 at 10:41pm

I think this sounds like a cheap, easy alternative that wouldn't take up much space -- and that I'd be less likely to abuse (unlike jellybeans, frosting tubes, Sweet Tarts or Skittles, which are just too, too tempting for me to keep around.)

I'm a big fan of ziploc baggies for carrying things when traveling. I can easily see carrying six or eight sugar packets in a folded-flat ziploc baggie in my day-pack, or tucking them in a ziploc baggie in my glove compartment, guitar case or bedside nightstand drawer.

Thanks for the idea. ;0)

According to CalorieKing, a sugar packet has 4 gm of carbs and 15 calories, the same as my too-expensive glucose tabs. Neat.

Comment by Robyn on February 28, 2012 at 11:01pm

My Mom (type 1) used to carry these with her and kept them in the house, everywhere and that was WAY back in the day. Good idea and easy to carry around.....Added to list "Sugar Packets" :) Thanks for the reminder.

Comment

You need to be a member of Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes to add comments!

Join Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes

Advertisement



REsources

From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

DHF Partners with HelpAround in an Effort to Connect People Touched by Diabetes

  Leer en español Technology has the amazing ability to ease the stress associated with diabetes; It simply makes our lives a little more bearable. That’s why we are excited to announce DHFs partnership with HelpAround. This new application will help Read on! →

La Diabetes Hands Foundation y HelpAround uniendo las personas tocadas por la diabetes

  Para nuestra comunidad de diabetes la tecnología ha venido a llenar muchos vacíos y a hacer de nuestras vidas un poco mas llevaderas. Eso mismo nos proporciona una nueva aplicación de geo-localización llamada HelpAround (Ayuda a tu alrededor). HA Read on! →

Diabetes Hands Foundation Team

DHF TEAM

Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, Editor, has LADA)

Emily Coles
(Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Development Manager, has type 2)

Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)


DHF VOLUNTEERS


Lead Administrator

Bradford (has type 1)


Administrators

Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)

Gary (has type 2)

David (dns) (type 2)

 

LIKE us on Facebook

Spread the word

Loading…

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.

© 2014   A community of people touched by diabetes, run by the Diabetes Hands Foundation.

Badges  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Service