It’s amazing what comes to mind when I cannot get to sleep at night..
Worries of late about low blood sugars have me doing “play-by-play” scenarios in my mind in case anything were to happen in the middle of the night – or anytime for that matter.
We have all of the things required to treat a severe low blood sugar – gummy fruit pieces – glucose tabs – juice – glucagon and cake gel.
It suddenly dawned on me the other night that the cake gel requires SCISSORS to open it ?!?!
WOW – only almost 4 years later ?!?! what the heck, Heather ….
If at home that would be fine but what if we were out and about ?? Maybe my human strength would set in and I could rip it open with my jaws but I’m not willing to risk that in an emergency situation.
Time to replace the cake gel with an easier to open option of glucose gel and stock up on supplies…. off I head to the store..
Of course anything at the drug store targeted to Diabetics is much more expensive than other “sugar” options..
Glucose Tabs – 10 (4gms of carbs each) = $2.30
Glucose Gel – 1 serving (15gm of carbs) = $1.30
Doesn’t sound like a lot – but when you go through them fast – it adds up and adds up quickly.
Of course CANDY would be a much cheaper and easier option but also MUCH MORE tempting for Eden to have in her kit and around the house. We do use juice and fruit snacks most often – but even those in the past have given us issues with temptation and thus sneaking..
Also – we are CONSTANTLY on Eden about brushing her teeth – oral hygiene is important for everyone obviously, but with Type 1 Diabetes she is also at risk for dental issues..
Hmm… how often to we feed our child SUGAR in the middle of the night to keep her alive ?? Fruit pieces and juice that coat her teeth without brushing them afterwards …
Sugar is all its forms pretty much rule our thoughts most days – aside from insulin – it is the most important thing we have in the house to keep Eden alive.