Thursday, February 12, 2015

How Do You Treat Hypos?

Where do you keep the treats you use when you have hypoglycemia? I have read so many times that T1 people have to get out of bed and go to the kitchen when they have hypos at night. In certain cases they have to go downstairs to to reach the kitchen. That would be dangerous for me since I frequently experience dizziness with hypos. I have also read that some T1's have hypos when away from home, and they have to stop at a store and buy something, maybe waiting in line to pay, or eating before paying. Why do any T1's not have something handy. at all times??
I do NOT understand this!! I have a bottle of glucose tablets by my bedside, and another on a table by my laptop. When I leave the house, I have a small ziplock bag of jellybeans in my pocket at all times. My wife has some glucose tabs in her purse. I NEVER have to wander through my house or buy something at a store to have something to treat my hypos. I have ready access to something 24/7.
Why do any T1's take such chances?


  1. I have a jar of glucose tabs in/on my nightstand and in my desk drawer at the office, and another in my car's glove compartment. I also keep a tube in my pocket, which I top-off from one of those jars whenever I have the chance. I also keep a tube of glucose tabs in my pocket all the time (except when I forget).

    Sometimes I'll buy a snack - particularly if I'm away from home and won't be back for awhile, because I don't want to deplete my stock of 10 in the tube.... or if I'm just tired of them. But at night, I never trudge downstairs to the kitchen, just reach for the nightstand next to me.