AS A DIABETIC-When You Head Outdoors-ARE YOU SAFE?

MewElla
By MewElla Latest Reply 2011-04-02 20:34:20 -0500
Started 2011-04-02 12:41:30 -0500

In case of an emergency it is a good idea to pack a few items when you head outdoors- camping, hiking, or walking. A fanny pack with pockets and water bottle is perfect. Always bring water to drink at regular intervals, thirsty or not; dehydration can make blood sugar skyrocket. Stash some hard candies or glucose tablets in one of the pockets. It is also wise to have a cell phone(Charged Up) and making sure you have emergency phone # in your phone for quick reference.
People with diabetes should wear some sort of identification, a medical bracelet or necklace or tag on your watch stating you have diabetes/indicate if on insulin or medication that can cause hypoglycemia.


5 replies

echowit
echowit 2011-04-02 20:34:20 -0500 Report

Good tip! SWMBO used to check me for keys & billfold, now (LOL) it's water, phone & Granola bar! Gotta luv 'er.

Blessed617
Blessed617 2011-04-02 13:36:28 -0500 Report

Thanks for the information. I was not aware dehydration can cause levels to skyrocket. That explains a lot for me.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-04-02 12:56:10 -0500 Report

ABSOLUTELY CORRECT, Mary! The time is long past (for me at least) that I could walk out my door and be pretty well ready for ANYTHING!

About the only time nowadays I venture into the great outdoors is when driving from place to place through wilderness or desert country like my trip last week between Las Vegas and vernal UT and back again. I did load my car with much more than I absolutely needed to take just so I would be safer, but it could have turned deadly so very quickly. Snow covered roads can be so treacherous!

I sure gave my guardian angels heartburn a couple times during my trip back, especially.

Thanks for your reminder to us all, Mary!

James

MewElla
MewElla 2011-04-02 13:03:22 -0500 Report

Thanks for your input…But, I am just thankful you made it back last week…I was sending up some prayers for your safe arrival in your little hometown of Las Vegas!!Enjoy your weekend…