What "Treating A Low On The Go, Go-To Snack" Do You Currently Have On Your Person?

By Grumpy0308 Latest Reply 2012-06-04 15:50:07 -0500
Started 2012-05-31 18:33:19 -0500

I always have food on my person. No matter how small the bag or where I am, I ALWAYS have food on me.
Does it get to be cumbersome at times? YES indeed it does.
Do I ***** about it?? Yes indeed I do ***** out loud about my backpack being a mini CVS from time to time.
But if I didn't carry around so much crap (food, testing supplies, insulin, spare infusion sets, etc.,) I wouldn't be able to live an independent life, so I tend to get over the occasional grumpiness in that area pretty quickly.
Currently, there's an emergency granola bar and about a half used roll of glucose tabs (Mixed Fruit flavor) in my backpack. And then of course there's my lunch, which consists of Peach Greek Yogurt and two small apples and 4 cheesesticks sitting in the fridge at work.
Sidebar: Today's lunch (and backup food) is especially healthy because I'm going out to dinner with friends tonight for dinner - And that meal won't be so healthy - But I digress!
Now I tend to mix up my "on the go emergency snacks to treat a low" just so I won't get sick of them. Sometimes I carry Larabars, other times I carry the Trader Joe's Fruit Skins, and from time to time I've been known to carry Starbursts.
So my question to you dear Diabetesalicious reader is this: So what current on the go snack to treat a low do you have on or near your person? And do you change up your emergency travel time low treats just for ***** & giggles or do you stick to the same thing??

12 replies

Type1Lou 2012-06-04 15:50:07 -0500 Report

I always carry glucose tabs and maybe a tube of glucose gel for those times I need to treat a low…(I HATE how they taste, so I'm not tempted to indulge when I don't need them). My meter and pump are also always with me. Granola bars and power bars are just too tempting for me to carry around…also, they aren't the fastest acting carbs that you need when you are hypoglycemic.

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-06-04 15:45:02 -0500 Report

I carry the tropical flavor glucose tabs at all times. Then I change up snacks depending on what I have planned for the day. I don't do peanut butter crackers, hate peanut butter, do use the cheese filled one though. I try to plan around my meals and my family is good at saying "do we need to stop for you."
I know what you mean about carrying all our stuff for us type 1, it does get tiresome at times, but better then the alternative!

Lizardfan 2012-06-02 10:11:07 -0500 Report

Grape glucose tabs are my go to choice. I hate the rest of them I have used them so much! Followed by peanut butter crackers, actually the small 4 crackers to a pack and I am good to go. If I am at home it is glucose and fruit.

Grumpy0308 2012-06-02 11:19:40 -0500 Report

When I'm home it's apples and a banana for me. I'm going to follow you and add peanut butter crackers to my backpack. Thank you for the idea and for sharing.

Grumpy0308 2012-05-31 20:44:56 -0500 Report

Gabby, DeanaG and Dietcherry I don't find it boring at all. Thank you all 3 of you for responding to my post.

GabbyPA 2012-06-01 08:59:57 -0500 Report

I suppose we do have an advantage in that our purses go with us everywhere. No man purses for you. LOL

GabbyPA 2012-05-31 19:19:09 -0500 Report

I guess I am not as creative as you are. I just carry a tube of glucose tabs in my purse. How boring is that?

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