Low Cost life saver tool for low bg episodes

By davidhogan Latest Reply 2013-04-21 23:34:18 -0500
Started 2013-04-12 14:36:18 -0500

Even with 5 shots of insulin a day (2 long term and 3 at meals) I seldom have a low blood sugar because my carb formula is worked out and I'm very good at keeping up with what I eat. But they do happen on occasion and this little key chain device for holding glucose tablets has helped me on more than one occasion.

I do find myself away from home sometimes and away from meds. For example my parents are aging and while over there the other day to cut grass and other chores I was dragging big limbs into the woods after a storm and found myself quite a ways into the woods and a low coming on fast. My little key chain holder for glucose tablets once again saved the day.

I used to have the little glucose pills in a cylinder device, but I would always forget to grab it, but I do not forget my keys and the little holder is always there, I just have to fill it back up if I use it.

I have the photo of the low cost device on my photo page here and it was about $3 at Wal-mart in the pharmacy area. Hope this helps, just remember it hold 4 tablets only.


4 replies

Grammy Roberts
Grammy Roberts 2013-04-21 23:34:18 -0500 Report

Thanks for sharing, I have to look for that. I'm new to the community , my husband has type2 as do I. He also has copd and on oxygen, so I sometimes don't eat properly. I can have symtoms of lbs even if it's 125. I'm on metformin and husband is on glipize and insulin. Really glad this site is here. Thanks

Harlen 2013-04-12 17:25:40 -0500 Report

It is ok but big on my key fob .
Now they have instant kool-aid with sugar I keep them handy lol
It works fast acting and cheep.
Best wishes

IronOre 2013-04-12 16:55:40 -0500 Report

Oh, very cool idea.
I really don't like the way the somewhat large plastic tube (that my glucose tablets come in) looks while in my front pants pocket so this thing may work nicely for me.

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