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RE: [IP] terrified of lows



Jef,

Who am I to give you advice... but I think I have to!
You say that you carry with you your meter all times. Well, glucotablets are
more important than your meter in case you feel you have a severe hypo, you
are not in your car, work place, home, and just 10 minutes away from the
opportunity to purchase some carbs to assist. You do not need the meter for
a possibly life threatening situation. So, these glucose tablets are not
sort of 'extras'. It is a must for us. I carry them in my pocket.
Take care,

 - Avner

-----Original Message-----
From: Jef Lepine [mailto:email @ redacted]
Sent: Monday, March 18, 2002 3:21 PM
To: email @ redacted
Subject: RE: [IP] terrified of lows


> Why are people terrified of lows in public places?  I would think by now
> that every diabetic should ALWAYS have glucose tablets with them as well
as
> small snacks.
>
> I have had to purchase a larger bag (more like a tote bag) to carry all my
> stuff I carry with me.

I'm guilty of NOT carrying sugar with me at all times. I'm a total
minimalist. The only thing I really carry with me at all times are my
wallet and my meter, that's IT. I just can't bring myself to carry all
sorts of 'extras' with me. I'm not in denial, I just hate the extra
baggage :)

I do stash stuff in places though. In my car I have honey-stix and a fex
extra sets, I keep some extras in my laptop bag, and everyone I work with
knows I'm D.

I don't usually panic, I'm not the panicky type. Actually, when I was
younger, I got a kick out of being low. The adreneline rush alone was
worth it for me :> My girlfriend tells me being low is much like being
high.... :)

-Jef
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