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Re: [IP] Re: insulin-pumpers-digest V13 #409



And I have found that Smarties dissolve faster than the chalky glucose tabs.B 
I usually tock up at the after-Halloween sales.

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From: "Sue Ann Bowling" <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted
Sent: Sunday, March 30, 2014 9:49:19 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] Re: insulin-pumpers-digest V13 #409

B Point out to her that smarties (I assume you mean the US ones) are
essentially
flavored glucose, just like the 4 gm tablets. A small roll is 6 gm
carbohydrate.
On Mar 30, 2014, at 3:52 PM, Valerie Adams wrote:

> Hum. My Glucagon kit is a $20 co-pay, up from $10 last year. I've had kits
> for years but have never used one.
>
> My doc heard I was using Smarties to treat a low and was concerned at how
> long those will take to bring me up. She suggested a junior-sized juice
> box, which acts nearly immediately, since it doesn't have to be chewed or
> digested. She said to keep one by my bed, one in the bathroom, one in my
> purse, etc. She also recommended standard Glucose tablets, since they're a
> measured dose and will deliver glucose fast, like we need it to. Weight
> gain from over-treating lows is a big problem for us.
> Valerie
>
>
> On 3/29/14 8:04 AM, "insulin-pumpers-digest"
> <email @ redacted> wrote:
>
>> Glucagon is pretty expensive, over $200 with the insurance copay. I keep
>> my
>> glucose tablets on me all the time and always, always carry a protein bar
>> and
>> some juice and will pop at least four tablets if I'm really crashing. I
>> was
>> using Apidra in my pump last year, very dangerous combination, because
>> Apidra
>> literally caused me to go low once every couple of weeks. I switched to
>> Humalog then Novalog, which are much more stable. Apidra's great if you
>> are
>> giving yourself injections, because you can shoot 20 minutes after a meal
>> and
>> still keep under control
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