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RE: [IP] candy for lows



Danielle,

I appreciate your thought, but when I'm low, there aren't very many
things that I can even get down, so I gotta go with what I can
absolutely use in any situation.  Recently, Life Savers were that.
Historically, however, I have always been even able to choke down some
Sprite, even when warm.  So I use that mostly.  (I even got my CDE and
doc's blessing on it.)

I was more trying to say that it was nice to hear from other people that
have done the same "bad" things so I don't feel so like the renegade.
That's what I like about this list.  I hear from others who have the
same problems and some, like the autonomic sweating and diarrhea, I
would never have thought were diabetes related.

Thanks!

Antonio

-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted
[mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of Danielle
Simmons
Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2003 5:18 AM
To: ip-ip
Subject: RE: [IP] candy for lows

From: "Juan Antonio Dominion" email @ redacted

I use Life Savers as well and since having a tooth problem, the Gummi
Savers, because they're softer (I know the sugar absorption probably
isn't as good).
All these years I couldn't understand why anyone would need the glucose
tabs, which I think taste horrible. I thought I was just a "bad"
renegade diabetic.


AAAAAGGGGGGHHHHHH, Antonio!  Put down the Life Savers and back away and
no
one will get hurt!  LOL  I ate so many Life Savers for lows growing up,
I
can barely look at them today.  Also had them repeatedly "melt" or get
sticky in purses or pockets over summers, sometimes drawing ants
<blech>,
neither of which the tabs do.  I buy drugstore-brand glucose tabs (which
now
come in artificial watermelon flavor mmmmmmm I really don't like
artificial
flavors as a rule, but watermelon is a sick penchant of mine since
Friendly's came out with Watermelon Sherbet Coolers when I was young
lol)
fwiw, the orange and raspberry are yummy, too.  Yes, they are more
expensive
than Life Savers.   And if one likes watermelon flavor like I do, there
*are* watermelon hard candies. <g>  But like the gal with 8 kids said,
candy
would disappear in my house, too, with 6 kids - the glucose tabs look
"funky" enough that they respect that they're mine, mine, mine ;-)  And
really, does it matter *what* we use, as long as it works to bring down
*our* low?  Life Savers, Gummi Savers, Glucose Tabs - it's all good ;-)
Vive la difference!

Pax,
Danielle
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