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Help/advice to assist my mum with hypos

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by JKPilsworth, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. JKPilsworth

    JKPilsworth · Member

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    Hi Everyone

    I am looking for ideas to help my 70 year old insulin-dependent mother to manage/avoid hypos. Part of her problem is that she thinks it is impolite to eat without her husband of 48 years. So, if he is delayed going out to the shops, she won't eat, regardless of the risk.

    We have set her up with a mobile phone with a two-hour interval alarm during the day, to remind her to have at least an oatcake or something similar, and have told her to carry this phone with her. We are also giving her a bright red bum-bag, which she can keep said phone and her hypo kit with her.

    I would welcome other suggestions, as my sister, who lives abroad, is very concerned about something happening.
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