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Hypo Supplies

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Wayward Blood, Mar 19, 2020.

  1. Wayward Blood

    Wayward Blood Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    [Spoiler Alert] The Coronavirus is causing a few problems out there. Currently I'm able to get hold of everything I need for my Type 1 diabetes, but I feel it's prudent to plan ahead in case of supply issues.

    Currently I treat any low blood sugars with dextrose tablets. I've stocked up with a few packs, but I've also taken an additional precaution. Someone on a diabetes Facebook group suggested getting hold of bulk glucose powder and diluting it in water to treat hypos. You can find it here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/BULK-POWDE...4614603&sprefix=glucose+powder,aps,139&sr=8-1

    The person who posted said they're mixing 56g of powder to 700ml of water – apparently that works out as the equivalent of two dextrose tablets for every 100ml and it's very fast acting.
     
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  2. Rokaab

    Rokaab Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Well I know when I was young my parents dissolved sugar in water for me to drink (about 40 years ago) when hypo'ing
     
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    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    You can buy 24 packs of dextro tabs on Amazon for about £20 still. I get mine in Home Bargains at a quid for two.
     
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  4. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Seems to be loads of Jelly Babies in Asda at the mo. 1 JB = 5g carbs
     
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    Broomthebeast Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I use jelly beans, they do the trick!
     
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    NicoleC1971 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Seems like the only stuff you can buy is sugary **** and I have no issues getting lucosade (my usual hypo treatment) .
    More worried about being low carb and not being able to buy non chocolatey eggs!!
     
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  7. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Chickens eggs are not very chocolatey :hilarious::hilarious::hilarious::hilarious::hilarious: SORRY couldn't resist
     
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    Yes mate , mine too , i still do it. taking a bottle of sugary water to work
     
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    GedMason · Member

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    Thank you for link
     
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  10. Wayward Blood

    Wayward Blood Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    You’re most welcome!
     
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    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I sometimes use dried fruit, dates in particular. Delicious, and a good excuse to have one without a jab.
     
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