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Hypo treatment - restoring 0/ lo sugar drinks to full sugar

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by caius2x8, Feb 19, 2018.

  1. caius2x8

    caius2x8 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hypo treatment - restoring 0/ lo sugar drinks to full sugar

    As t drifts on like butter dissolving ive noticed full sugar soft drinks ( my goto hypo aid) are going AWOL :-(.

    So heres the solution.

    On the back the drinks fall into two caregories.
    Sugar 0g/ ml
    Sugar 3.5g/ml.

    To restore either to 10g/ml, same as full sugar Coca Cola, di this.

    Make a 50% sugar: water solution.
    For the no sugar bottle, when not hypo, drink 400mls.
    In a bowl/ jug, add 200g white sugar to 200mls jyst boiled water. Stir til dissolved with a wooden spoon.
    Cover with a lid, alliw to cool a few hrs.
    Using a funnel if preferred (wilco, set if 3 different sizes £1), decant sugar syrup slowly into pop bottle. Dump bowel and funnel into sink for kids to wash up ;-).
    Recap bottle. Turn upside down to mix thru.
    On a 1/2 inch strip of white paper, write full sugar 10g/ml. Stick on front of bottle with sellotape. Saves people fighting the bittle off u, az has happoened to me, if hypo. Also helps recall white bottles are corrected.

    So for pop which is sold at 3.5g/ml sugar, repeat the process above but making the syrup with 130g sugar, 130g boiling water. Havibg drunk 260mls when not low.

    So there we go.
     
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    That sounds like a lot of faff and, knowing me, at the point I have a hypo, I will have no "turbo charged" sugary drinks available.
    I prefer to use a smaller, easy to carry hypo treatment like GlucoTabs.
    They don't taste great but they don't need to - I see them as medication.
     
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  3. Key_master_

    Key_master_ Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I’ll second that, too much faff, dextros all the way for me. A double pack is £1 from most supermarkets, that’s like 20+ hypo treatments for some people. I’d get about 30 for a £1. Not just the price it’s the precision you can count on and so small and convenient. Not too mention the fact it’s almost pure glucose with some added vit c..
     
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  4. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I think i will stick to my jelly babies - pretty sure someone would drink my high sugar even if labelled :D
     
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    I'm impressed you manage to keep jelly babies to yourself :)
     
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  6. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Just tell the family that they are for EMERGENCIES and it seems to work
    OR tell them that they are diabetic ones lol
     
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  7. kevinfitzgerald

    kevinfitzgerald Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Normally wine gums, fruit pastilles, fruit jellies (anything jelly like) as sweets but my number 1 treatment has always been lucozade. I always carry a small bottle in my work bag.

    Any symptoms of going low, a couple of large gulps and 5 minutes later all is ok again.
     
  8. SueJB

    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I can't even keep them from me
     
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  9. Grumpy ole thing

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    Mmm jelly babies, I also like marks n sparks mint crumblies. They have fruit ones too but I haven't tried them (yet) x
     
  10. francesk

    francesk Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have lucozade by the bed, jelly babies in handbag if needed. But I have to have unscrewed the new lucozade bottle, and done it up again before I go to sleep as I have memories of waking up low, and not being able to open the bottle!
     
  11. becca59

    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I only let my husband eat the green ones! Yuk! Black all the way lol!
     
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    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Mini cans of coke in the night. Jelly babies in the day. Decant from a large pack into small tub. Buy when on the £1 offer at my local shop.
     
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    I miss those halcyon days of mars bars for hypo treatment. :p
     
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    I've got Lucozade beside the bed and more bottles in the kitchen at home. In work I carry the 10p bags of Haribo in my work trousers but do have Lucozade in my locker along with my BG meter.
     
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