Good morning all,
I suppose this question is aimed primarily at the male population, but for the ladies out there that have input, I’d enjoy your thoughts as well.
Ever since I was diagnosed, I’ve carried a tube of glucose tabs in my pocket to treat lows. When I was on MDI, I was using them regularly throughout the week. Since being on the pump, not so much. That said, I don’t feel comfortable not having something on me for lows just in case.
My days can be unpredictable in that one day I may be tied to a desk all day, and others I’m “in the field” where is not always convenient to carry a bag of any sort. What I’m seeking is practical suggestions for what “else” I might carry for treatment, preferably the densest carb to size ratio possible. Attire varies from jeans to khaki’s.
- 15g carbs minimum
- must be able to pocket carry (generally in front pocket)(belt pouches are not an option)
- must be durable (gel packs in a pocket w/keys and a pocket knife just don’t mix)
- longevity (I rarely have to treat lows because my control is good, so it needs to “wear” well in the pocket for weeks at a time
- must not be bulky (a tube of glucose tabs works, but I’m trying to thin out some of what I carry)