Putting Out Fires With A Wrist Wallet. And GlucoGel.
One thing that gives me major anxiety regarding Zoe’s diabetes (besides all aspects of it) is the lows.
Or specifically Zoe having a low while alone with no sugar source.
She is 11 and she does carry a bag most of the time with her supplies in it, but she also likes to ride her bike and play on the trail behind the house and who wants to lug around a bag? I have stressed over and over the importance of keeping juice of glucose tabs with her at all times because it’s better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.
And then she rolls her eyes at me because she’s 11.
Enter the solution-the wrist wallet.
We ran across it at REI and that badboy set me back 15 bones, but you know what? She wears it and she likes it. I probably would have paid triple. It has a zipper and she can keep her sugar source on standby.
She was stoked to discover that the GlucoPouch gel fits right inside, these are her favorite way to treat an on-the-go-low.
These bad boys work, they bring her up fast and solid, and she doesn’t have the crazy spike like with juice. There is also no inconvenient “chewing” that’s associated with glucose tabs, that’s Zoe’s main argument against the tabs. Also, the gel pouch was invented by a Type One Diabetic, power to the D-people.