Making the low go.

Just part of the stash.

Thanks to everyone who checked in yesterday! Caleb really enjoyed reading all your comments. He sat and smiled and even chuckled out loud a couple of times. He has no idea what the food police are, but he found that reference downright hysterical.

It was great to read all your Day 1 posts and the different ways you all went about describing your day in the life of diabetes.

Caleb’s contribution today is most definitely short, and undeniably sweet!

Day 2 of Diabetes Blog Week.

Making the low go. Tell us your favorite way to treat a low.

Caleb’s top choices in his words:
Mom, it really doesn’t matter to me. I use lots of sugar tablets. My favorite is apple because they are sour. I use them especially at school because it’s easy, but I also like:



yogurt covered raisins,

sour Skittles,



sugar cubes,

sugar packets,

Swedish fish,

dried apricots

and pretzels.

That’s it – quick and to the point.

Unsealed and ready to go.
Unsealed and ready to go.

I try to unseal all the containers as soon as I get them so I don’t have to waste time with those nasty buggers when Caleb needs sugar FAST!

As a side note, Caleb says they are easy, but he’s told me before that he prefers glucose tabs at school because they appear more like medicine.Β  It makes him uncomfortable to eat a “treat” or drink juice around the other kids since they don’t also get to indulge (or perhaps its more like avoiding the envious eyes around the classroom).

If you missed it, Day 1 – A day in the life with…diabetes.

Tomorrow’s topic: Your Biggest Supporter.

22 Replies to “Making the low go.”

  1. Caleb, congrats on part 1! And treating lows are the most fun part-bring in the candy! :]

  2. I thought I was the only other person in the world who liked Swedish Fish! My husband thinks I’m crazy.

    I’ve never thought of using raisins… Elise has never had them before. I might do a test run to see if she likes them.

  3. My son loves the orange gluco tabs…almost too much he has even dosed to have them!!!

  4. My girls also love the glucose tablets, I have even had my 2 year old daughter tell me she was low and needed a tablet…she wasn’t low, she just wanted a tablet because she thinks they taste like candy πŸ™‚

  5. I love the idea of taking off the packaging when you get them. Most of these things are shrink wrapped like fort knox! I wish my boys liked glucose tabs… 😦

  6. Just looking at that picture makes me want to come to your house next time I’m low!!! πŸ™‚

    Caleb, thanks for the yogurt covered raisin suggestion. I forgot about those, but they are really good!!! And I like the sour stuff too – Sour Patch Watermelons are yummy. πŸ™‚

  7. Ah-ha moment! Taking off the dang child (& mommy) proof seal before you actually need to get into them. When Nate had a bad low last week in carpool it felt like 10 minutes before I got the seal off of the gel. I was panicking.


  8. Same here. I have to take the seals off time as I get the bottles of gluc. tabs. Otherwise I’ll forget until I’m low, then I won’t be able to get them open and I’ll go all bazerk to find a kitchen knife or sissors to punch it open with.

    Caleb is SO sweet to treat with tabs instead of other stuff to make the other not feel left out! He has SUCH a great personality and big heart!

  9. I think it is amazing that Caleb prefers the glucose tabs at school so his friends don’t feel left out. Oh my word, what a sweet heart he has.

  10. Caleb,

    I eat the glucose tabs too! And how sweet are you to think of your classmate’s feelings when you are treating a low. Thanks for the great post!!

  11. okay…that top picture looks way too organized!! is that your Halloween loot? curious: how do you do with candy, Caleb??…is there a certain kind that brings your number up nicely??

  12. I think tabs are good because you won’t be as tempted to snack on them. BUT Swedish Fish are probably one of my FAVORITE candies of all time. YUP and I am not even Swedish, I’m from England, and Puerto Rico! πŸ˜‰

  13. My current favorite is mini-boxes of Nerds! They are small enough to keep in my purse, and I can consume the whole thing in about 2 mouthfuls. I buy them after holidays when they’re about $0.75 a bag!

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