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just curious what other people keep in their cars for possible reactions. I tried glucose tabs but they go bad in summer heat. Now I use fruit wraps.

type 1 diabetes
Rochester, NY
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type 2 diabetes
Lapeer, MI
The candy "Smarties" are basically the same as glucose tabs, but they don't go bad in the car( again it may depend where you live and how hot it gets) each pack of smarties has 6 carbs, if you have 3-4 packs when your sugar is too low, it will bring you up enough to get some other carbs in you like

type 2 diabetes
Lapeer, MI
Bread or something along those lines.

type 2 diabetes
Lansing, MI
Where do you get them??? Have only seen in England

type 2 diabetes
Lansing, MI
Ones in England are kind of like m&m's in U.S.

type 2 diabetes
Lapeer, MI
You can buy them at just about any store, including CVS, Walgreen, grocery stores, they are just small sweet tart candies, like a smaller version of a glucose tab.

type 2 diabetes
Lapeer, MI
When your sugar is too low the best things to bring it up right away is candy, juice, non-diet pop, chocolate does not work as well. My Endocrinologist does not recommend using chocolate.

type 1 diabetes
Stgo, CHL
I use nerds lol hehe cause they're also delicious. I buy those 1.65 oz ones & eat half of them or all of it depending of the low 😊

type 2 diabetes
Lansing, MI
I don't buy chocolate at all - that's why I asked coz in England there are chocolate candy things called smarties😀 - what ever stuff they use in diet pop isn't supposed to be good.

type 1 diabetes
Vero Beach, FL
Juice boxes. But I carry a ziploc bag of soft candies. Some you need 3-4 candies to make 15 carbs. Easy. To get and easy to eat! But I also carry bananas for snacks and graham crackers, etc.

type 1 diabetes
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thanks everyone!

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