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What should diabetics carry around with them?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Candies/glucometer

Candies or glucose tablets in case medicines lower glucose too much, or equivalent ( snacks, juice or soda).
If they use Insulin they should carry their Insulin and everything associated with it( syringe with needle or the pens with insulin, alcohol pads). Also the glucometer with strips and needles, gauze, to check the glucose.

In brief: Candies/glucometer

Candies or glucose tablets in case medicines lower glucose too much, or equivalent ( snacks, juice or soda).
If they use Insulin they should carry their Insulin and everything associated with it( syringe with needle or the pens with insulin, alcohol pads). Also the glucometer with strips and needles, gauze, to check the glucose.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Source of Glucose

You should have an id bracelet that identifies you as diabetic in case you get into a situation where you cannot tell someone.
Too low on the blood sugar. An emergency source of glucose for the same reason. Glucometers are small and portable these days. You being able to keep your sugars under control is the ultimate goal of any diabetic management plan.

In brief: Source of Glucose

You should have an id bracelet that identifies you as diabetic in case you get into a situation where you cannot tell someone.
Too low on the blood sugar. An emergency source of glucose for the same reason. Glucometers are small and portable these days. You being able to keep your sugars under control is the ultimate goal of any diabetic management plan.
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
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Dr. GUNWANT DHALIWAL
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Candy or Snack

Diabetics taking Insulin shouls carry a candy or snack in case sugar drops too low.

In brief: Candy or Snack

Diabetics taking Insulin shouls carry a candy or snack in case sugar drops too low.
Dr. GUNWANT DHALIWAL
Dr. GUNWANT DHALIWAL
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