Glucolift: Worth Toting Around.
At the AADE conference in Indianapolis last week (more on that later), my left shoulder basically became dislocated due to the constant drag of my gigantic travel purse. (It's a camera bag/toddler bag/diabetes bag/purse. Which means that I could host a family of Sylvanian Family rabbits in there, and all of their accessories.) This bag carried everything from my camera and iPad to my VerioIQ meter and stash of glucose tabs.
I love glucose tabs. But not because they taste good. Nope. I love them because they are essentially indestructible. They are the cockroaches of hypoglycemia treatment. They resist the temptation of temperature, never melting in the heat and never freezing in the cold. A nuclear blast could come rolling by and these suckers would remain potent. As previously stated, if there were Diabetes Hunger Games, glucose tabs would be my district's tributes.
Trouble is, they usually taste like crap. Which is why, this time, my massive bag at AADE was playing host to Glucolift glucose tabs.
I met Chris Angell, founder, fellow person with diabetes, and creator of Glucolift glucose tabs, a few weeks ago at the Children with Diabetes' "Friends for Life" conference. He had a booth in the expo hall, which was co-manned by his father, so it was hard not to like them both immediately. After some discussion by email, Chris offered to ship some samples to try out.
"I'll send you some tablets, but you have to promise to wait for a bona-fide low," he said.
"Sure thing," I replied.
True to my word, I downed my first Glucolift tabs during a workout at the gym. Being completely honest, I choked them down as quickly as I could without caring about how they tasted. I cared about how they worked. (And they worked like every other glucose tab I've tried - fast.)
But the second time I used them, I was at the edge of 70 mg/dL instead of 40 mg/dL, and I was able to pay attention to what I was doing. No lie - the cherry glucose tabs are where it's at. Wildberry doesn't hurt, either. These Glucolift glucose tabs have a flavor palette that doesn't gross me out, which may not sound like a ringing endorsement, but it is. After decades with "orange" and "purple," it's a pleasant change to have a flavor that's more than just a color. (And these tabs don't have any 'genetically modified organisms,' which means they don't have any genetically engineered crops in them. More info on that in the FAQ.) While I don't like lows, I do like using a product to treat them that is as natural as possible.
Thanks, Chris, for creating something that does the hypo-fixing job and doesn't taste like garbage. And for letting me post this very flattering photo of us from the AADE conference.