{Diabetes Management} Treating Lows While Sledding

by Leighann on February 13, 2013

Low Blood Sugar Supplies

I know some of you gave gotten a lot of snow this winter. We have not. I’m not so bummed about that, but the kids crave outdoor winter activities.

With snow in the forecast, Q and I snagged two sleds and two kid-sized shovels at half off from Target and wouldn’t you know we actually got a little accumulation that weekend.

We live in the flat Midwest and we have one hill in town. I take that back, there is another good sledding hill across town, but this one man-made hill is the sledding hill that my husband and I grew up with.

It took me a good twenty minutes to get the kids layered in I-can’t-put-my-arms-down winter wear. I even worked up a sweat! My husband took the kids to the hill while I stayed at home.

I knew he wouldn’t want to carry Q’s entire diabetes supply bag because it wouldn’t be practical, so I threw together a few supplies that they might need in a small enough kit that it would fit in his coat pocket. If they needed her entire bag, they could go back to the car.

Good thing they had it because she did indeed go low and it took two low treatments to get her back into range.

Sledding Low Blood Sugar Kit

  • Meter
  • Test Strips
  • Lancing Device (pre-loaded)
  • Glucose Tablets, Gel, and Powder

These are the same bare essentials that we have grabbed on other occasions. Depending on where we are going or what we are doing, I’ll throw in glucagon, too. But we usually have her full supply bag nearby at the ready.

Please remember that I never give medical advice. Ask your endocrinologist or pediatrician for advice about your own child. Make your own informed decision as to what supplies you should carry.

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