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Diabetes Bites Newsletter

IDS Monthly Survey: September 2019

LAST MONTH’S SURVEY QUESTION:

In last month’s edition of Diabetes Bites we asked for your usual treatment for low blood sugar.

A. Dextrose (glucose tablets, etc.)
B. Juice or another sugary drink
C. Starchy food (such as bread, crackers, cereal)
D. Chocolate, ice cream, or other “comfort” foods
E. Snack/energy bars
F. Something entirely different

There were 173 responses.  Looks as though glucose tablets are still used by the majority of people despite their “unique” taste and texture.  And with good reason:  Dextrose remains the fastest way to bring glucose levels up.

july survey results

hurricaneTHIS MONTH’S NEW SURVEY QUESTION:

This month, following Hurricane Dorian, we’d like to know if you have a plan in place for taking care of your diabetes in the event of an emergency/disaster.

A. I don’t have a plan.  I’ll deal with it if/when it happens.
B. I have a general idea of what to do, but nothing formal.
C. I have a written plan and emergency supplies ready to go.

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