Scott’s Old School Low Treatment

I spent Saturday helping to clean out dad’s garage. We found an old tackle box with some low BG supplies inside. 🙂

These don’t have dates on them, but they are at least twenty-five years old. At least.

Fruit Roll-Ups

Fruit Roll-Ups

Back in the day we didn’t have glucose tabs. In fact, I remember baggies of sugar cubes and tubes of cake frosting being the go-to tools of camp counselors. Pocketable? Not really.

For as long as I can remember, I’d have two Fruit Roll-Ups in my back pocket at all times. Flattened to death before long, but still worth 12g of carbs.

Peel from cellophane before eating, yo.


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44 thoughts on “Scott’s Old School Low Treatment

  1. If I’d let my kid read this post, she’d be begging for icing in a tube for lows!! I’m tired of crushed cheese & crackers in a backpack. A used Crystal Lite tube holds two, but they never stay in there for long. I just had her handwash her backpack last week due to a long forgotten crushed Juicy Juice, and melted, mashed Starburst mucking everything up. Taught her a lesson. Can’t imagine sugar cubes in tin foil. But I do have memories of my own Fruit Roll Ups in my HS backpack in 1984!

    • Crushed Juicy Juice and melted/mashed Starburst?! Oh my gosh, Sharon! That sounds like a disaster! LOL!! 🙂

    • Wow!

      I don’t think I ever tried – but I wonder if frosting freezes? And if so, would it even come out? And how long would it take to thaw? …

      The things I think about living in Minnesota…

    • Wow!

      I don’t think I ever tried – but I wonder if frosting freezes? And if so, would it even come out? And how long would it take to thaw? …

      The things I think about living in Minnesota…

  2. I remember that brand!! They were almost sort of natural fruit roll ups, right? More bumpy than the newer plastic-y ones. Benny loves fruit roll-ups, but I think they would melt in our summer heat (although if they lasted that long in your garage…)

    • Dunno about the natural thing – if that was even an option way back then. But I think you’re onto something about if these lasted so long in the garage they could probably withstand summer heat on the surface of the sun! Haha!

  3. I remember that brand!! They were almost sort of natural fruit roll ups, right? More bumpy than the newer plastic-y ones. Benny loves fruit roll-ups, but I think they would melt in our summer heat (although if they lasted that long in your garage…)

    • Dunno about the natural thing – if that was even an option way back then. But I think you’re onto something about if these lasted so long in the garage they could probably withstand summer heat on the surface of the sun! Haha!

  4. Thanks for this, Scott! After I was diagnosed in 84, I remember using those white BD glucose tabs that my mom had on hand. Of course, I used to think they were treats like candy (since I really didn’t eat much candy), so I would often sneak them from the bottom bathroom cabinet drawer and pretend I didn’t know where they disappeared to. They’ve been off the market for years now, but I was excited not long ago when Wil Dubois sent me a stash he still had — and they still work!! I’ve never had an issue with glucose tabs and I do like them, but have also used Skittles and Smarties through the years.

  5. Thanks for this, Scott! After I was diagnosed in 84, I remember using those white BD glucose tabs that my mom had on hand. Of course, I used to think they were treats like candy (since I really didn’t eat much candy), so I would often sneak them from the bottom bathroom cabinet drawer and pretend I didn’t know where they disappeared to. They’ve been off the market for years now, but I was excited not long ago when Wil Dubois sent me a stash he still had — and they still work!! I’ve never had an issue with glucose tabs and I do like them, but have also used Skittles and Smarties through the years.

  6. My mother was, and still is, obsessed with the fact that glucose tabs are “just sugar!” so I always, always had some sort of 100% fruit juice. I remember little tins of pineapple juice with the plastic pull tab on the top. ONCE she bought me lifesavers but I ate the whole pack.-Alanna

  7. My mother was, and still is, obsessed with the fact that glucose tabs are “just sugar!” so I always, always had some sort of 100% fruit juice. I remember little tins of pineapple juice with the plastic pull tab on the top. ONCE she bought me lifesavers but I ate the whole pack.-Alanna

  8. “Peel from cellophane before eating, yo.”

    Thanks for the best laugh I had all weekend. Regardless of the decade or generation, we have to use what works. And you did. And you saved some for later. We all do that too. Thanks for sharing!

  9. “Peel from cellophane before eating, yo.”

    Thanks for the best laugh I had all weekend. Regardless of the decade or generation, we have to use what works. And you did. And you saved some for later. We all do that too. Thanks for sharing!

  10. In the 1940s and 1950s I had a little plastic container filled with sugar. If I had symptoms of lows I would pour sugar into my mouth. I never ate candy or any other sugar product, that was forbidden.

  11. In the 1940s and 1950s I had a little plastic container filled with sugar. If I had symptoms of lows I would pour sugar into my mouth. I never ate candy or any other sugar product, that was forbidden.

  12. Eeeeww – there weren’t even baggies when I was dx’d – had to wrap the sugar cubes in tin foil and after an hour or so they had deteriorated to powder, leaked out and the bottom of my purse was full of dust……

  13. Eeeeww – there weren’t even baggies when I was dx’d – had to wrap the sugar cubes in tin foil and after an hour or so they had deteriorated to powder, leaked out and the bottom of my purse was full of dust……

  14. I can remember being a kid and having tiny cans (this was in the days of steel cans decades before aseptic plastic-coated paper packaging used in juice boxes became commonplace) of apple juice inside my desk. Of course, as a kid, I don’t recall having used them very much, all I remember is the Clinitest results were usually 4+ and hyperglycemia was more common than lows, unless I was running around the playground or something. The old standby was orange juice, which I find really gross now under any circumstances, but we did what we had to with the stuff that was around!!

  15. I can remember being a kid and having tiny cans (this was in the days of steel cans decades before aseptic plastic-coated paper packaging used in juice boxes became commonplace) of apple juice inside my desk. Of course, as a kid, I don’t recall having used them very much, all I remember is the Clinitest results were usually 4+ and hyperglycemia was more common than lows, unless I was running around the playground or something. The old standby was orange juice, which I find really gross now under any circumstances, but we did what we had to with the stuff that was around!!