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wolfie
04-08-2015, 03:11 PM
Was at a gas station, waiting to pay. The guy in front of me was buying a bunch of stuff from the convenience store, including a 1 litre regular Coke. As the cashier was ringing him up, she asked if he needed anything else. His answer: "Oh yes, I need a cup of ice. My cooler died, and I need to keep my insulin cold".:eek: Note my description of what he was buying.

MoonCat
04-08-2015, 05:47 PM
Was at a gas station, waiting to pay. The guy in front of me was buying a bunch of stuff from the convenience store, including a 1 litre regular Coke. As the cashier was ringing him up, she asked if he needed anything else. His answer: "Oh yes, I need a cup of ice. My cooler died, and I need to keep my insulin cold".:eek: Note my description of what he was buying.

Well, yeah, not the best thing to drink. I have had Coke Zero, which has no carbs in it, but very rarely, and I don't drink the regular stuff anymore. But hey, he's a big boy, if he wants to blow up his glucose, that's his call.

jedimaster91
04-08-2015, 10:22 PM
There is the chance that he was buying the fully leaded Coke for a party and didn't plan to drink any himself......but probably not.

rvdammit
04-08-2015, 11:14 PM
Or its his stash for when he has low blood sugar.

Tama
04-09-2015, 04:19 AM
I think Snickers would be better for that considering the simple and complex sugars involved.

Teefies2
04-09-2015, 07:05 AM
It's amazing what you see people buy. I cannot tell how many times I have had women buy a pregnancy test, a bottle of booze, and cigarettes. I'm not judging, maybe the booze and cigarettes are for if the test is negative, but jeez. Then there's the ones like my diabetic husband who hit all the after-holiday clearance sales to buy up the candy. Really dude? Wonder why you're diabetic??

Irving Patrick Freleigh
04-09-2015, 08:09 AM
Years ago, the swamp would mark down all its remaining Easter merchandise on Easter Sunday.

So then after church let out that morning, people would be pouring in to buy the big, pre-made Easter baskets at reduced prices.

I'm told one year there were two people fighting over one of the damn things. Fun.

AccountingDrone
04-09-2015, 08:39 AM
It's amazing what you see people buy. I cannot tell how many times I have had women buy a pregnancy test, a bottle of booze, and cigarettes. I'm not judging, maybe the booze and cigarettes are for if the test is negative, but jeez. Then there's the ones like my diabetic husband who hit all the after-holiday clearance sales to buy up the candy. Really dude? Wonder why you're diabetic??

*sigh* Sugar is not evil, and if one allows for the portion one *can* eat candy within reason. Hell, both my endo and diabetic nutritionist have told me that I am allowed 180 random calories a day that is not specified on my chart - if I really want to grab a spoon and bag of sugar and dig in [for 180 cal worth] I am perfectly able to. <I would much rather have one of the 100 cal packs of potato chips, for that grease and salt jones I have.>

And SUGAR DOES NOT CAUSE DIABETES. How many times does science have to try to slam this into peoples heads? If you are FAT you have an increased chance of becoming diabetic [and frequently one can halt it in its little diabetic tracks by losing the weight and starting an exercise program] One can be *born* diabetic [type one] or one can become diabetic [type two] through a number of things - but simply overdosing on sugar is not one of the ways - you can tuck into a pound of chocolate a day, IF YOU DO THE AMOUNT OF EXERCISE TO BURN IT RIGHT OFF.

greek_jester
04-09-2015, 09:05 AM
I think Snickers would be better for that considering the simple and complex sugars involved.
The thing about very low blood sugar is that you often can't swallow properly. My mum's only dropped very low twice, and the first time we tried a square of chocolate on her tongue that she just couldn't swallow. We ended up running to the shop and getting some Lucozade, which she could at least sip gently until her blood sugar started to come back up. She now always has a bottle of Lucozade in her bag when she goes out, just in case.

BlaqueKatt
04-09-2015, 02:18 PM
And SUGAR DOES NOT CAUSE DIABETES. How many times does science have to try to slam this into peoples heads?

where's the like button?

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Aragarthiel
04-09-2015, 03:51 PM
The Coke could also have been for practical use. It makes a good cleaner for things like rusty tools.

siskaren
04-09-2015, 11:03 PM
where's the like button?

I'm on another message board that recently switched to a new platform that features a like button. I love it! :D

WishfulSpirit
04-10-2015, 03:13 AM
The sugary beverage could have been for his SO, or he could have the type of diabetes where a little sugar (small cup of the soda) if taken with a meal doesn't hurt. Or as someone else said, could have been for cleaning. A can of coke in the washing machine gets greasy stains out of clothes like nothing else. Soaking in coke can even get out motor oil.

Teefies2
04-10-2015, 05:43 AM
And SUGAR DOES NOT CAUSE DIABETES.



You are absolutely correct. I did not mean to imply that sugar causes diabetes. However, if you are diabetic, you should be watching your sugar intake. Unlike my husband, who will go through an entire 19.75 ounce bag of candy in one 24 hour period. :eek:

jedimaster91
04-10-2015, 10:43 PM
And SUGAR DOES NOT CAUSE DIABETES.

Perhaps not, but a diet high in sugar and fat and low in nutrition is going to contribute to increased weight which will up your chance of diabetes. And when your pancreas has trouble regulating the amount of glucose floating around in your blood, bad things happen. Ever see a non-healing diabetic foot ulcer? They're nasty. Sugar is one of those things everyone should only have in moderation* but especially those whose bodies can't process it well.



*I say as I can eat a whole bag of Double Stuff Oreos in one sitting. I try not to do that often, lol.

DGoddessChardonnay
04-11-2015, 02:44 AM
Or its his stash for when he has low blood sugar.

Possible. Type 2 diabetics generally have to keep their glucose level from crashing down as opposed to Type 1, who have to worry about it getting too high.

Of course, there are times where it can get too high for a Type 2 to deal with, and then the "fun" begins.

Imagine having being woken up in the middle of the night to find your mom dizzy on her bed, saying that everything's spinning after she had eaten too much watermelon and then checked her sugar, saw it too high and took a dose of insulin and everything went wacky.:eek:

911 is your friend in those situations, Thank Dog.

And my Mom wonders why I've not brought another watermelon in the house for the last 2 summers (going on 3.) :doh:

NotMyProblem
09-06-2015, 05:51 PM
OT: I love* you. :D

*disclaimer-declaration of love is non-binding, and only meant in a non-creepy, non-stalkerish, totally platonic, partially humorous, expression of appreciation for a fellow human.

I adore this disclaimer!

minkysmom
09-07-2015, 12:03 AM
I have brought condoms and pregnancy tests at the same time. I think it's a strange combo. lol.

TheSHAD0W
09-07-2015, 02:46 AM
Just a quick note that when I was taking diabetic meds I would have sugary soda on hand in case my blood sugar went too low. (I also had and still have a tin full of life savers in my car.)

EricKei
09-07-2015, 03:53 AM
SUGAR DOES NOT CAUSE DIABETESSettle down, class ^_^

(Pre-)diabetic Type 2 here (Metformin only *crosses fingers*), myself. My dietician's way of putting it was basically to keep track of my total carb intake, regardless of source, which came with the overt instruction to eat fewer of them on my more sedentary days. My main issue with exercising it off is that I have an injured back, which (especially in the last 6 months or so), has made walking more than a couple hundred feet at a time actively painful.

And yeah, insulin-dependent diabetics have it rough, whether they are t1 or t2 -- You gotta keep your sugar from going too high, and keep it from going too low (whether due to a badly-timed insulin dose, an overdose, or just not eating when you should). An extreme in either direction screws you up big time. Just out of curiosity -- I know to smell a diabetic's breath if their sugar appears to be off. What scents are associated with high sugar and which with low? I know that "nail polish" scent and "fruit" scent are both bad, but I dunno which is associated with which extreme....it's been years since I was around someone with this issue.

TheSHAD0W
09-07-2015, 03:57 AM
I know that "nail polish" scent and "fruit" scent are both bad, but I dunno which is associated with which extreme....it's been years since I was around someone with this issue.
The "fruit" smell is caused by ketones, which are associated with high blood sugar. (They're also associated with carbohydrate deprivation, as well as alcohol intoxication, so you should never panic and start injecting insulin!) That would leave the "nail polish" scent to be too far on the low side.

greek_jester
09-07-2015, 09:33 AM
My main issue with exercising it off is that I have an injured back, which (especially in the last 6 months or so), has made walking more than a couple hundred feet at a time actively painful.
Collapsing arches in my feet and bad back from being too busty. I really do feel your pain. :wave: That being said, have you tried swimming or water aerobics? The water takes a lot of your weight as long as you stay chest-high, so I've found that it doesn't leave me whimpering in a corner of the changing rooms when I'm done.

That reminds me, I really ought to find another class now the one at the local pool has shut down...

Cia
09-07-2015, 09:29 PM
I have brought condoms and pregnancy tests at the same time. I think it's a strange combo. lol.

I've bought birth control and pregnancy tests together too. In my case it was after I miscarried and my OB/GYN said I should wait at least three monthly cycles before trying to get pregnant again. Evidently there is a higher probability of miscarrying within the first three months after a miscarriage.

slyfoxxy
09-08-2015, 04:17 AM
My daughter is a type one and when she was younger and would go low, shoving a coke down her throat was the only way we could get her to have any sugar. If you've ever seen a glucose low, you'd know how scary it can be, you do whatever you can to get that into them.

He could have also been buying it for a family, just because he is alone doesn't mean he is 'alone' lol.

EricKei
09-09-2015, 07:40 PM
greek - Been looking into it. I'm in what's considered a semi-rural city (25K population); only places I've found so far without requiring an hour's drive are a local country club and the Y -- both of which are $40 a month (no discount option for pool-only access), which is pushing it a bit on my current budget. It's been looking more and more appealing because of the recent shift in my back issues. A year ago, I could walk all the way around the block with a large dog 'pulling' me before I began to feel it. Now? End of the block, no dog, and I gotta lean on the stop signpost when I get there. Me, dude with a *ahem* Gamer-esque build; I sat on a defective chair in 2010 (which, as it turns out, was put there intentionally by my now-former boss), plus a car accident in 2013 which hit me with 6 degenerated vertebrae (3 in neck to go with my almost-backwards-curved neck I already had; 3 at base of spine). Fun fun ;)

Sly - My dad was pills-only at first but didn't take care of himself, so he progressed into insulin-dependency. While he occasionally allowed his sugar to get too low, letting it get too high was more frequently an issue. Neither one was exactly fun to deal with. Having seen that happen to him is part of what inspires me to keep my own DB under control. I really don't wanna end up on the needle.