Sugar Pill Solutions

Sugar Pills

Am I the only one who has sugar pill storage conundrums? Back in the 80s and 90s, I remember my Dextrose pills were always in a convenient rectangular package. When I needed to bring them on the go, I simply took two or three from the package still managing to keep them wrapped in the paper packaging. As a kid, I wore purple kangaroo sneakers that had, what I call, magic pouches. These were zip-up pockets on the side of each shoe which were my handy-dandy storage compartments for my sugar pills.

Now things have changed, the rectangular Dextrose packages are no longer available in my area and I’m stuck with the circular tablet tubes that are far from an easy operation. Every time I open the tube, a puff of powdery sugar clouds the air. This powder ends up getting everywhere! So not only am I covered in white powder in the case of a low, I’m also left wondering if I should bring the entire awkward tube when I go for a jog. I’ve contemplated wrapping a few of the tablets individually in plastic wrap but that doesn’t seem like an eco-friendly solution to my sugar pill woes.

I would love to hear your sugar pill solutions. What’s your favourite kind of sugar pill? And where do you store them when you’re on the go?

Comment below and share your thoughts.

Kim Cooper is the editor of OWL Magazine and has had type 1 diabetes for over 30 years. She enjoys writing stories, learning about health and fitness, and connecting with others with T1D.

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